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NYPD fires officer 5 years after Garner's chokehold death

Aug. 19, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After five years of investigations and protests, the New York City Police Department on Monday fired an officer involved in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, the unarmed man whose dying gasps of "I can't breathe" gave voice to a national debate over race and police use of force....

The Latest: Mayor says justice served in firing of officer

Aug. 19, 2019 2:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Eric Garner case (all times local): 2:50 p.m. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says the police commissioner's firing of the officer whose chokehold contributed to the death of an unarmed black man means that "justice was served." De Blasio said Monday he...

Zimbabwe court bans anti-government protest in Bulawayo

Aug. 19, 2019 1:07 PM EDT

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's courts upheld a police order banning an anti-government demonstration Monday in Bulawayo, the country's second largest city. Police prevented representatives the Movement for Democratic Change, the opposition party that had tried to organize the protest, from addressing...

Pakistan decries cross-border fire as Kashmir security eases

Aug. 19, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Pakistan said Indian troops fired across the Line of Control in the disputed Kashmir region, killing two civilians and wounding another, as some security restrictions were lifted Monday in the main city of Srinagar. Pakistan and Indian often exchange fire in the Himalayan region, but...

Turkey removes 3 pro-Kurdish mayors from office

Aug. 19, 2019 8:53 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — In a new government crackdown on a pro-Kurdish party, Turkey on Monday removed from office the elected mayors of three cities in the mostly Kurdish-populated southeast region over their alleged links to rebels, replacing them with government appointees. The mayors of the cities of...

Far-right and antifa groups both claim victory at Portland

Aug. 18, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — With both the left and the right declaring victory following a long-hyped rally that had Portland, Oregon, on edge it seems the liberal city will continue to be a flashpoint in an increasingly divided country. City officials were mostly relieved that a downtown gathering Saturday of...

The Latest: Hong Kong protesters disperse peacefully

Aug. 18, 2019 3:50 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 12:05 a.m. Protesters gathered outside Hong Kong's government headquarters have peacefully dispersed after fellow demonstrators urged them to go home. Sunday's pro-democracy rally, attended by hundreds of thousands, concluded a rare...

Mexico City assesses monument damage after anti-rape march

Aug. 18, 2019 3:47 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Workers erected a wooden wall around Mexico City's iconic Angel of Independence monument Saturday after feminists defaced it with graffiti during a raucous protest over a string of alleged rapes by police. The disorder Friday night erupted as part of protests that arose this week over a...

Wildfire forces 4,000 to evacuate in Spain's Canary Islands

Aug. 18, 2019 12:38 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Around 4,000 people were evacuated Sunday because of wildfires that, for the second time in a week, ravaged the countryside of one of Spain's Canary Islands. The latest blaze broke out on Saturday afternoon near the town of Valleseco on Gran Canaria island in the Atlantic Ocean archipelago....

The Latest: 'Long and arduous' protests in Portland, Oregon

Aug. 17, 2019 11:33 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on a right-wing rally and counter protests in Portland, Oregon (all times local): 6:58 p.m. More than a dozen people were arrested for things like disorderly conduct and unlawful use of a weapon in Portland, Oregon, during what the police chief described as a "long and...