• Santa Fe councilors compete with mayor’s soda tax plan

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A political battle is brewing between Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales and two city councilors over the mayor’s proposal to tax sugary drinks to fund early childhood education programs.

  • Power gone, Atlantic City mayor walks re-election tightrope

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — His city is a half-billion dollars in debt, its casino industry continues to shrink, and the state has seized most of his power.

  • What popular tax breaks are at risk if GOP overhauls taxes?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When Republicans say they want to lower taxes and get rid of loopholes to make up the lost revenue, they’re talking about eliminating some very popular tax breaks enjoyed by millions of people.

  • Trump tower opens in Vancouver but the welcome isn’t warm

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The furies unleashed by Donald Trump’s rise to the U.S. presidency are shaking Vancouver, where a gleaming new Trump International Hotel and Tower is about to open.

  • Budapest assembly to vote Wednesday on revoking Olympic bid

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Budapest city assembly will vote Wednesday on a motion to withdraw the city’s bid to host the 2024 Olympics.

  • Swedish politician: officials should have sex in lunchbreak

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A politician in northern Sweden wants to list sex as an officially approved activity for civil servants during their daily paid lunchbreak.

  • Indonesian authorities shutter minority Ahmadiyah mosque

    DEPOK, Indonesia (AP) — An Ahmadiyah mosque has been shuttered by authorities in Indonesia after Muslim groups called for protests against a minority they regard as heretical.

  • St. Louis ordinance seeks to pre-empt Missouri abortion laws

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A new ordinance in St. Louis prohibits discrimination based on “reproductive health decisions,” an effort by the heavily Democratic city to pre-empt a slew of anti-abortion measures advancing through Missouri’s Republican-controlled Legislature.

  • Trump sends top aides to Mexico amid deep strains with US

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump dispatched his top diplomat and homeland security chief to Mexico on Wednesday on a fence-mending mission complicated by the actual fence he wants to build on the southern border. Mexico’s government signaled it was in no mood to be lectured by the new U.S. administration.

  • Budapest to withdraw bid to host 2024 Summer Olympics

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Budapest will withdraw its bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, leaving only Los Angeles and Paris in the race.