Municipal governments

June 19, 2018 - 2:28 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit filed against Milwaukee and the city's police department by NBA player Sterling Brown alleging excessive force (all times local): 1:25 p.m. Milwaukee's mayor says he hopes the relationship between police and residents can improve in the wake of an excessive...
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Croatia's Luka Modric, left, celebrates with teammate Ante Rebic after scoring from a penalty spot during the group D match between Croatia and Nigeria at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
June 16, 2018 - 5:06 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Saturday at the World Cup (all times local): 12 a.m. Luka Modric scored on a penalty kick after Croatia went ahead on an own-goal by Nigeria in a 2-0 victory in their World Cup match on Saturday night. Nigeria's Oghenekaro Etebo deflected the ball into his own net in the...
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Russian police detane Gay rights activist Peter Tatchell, center, as he holds a banner that read "Putin fails to act against Chechnya torture of gay people" near Red Square in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, June 14, 2018. A British LGBT activist has been detained has been detained near the Red Square for holding a one-man protest against Russia's abuse of gays. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
June 16, 2018 - 10:37 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A prominent group that campaigns against racism and anti-gay abuse in sports has accused St. Petersburg authorities of having it evicted from its premises in the city. The Fare Network, which helps FIFA and UEFA investigate cases of discriminatory behavior by fans, had planned to...
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The Red October factory buildings, right, are seen next to the new the World Cup stadium, left, on the banks of the Volga River in Volgograd, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018. Workers at the Red October steelworks in Volgograd are angry over temporary layoffs linked to the World Cup and deeper financial troubles at the factory, which sits in the shadow of the Volgograd Arena tournament venue. The situation reflects difficult daily reality in Russia even as President Vladimir Putin seeks to showcase his economic successes. (AP Photo/Dmitriy Rogulin)
June 15, 2018 - 7:44 am
VOLGOGRAD, Russia (AP) — Beneath Volgograd's baking early morning sun, clouds of midges pester factory workers at the Red October steelworks as they clock in. These workers are the lucky ones — they're still employed, while many of their colleagues were temporarily laid off because of the World Cup...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2018, file photo, the roof of Mercedes-Benz Stadium is open as Atlanta United forward Josef Martinez celebrates his goal against the Philadelphia Union on a penalty kick while Miguel Almiron jumps on his back during an MLS soccer match in Atlanta. The 2026 World Cup will return to the U.S. for the first time since 1994. Atlanta's new Mercedes-Benz Stadium was shown prominently in the video used in the North American pitch for the bid. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)/
June 13, 2018 - 7:26 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's burgeoning soccer scene was featured in North America's successful bid for 2026 World Cup. Mercedes-Benz Stadium was shown off in the videos the North American bid officials played for FIFA voters Wednesday in Russia. The images were all shiny, new and impressive — from the...
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Romania's Simona Halep poses with the cup at the Roland Garros stadium, Sunday, June 10, 2018 in Paris. Halep won Saturday the French Open tennis tournament women's final. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
June 11, 2018 - 3:55 pm
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — About 20,000 people have turned out to applaud Simona Halep for becoming the first Romanian tennis player in decades to win a Grand Slam singles title. The fans gathered on a hot Monday evening in Bucharest's giant National Arena to see Halep show off her French Open...
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June 10, 2018 - 11:06 am
SION, Switzerland (AP) — Another Olympic hosting bid in Switzerland was sunk Sunday by a public vote against expected high costs. A total of 53.98 percent of voters in the Swiss region of Valais refused to pledge financial support for a 2026 Winter Games hosting bid centered on the town of Sion. "...
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President of the Judicial Council Darko Kruslin, center, reads the verdict in a courtroom at the County Court in Osijek, Croatia, Wednesday, June 6, 2017. Former Dinamo Zagreb director Zdravko Mamic has been sentenced to six and half years in prison for embezzlement and tax evasion. Mamic is accused together with tree other former officials of embezzling 15 million euros through fictitious deals made during transfers of several former Dinamo players to foreign clubs, including Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric and Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
June 06, 2018 - 10:56 am
OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Dinamo Zagreb director Zdravko Mamic was sentenced Wednesday to 6 1/2 years in prison for embezzlement and tax evasion over deals that included the sale of Croatia World Cup stars Luka Modric and Dejan Lovren. Mamic, 58, was not in court in the eastern town of Osijek...
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In this photo taken on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, police officers guard before a Russian Premier League Championship soccer match between Spartak Moscow and Tosno, with the World Cup Spartak stadium in the background, in Moscow, Russia. The World Cup marks a moment of pride for President Vladimir Putin, a long-sought opportunity to showcase Russia’s achievements and bolster its international prestige. The Russian leader has made security of the tournament the top priority, ordering sweeping measures to fend off any potential threats from the ground, sea or air. But despite the strict security regime, threats abound in Russia, which has faced an Islamist rebellion in the south and waged a military campaign in Syria. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
June 04, 2018 - 11:23 am
MOSCOW (AP) — For President Vladimir Putin, the World Cup marks a moment of pride, a long-sought opportunity to showcase Russia's achievements and bolster its international prestige. The Russian leader has made security of the tournament the top priority, ordering an array of measures to fend off...
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June 01, 2018 - 5:40 pm
DENVER (AP) — Colorado leaders plan to pursue the Winter Olympics — but only if voters back the idea. An exploratory committee that has been reviewing whether or not to pursue the Olympics announced Friday that Gov. John Hickenlooper and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock have accepted its recommendation...
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