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London mayor Sadiq Khan on Tuesday called for the city to be given more autonomy to allow it to ride out the economic uncertainty unleashed by Britain's vote to leave the European Union. While Briton voted 52 to 48 percent to leave the bloc last week, London was the only region in England to back remaining. Since then, more than 175,000 people have signed an online petition calling for London to become an independent city state.
Shell-shocked European leaders will on Tuesday put the screws on Prime Minister David Cameron to expedite Britain's EU exit after its decision to leave rocked global markets and shook the very foundations of the bloc. Piling on the pressure, Standard & Poor's stripped Britain late Monday of its top-notch debt rating following Thursday's Brexit referendum. Cameron, who had fought to remain in the European Union and has said he will step down, told parliament on Monday that he will not yet start the two-year countdown on leaving the EU by invoking the so-called Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty.
TRINIDAD, Colo. (AP) — A railroad crossing in southern Colorado where five family members, including three young girls, were killed when an Amtrak train slammed into their minivan had been targeted for safety improvements for years.