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A health worker wearing personal protective equipment holds a protest against the Turkish goverment's health policy in front of Istanbul University medical faculty, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. Amid surging numbers of COVID-19 deaths and cases in the country, the Turkish Medical Association (TTB) had called out and urge the authorities to step up measures. The placard reads in Turkish:

Turkish govt accused of hiding true extent of virus outbreak

Oct. 1, 2020 5:03 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s government is being accused of hiding the true extent of the country's coronavirus outbreak after the health minister revealed that the daily COVID-19 figures published by his ministry reflect only patients with symptoms and not all positive cases. Minister Fahrettin...

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2020 photo, a protester carries a Proud Boys banner, symbol of a right-wing group, while other members start to unfurl a large U.S. flag in front of the Oregon State Capitol in Salem, Ore. President Donald Trump didn't condemn white supremacist groups and their role in violence in some American cities this summer. Instead, he said the violence is a “left-wing

Trump Proud Boys remark echoes Charlottesville

Oct. 1, 2020 12:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday tried to walk back his refusal to outright condemn a far right fascist group during his debate with Democrat Joe Biden, but the inflammatory moment was far from the first time the president has failed to denounce white supremacists or has advanced...

FILE - In this March 12, 2019, file photo, Cowboys for Trump leader and Otero County Commissioner Couy Griffin, center, talks with Republican New Mexico state Rep. Candy Ezzell of Roswell, N.M., at a protest against gun control and pro-abortion rights legislation outside the New Mexico state Capitol, in Santa Fe, N.M. The Mescalero Apache Tribe of New Mexico announced Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, that Griffin has been banned from tribal lands after posting a video of himself on the reservation laughing during a traditional Apache ceremony and referencing Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee,File)

Embattled Cowboys for Trump leader banned from tribal land

Oct. 1, 2020 12:06 AM EDT

ALAMOGORGO, N.M. (AP) — The embattled Cowboys for Trump leader who has drawn criticism for racist online videos has been banned from a Native American reservation in New Mexico. The Mescalero Apache Tribe announced Monday that Couy Griffin is no longer allowed on tribal land following a video disseminated...

Russian man sentenced for LinkedIn, Dropbox data breaches

Sep. 30, 2020 10:40 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Russian man convicted of hacking LinkedIn, Dropbox and Formspring and stealing the personal information of more than 100 million customers was sentenced Wednesday to more than seven years in federal prison. Yevgeniy Nikulin, 32, received the 88-month sentence Tuesday in federal court...

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) watches his shot along with Denver Nuggets' Jerami Grant (9) during the second half of an NBA conference final playoff basketball game Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Lakers won 117-107 to win the series 4-1. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

James, Herro see popularity rise in the NBA playoffs

Sep. 30, 2020 9:42 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — LeBron James’ popularity, even in his 17th season, cannot be argued. The NBA released jersey-sales and social media data Wednesday, with the Los Angeles Lakers’ star forward atop both lists. James had the top-selling jersey, measured by online sales through the...

Feds: 2 men breached NFL, NBA players' social media accounts

Sep. 30, 2020 5:43 PM EDT

A Louisiana man and a Florida man allegedly gained access to professional athletes’ social media accounts and either sold the information or used it to extort payments, according to federal criminal complaints released Wednesday. Trevontae Washington and Ronnie Magrehbi each face wire fraud conspiracy and...

Teen hiker missing near Mount St. Helens found by searchers

Sep. 30, 2020 3:50 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A Vancouver teen who was missing for more than 24 hours after going on a hike with family was found by searchers, The Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office said on Facebook. The sheriff’s office said that Anthony Mancuso was alive and walking out with searchers on Monday...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Sep. 30, 2020 1:20 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Georgia newspapers: ___ Sept. 30 The Daily Citizen-News on the presidential debate between President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden: President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger former Vice President Joe Biden sparred over a plethora of topics during their...

Kosovo: Woman faces terror charges over call for revenge

Sep. 30, 2020 12:38 PM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo prosecutors on Wednesday charged a local woman with inciting terrorism for allegedly posting on social media that unspecified “revenge” should follow the U.S. killing of two Iranian military officials. A statement from the prosecutors' office said that in...

Viktor Orban Prime Minister of Hungary attends a news conference following talks with his counterparts from central Europe's Visegrad Group in Lublin, Poland, on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. In preparation for European Union summit this month, the prime ministers of Poland, The Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary discussed situation in Belarus, ties with Russia and fighting COVID-19. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Twitter temporarily suspends Hungarian government's account

Sep. 30, 2020 9:45 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Hungarian government says its official Twitter account was temporarily suspended and then restored without explanation. Government spokesman Zoltan Kovacs said Wednesday in a Facebook post that “we have taken the necessary steps and are awaiting an official explanation...