Bronx lawmaker says City Council ‘controlled’ by homosexual community, refuses to apologize

FILE: Sen. Ruben Diaz, Sr. , D-Soundview, speaks during a session of the New York state Senate at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y. (AP) City Councilmember Ruben Diaz Sr. said Sunday that he’d rather give up his powerful committee assignments than apologize to openly gay Speaker Corey Johnson for his homophobic comments. Diaz Sr. — who was appointed by Johnson […]

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Lost city in South Africa revealed in stunning digital images

A digital reconstruction of the lost city of Kweneng. (Stephen Banhegyi) Experts have created a stunning digital reconstruction of a centuries-old lost city discovered in South Africa. The ruins of Kweneng were spotted beneath thick vegetation at Suikerbosrand near Johannesburg using sophisticated laser technology. Karim Sadr, a professor at the School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies at the University […]

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City reaches contract agreement with Edmonton police and fire unions

Two down, and several more to go. The city has confirmed that it has reached collective agreements with a pair of its unions. The Edmonton Police Association has a three-year deal that covers 2018-2020, while the Edmonton Fire Fighters’ Union has a retroactive agreement for 2017 and 2018. Related Unions suggest less money should be spent on paying City of […]

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Poorest big US city endorses predictable work schedules

The poorest big city in the United States has passed legislation that will ensure fast-food, retail and hospitality workers will know when they'll work and how much they'll work. Philadelphia Councilwoman Helen Gym introduced and championed the measure approved Thursday. She says it will affect about 130,000 hourly workers in retail, food service and hospitality. Continue Reading Below Workers say […]

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Arkansas' capital city elects black mayor for first time

FILE – This combination of file photos shows candidates for mayor of Little Rock, Ark., from left, Frank Scott and Baker Kurrus, in the Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, runoff election for the nonpartisan, open seat. Scott, 35, a banking executive and former highway commissioner won Tuesday’s runoff for Little Rock mayor, becoming the first African-American elected to lead Arkansas’ capital […]

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Sanctuary city for gun rights? Washington state city mulls law to protect 2nd Amendment

Washington town could shield itself from gun regulation Police chief of Republic, Washington drafts ordinance to shield town from federal, state gun regulations; Dan Springer reports. REPUBLIC, Wash. – In this small town, near the Canadian border, Police Chief Loren Culp has become a celebrity after announcing he would not enforce a new sweeping gun control law passed by state […]

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Kansas City Southern (KSU) Q3 2018 Earnings Conference Call Transcript

Kansas City Southern (NYSE: KSU)Q3 2018 Earnings Conference CallOctober 19, 2018, 8:45 a.m. ET Contents: Continue Reading Below Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants Prepared Remarks: Operator Greetings and welcome to the Kansas City Southern third quarter 2018 earnings call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. A brief question and answer session will follow the […]

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Exclusive: With six months to go before Brexit, 630 finance jobs have left – Reuters survey

LONDON (Reuters) – As few as 630 UK-based finance jobs have been shifted or created overseas with just six months to go before Brexit, a far lower total than banks said could move after Britain’s surprise vote to leave the European Union, according to a new Reuters survey. Many bankers and politicians predicted after the June 2016 referendum that leaving […]

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