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The Latest: Sri Lanka arrests dozens as cases climb

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — For the first time, Sri Lanka police have arrested dozens of people for not wearing masks and failing to maintain...

Asia Today: Australia to spend on vaccines for wider region

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia has announced it will spend 500 million Australian dollars ($351 million) to secure COVID-19 vaccines for the Pacific and...

Police shooting of Black man near Portland raises tension

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The shooting of a Black man by law enforcement in Washington state threatened to increase tensions around Portland, Oregon, where...

Illinois authorities extradite Kyle Rittenhouse to Wisconsin

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A 17-year-old from Illinois accused of killing two demonstrators in Kenosha, Wisconsin, has been extradited to stand trial on homicide...

Oregon could become 1st US state to decriminalize hard drugs

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — In what would be a first in the U.S., possession of small amounts of heroin, cocaine, LSD and other hard...

Weinstein accuser who testified at his trial sues him

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who testified against disgraced and imprisoned Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein filed a lawsuit against him on Friday to...

California county sues church holding indoor services

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California county has filed a lawsuit against a San Jose church to stop it from holding weekly indoor services...

Midshipman asks judge to block his removal over tweets

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Chase Standage, a U.S. Naval Academy midshipman facing expulsion over social media posts, sees himself as a casualty of...

Voting, virus, race are hot topics in state high court races

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court isn't the nation's only judicial battleground. ...

Suspect in California hit-and-run returned from Australia

WHITTIER, Calif. (AP) — A woman suspected in a hit-and-run crash that killed a bicyclist in Southern California three years ago has been returned...

Kennedy cousin Skakel will not be retried in 1975 killing

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A prosecutor said Friday that Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel will not face a second trial in the 1975 killing of...

Official: Rifle shell casings found at Breonna Taylor scene

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Two long-rifle shell casings were found in and near Breonna Taylor's Louisville apartment after a botched police drug raid that...

Ex-fugitive gets life for California kidnappings, torture

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A former pot grower and jail escapee convicted in the kidnapping and torture of a marijuana dispensary owner in...

AP: Use of slurs not ‘isolated’ at Louisiana State Police

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Black trooper with the Louisiana State Police was on a break when his cellphone buzzed with an unusual...

Actor Lori Loughlin reports to prison in college scam

BOSTON (AP) — “Full House” actor Lori Loughlin has reported to a federal prison in California to begin serving her two-month sentence for her...

France mourns 3 killed in church attack, tightens security

NICE, France (AP) — Mourners lit candles and prayed silently Friday to honor three people killed in a knife attack at a church, as...

UK thief who sold stolen penguins on Facebook sent to prison

LONDON (AP) — A former birdkeeper who stole a pair of penguins from a British zoo and sold them on Facebook was sentenced Friday...

Report: Utility equipment sparked fatal 2018 California fire

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 2018 wildfire that killed three people and destroyed 1,600 homes was sparked by Southern California Edison equipment, according to...

UK court rejects libel suit from Russian over Steele dossier

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s High Court on Friday dismissed a libel claim by a Russian businessman against the author of a report on U.S....

Report: Fugitive tech boss was Austrian spy agency informant

BERLIN (AP) — German media report that a fugitive former top executive of payment company Wirecard was an informant for the Austrian spy agency...

Ex-embassy worker suspected of sexually assaulting 24 women

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A former U.S. embassy worker in Mexico is believed to have drugged and sexually assaulted as many as two dozen...

Trump’s diversity training order faces lawsuit

New York (AP) — Three civil rights groups filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging President Donald Trump's executive order that prohibits federal agencies, contractors and...

Court: UC can’t waffle in phasing out SATs in admissions

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Student applicants to the University of California can't submit their standardized test scores with their admissions as the system works...

Church: California city violated its rights during pandemic

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When other church leaders protested coronavirus shutdown orders, saying they were following the word of the Lord, pastor Joe Garcia...

Calif stewards hear case involving Justify’s 2018 drug test

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stewards at Santa Anita listened to hours of testimony Thursday on Triple Crown winner Justify’s post-race drug test after the...

Custody assistant charged with sex assault on woman in jail

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles County sheriff’s custody assistant pleaded not guilty Thursday to sexually assaulting a woman in a jail cell...

5 hurt in fight by 20 inmates at Folsom prison in California

FOLSOM. Calif. (AP) — A fight at California's second-oldest state prison sent five inmates to the hospital Thursday with non-life threatening injuries, corrections officials...

Walmart removes guns, ammunition on display at U.S. stores

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart says it has removed ammunition and firearms from displays at its U.S. stores, citing “civil unrest" in some areas....

Woman shot by suburban Chicago police sues officers, city

CHICAGO (AP) — A Black woman who was seriously injured when a suburban Chicago police officer shot her and killed her boyfriend is suing...

Falwell sues Liberty, saying school damaged his reputation

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Jerry Falwell Jr. has sued Liberty University, alleging the evangelical school founded by his late pastor father damaged his reputation...

Wisconsin Republican Party says hackers stole $2.3 million

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Hackers have stolen $2.3 million from the Wisconsin Republican Party's account that was being used to help reelect President Donald...

Fair housing groups: Redfin ‘redlines’ minority communities

SEATTLE (AP) — Several fair housing organizations accused Redfin of systematic racial discrimination in a lawsuit Thursday, saying the online real estate broker offers...

Supreme Court issues flurry of last-minute election orders

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Carolina, yes. Pennsylvania, yes. Wisconsin, no. That’s how the Supreme Court has answered questions in recent days about an extended...

White supremacists accused of intimidating Michigan family

DETROIT (AP) — Two members of a white supremacist group were arrested Thursday and accused of intimidating a Michigan family, authorities said. ...

Judge grants 9-month delay to Meghan’s lawsuit against paper

LONDON (AP) — A British judge on Thursday granted a request by the Duchess of Sussex to postpone the trial of her privacy lawsuit...

Taking a stand has new meaning in heavily litigated election

In the most litigious presidential election in memory, court fights are even happening over where poll watchers may stand as the votes are tallied. ...

S. Korea’s top court upholds ex-leader’s 17-year jail term

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s top court upheld a 17-year prison sentence on former President Lee Myung-bak for a range of corruption...

‘Extraction’ producer David Guillod arrested in sex assault

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Extraction" and “Atomic Blonde" producer David Guillod was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of sexual assault only months after being charged...

Los Angeles celebrations of Dodgers win mostly peaceful

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A World Series win by the Los Angeles Dodgers left the team’s hometown fans celebrating in the streets and setting...

Supreme Court leaves NC absentee ballot deadline at Nov. 12

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will allow absentee ballots in North Carolina to be received and counted up to nine days after Election...

Justice Dept. charges 8 in Chinese harassment plot in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has charged eight people with working on behalf of the Chinese government in a pressure campaign aimed at...

Judge allows John Hinckley to publicly display his artwork

The man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan can now publicly display his writings, artwork and music, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. ...

Developer tied to Texas AG accused judge, others of fraud

DALLAS (AP) — An Austin real estate developer at the center of recent allegations against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton asked for an investigation...

Fentanyl dealer sentenced to 14 1/2 years for overdose death

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego-area drug dealer was sentenced Wednesday to 14 1/2 years in federal prison for selling fentanyl that led...

Porn star Ron Jeremy pleads not guilty to new rape charges

Adult film star Ron Jeremy pleaded not guilty Wednesday to new charges of rape and sexual assault involving six victims, including a teenage girl,...

ICE settles lawsuit filed by immigrant activists in Vermont

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The federal government has agreed not to deport three immigrant activists in Vermont who sued two years ago after they...

NTSB investigating crash that killed school bus driver, girl

DECATUR, Tenn. (AP) — Federal and state authorities on Wednesday investigated a crash between a school bus carrying 24 children and a utility vehicle...

Arrest made in 2008 kidnapping of journalists in Afghanistan

NEW YORK (AP) — An Afghan man has been brought to the United States to face charges in the 2008 gunpoint kidnapping of a...

Venezuelan president: Key oil refinery attacked; 2 detained

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro said Wednesday that a large oil refinery suffered a “terrorist attack” as his government struggles to...

Lawsuit says census takers were pressured to falsify data

The U.S. Census Bureau was able to claim it had reached 99.9% of households when the 2020 census ended two weeks ago because census...

Spain: judge probes Catalan separatism links with Russia

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A judge in Barcelona is probing possible links between some of the promoters of Catalonia’s 2017 attempt to declare independence...

Gun-wielding St. Louis couple seek prosecutor’s removal

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The attorney for a St. Louis couple facing felony charges for waving guns at racial injustice protesters who marched near...

Change of plea scheduled in Rudy Giuliani-related case

NEW YORK (AP) — A change-of-plea hearing is set for Thursday for a man charged with conspiring with associates of Rudy Giuliani, one of...

Migrants quickly expelled by Trump try repeatedly to cross

TECATE, Calif. (AP) — Edgar Alexis Lopez looks well-rested in photos he took before crossing the border illegally in mountains east of San Diego,...

Police agree to pay $7M to family of man killed by officer

PITTSBURG, Calif. (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area city has agreed to pay $7.3 million to settle a lawsuit by the family of...

Gang member who says he beat up R. Kelly sentenced in deaths

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A convicted gang member who said he beat up jailed R&B singer R. Kelly in a Chicago cell in August...

Meghan seeks to postpone trial in privacy suit against paper

LONDON (AP) — The Duchess of Sussex is seeking to delay the start of the trial in her privacy lawsuit against a British newspaper...

60 charged in $300M phone scam targeting elderly victims

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Sixty people have been charged in a widespread magazine telemarketing scam that authorities say netted $300 million from more than 150,000...

Ex-Texas officer’s trial set for next year in woman’s death

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A judge in Texas has tentatively set an August trial date for a white former police officer charged with...

Qatar apologizes, investigates forced airport examinations

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar apologized Wednesday after authorities forcibly examined female passengers from a Qatar Airways flight to Sydney to try...

Philadelphia victim’s family sought ambulance, not police

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The family of a Black man killed by Philadelphia police officers in a shooting caught on video had called for an...

Lawsuit demands California museum forfeit Thai artifacts

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S. government is demanding a San Francisco museum give up claims to two religious relics allegedly stolen from Thailand,...

NXIVM guru gets 120 years in prison in sex-slaves case

NEW YORK (AP) — Disgraced self-improvement guru Keith Raniere, whose NXIVM followers included millionaires and Hollywood actors, was sentenced to 120 years on Tuesday...

Pennsylvania man held for 1969 San Diego rape and murder

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 75-year-old Pennsylvanian was arrested for the 1969 rape and murder of a young mother in Southern California, authorities said...

New Hampshire sues Monsanto over PCB contamination

New Hampshire filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the agrochemical giant Monsanto over what it says has been widespread PCB pollution in the state that...

Supreme Court ruling spurs Wisconsin to get early votes in

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrats and Republicans in the battleground state of Wisconsin were pushing Tuesday to get 320,000 outstanding absentee ballots returned by...

5th former eBay employee pleads guilty in harassment scheme

BOSTON (AP) — A former supervisor of security operations for eBay Inc.'s European and Asian offices pleaded guilty Tuesday to his role in a...

Judge: US can’t replace Trump in accuser’s defamation suit

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s request that the United States replace him as the defendant in a defamation lawsuit, which alleges he...

At least 11 shot dead ahead of Tanzania’s presidential vote

ZANZIBAR, Tanzania (AP) — Police in Tanzania shot dead at least nine citizens amid unrest over alleged fraud ahead of the presidential election, a...

Vatican broadens seminary abuse trial amid negligence claims

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican criminal tribunal agreed Tuesday to broaden a sex abuse trial involving the Holy See's youth seminary beyond two...

A look at artists who’ve objected to Trump using their songs

From classic American rockers to British artists to the estates of late legends, here's a look at some of the musicians who have objected...

1-year sentence for angry fan who made football game threat

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A California man’s threats to harm college football players because they beat his favored team epitomized “fandom spiraled out of...

Arrests, drama 6 years after S. Africa soccer star’s killing

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Six years and one day since South Africa's popular national soccer team captain was fatally shot at his...

Turkey: US consulate employee receives 5-year jail term

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish court on Tuesday convicted a local employee of the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul of aiding a terrorist organization...

Voting by mail isn’t so easy on Native American reservations

MISSION, S.D. (AP) — The small, brick post office in Mission, South Dakota, sees steady business most days as people wait outside to allow...

After high court ruling, DOJ wants census challenges stopped

Now that the Supreme Court has allowed the Trump administration to end the 2020 census count, the courts should not interfere with efforts to...

UK judge to rule Nov 2 on Depp’s libel suit against tabloid

LONDON (AP) — A British judge will rule next week on whether Johnny Depp was libelled by a tabloid newspaper that branded him a...

Philadelphia police shooting of Black man sparks unrest

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police shot and killed a 27-year-old Black man on a Philadelphia street after yelling at him to drop his knife, sparking...

The Latest: India’s daily infections at lowest in 3 months

NEW DELHI — Authorities in India are reporting 36,470 newly confirmed coronavirus infections — that’s the lowest one-day tally in more than three months...

California governor: Death penalty ‘infected by racism’

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's process for imposing the death penalty “is now, and always has been, infected by racism,” Gov. Gavin Newsom declared...

Inspector says lax prison enforcement increased virus risk

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California prison officials did a poor job requiring inmates and staff to wear masks to slow the spread of the...

Minnesota couple avoids prison time in son’s drowning death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A judge says a Minnesota couple accused in the drowning death of their 21-month-old son after leaving three children unsupervised for...

Fed up: California restaurants seek booze, health fee refund

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's financially battered restaurants filed government claims Monday to recover more than $100 million in fees for liquor and health...

San Francisco police investigating body set on fire

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police say they found a body set on fire in a downtown city alley, but do not know...

Under Trump, US no longer leads world on refugee protections

For decades, America led the world in humanitarian policies by creating a sanctuary for the oppressed, admitting more refugees annually than all other countries...

7 held for suspected tanker hijack after UK commando raid

LONDON (AP) — Seven stowaways seized when British naval special forces stormed an oil tanker in the English Channel have been arrested on suspicion...

FBI investigating fire set in Boston ballot drop box

A fire was set Sunday in a Boston ballot drop box holding more than 120 ballots in what Massachusetts election officials said appears to...

Atlanta rapper Silento charged with driving 143 mph on I-85

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta rapper Silento was arrested Friday and accused of driving 143 mph (230 kph) on Interstate 85, authorities said. ...

Passenger in Offset’s car arrested for concealed weapon

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A passenger in a car driven by Migos rapper Offset was arrested in Beverly Hills, California Saturday evening on...

AP source: Arizona accused of 5 Level I violations by NCAA

Arizona was accused of nine counts of misconduct, including five Level I violations, in a Notice of Allegations sent by the NCAA last week,...

Authorities investigating gun pulled at demonstrations

WOODINVILLE, Wash. (AP) — Authorities were investigating why a man wearing a pro-Trump baseball hat pulled out a handgun during a confrontation with demonstrators...

For transgender activists, election stokes hopes and fears

Among transgender-rights activists, there’s a powerful mix of hope and fear heading toward the Nov. 3 election. They’re yearning for President Donald Trump’s defeat...

Black woman shot by officer seeks justice from hospital bed

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A Black woman who was shot and wounded inside a vehicle by a police officer who also fatally shot her...

Egypt’s parliamentary vote likely to tighten leader’s grip

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptians cast ballots Saturday in the first stage of the country's parliamentary election, a vote which is highly likely to produce...

‘All talk, no action’ defense likely in Michigan kidnap case

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — When members of a Michigan paramilitary group were accused a decade ago of scheming to overthrow the U.S. government,...

Chief: Illinois officer who shot Black couple in car fired

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago police officer who shot a Black couple inside a vehicle — killing a 19-year-old man and wounding...

California prosecutors again seek death for Scott Peterson

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California prosecutors said Friday they again will seek the death penalty for Scott Peterson even as a county judge considers...

Trump campaign sues in Nevada to stop Vegas-area vote count

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Trump campaign and Nevada Republicans asked a state judge on Friday to stop the count of Las Vegas-area mail-in...

Ex-boyfriend accused of killing pregnant Chicago woman, baby

CHICAGO (AP) — A man charged in the slaying of his pregnant ex-girlfriend and the baby who died four days later allegedly shot her...

Nigeria says 51 civilians, 18 security forces dead in unrest

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — At least 51 civilians have been killed in Nigeria's unrest following days of peaceful protests over police abuses, the president...

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