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Comparison between Capitol siege, BLM protests is denounced

Black activists are coming out strongly against a growing narrative among conservatives that equates the deadly siege on the U.S. Capitol with last summer's...

Olympic swimmer released but ordered to stay away from DC

DENVER (AP) — A five-time Olympic swimming medalist charged with participating in a deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol was released from federal custody...

Olympian Keller charged with taking part in US Capitol riot

Five-time Olympic swimming medalist Klete Keller was charged Wednesday with participating in a deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol after video emerged that appeared...

The Latest: Pelosi wants fines for bypassing House security

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fallout from the attack of the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump loyalists (all times local): ...

YouTube suspends Trump’s channel for at least a week

HONG KONG (AP) — YouTube suspended U.S. President Donald Trump’s channel for at least a week amid concerns over “ongoing potential for violence,” making...

FBI says it warned about prospect of violence ahead of riot

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI warned law enforcement agencies ahead of last week's breach of the U.S. Capitol about the potential for extremist-driven violence,...

EXPLAINER: Who’s been charged in the deadly Capitol siege?

Prosecutors have brought dozens of cases after the deadly attack at the U.S. Capitol, and they promise more charges are to come as investigators...

FBI says it warned about prospect of violence ahead of riot

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI warned law enforcement agencies ahead of last week's breach of the U.S. Capitol about the potential for extremist-driven violence,...

EXPLAINER: Who’s been charged in the deadly Capitol siege?

Prosecutors have brought dozens of cases after the deadly attack at the U.S. Capitol, and they promise more charges are to come as investigators...

District says it shouldn’t have to give workers gun training

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A school district that voted after a deadly shooting to allow employees to be armed argued Tuesday in Ohio’s highest...

US Soccer players hope to set positive example after riot

A day after last week's deadly riot in the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob, players from the U.S. soccer team gathered in Bradenton, Florida,...

Belarus leader defends hosting hockey worlds, ridicules US

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko defended his country’s ability to host the ice hockey world championship on Monday by ridiculing the United States following the...

More arrests in Capitol riot as more video reveals brutality

Police charged more Capitol rioters on Saturday, including a man who carried off the House speaker’s lectern, as more graphic details of the insurrection...

Pope prays for dead in Capitol rioting, appeals for calm

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis said Sunday that he is praying for those who died in the U.S. Capitol rioting and has appealed...

EXPLAINER: Who has been charged in the deadly Capitol riot?

Dozens of people have already been arrested and prosecutors across the U.S. have vowed to bring to justice those who stormed the U.S. Capitol...

Twitter bans Trump, citing risk of violent incitement

Twitter banned President Donald Trump's account Friday, citing “the risk of further incitement of violence" following the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on...

Colorado officers won’t be charged for detaining Black girls

DENVER (AP) — Suburban Denver police officers won’t be charged after detaining four Black girls by gunpoint this summer and handcuffing two of them...

Rapper DaBaby arrested on Beverly Hills weapons allegation

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Grammy-nominated rapper DaBaby has been released from a Los Angeles County jail after an arrest in Beverly Hills, where...

Can Trump be charged with inciting a riot? Legal bar is high

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's top White House lawyer has repeatedly warned the president that he could be held responsible for inciting Wednesday's...

Capitol Police rejected offers of federal help to quell mob

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three days before supporters of President Donald Trump rioted at the Capitol, the Pentagon asked the U.S Capitol Police if it...

The Latest: Capitol Police says officer dies after riots

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fallout of the storming of the Capitol by a mob of pro-Trump loyalists (all times local): ...

Social platforms flex their power, lock down Trump accounts

After years of treating President Donald Trump's inflammatory rhetoric with a light touch, Facebook and Instagram are silencing his social media accounts for the...

Capitol Police rejected offers of federal help to quell mob

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three days before supporters of President Donald Trump rioted at the Capitol, the Pentagon asked the U.S Capitol Police if it...

Prosecutor: Sedition charge possible for pro-Trump rioters

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top federal prosecutor for the District of Columbia said Thursday that “all options are on the table” for charging members...

Late-night hosts react with shock, anger to Capitol attack

NEW YORK (AP) — Late-night TV show hosts expressed anger and frustration at the violence at the U.S. Capitol, offering somber monologues that pleaded...

Hong Kongers call US violence a setback for democracy

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong residents from across the political spectrum condemned mob violence at the U.S. Capitol, 18 months after protesters stormed...

Pro-Trump mob storms US Capitol in bid to overturn election

WASHINGTON (AP) — A violent mob loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday and forced lawmakers into hiding, in a...

The Latest: Trump promises ‘orderly transition’ on Jan. 20

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress’ tally of the Electoral College vote won by Joe Biden (all times local): ...

‘A sad day’: NBA reacts to Capitol protest, Blake decision

MIAMI (AP) — With words and actions, several NBA teams showed dismay Wednesday hours after a violent mob loyal to President Donald Trump was...

Twitter, Facebook muzzle Trump amid Capitol violence

In an unprecedented step, Facebook and Twitter suspended President Donald Trump from posting to their platforms Wednesday following the storming of the U.S. Capitol...

2 detectives involved in Breonna Taylor’s death are fired

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Two more officers involved in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor have been fired — a detective believed to have...

Jihadists in Niger kill at least 100 in mounting violence

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — More than 100 civilians were killed in Niger over the weekend by extremists who attacked two villages, as insurgent violence...

Chicago ends 2020 with 769 homicides as gun violence surges

CHICAGO (AP) — The number of homicides and shootings in Chicago spiked dramatically in 2020, ending with more bloodshed than in all but one...

Indian troops kill 3 in Kashmir; families deny militant ties

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Police in Indian-controlled Kashmir said Wednesday that government forces killed three suspected militants in a gunfight in the disputed region’s...

Virus aid, police reform dominate new US laws for 2021

Responses to the coronavirus pandemic and police brutality dominated legislative sessions in 2020, leading to scores of new laws that will take effect in...

Athletes act: Stars rise up against racial injustice in 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — As the NBA neared its restart in late July, its players vowed to keep the calls for social justice reform...

Court: Parents of child who killed himself can sue educators

CINCINNATI (AP) — The parents of an 8-year-old student who killed himself after being persistently bullied can move forward with a lawsuit against the...

‘Dark period’: Killings spike in NYC amid pandemic, unrest

NEW YORK (AP) — Heralded as the safest big city in America in recent years, New York City is closing out its bloodiest year...

In a year of pain, one silver lining: fewer mass shootings

If there's one silver lining in a year marred by a deadly pandemic, civil unrest, and economic and political turmoil, it's this: The number...

As COVID-19 ravages US, shootings, killings are also up

DETROIT (AP) — When Andre Avery drives his commercial truck through Detroit, he keeps his pistol close. ...

Activist, champion: Naomi Osaka is AP Female Athlete of Year

With tennis, like so much of the world, shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic, Naomi Osaka found herself with time to read and...

Authorities: Utah’s Ty Jordan died in accidental shooting

DALLAS (AP) — Ty Jordan, a star freshman running back for the University of Utah, died at a Dallas-area hospital after accidently shooting himself,...

Central African Republic votes amid fears of unrest

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Central African Republic held presidential and legislative elections Sunday amid fears of violence after a campaign period marked...

Report on Philadelphia police protest response finds flaws

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An independent review of Philadelphia's police response to days of widespread protests after the May killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis...

No officers convicted by Iowa AG in force cases since 2004

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — When cops pulled over Marquis Jones for loud music one sunny afternoon in October 2017, the 27-year-old Black man...

3 held after 4 shootings in LA County foothill community

ALTADENA, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County sheriff’s have taken three men into custody in connection with a weekend outbreak of gun violence in...

More students abducted in Nigeria but are quickly rescued

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Gunmen in Nigeria abducted more than 80 Islamic school students in northwestern Katsina state Saturday night, but the pupils were...

California inmate dies naturally after 37 years on death row

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California inmate condemned to death nearly four decades ago for killing a police officer died Friday of natural causes...

Omar Vizquel denies wife’s allegations of domestic abuse

Longtime major league shortstop Omar Vizquel denied accusations of domestic abuse made by his wife after she described two alleged acts of physical violence...

California woman convicted of killing newborn grandson

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California woman was convicted Wednesday of killing her newborn grandson because she feared her family wound be shamed...

Ex-Houston officer accused of assault in bogus fraud claim

HOUSTON (AP) — A former Houston police captain was charged with assault on Tuesday after running a man off the road and holding him...

The Latest: Biden says election workers showed courage

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Electoral College meeting (all times local): ...

DC police seeking church vandals after weekend clashes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police in the nation's capital are asking for public assistance in identifying people responsible for burning Black Lives Matter banners and...

Alabama prisons agency says federal suit ignores progress

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A Justice Department lawsuit over conditions in Alabama’s prisons for men ignores progress the state has made to improve...

Minneapolis approves cuts to police budget, not staffing

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis City Council unanimously approved a budget early Thursday that will shift about $8 million from the police department toward...

Kenya to compensate rape victims from violence 13 years ago

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan high court on Thursday ordered the government to compensate four victims of sexual attacks by security agents during...

Gun restrictions face uphill battle even under Biden

The gun debate in America will soon enter a new chapter with a Democrat in the White House after four years under President Donald...

Minneapolis approves cuts to police budget, not staffing

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis City Council unanimously approved a budget early Thursday that will shift about $8 million from the police department toward...

Justice Department sues Alabama over prison conditions

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Alabama over conditions in the state prisons, saying the state...

Oregon eviction protest fueled by history of gentrification

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Protesters barricaded streets in a Portland, Oregon, neighborhood and set booby traps for police after officers arrested about a dozen...

Lawrence Byrne, NYPD’s policy-shaping legal czar, dies at 61

NEW YORK (AP) — Lawrence Byrne, the New York Police Department’s top lawyer during a fraught period that followed a court ban on officers...

Families of shooting victims sue sellers of ‘ghost guns’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Families of those killed and wounded in a rural California shooting rampage three years ago are suing manufacturers and sellers...

Shooting at nearby restaurant locks down Georgia campus

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — A university campus in Georgia briefly told students to lock their doors and turn off their lights Sunday after a...

Intruders crash Paris protest of law on use of police images

PARIS (AP) — Thousands of people around France protested a proposed bill that could make it more difficult for witnesses to film police officers,...

Budget analyst urges elimination of nearly 1,000 LAPD jobs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A budget proposal on Friday called for the Police Department to eliminate nearly 1,000 officer jobs — even though it...

Macron calls racial profiling ‘unbearable,’ announces survey

PARIS (AP) — France plans to launch a government-monitored online tool in January that is designed to identify and root out discrimination by police,...

29 inmates charged in deadly 2018 South Carolina prison riot

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Twenty-nine inmates have been charged in connection with a South Carolina prison riot that left seven inmates dead and 22...

Georgia elections official urges Trump to rein in supporters

ATLANTA (AP) — A top Georgia elections official on Tuesday lashed out angrily at the rhetoric surrounding the election and the threats of violence...

18 indicted, including rapper, in gang-related activity

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities on Tuesday announced the indictment of 18 people, including New York City rapper Casanova, in connection to a litany...

Belarus opposition to compile ‘book of crimes’

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarus' opposition will compile a register of law enforcement officers accused of abuses against peaceful demonstrators protesting the reelection of...

Nobel laureate says pandemic raising violence, trafficking

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nadia Murad said the coronavirus pandemic has increased trafficking of women and gender-based violence, leaving the...

Uproar in France over proposed limits on filming police

PARIS (AP) — French activists fear that a proposed new security law will deprive them of a potent weapon against abuse — cellphone videos...

French protesters decry bill outlawing use of police images

PARIS (AP) — Tens of thousands of critics of a proposed security law that would restrict the filming of police officers protested across France...

Macron: Video images of police beating Black man ‘shame us’

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday said video images showing police officers beating up a Black man “shame us,” and condemned...

Students in Burkina Faso fear extremists more than COVID-19

DORI, Burkina Faso (AP) — Balkissa Barro’s been waiting for months to go back to school, but now that she has, the 10-year-old fears...

COVID-19 in custody: Alabama ranks 9th for inmate deaths

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — At the Bibb Correctional Facility in Alabama, the old prison chapel has been turned into a quarantine zone. The sound...

Paris police suspended over beating of Black man

PARIS (AP) — A Black man beaten up by several French police officers said he is seeking justice after the publication of videos showing...

Global push to end domestic violence, worse amid COVID-19

BRUSSELS (AP) — In a global push to end violence against women, activists held rallies Wednesday and world leaders called for action to stop...

Police: Suspect in church stabbings has criminal history

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man suspected in the fatal stabbings of two people and the wounding of three others at a San Francisco...

Amid racial reckoning, Grammys honor the Black experience

NEW YORK (AP) — With police brutality continuing to devastate Black families and the coronavirus ravishing Black America disproportionately, the world was driven to...

Burkina Faso votes amid ongoing extremist violence, threats

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Fears of attacks by extremists prevented voting in many parts of Burkina Faso on Sunday, as the country went...

More than 140 detained by police in Belarus protests

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The Belarusian human rights group Viasna says that more than 140 people were arrested and many of them beaten by...

Nigerian soldiers had live ammo during deadly protest

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The Nigerian Army has admitted for the first time that soldiers were given live bullets when they went to disperse...

France: Bill on publishing police images sparks protests

PARIS (AP) — Thousands of people took to the streets in Paris and other French cities Saturday at the urging of civil liberties campaigners...

Criminal justice reformers cheer multiple election victories

NEW YORK (AP) — Almost six months after the death of George Floyd, criminal justice reform advocates are cheering the election of a handful...

In cities across US, voters support more police oversight

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Voters in communities across the country approved measures on Election Day toughening civilian oversight of law enforcement agencies, including some...

Teen charged in killings poses with ‘Silver Spoons’ actor

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — An Illinois 17-year-old accused of killing two people during a protest in Wisconsin was seen smiling in a photo with...

Vallejo to pay $750,000 to end lawsuit over police beating

VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — A handyman who was left bloodied after he was beaten and choked by Vallejo police will receive $750,000 from the...

2 ex-California prison guards indicted in inmate’s death

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two former California state prison guards were charged Thursday with trying to cover up an attack by one officer that...

Thousands protest violence-marred rally at Thai Parliament

BANGKOK (AP) — Thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators rallied in central Bangkok on Wednesday, a day after a chaotic protest outside Parliament was marred by...

Burkina Faso moves ahead with vote despite extremist attacks

KAYA, Burkina Faso (AP) — A change in Burkina Faso’s electoral code means results from this month’s election will be considered valid even if...

Rapper Lil Wayne charged with federal gun offense in Florida

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Rapper Lil Wayne was charged Tuesday in Florida with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, a federal...

After Trump march: Arrests, accusations and COVID-19 fines

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a weekend with dozens of arrests and scattered clashes between supporters and opponents of President Donald Trump, both sides took...

Peru’s interim president resigns as chaos embroils nation

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru’s interim president resigned Sunday as the nation plunged into its worst constitutional crisis in two decades following massive protests...

900 reported arrested in Belarus protests

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A human rights group in Belarus said more than 900 people were arrested Sunday in protests around the country calling...

Key role for Black policy leaders on Biden’s transition team

DETROIT (AP) — Black policy leaders will play a pivotal role in President-elect Joe Biden’s transition, marking one of the most diverse agency review...

Cellmate suspected in stabbing death of California inmate

SOLEDAD, Calif. (AP) — California authorities are investigating the stabbing death of an inmate at a state prison as a homicide. ...

Black leaders greet Biden win, pledge to push for equality

DETROIT (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden’s victory was celebrated by civil rights activists and Black leaders who warned that a tough road lies ahead...

Harris pays tribute to Black women in 1st speech as VP-elect

Vice president-elect Kamala Harris on Saturday paid tribute to the women, particularly Black women, whose shoulders she stands on as she shatters barriers that...

Authorities investigate stabbing death of prison inmate

SOLEDAD, Calif. (AP) — Authorities said Saturday that they are investigating as a homicide the stabbing death of a 40-year-old inmate at a prison...

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