Government and politics

December 16, 2017 - 6:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's mayor has signed legislation to enable all city voters to register online. Mayor Bill de Blasio said the bill he signed Saturday is one step toward fixing the city's "antiquated" electoral system. Under the new legislation, the city will create an online portal and...
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December 16, 2017 - 5:49 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Investigators were awaiting the results of autopsies performed on Toronto billionaire Barry Sherman and his wife Saturday before determining the next steps in the ongoing probe into their suspicious deaths. Toronto Police Const. David Hopkinson said the autopsies were being performed...
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December 16, 2017 - 4:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's mayor has signed legislation to enable all city voters to register online. Mayor Bill de Blasio said the bill he signed Saturday is one step toward fixing the city's "antiquated" electoral system. Under the new legislation, the city will create an online portal and...
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December 16, 2017 - 2:45 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Thousands of Israelis are calling on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to resign at a demonstration in central Tel Aviv. Israel's Channel 2 News reported several thousand attended Saturday's rally, the latest in anti-corruption protests that have persisted for weeks. Protesters...
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Honor guard soldiers carry the coffin of the late Romanian King Michael during the funeral ceremony in Bucharest, Romania, Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. Tens of thousands of Romanians joined the European royals on Saturday to pay their respects to late King Michael as a state funeral got underway. Michael, who ruled Romania twice before being forced to abdicate by the communists in 1947, died at the age of 96 in Switzerland this month. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)
December 16, 2017 - 2:21 pm
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — European royalty joined tens of thousands of Romanians who wept and applauded as they said farewell to Romania's last monarch, King Michael, who was buried next to his wife Saturday after a state funeral. Michael, who ruled Romania twice before being forced to abdicate by...
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December 16, 2017 - 12:52 pm
AMHERST, N.Y. (AP) — A New York City-based financial services firm has opened an upstate New York service center with plans to hire 1,500 people in the next five years. Strategic Financial Solutions cut the ribbon on its suburban Buffalo offices on Friday. The 10-year-old debt counseling business...
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FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2017 file photo, Anita Hill speaks at a discussion about sexual harassment and how to create lasting change from the scandal roiling Hollywood at United Talent Agency in Beverly Hills, Calif. Hollywood executives and other major players in entertainment have established a commission to be chaired by Hill that intends to combat sexual misconduct and gender inequities across the industry. A statement Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, announced the founding of the Commission on Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality in the Workplace. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
December 16, 2017 - 12:48 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The biggest figures and institutions in entertainment have established a commission to be chaired by Anita Hill that intends to combat sexual misconduct and inequality in the industry in the wake of the huge wave of revelations spurred by allegations against Harvey Weinstein. A...
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December 16, 2017 - 12:39 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In New York state government and politics, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is asking whether internet providers should be monitoring who visits websites promoting violence and terror. The Democrat pitched the idea following the recent bungled subway terror attack in New York City. Authorities...
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December 16, 2017 - 12:35 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces entered Saturday small parts of the northwestern rebel-held province of Idlib in one of their deepest incursions into the area where President Bashar Assad's government has almost no presence. Syrian government forces and their allies have been on the...
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December 16, 2017 - 12:29 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — NN In New York state government and politics, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is asking whether internet providers should be monitoring who visits websites promoting violence and terror. The Democrat pitched the idea following the recent bungled subway terror attack in New York City...
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