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Nevada man accused of assaulting officers at US Capitol riot

Dec. 03, 2021 19:51 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 34-year-old Nevada man has been arrested on multiple charges related to the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, including assaulting law officers with what prosecutors say appeared to be a table leg with a protruding nail. A U.S. magistrate in Reno...

EXPLAINER: Who are the jurors for trial of Kim Potter?

Dec. 03, 2021 18:02 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A look at the jurors who will hear testimony in the manslaughter trial of former suburban Minneapolis police officer Kim Potter, who is charged in the April shooting death of 20-year-old Black motorist Daunte Wright. Potter says she meant to use her Taser on Wright and...

Belarus mother imprisoned for 'unsanctioned mass gatherings'

Dec. 03, 2021 12:34 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A Belarus court on Friday sentenced a neighborhood activist to four years in prison for creating an “extremist group” on the messaging app Telegram, the country's top rights group, Viasna, reported. Volha Zalatar, a 38-year old mother of five...

Serbia and Russia pledge to combat 'color revolutions'

Dec. 03, 2021 12:33 PM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia and Russia pledged Friday to combat popular revolts known as “color revolutions” that the countries' top security officials described as instruments of the West to destabilize “free states,” according to a statement issued by Serbia’s interior...

Kurdish activists enter grounds of chemical weapons watchdog

Dec. 03, 2021 08:44 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dozens of flag-waving demonstrators from a Kurdish organization broke into the Dutch grounds of the global chemical weapons watchdog Friday to protest what they alleged was the use of chemical weapons by Turkish forces. Police said they...

Libyan court says Gadhafi's son can run for president

Dec. 02, 2021 23:43 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A Libyan court ruled Thursday that a son of the late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi can compete in upcoming presidential elections, overturning a decision by the country's top electoral body to disqualify him. A court in the southern province of Sabha...

Ohio police shootings in recent years led to reckoning

Dec. 02, 2021 17:12 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A series of shootings by white Ohio police officers of Black adults and children in recent years and subsequent racial injustice protests have led to calls for changes in policing in the state, new use of force requirements and implementation of body cameras. ...

Union: Group homes owner threatens striking workers' jobs

Dec. 02, 2021 15:54 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Group home workers in Connecticut who have been on strike for nearly two months said Thursday that owner Sunrise Group has threatened to permanently replace them as they continue to seek a new contract with better wages and health care benefits. ...

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2021

Dec. 02, 2021 13:59 PM EST

They both carved out sterling reputations as military and political leaders over years of public service. But both also saw their legacies tarnished by their actions in the long, bloody war in Iraq. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell and former Defense Secretary...

Rights group says Myanmar forces purposely killed protesters

Dec. 02, 2021 02:53 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — The killing of at least 65 protesters in Myanmar’s biggest city on March 14 this year was planned and premeditated, and the perpetrators must be brought to justice, a rights watchdog said in a report released Thursday. Human Rights Watch accused...