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Jaroslaw Kaczynski, leader of Poland's ruling conservative Law and Justice party, takes part in a parliamentary session in Warsaw, Poland, Monday, April 6, 2020. Uncertainty over whether Poland will hold a postal presidential election during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic deepened Monday after a deputy prime minister resigned, leaving Kaczynski's ruling party without enough votes to approve an exclusively mail-in ballot. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Polish parliament approves election only by postal vote

Apr. 6, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish lawmakers voted late Monday to conduct the country's forthcoming presidential elections exclusively through postal voting due to the lockdown imposed for the coronavirus pandemic. Parliament also empowered house speaker Elzbieta Witek to push back the date of the election, if...

Police: Pilot killed in small plane crash

Apr. 6, 2020 4:09 PM EDT

BATTLE GROUND, Wash. (AP) — A pilot died in a small plane crash north of Vancouver, Washington, police said. At about 9:20 a.m. Monday, a resident west of the private Daybreak Airport near the town of Battle Ground reported seeing an ultralight airplane possibly crash near the runway, according to the...

In this Thursday, April 2, 2020, photo, Tulsa River Spirit Expo Center is mostly empty at the Tulsa Fairgrounds in Tulsa, Okla. (Stephen Pingry/Tulsa World via AP)

The Latest: UN to decide in month whether to delay meeting

Apr. 4, 2020 1:29 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: —CDC recommending Americans cover their faces when leaving...

FILE - In this June 15, 2015, file photo, Dallas Police Chief David Brown briefs the media about a shooting at Dallas Police headquarters in Dallas. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday, April 2, 2020, named Brown to lead the police force in the nation's third largest city. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

Chicago's new top cop guided by Dallas tenure, son's death

Apr. 3, 2020 7:05 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — As daunting as the challenges that await him as the new chief of a Chicago Police Department under pressure to implement sweeping court-ordered reforms may seem, they pale compared to what David Brown Sr. had to overcome 10 years ago following an afternoon phone call on Father’s Day....

An Impoverished Indians gives his finger print on a biometric machine after purchasing food ration in Prayagraj, India, Thursday, April 2, 2020. India is adding more resources to tackle its increase in coronavirus cases by announcing that private hospitals may be requisitioned to help treat virus patients, and turning railway cars and a motor racing circuit into makeshift quarantine facilities. The steps were taken after a nationwide lockdown announced last week by Prime Minister Narendra Modi led to a mass exodus of migrant workers from cities to their villages, often on foot and without food and water, raising fears that the virus may have reached to the countryside, where health care facilities are limited. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

The Latest: India's PM looks to boost country's morale

Apr. 3, 2020 12:38 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — India's PM urges citizens to light candles Sunday night to...

Former Dallas Police Chief David Brown, left, speaks to reporters after Mayor Lori Lightfoot, right, nominated him to be Chicago's next police superintendent Thursday, April 2, 2020. (Tyler LaRiviere/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Mayor taps ex-Dallas chief to head Chicago police force

Apr. 2, 2020 9:46 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday named former Dallas police Chief David Brown to head the police force in the nation's third largest city, touting his humility and calling him “a leader who commands respect.” Lightfoot introduced Brown as the next superintendent of the...

AP source: Chicago mayor to name former Dallas police Chief David Brown to lead the Chicago Police Department

Apr. 2, 2020 4:48 PM EDT
CHICAGO (AP) — AP source: Chicago mayor to name former Dallas police Chief David Brown to lead the Chicago Police Department.
Vehicles from the Madison Police Department, Dane County Sheriff's Office and the University of Wisconsin Police Department are stationed outside the UW-Arboretum in Madison, Wis. as law enforcement personnel investigate a double homicide Tuesday, March 31, 2020. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

Wisconsin doctor, husband targeted and killed, police say

Apr. 2, 2020 1:19 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin-Madison police investigators were working Thursday to determine why a respected physician and her husband were targeted and killed. The bodies of Dr. Beth Potter, 52 and her husband, Robin Carre, 57, were found by a jogger Tuesday morning in the UW Arboretum, a...

Laundromat owner Jesus Vazquez pauses before closing his shop to comply with the government's curfew aimed at curbing the spread of the new coronavirus, which is shuttering all non-essential businesses for two weeks in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Friday, March 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

Puerto Rico acknowledges missteps as coronavirus peak looms

Apr. 1, 2020 6:52 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's newest health secretary on Wednesday acknowledged a series of mistakes the government has committed as the U.S. territory prepares for a peak in coronavirus cases. Lorenzo González, who is the third health secretary to serve in the span of two weeks, said the...

Police: Officer fatally shoots armed man in East Baltimore

Mar. 31, 2020 7:18 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Two shootings in the streets of Baltimore just before Maryland's stay-at-home directive took effect led to the fatal shooting of an armed man by a police officer. A report in The Baltimore Sun said the officer has shot and killed four other people in the past 10 years. The department's...