New push on training officers how to stop abuse in own ranks
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Despite policies on the books for years that require officers across the United States to stop colleagues from using excessive force, there has been little or no effort to teach officers how to intervene, law enforcement officials and experts say.
Texas testing drops as schools reopen, prepare for football
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Anyone can get a coronavirus test at the CentroMed clinic in San Antonio, but on a recent day, the drive-thru was empty.
More protests in Belarus but leader rejects demand to resign
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators in Belarus rallied Saturday at the spot where a protester died in clashes with police, calling for authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko to resign after 26 years in power.
Pompeo inks deal to support more US troops in Poland
WARSAW (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sealed a defense cooperation deal Saturday with Polish officials that will pave the way to deploy more American troops to Poland.
Homes with grandparents weigh virus risk as school starts
PHOENIX (AP) — Zita Robinson, who's 77 and diabetic, has been careful around her granddaughter since the coronavirus pandemic took hold.
Former Illinois Gov. James Thompson, 'Big Jim,' dies at 84
CHICAGO (AP) — Former Illinois Gov. James R. Thompson, known as “Big Jim” during a long career that eventually made him the state's longest-serving chief executive, has died.
Female member of Afghan peace team survives attack by gunmen
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A female member of Afghanistan's peace negotiating team was lightly wounded in an assassination attempt, officials said Saturday.
Partner of dead Belarus protester believes police shot him
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The partner of a man who died in the protests engulfing Belarus says she does not believe the official account that Alexander Taraikovsky was killed when an explosive device that he intended to throw at police blew up in his hand.
The year the music might die: British clubs face closure
LONDON (AP) — When Keiron Marshall was 15, he found his way out of a desperate situation with help from an unexpected source: Eric Clapton.
Iran threatens 'dangerous future' for UAE after Israel deal
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard vowed Saturday there would be dangerous consequences for the United Arab Emirates after it announced a historic deal with Israel to open up diplomatic relations.
Fewer people but deep faith on Greece's Assumption holiday
TINOS, Greece (AP) — In twos and threes, in small groups or alone, they came. Most walking, many crawling, ignoring bloodied knees and aching arms to climb a hill to the famed church housing an icon of the Virgin Mary believed to perform miracles.
Delaware thrust into unlikely starring role in 2020 campaign
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Delaware isn't a swing state. It has three electoral votes. Driving its entire length, from Pennsylvania to Maryland, takes only a little more than an hour and a half.
The Ultimate Recovery: Cycles of pain anchor Biden's moment
WASHINGTON (AP) — A young lawyer bounds across a parking lot in New Castle, Delaware, a blur of long sideburns, wide lapels and self-assurance.
AP FACT CHECK: Trump skews record on Biden-Harris, economy
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump greeted the Democratic presidential ticket of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris this past week with a litany of distortion and falsehoods, raging against cases of voting fraud where they didn't exist and declining to quash conspiracy theories about Harris’ eligibility for office.
Freed from Belarus jails, protesters recount beatings
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — They emerged dazed, shaken and in tears from the detention center in Minsk, to be met by waiting relatives.
Japan marks 75th anniversary of war end with no Abe apology
TOKYO (AP) — Japan on Saturday marked the 75th anniversary of its surrender in World War II, with Emperor Naruhito expressing “deep remorse” over his country’s wartime actions at a somber annual ceremony curtailed by the coronavirus pandemic.
75 years later, can Asia shake off shackles of the past?
TOKYO (AP) — Northeast Asia doesn’t so much repeat history as drag it along like an anchor. The bombs stopped falling 75 years ago, but it is entirely possible — crucial even, some argue — to view the region’s world-beating economies, its massive cultural and political reach and its bitter trade, territory and history disputes through a single prism: World War II and Japan’s aggression in the Pacific.
Post Office warns states across US about mail voting
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service is warning states coast to coast that it cannot guarantee all ballots cast by mail for the November election will arrive in time to be counted, even if mailed by state deadlines, raising the possibility that millions of voters could be disenfranchised.
Teen leading in Kansas race admits blackmail, revenge porn
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democrats are scrambling to deal with the strong possibility that a 19-year-old candidate for a Kansas House seat in Kansas City will unseat a veteran lawmaker despite making incendiary comments on social media and acknowledging abusive behavior online toward girls in middle school.
Trump orders Chinese owner of TikTok to sell US assets
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday gave the Chinese company ByteDance 90 days to divest itself of any assets used to support the popular TikTok app in the United States.
9th Circuit ends California ban on high-capacity magazines
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday threw out California's ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines, saying the law violates the U.S.
Ex-FBI lawyer to plead guilty in Trump-Russia probe review
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former FBI lawyer plans to plead guilty to making a false statement in the first criminal case arising from U.S.
Trump gets endorsement of NYC police union
BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — Seeking to amplify his law-and-order message, President Donald Trump on Friday told hundreds of New York Police Department officers that “no one will be safe in Biden’s America" if the former Democratic vice president defeats him in November .
Georgia park with Confederate sculpture shuts gates to rally
ATLANTA (AP) — Suburban Atlanta's Stone Mountain Park, home of a giant sculpture of Confederate leaders, says it will close its gates Saturday in the face of a planned right-wing rally.