Local governments

One of two footballs that flanked local, state and federal law enforcement officials at a Tuesday news conference about public safety at the upcoming Super Bowl 53 in Atlanta. The city is hosting the game on Feb. 3. (AP Photo/Jeff Martin)
January 16, 2019 - 1:31 am
ATLANTA (AP) — A day after travelers waited nearly 90 minutes in snail-speed security lines at the world's busiest airport, Atlanta's mayor is concerned about the waits that could result when the city hosts the 2019 Super Bowl. The ongoing partial government shutdown is "uncharted territory" amid...
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President of the Italian National Olympic Committee, CONI, Giovanni Malago' talks during an interview with The Associated Press, in Rome, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. With soaring costs, declining interest and a general lack of bids _ especially for the Winter Games _ the Milan-Cortina candidacy takes advantage of the more flexible rules provided by Agenda 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
January 11, 2019 - 11:31 am
ROME (AP) — It starts with the name — featuring two cities as opposed to the usual one — and involves venues dotted across a large swath of northern Italy stretching from Milan to the Dolomites. The Milan-Cortina bid for the 2026 Olympics has the potential to revolutionize the Winter Games and...
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January 11, 2019 - 10:20 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's Olympic leaders met a deadline Friday to submit a 2026 Winter Games hosting plan after satisfying concerns of lawmakers in Stockholm which threatened to end the bid last year. The official name of the bid is now "Stockholm Are 2026," with Alpine skiing events taking place...
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January 10, 2019 - 9:48 am
ROCKAWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets tight end Chris Herndon has pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated in New Jersey. A municipal judge in Rockaway Township on Wednesday suspended the fourth-round draft pick's driver's license for 90 days and fined him $639. New Jersey State Police...
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January 02, 2019 - 5:17 pm
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — It's sometimes called State College and sometimes University Park, but Penn State wants to ensure it holds the trademark when it's called Happy Valley. The Centre Daily Times reported Wednesday the university asked the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office last month to...
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December 18, 2018 - 6:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — City lawmakers in Washington have voted to legalize sports betting, making the nation's capital the first U.S. jurisdiction without casinos to authorize sports books. The D.C. Council voted 11-2 on Tuesday to authorize betting on professional sports at the city's stadiums and...
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December 17, 2018 - 7:43 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — Endorsing a proposed $424 million overhaul of the Baltimore track that hosts the Preakness Stakes, Mayor Catherine Pugh says the second leg of horse racing's Triple Crown wouldn't necessarily have to be relocated. The Baltimore Sun reports the mayor said Friday that she believes...
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FILE - This Feb. 8, 2002, file photo, shows U.S. champion Michelle Kwan practicing for the women's short program for the Winter Olympic Games at the Salt lake Ice Center in Salt Lake City. Salt Lake City got the green light to bid for an upcoming Winter Olympics most likely for 2030 in an attempt to bring the Games back to the city that hosted in 2002 and provided the backdrop for the U.S. winter team's ascendance into an international powerhouse. (AP Photo/Doug Mills, file)
December 14, 2018 - 8:51 pm
Salt Lake City got the green light to bid for the Winter Olympics — most likely for 2030 — in an attempt to bring the Games back to the city that hosted in 2002 and provided the backdrop for the U.S. winter team's ascendance into an international powerhouse. The U.S. Olympic Committee said Friday...
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December 13, 2018 - 1:56 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — The nearly 150-year-old Baltimore track that hosts one of America's premier horse races should be torn down and rebuilt at a cost of $424 million, according to a report issued Thursday. The Maryland Stadium Authority, in the second phase of a comprehensive study of Pimlico Race...
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December 12, 2018 - 1:33 pm
MERIDIAN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities in a Michigan community have hired someone to examine a 2004 investigation that failed to spur charges against now-imprisoned gymnastics sports doctor Larry Nassar. The Lansing State Journal reports Wednesday that retired East Lansing police officer Ken...
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