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Family: Cop who killed black woman should be fired, charged

Oct. 14, 2019 12:43 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The family of a 28-year-old black woman who was shot and killed by a white police officer in her Fort Worth home as she played video games with her nephew expressed outrage Monday that the officer has not been arrested or fired. The Fort Worth Police Department said officers...

The Latest: Married Nobel winners recount wake-up call

Oct. 14, 2019 12:39 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the Nobel prize in economics (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo say they weren't quite sure how to react when the married couple's Nobel Economics Prize wake-up call came. Duflo says that when the phone rang early Monday, she answered and was told...

Parents of crash victim urge diplomat's wife to return to UK

Oct. 14, 2019 12:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The parents of a motorcyclist killed in a traffic crash with an American diplomat's wife took their case directly to U.S. audiences Monday, holding a New York news conference at which they urged the woman to return to Britain. The parents of Harry Dunn have reached out to U.S. politicians...

The Latest: Slain woman's family wants outside investigation

Oct. 14, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the fatal police shooting of a black woman inside a home in Fort Worth (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Family members of a black Texas woman who was shot to death inside her home by a white police officer are calling for an independent investigation of her killing as...

The Latest: Turkey tells UN it's acting in self-defense

Oct. 14, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's invasion of northern Syria (all times local): 7:05 p.m. Turkey is telling the U.N. Security Council that its military offensive into northeast Syria was launched in exercise of its right to self-defense under the U.N. Charter. In a letter to the council circulated...

Polish conservatives win lower house but lose Senate

Oct. 14, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's conservative ruling Law and Justice party capitalized on its popular social spending policies to win a majority of seats in the lower house of parliament but lost control of the Senate, according to results reported Monday. When exit polls were released after voting ended...

Haiti's embattled president faces 5th week of protests

Oct. 14, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti's embattled president faced a fifth week of protests on Monday as road blocks went up across the country after opposition leaders said they will not back down on their call for Jovenel Moïse to resign. While Port-au-Prince remained relatively quiet, demonstrations in...

Protests erupt as Spain convicts leading Catalan separatists

Oct. 14, 2019 12:34 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Riot police charged at protesters outside Barcelona's airport Monday after the Supreme Court sentenced 12 prominent Catalan separatists to lengthy prison terms for their roles in a 2017 push for the wealthy Spanish region's independence. Police used batons against the protesters who converged...

Sudan's government, rebels start peace talks in Juba

Oct. 14, 2019 12:32 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's new transitional government met with rebel leaders on Monday, kicking off peace talks aimed at ending the country's yearslong civil wars. The peace initiative was built into a power-sharing deal between Sudan's army and its pro-democracy movement. That deal was reached after the...

German police lost Halle gunman for an hour, lawmakers say

Oct. 14, 2019 12:19 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German lawmakers say police lost track for an hour of a suspected far-right extremist who killed two people after a failed attack on a synagogue. Germany's dpa news agency quoted regional lawmakers in Saxony-Anhalt state as saying on Monday that it was two officers in a small town who...