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Attorneys for Black woman shot by cop: Firing `a first step’

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Attorneys representing a Black woman who was shot and wounded inside a vehicle by a suburban Chicago police officer who...

Despite rhetoric, GOP has supported packing state courts

Republican claims that Democrats would expand the U.S. Supreme Court to undercut the conservative majority if they win the presidency and control of Congress...

‘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,...

Voter advocates hoping to stave off intimidation at polls

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Voting rights advocates and state officials are on high alert over fears that U.S. polling stations could attract the same...

Report: Seattle officers used excessive force at protests

SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle police officer who slammed a protester's head to the ground, another who punched a demonstrator in the head a...

The Latest: Trump says he will vote in person

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): ...

Relative: Black couple didn’t provoke shooting by police

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — The mother of a Black woman who was injured in a police shooting in suburban Chicago that left a Black...

Lawyer: Snowden granted permanent residency in Russia

MOSCOW (AP) — Former U.S. security contractor Edward Snowden has been granted permanent residency in Russia, his lawyer said Thursday. ...

Court won’t revive state fraud charges against Manafort

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York court on Thursday upheld a decision dismissing state mortgage fraud charges against Paul Manafort on double jeopardy...

California court joins in barring Trump census order on maps

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California-based federal judges on Thursday joined in blocking President Donald Trump's executive order excluding people in the U.S. illegally from...

Face to face: Trump and Biden to meet for final debate

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, are set to square off in their final debate Thursday, one...

US urges countries to withdraw from UN nuke ban treaty

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States is urging countries that have ratified a U.N. treaty to ban nuclear weapons to withdraw their support...

Thai protesters march in show of strength against government

BANGKOK (AP) — Student-led protesters in Thailand defiantly marched to the streets near the prime minister's office on Wednesday night, repeating their demand that...

Trump grants clemency to five backed by ally Alice Johnson

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday granted clemency to five people convicted of committing drug and financial crimes, all of them cases...

GOP’s Romney, long a Trump critic, voted — but not for Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Mitt Romney said Wednesday that he's voted in the Nov. 3 election — but not for the leader of...

Polish academics protest ‘fundamentalist’ education minister

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Activists dressed as security guards climbed onto a balcony of a Polish Education Ministry building early Wednesday and hung a...

Growing NKorean nuclear threat awaits US election winner

WASHINGTON (AP) — “Where’s the war?” That’s how President Donald Trump defends his North Korea policy at campaign rallies even though he’s joined the...

How Trump plowed through $1 billion, losing cash advantage

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s sprawling political operation has raised well over $1 billion since he took the White House in 2017 —...

DOJ announces center to help cops, offers aid to Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday that it has put $3 million toward the creation of a national center that...

Thai Cabinet approves Parliament session to debate protests

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s Cabinet on Tuesday approved a request to recall Parliament for a special session to deal with the political pressures from...

AP Exclusive: 1,500 arrests in DEA violent crime initiative

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 1,500 people have been arrested on state and federal criminal charges in the last three months as part of...

6 Russian officers charged in ‘destructive’ hacking campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department announced charges against Russian intelligence officers in cyberattacks that targeted a French presidential election, the Winter Olympics in...

Retirees rally in Belarus against authoritarian president

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — About 3,000 retirees rallied in the Belarusian capital of Minsk for a third straight Monday to demand the resignation of...

Over 50,000 march in Belarus against authoritarian leader

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Tens of thousands of people marched through the streets of Belarus' capital on Sunday, demanding the ouster of the country's...

Most US clergy avoid hellfire threats over abortion politics

James Altman is a Roman Catholic priest in Wisconsin, little known outside his parish until a few weeks ago. Robert Jeffress is the high-profile...

Protesters in Thailand carry on despite police warning

BANGKOK (AP) — Thousands of mainly young Thais were back on the streets of Bangkok on Sunday for a fifth straight day of protests...

Conservatives staging free speech rally attacked by critics

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A free speech demonstration staged by conservative activists quickly fell apart in downtown San Francisco on Saturday after several hundred...

Transit shutdowns fail to deter Thai pro-democracy protests

BANGKOK (AP) — Pro-democracy activists in Thailand staged a fourth straight day of high-profile protests in the capital on Saturday, thwarting efforts by the...

Biden email episode illustrates risk to Trump from Giuliani

WASHINGTON (AP) — A New York tabloid’s puzzling account about how it acquired emails purportedly from Joe Biden’s son has raised some red flags....

Group seeks to combat misleading information online

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A group of U.S. Black scholars, activists and writers has launched a new project they say will combat misleading...

Feds to execute woman who killed victim, cut baby from womb

WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman convicted of fatally strangling a pregnant woman, cutting her body open and kidnapping her baby is scheduled to be...

AP Explains: Trump seizes on dubious Biden-Ukraine story

WASHINGTON (AP) — Looking to undermine rival Joe Biden 20 days before the election, President Donald Trump’s campaign has seized on a tabloid story...

Protesters attacked in Nigerian demos against police abuse

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Widespread protests against Nigeria's police have turned violent as demonstrators have been attacked by armed gangs in the streets of...

Some European officials use virus as a cover to target Roma

BURGAS, Bulgaria (AP) — In Bulgaria, Roma communities were sprayed with disinfectant from crop dusters this spring as coronavirus cases surged in the country....

Hong Kong police raids outspoken media tycoon’s office

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police raided the private offices of media tycoon and pro-democracy activist Jimmy Lai on Thursday, according to Lai’s...

AP Explains: Trump seizes on dubious Biden-Ukraine story

WASHINGTON (AP) — Looking to undermine rival Joe Biden 20 days before the election, President Donald Trump’s campaign has seized on a tabloid story...

Nude photos and death threats: Scandal topples Alaska mayor

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A stunning tale of inappropriate behavior between a politician and a television anchor, death threats and nude photos culminated in...

Brazil meatpacker fined for bribes that fueled US expansion

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The owner of the world’s largest meatpacker pleaded guilty in U.S. federal court on Wednesday to paying nearly $180...

‘Driving While Black’ shows history of US Black motorists

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A new film examines the history of African Americans driving on the road from the Great Depression to the height...

Woman close to Vatican cardinal arrested in corruption probe

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican's latest corruption scandal already had all the elements of a spy thriller: One cardinal who was fired during...

Stacey Abrams novel ‘While Justice Sleeps’ coming May 25

NEW YORK (AP) — Stacey Abrams, the voting rights activist and former Georgia gubernatorial candidate, also has a career in writing novels. Her next...

Kyrgyzstan president faces pressure to resign amid turmoil

MOSCOW (AP) — Kyrgyzstan's embattled president on Wednesday dismissed a call to step down, saying he would stay on the job until the political...

Activist fined for dislodging African art from Paris museum

PARIS (AP) — A Congolese activist was fined 2,000 euros ($2,320) on Wednesday for trying to take a 19th-century African funeral pole from a...

Thai democracy protesters march despite police, rival groups

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai activists hoping to keep up the momentum in their campaign for democratic change launched a third major rally in Bangkok...

Racial justice movement a factor for 5 state ballot measures

The Black Lives Matter movement isn’t named in any of the 120 statewide ballot measures up for a vote on Nov. 3. But this...

China and Russia win seats on UN rights council, Saudis lose

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — China, Russia and Cuba won seats on the U.N.’s premiere human rights body Tuesday despite opposition from activist groups over...

Former Idaho governor candidate indicted in 1984 killing

DENVER (AP) — A former longshot Idaho gubernatorial candidate was indicted Tuesday in the murder of Jonelle Matthews, a 12-year-old Colorado girl whose disappearance...

The Latest: Day 2 of Barrett confirmation hearings wraps

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett (all times local): ...

California panel recommends limits to police crowd control

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Days after police and members of an unruly crowd were injured following the Los Angeles Lakers' latest basketball championship, Gov....

Parliament in Kyrgyzstan endorses state of emergency

MOSCOW (AP) — Kyrgyzstan's president on Tuesday won parliamentary endorsement for his decree to introduce a state of emergency in the capital of the...

Russia threatens to halt dialogue with EU amid Navalny spat

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's foreign minister warned Tuesday that Moscow could freeze its contacts with the European Union in response to its sanctions over...

Belarus opposition leader threatens nationwide strike

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — The top opposition challenger in the Belarusian presidential election threatened Tuesday to call a nationwide strike unless the country's authoritarian...

Barrett hearing turns to discussion of few high court cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation hearing on Tuesday quickly turned to discussion of a few notable high court cases, including...

Nigeria protesters demand police reforms for sixth day

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Crowds protesting against police brutality in Nigeria took to the streets Tuesday for a sixth day across the country after...

How a probe of Trump-Russia ties turned into a GOP rally cry

WASHINGTON (AP) — In 2016, Donald Trump's campaign chairman shared polling data with an associate suspected of ties to Russian intelligence. Another Trump associate...

Slovakia’s far-right leader sentenced to 4 years in prison

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — The leader of a far-right party with seats in the Slovak parliament was convicted of illegal use of neo-Nazi symbols...

Norway grants asylum to fugitive Pole, raising controversy

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Norway has granted asylum to a Polish man who had fled prison term for fraud and forging of documents, but...

Far-right EU lawmaker in Greek court for criminal trial

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A member of the European Parliament appeared in a Greek court Monday after being convicted last week of being a...

Black churches mobilizing voters despite virus challenges

NEW YORK (AP) — For the Rev. Jimmy Gates Sr., the 2008 presidential election year was one to remember — and not just because...

Tanzania intensifies repression ahead of polls, says report

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Tanzanian authorities have intensified repression to muzzle the opposition, civil society and the news media ahead of elections on October...

Killer Mike to earn Change Maker Award at Billboard Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-winning rapper and social-political activist Killer Mike will receive the first Billboard Change Maker Award at the 2020 Billboard Music...

EU to slap sanctions on Russia officials over Navalny attack

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union foreign ministers agreed Monday to impose sanctions on Russian officials and organizations blamed for the poisoning of opposition leader...

Austria probe points to mistakes in early virus response

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in the Austrian region of Tyrol acted too slowly to shut down ski resorts after it became clear they were...

Trump’s task: Resetting campaign that GOP fears is slipping

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is running out of time to recover from a series of self-inflicted setbacks that have rattled his base...

Conservative PAC draws charges of racism in Missouri

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — A conservative political action committee in Missouri is facing accusations of racism after posting a website that uses images of...

Democrat’s praise of strict gun law roils Kansas Senate race

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republicans on Sunday circulated a video of the Democrats' candidate for an open U.S. Senate seat in Kansas praising strict...

Rights group: Scores detained during protests in Belarus

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Scores of people were detained in Belarus on Sunday during protests against the country’s authoritarian leader, who won his sixth...

Race for Los Angeles district attorney increasingly bitter

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After a scrappy debate that Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey believed lifted her campaign and was a “disaster”...

A look at Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s notable opinions, votes

Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, has written roughly 100 opinions in more than three years on...

Belarus’ authoritarian leader visits his foes in prison

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarus' authoritarian president on Saturday visited a prison to talk to opposition activists, who have been jailed for challenging his...

Men accused in plot on Michigan governor attended protests

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Among the armed protesters who rallied at the Michigan Capitol against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's coronavirus lockdown this past spring were...

Kyrgyzstan bans rallies, imposes curfew to end turmoil

MOSCOW (AP) — Authorities in Kyrgyzstan on Saturday arrested a former president, banned rallies and imposed a curfew in the Central Asian nation's capital,...

Families seek new investigations into old police killings

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — One man died a decade ago after a police officer in New York state told him to move his illegally...

Singapore man sentenced to prison for spying for China in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man from Singapore was sentenced to 14 months in prison Friday for spying by passing to the Chinese government valuable,...

Trump’s Columbus Day proclamation includes stark warnings

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s proclamation Friday commemorating Columbus Day veered from a typical White House holiday announcement, with stark warnings of “radical...

Trump: Justice Dept. had ‘plenty of time’ for Durham probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday piled more criticism on the status of the Justice Department's investigation into the origins of the...

Trump administration targets diversity hiring by contractors

American companies promising to hire more Black employees in leadership roles and teach their workforce about racism are getting a message from President Donald...

Pelosi unveils 25th Amendment bid, questions Trump’s fitness

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unveiled legislation Friday that would allow Congress to intervene under the 25th Amendment to the Constitution to...

Emily Ratajkowski is working on book of essays, ‘My Body’

NEW YORK (AP) — Model and activist Emily Ratajkowski has a book deal. “EmRata,” as her millions of online followers know her, is working...

Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict draws in fighters from Mideast

BEIRUT (AP) — For the past two weeks, Raffi Ghazarian has been glued to the TV at home and at work watching news about...

13 charged in plots against Michigan governor, police

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Agents foiled a stunning plot to kidnap Michigan Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, authorities said Thursday in announcing charges in an...

Prominent GOP fundraiser charged in covert lobbying effort

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elliott Broidy, a prominent fundraiser for President Donald Trump and the Republican Party, has been charged in an illicit lobbying campaign...

Trump, Barr at odds over slow pace of Durham investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is increasingly at odds with Attorney General William Barr over the status of the Justice Department's investigation into...

Texas AG taps investigator tied to donor’s defense attorney

DALLAS (AP) — When Texas’ attorney general needed someone to probe a claim by one of his wealthy political donors alleging crimes by the...

Kyrgyzstan leader holds talks to try to end political crisis

MOSCOW (AP) — The president of Kyrgyzstan held his first talks Thursday with the newly appointed speaker of parliament to try to end a...

Greek court adjourns sentencing in Golden Dawn case

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek court on Thursday adjourned the sentencing procedure for 18 former lawmakers of the extreme right-wing Golden Dawn party...

Dutch court convicts 6 men of plotting massive jihadi attack

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court convicted six men Thursday of plotting a large-scale jihadi attack on a public event and sentenced...

The Latest: Harris says Breonna Taylor didn’t get justice

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential election (all times local): ...

‘Former staff’ claim abuse by ex-Rep. Hill in Twitter hack

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An old government Twitter account for former California U.S. Rep. Katie Hill was hacked Wednesday, purportedly by “former staff” who...

AP Explains: Trump slams Russia probe; Dems cry foul

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Russia probe is back in the political spotlight. President Donald Trump this week ordered the declassification of all documents related...

Kyrgyzstan opposition divided amid political chaos, protests

MOSCOW (AP) — Opposition parties in Kyrgyzstan failed to form a new government Wednesday as different groups argued over who would be the new...

California city OKs emergency declaration to reform police

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area city has proclaimed a public safety emergency declaration allowing staff to bypass normal channels to...

St. Louis couple indicted for waving guns at protesters

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A grand jury on Tuesday indicted the St. Louis couple who displayed guns while hundreds of racial injustice protesters marched...

Moving the flip zone: Democrats march deeper into suburbia

PHOENIX (AP) — When Katherine Rutigliano and her husband moved away from San Francisco in 2013, they figured they would never meet a fellow...

UN report says South Sudan has healed little since civil war

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Sudan has made no concrete steps toward national healing more than two years after the end of a civil war...

As Harris pitches to Black voters, some want to hear more

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Standing before Sen. Kamala Harris at a campaign event near a Raleigh barbershop, Marcus Bass asked the Democratic vice presidential...

Thai protesters spark interest in 1976 university massacre

BANGKOK (AP) — Anti-government protests challenging the institutions of Thailand's traditional ruling class are not just prompting intense debate about the country's future. They...

Rochester mayor pleads not guilty in campaign finance case

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren, who has faced calls to resign over her city’s handling of the suffocation death of Daniel...

Texas congressman calls on state attorney general to resign

DALLAS (AP) — A Republican congressman from Texas became the most prominent member of his party to call for the resignation of the state's...

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