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Tucson OKs building permit to lure car maker Tesla

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Tucson officials are hoping a pre-approved building permit will help persuade electric car company Tesla to build its planned battery plant in the city, the mayor said Thursday.

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Santa Fe council OKs funds to lure ‘The Bachelor’

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A sharply divided Santa Fe City Council voted Wednesday to spend up to $100,000 to try to lure “The Bachelor” to the northern New Mexico city.

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Santa Fe OKs funding to try to lure ‘The Bachelor’

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A sharply divided Santa Fe City Council has voted to spend up to $100,000 to try to lure “The Bachelor” to the northern New Mexico city.

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Ticket me Elmo: NYC weighs street character law

A person dressed as Elmo shakes hands with a pedestrian in Times Square on Monday, July 28, 2014 in New York. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday that he believes the people wearing character costumes in Times Square should be licensed and regulated. Dozens of people dressed as kids’ favorites like Elmo, Cookie Monster and Batman stand near 42nd Street and pose for photos with tourists in exchange for money. De Blasio said the practice has “gone too far.”  A man dressed as Spider-man was arrested Saturday, July 28, 2014, after punching a police officer who told him to stop harassing tourists.  The City Council is working on legislation that would require the characters to get a city-approved license.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NEW YORK (AP) — A summer spike in costumed characters behaving badly in Times Square — most recently a Spider-Man accused of punching a police officer — has turned up the heat on plans to regulate the legions of Elmos, Cookie Monsters and Statues of Liberty who often demand money for posing in photos with tourists.

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Raiders owner confirms talks with San Antonio

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis confirmed he has met with San Antonio officials but declined to disclose whether he has any interest in relocating the franchise to Texas.

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