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Dawit Kelete wears handcuffs chained to his waist as he walks into a court appearance Monday, July 6, 2020, in Seattle. Kelete is accused of driving a car on to a closed Seattle freeway and hitting two protesters, killing one, over the weekend. Seattle has been the site of prolonged unrest over the death of George Floyd, a Black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Driver who hit Seattle protesters charged with 3 felonies

Jul. 8, 2020 8:28 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Prosecutors on Wednesday filed three felony charges against the man who hit two protesters with his car, killing one, while driving on a Seattle freeway that was closed for Black Lives Matter demonstrations. The King County Prosecuting Attorney's office charged Dawit Kelete, 27, with...

Emergency workers tend to an injured person on the ground after a driver sped through a protest-related closure on the Interstate 5 freeway in Seattle, authorities said early Saturday, July 4, 2020. Dawit Kelete, 27, has been arrested and booked on two counts of vehicular assault. (James Anderson via AP)

Protester killed on Seattle freeway was dedicated to cause

Jul. 5, 2020 9:21 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A person killed Saturday when a man who drove his car onto a closed Seattle freeway and into a crowd protesting police brutality was remembered Sunday as someone who was dedicated to the cause. The other person hit in the incident, meanwhile, remained in serious condition Sunday at a...

Emergency workers tend to an injured person on the ground after a driver sped through a protest-related closure on the Interstate 5 freeway in Seattle, authorities said early Saturday, July 4, 2020. Dawit Kelete, 27, has been arrested and booked on two counts of vehicular assault. (James Anderson via AP)

Police: 2 women hit by car on Seattle highway amid protest

Jul. 4, 2020 10:53 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A 27-year-old man drove a car onto a closed freeway in Seattle early Saturday and barreled through a panicked crowd of protesters, critically injuring two women, officials said. Dawit Kelete of Seattle drove the car around vehicles that were blocking Interstate 5 and sped into the crowd...

Protesters and journalists gather around a United States flag as it burns outside the White House on a section of 16th Street that has been renamed Black Lives Matter Plaza, Saturday, July 4, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

The Latest: Columbus statue yanked, tossed into Inner Harbor

Jul. 4, 2020 10:47 PM EDT

The Latest on protests over racial inequality: BALTIMORE — Baltimore protesters have pulled down a statue of Christopher Columbus and thrown it into the city’s Inner Harbor. News outlets reported that demonstrators used ropes to topple the monument in the Little Italy neighborhood on Saturday night....

5 die after SUV crosses interstate median in South Carolina

Jul. 3, 2020 2:10 PM EDT

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Five of the seven people inside a SUV were killed Thursday after their vehicle crossed an interstate median in South Carolina and hit two tractor trailers, state troopers said. The 2001 Chevrolet was heading east on Interstate 26 near Orangeburg when the driver lost control around...

A woman passes in front of burned tires and garbage containers set on fire by anti-government protesters to block roads, during a protest against the economic crisis, in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Protesters closed several major roads in the Lebanese capital amid rising anger as the currency hit a new record low on the black market, electricity cuts increased and the government raised the price of bread for the first time in more than a decade. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

Protests as currency slides, price of bread rises in Lebanon

Jun. 30, 2020 2:33 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Protesters closed several major roads in the Lebanese capital Beirut on Tuesday amid rising anger as the currency hit a new record low on the black market, electricity cuts increased and the government raised the price of bread for the first time in more than a decade. Reflecting the...

Protesters fill Boulder Ave. after Tulsa Police fired pepper balls at them after President Donald Trump's campaign rally at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Saturday, June 20, 2020.(Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP)

Trump supporters, protesters face off outside Oklahoma rally

Jun. 21, 2020 12:51 AM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — President Donald Trump's supporters faced off with protesters shouting “Black Lives Matter" Saturday in Tulsa as the president took the stage for his first campaign rally in months amid public health concerns about the coronavirus and fears that the event could lead to violence...

Federal judge formally ends 'Bridgegate' criminal case

Jun. 12, 2020 4:22 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge formally brought an end Friday to the criminal case stemming from the 2013 George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal known as “Bridgegate.” An order published Friday dismissed the indictments against Bill Baroni and Bridget Kelly, whose 2016 corruption...

An anti-government protester chants slogans as others burn wood and barriers to block a road during a protest against the political leadership they blame for the economic and financial crisis, in Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, June 11, 2020. (AP Photo / Hussein Malla)

Lebanese take to the streets as currency hits a new low

Jun. 12, 2020 1:20 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Hundreds of Lebanese poured into the streets to protest the tumbling of the national currency to a new low against the dollar Thursday, blocking roads and highways in several places across the small country that had started slowly opening up after months of coronavirus restrictions. In...

In this photo taken Monday, June 1, 2020, Tanzanian truck driver Ally Akida Samwel washes his hands next to his truck as he waits to be allowed to enter on the Kenya side of the Namanga border crossing with Tanzania. Africa's long-haul truckers carry food, fuel and other essential supplies along dangerous roads, but now they say they are increasingly accused of carrying the coronavirus as well. The drivers say they are stigmatized and even threatened in some countries. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)

Africa's essential truckers say they face virus stigma

Jun. 7, 2020 5:08 AM EDT

NAMANGA, Kenya (AP) — They haul food, fuel and other essential supplies along sometimes dangerous roads during tough economic times. But Africa's long-distance truckers say they are increasingly being accused of carrying something else: the coronavirus. While hundreds of truckers have tested positive for...