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An unidentified woman is taken into custody after witnesses said she drove her car into a crowd of protesters in Yorba Linda, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. Authorities said people were struck by a car and injured during a Black Lives Matter protest and counter protest about 30 miles southeast of Los Angeles. Orange County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Carrie Braun says the injured were transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and the driver was detained. (Mindy Schauer/The Orange County Register via AP)

California prosecutor: Driver tried to kill Trump supporters

Sep. 29, 2020 8:35 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The organizer of a Southern California rally against police brutality and racism was charged with attempted murder Tuesday for driving her car into counterprotesters and running over a woman's head. Tatiana Turner deliberately drove into a crowd of President Donald Trump's supporters...

Vote stickers are seen at a satellite election office at Temple University's Liacouras Center, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

US Chamber of Commerce parts ways with top strategist

Sep. 29, 2020 8:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce parted ways Tuesday with its longtime political strategist, as the organization, once a Republican stalwart, has demonstrated a more bipartisan spending streak in the Donald Trump era. Scott Reed said he left after “constant disagreements” about...

9 charged after McCloskey confrontation won't be prosecuted

Sep. 29, 2020 6:35 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nine people charged with misdemeanor trespassing after a racial injustice protest in a private St. Louis neighborhood in June will not be prosecuted, city officials said Tuesday. Mark and Patricia McCloskey, who live in the neighborhood, confronted the demonstrators with guns and have been...

Dayja Hogg, 19, stands for a portrait in front of her home town's courthouse on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in Whitesburg, Ky. Following the deaths of George Floyd in Minneapolis and Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Hogg helped organize a protest in her home town of Whitesburg where she grew up experiencing racism. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

Black Appalachians find hope in national reckoning on race

Sep. 29, 2020 6:10 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Dayjha Hogg has known racism her entire life, but until recently she thought she and her family had to face it on their own. Hogg, 19, lives in Whitesburg, Kentucky, a town of 2,000 people in the heart of Appalachia. She is biracial — born to a Black father and a white mother...

Suspect in shooting death during Iowa protest refused bond

Sep. 29, 2020 6:10 PM EDT

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A Davenport man charged with killing a woman during a civil rights protest this summer will not be released on bond, a judge ruled Tuesday. Parker Belz, 21, is charged with first-degree murder in the May 31 death of Italia Marie Kelly in Davenport. He has been held without bond since...

Belarus pulls popular news site's credentials amid protests

Sep. 29, 2020 5:58 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarusian authorities said Tuesday that an independent media outlet that has extensively covered over seven weeks of protests against the country's authoritarian president will have its media credentials suspended for three months., the most popular news site in Belarus, is...

FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2018 file photo, Nikola Gruevski, Macedonia's former prime minister, looks on in parliament in the capital, Skopje. A criminal court in North Macedonia has sentenced  former conservative prime minister Nikola Gruevski to 1 1/2 years in prison, and handed suspended sentences to six other party members and supporters for orchestrating violence in 2013, it was reported on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020.  (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski, File)

North Macedonia: Former PM sentenced to 1½ years in prison

Sep. 29, 2020 5:23 PM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — A criminal court in North Macedonia has sentenced former conservative prime minister Nikola Gruevski to 1 1/2 years in prison, and handed suspended sentences to six other party members and supporters for orchestrating violence in 2013. Gruevski, who was granted political...

University of Hawaii proposes teaching telescope on mountain

Sep. 29, 2020 5:17 PM EDT

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — The University of Hawaii has proposed installing a teaching telescope on the state's highest mountain and is seeking public input on the project. The university plans to solicit public comment on the plan for the telescope on Mauna Kea, the site of a months long protest against the...

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko salutes during his inauguration ceremony at the Palace of the Independence in Minsk, Belarus, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. Lukashenko of Belarus has assumed his sixth term of office in an inauguration ceremony that wasn't announced in advance. State news agency BelTA reported that Wednesday's ceremony is taking place in the capital of Minsk, with several hundred top government official present. (Andrei Stasevich/Pool Photo via AP)

UK, Canada impose sanctions on Belarus president, officials

Sep. 29, 2020 5:16 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain and Canada imposed sanctions Tuesday on Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, his son and other senior government officials following the country's disputed presidential election and a violent crackdown on protesters in Belarus. U.K. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said the...

Portland protesters clash with police, officers arrest 24

Sep. 29, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Protesters and Portland police clashed again in Oregon’s largest city late Monday, with demonstrators hurling rocks, punching a police sergeant in the face and spraying a chemical irritant at officers, police said in a statement. Twenty four people were arrested. The...