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King honored by university and police brutality protests

Jan. 18, 2021 3:13 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The life of Martin Luther King Jr. was being honored in Boston and by Boston University, his alma mater, with a day of celebration on Monday while two demonstrations were planned in the city against police brutality on the federal holiday honoring the civil rights leader. One of the protests...

Mityana Municipality politician, Zaake Francis, close ally to opposition leader Bobi Wine gestures, in Rubaga hospital, Kampala, Uganda, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, after he was alledgedly beaten by security personnel at the gates of Bobi Wine's  house on Saturday. A day after Uganda’s longtime leader was declared the winner of the country’s presidential election, the opposition party dismissed the results as “fraud” and called for the release of their leader, Bobi Wine, who has been under alleged house arrest for several days. (AP Photo/Nicholas Bamulanzeki)

Uganda police surround Bobi Wine's opposition party offices

Jan. 18, 2021 3:01 PM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The opposition party of Ugandan presidential challenger Bobi Wine said on Monday that police have prevented top officials from going to their headquarters in the capital, Kampala, as they prepare to launch a legal challenge to free Wine from house arrest. Police swooped in at dawn...

CU-Boulder student leader presides amid tumultuous times

Jan. 18, 2021 11:52 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — As a young boy, Isaiah Chavous hid under his mom’s desk during her college days at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, playing with green army men and chomping snacks while she completed her history degree above his head. “He was born to a teen mom, so I think he had an...

Kansas officer accused of injuring skateboarder resigns

Jan. 16, 2021 6:18 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — An Lawrence police officer who has been accused of fracturing a skateboarder’s elbow during an arrest has resigned. The Lawrence Journal World reports that Brad Williams’ resignation took effect Jan. 6. Police spokesperson Patrick Compton did not indicate a reason for...

FILE - This file photo from Wednesday Jan. 6, 2021, shows Trump supporters swarming the Capitol, as Congress prepares to affirm President-elect Joe Biden's victory. A little used Civil War-era statute that outlaws waging war against the United States is getting a fresh look after the attacks on the Capitol. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Rare sedition charge gains interest after Capitol attack

Jan. 15, 2021 12:57 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A Civil War-era sedition law being dusted off for potential use in the mob attack on the U.S. Capitol was last successfully deployed a quarter-century ago in the prosecution of Islamic militants who plotted to bomb New York City landmarks. An Egyptian cleric, Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, and...

FILE – In this Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020 file photo, the Ohio National Guard directs traffic away from the debate hall in Cleveland where the first presidential debate between Republican candidate President Donald Trump and Democratic candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden was being held. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 that he has activated 580 National Guard men and women in preparations for potentially armed protests at the U.S. Capitol and the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

Ohio Statehouse, state offices to close amid protest threat

Jan. 14, 2021 1:17 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Statehouse and other state buildings in downtown Columbus will be closed through Inauguration Day as police officers, National Guard members and state troopers provide security and authorities prepare for possible protests by supporters of President Donald Trump, Gov. Mike DeWine...

Lawsuit filed on behalf of man injured in moped crash

Jan. 14, 2021 11:46 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Guardians of a Rhode Island moped driver who was sent into a coma with a head injury after he crashed while being followed closely by a Providence police cruiser filed a federal lawsuit on his behalf alleging brutality and excessive force. Kendra Thibault and Tia Tribble, identified...

Suspect who ran over 2 Yakima officers charged with assault

Jan. 13, 2021 8:43 AM EST

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A 43-year-old man accused of running over two Yakima police officers last week has been charged with first-degree assault. Prosecutors also charged Salvador Muñoz-Gonzalez with possession of a stolen motor vehicle and eluding police in connection with the Jan. 5 incident, the...

Trump supporters gesture to U.S. Capitol Police in the hallway outside of the Senate chamber at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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

Jan. 13, 2021 12:16 AM EST

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 work to identify members of the pro-Trump mob. Investigators are combing through thousands of tips, photos, videos and social media accounts to collect evidence against...

Trump supporters gesture to U.S. Capitol Police in the hallway outside of the Senate chamber at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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

Jan. 12, 2021 5:05 PM EST

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 work to identify members of the pro-Trump mob. Investigators are combing through thousands of tips, photos, videos and social media accounts to collect evidence against...