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FILE - In this May 30, 2020, file photo, protesters demonstrate as a Salt Lake City police vehicle burns, in Salt Lake City. Investigators studied video footage to find Jackson Stuart Tamowski Patton, 26, who is accused of tossing a combustible substance into the patrol car, feeding the flames that destroyed it, prosecutors said in court documents. The Department of Justice is using aggressive tactics against those it has charged in the civil unrest over racism. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

AP finds most arrested in protests aren't leftist radicals

Oct. 20, 2020 2:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump portrays the hundreds of people arrested nationwide in protests against racial injustice as violent urban left-wing radicals. But an Associated Press review of thousands of pages of court documents tells a different story. Very few of those charged appear to be...

FILE — In this Tuesday, April 14, 2020 file photo, South African Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize, takes delivery of emergency medical equipment for COVID-19 from China, at OR Tambo Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa. Mkhize announced Monday, Oct. 19 2020 that he and his wife have tested positive for COVID-19, warning of a possible resurgence of the disease in the country. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe/File)

South Africa's health minister gets COVID-19, as cases rise

Oct. 19, 2020 10:08 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s health minister Dr. Zweli Mkhize has announced that he and his wife have tested positive for COVID-19 and warned of a possible resurgence of the disease in the country. Mkhize and his wife got positive results after they both displayed symptoms, he said in a...

Members of the Economic Freedom Fighters protest outside the magistrates court in Senekal, South Africa, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, where two suspects were to appear on charges of killing a white farmer in the area. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

Racial tensions rise in South Africa over farm killing

Oct. 16, 2020 1:30 PM EDT

SENEKAL, South Africa (AP) — A tense standoff between white farmers and Black activists gripped the South African town of Senekal Friday, as two men accused of killing a white farm manager were to appear in court. More than 100 police patrolled the area in front of the courthouse in the Free State...

FILE — In this Thursday, June 20, 2019 file photo, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers his State of the Nation Address in parliament in Cape Town, South Africa. Ramaphosa announced Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020 that his government will be extending relief measures to the country's poor who have been hurt by the economic downturn caused by COVID-19. (Rodger Bosch/Pool Photo via AP, FILE)

South Africa extends relief grants to help poor amid virus

Oct. 15, 2020 2:19 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced Thursday that his government will extend relief grants to 6 million of the country’s unemployed who have been hurt by the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. Ramaphosa, delivering an economic recovery plan to...

Russia approves 2nd virus vaccine after early trials

Oct. 14, 2020 2:41 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities have given regulatory approval to a second coronavirus vaccine after early-stage studies, two months after a similar move prompted widespread criticism from scientists both at home and abroad. Russian President Vladimir Putin made the announcement on Wednesday, during a...

Third place Renault driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia celebrates on the podium after the Eifel Formula One Grand Prix at the Nuerburgring racetrack in Nuerburg, Germany, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, Pool)

Ricciardo leaves mark on Renault F1 boss after winning bet

Oct. 11, 2020 12:24 PM EDT

NÜRBURG, Germany (AP) — Daniel Ricciardo's first podium finish for Renault comes with a special bonus. He gets to choose a tattoo for his boss. The Australian driver and Renault team principal Cyril Abiteboul had a bet that Abiteboul would get a tattoo of Ricciardo's choice if he could finish in the...

Today in History

Oct. 10, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Oct. 10, the 284th day of 2020. There are 82 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 10, 1845, the U.S. Naval Academy was established in Annapolis, Maryland. On this date: In 1911, Chinese revolutionaries launched an uprising which led to the...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end O.J. Howard (80) reacts as he leaves the field after getting injured against the Los Angeles Chargers during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio)

Bucs TE O.J. Howard ruptures Achilles tendon, out for season

Oct. 6, 2020 4:17 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end O.J. Howard will miss the remainder of the season after rupturing his right Achilles tendon. The Bucs placed the fourth-year pro on injured reserve Tuesday, the third time in Howard’s career that an injury has ended his season prematurely. Howard,...

Volunteers in Belarus get shots in virus vaccine trial

Oct. 1, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarus has started giving shots to volunteers in human trials of Russia's coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V, which received Russian government approval in August but drew considerable criticism from experts, as it had only been tested on several dozen people. The first Belarusian...

This combination photo of celebrities with birthdays from Oct. 4 - Oct. 10 shows, from left, Christoph Waltz, Kate Winslet, Emily Mortimer, Simon Cowell, Nick Cannon, Guillermo del Toro and Tanya Tucker. (AP Photo)

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 4-10

Sep. 28, 2020 7:50 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 4-10: Oct. 4: Country singer Leroy Van Dyke is 91. Actor Felicia Farr (“The Player,” “Kotch”) is 88. Author Roy Blount Jr. is 79. Author Anne Rice is 79. Actor Lori Saunders (“Petticoat Junction”) is 79. Actor Clifton Davis...