Local governments

Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for President Donald Trump, pauses as he speaks during a news conference on legal challenges to vote counting in Pennsylvania, Saturday Nov. 7, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
November 18, 2020 - 7:34 am
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Representing a client inside a courtroom for the first time in nearly three decades, Rudy Giuliani showed some rust as he tried to make the case that President Donald Trump has been robbed of re-election. The former federal prosecutor and New York City mayor, who has taken...
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Supporters of Burkina Faso President Roch Kabore attend a campaign rally in Bobo-Dioulasso Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020. Burkina Faso will go to the polls on Nov. 22, 2020, to vote in presidential and legislative elections marred by ongoing violence. Attacks linked to Islamic militants have ravaged the once peaceful nation. (AP Photo/Sam Mednick)
November 18, 2020 - 4:29 am
KAYA, Burkina Faso (AP) — A change in Burkina Faso’s electoral code means results from this month’s election will be considered valid even if people can’t vote in parts of the West African country that are overrun by Islamic extremist violence. Candidates like Tegawende Ouedraogo, who ran and lost...
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File - In this Tuesday, March 11, 2014 file photo an Israeli worker transports wine bottles in a winery at the West Bank Jewish settlement of Psagot, Tuesday. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's expected tour of a winery in the occupied West Bank this week will be the first time a top U.S. diplomat has visited an Israeli settlement, a parting gift from an administration that has taken unprecedented steps to support Israel's claims to war-won territory. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)
November 18, 2020 - 1:38 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's expected tour of a West Bank winery this week will be the first time a top American diplomat has visited an Israeli settlement, a parting gift from an administration that has taken unprecedented steps to support Israel's claims to war-won...
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People line up outside a popular pub and restaurant in St Kilda in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Melbourne, Australia's former coronavirus hot spot, emerged from a lockdown at midnight Tuesday, restaurants, cafes and bars were allowed to open and outdoor contact sports can resume. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
November 17, 2020 - 10:55 pm
SYDNEY — The Australian state of South Australia will begin a six-day lockdown at midnight Wednesday, with schools, universities, bars and cafes closed. Only one person from each household will be allowed to leave home each day, and only for specific reasons. The restrictions also require most...
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FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2020, file photo, a runner passes by a window displaying portraits of people wearing face coverings to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus in Lewiston, Maine. A deadly rise in COVID-19 infections is forcing state and local officials to adjust their blueprints for fighting a virus that is threatening to overwhelm health care systems. Schools are scrapping plans to reopen classrooms. More states are adopting mask mandates. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
November 17, 2020 - 10:02 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The deadly rise in COVID-19 cases across the U.S. is forcing state and local officials to adjust their blueprints for fighting the virus, with Republican governors adopting mask mandates — skeptically, in at least one case — and schools scrapping plans to reopen classrooms...
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Patrick Marks, left, helps customer Jesus Chavez at Beck's Shoes in the Sutter County committee of Yuba City, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday that due to the rise of COVID-19 cases, Sutter was among the counties that has been moved to the state's most restrictive set of rules, which prohibit indoor dining and requiring people to wear face masks in public. The new rules began on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
November 17, 2020 - 8:39 pm
YUBA CITY, Calif. (AP) — Rick Patrick wears a mask and thinks those who don’t are “asinine.” He rarely leaves his home. He disapproves of what he calls the “stupidity” of people gathering in crowds. But Patrick, 64, won’t stop eating breakfast at his favorite restaurant in Yuba City even though it’...
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The United States Courthouse is seen, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, in Williamsport, Pa. A hearing on the Trump campaign's federal lawsuit seeking to prevent Pennsylvania officials from certifying the vote results remains on track for Tuesday at the courthouse after a judge quickly denied the campaign's new lawyer's request for a delay. (AP Photo/Mark Scolforo)
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November 17, 2020 - 8:25 pm
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, returned to federal court Tuesday after a long hiatus to accuse Democrats in control of big cities of hatching a nationwide conspiracy to steal the election, even though no such evidence has emerged in the two weeks...
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A fallen tree lies on the road after the passage of Hurricane Iota in Siuna, Nicaragua, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. Hurricane Iota tore across Nicaragua on Tuesday, hours after roaring ashore as a Category 4 storm along almost exactly the same stretch of the Caribbean coast that was recently devastated by an equally powerful hurricane. (AP Photo/Carlos Herrera)
November 17, 2020 - 8:08 pm
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Hurricane Iota battered Nicaragua with screeching winds and pounding surf Tuesday, chasing tens of thousands of people from their homes along the same stretch of the Caribbean coast that was devastated by an equally powerful hurricane just two weeks ago. The extent of...
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FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, file photo, a man wearing a face mask rides a bicycle past a closed store in Wilmette, Ill. States in the U.S. are renewing their push for more federal money to deal with the fallout from the coronavirus outbreak and to help them distribute a vaccine when one becomes widely available sometime in 2021. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
November 17, 2020 - 5:59 pm
With more shutdowns looming and a vaccine months away from wide distribution, governors across the U.S. are pleading for more help from Washington ahead of what is shaping up to be a bleak winter. Renewed restrictions on indoor businesses, overloaded hospitals and the coming end of unemployment...
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This image made from undated video released by the state-owned Ethiopian News Agency on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020 shows a helicopter in the sky over an area near the border of the Tigray and Amhara regions of Ethiopia. Ethiopia's prime minister Abiy Ahmed said in a social media post on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 that "the final and crucial" military operation will launch in the coming days against the government of the country's rebellious northern Tigray region. (Ethiopian News Agency via AP)
November 17, 2020 - 2:08 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia’s prime minister on Tuesday declared “the final and crucial” military operation will launch in the coming days against the government of the country’s rebellious Tigray region, while the United Nations warned of a “full-scale humanitarian crisis” with refugees fleeing...
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