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A woman reacts as she marches holding an old Belarusian national flag in the center of Minsk, Belarus, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020.  Some thousands of people have flooded the cnetre of the Belarus capital, Minsk, in a show of anger over a brutal police crackdown this week on peaceful protesters that followed a disputed election. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

Thousands flood Belarus capital as election protests grow

Aug. 14, 2020 3:36 PM EDT

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Tens of thousands of people flooded the heart of the Belarus capital of Minsk on Friday in a show of anger over a brutal police crackdown this week on peaceful protesters that followed a disputed election, and authorities sought to ease rising public fury by freeing at least 2,000 who...

3 Mississippi police officers indicted in death of Black man

Aug. 14, 2020 2:50 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Three Mississippi police officers have been charged with second-degree murder in the death of a Black man last year, according to a recently unsealed indictment. A Hinds County grand jury indicted the officers in the January 2019 death of George Robinson, 62, according to the Aug. 5...

FILE - This combination of file photos provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office in Minnesota on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, shows Derek Chauvin, from left, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao. Prosecutors say they may revisit the issue of audio-visual coverage of the trials of four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd.  Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by him and the other Minneapolis police officers on May 25. Kueng, Lane and Thao have been charged with aiding and abetting Chauvin. (Hennepin County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Ex-cop's video captures crowd's horror during Floyd arrest

Aug. 14, 2020 1:56 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Newly released body-camera video from a third officer involved in George Floyd’s arrest captures for the first time the growing horror of onlookers who repeatedly pleaded with the officers to get off Floyd. The video made available Thursday comes from fired Officer Tou Thao, one...

Austin cuts police budget by 1/3 amid national 'defund' push

Aug. 13, 2020 6:52 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — In a unanimous vote, the Austin City Council moved Thursday to cut about one-third of next year's $434 million police budget amid national calls for “defunding” law enforcement agencies in favor of spending more money on social services. That will come to just over $150...

Israel charges 5 border policemen with robbing Palestinians

Aug. 13, 2020 12:21 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel on Thursday charged five members of its border security force with stealing from Palestinians who were crossing illegally into Israel from the West Bank. The officers were charged with armed robbery, assault causing harm and abuse of a defenseless person, among other crimes....

Ex-Boston police union boss charged with sex assault of girl

Aug. 13, 2020 11:31 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The former head of Boston's largest police union has been charged with sexually assaulting a girl and was ordered held Thursday on $100,000 bail. Patrick Rose, 66, a retired officer and the one-time president of the Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association, was arraigned on charges...

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) warms up before a NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)

Voting focus could be legacy for latest wave of NBA activism

Aug. 13, 2020 2:57 AM EDT

NBA players are building on the framework of Colin Kaepernick’s protests during the national anthem that helped raise awareness about police brutality, efforts that have permeated the league since it restarted its season in Florida last month amid the coronavirus pandemic. But where Kaepernick’s...

CORRECTING COUNTRY IN CAPTION TO BELARUS - People with old Belarusian National flag gather in a street protesting the election results in Minsk, Belarus, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. The demonstrators are contesting the official count showing President Alexander Lukashenko winning a sixth term with 80% of Sunday's vote, with crowds taking to the streets every night since to demand a recount. (AP Photo)

Thousands in Belarus decry president's reelection as rigged

Aug. 12, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Thousands of protesters rallied in Belarus’ capital and other cities for a fourth straight night Wednesday, decrying an election they say was rigged to extend the 26-year rule of the country's authoritarian leader and the crackdown on subsequent demonstrations. In several parts...

2 Indiana cops charged with battery in protesters' arrests

Aug. 12, 2020 2:51 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A grand jury indicted two Indianapolis police officers on battery and other charges following an investigation into allegations that they used excessive force while arresting demonstrators at a May protest over the death of George Floyd, a prosecutor announced Wednesday. Johnathan...

FILE - In this June 27, 2019, file photo, then-Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., listens to questions after the Democratic primary debate hosted by NBC News at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Art in Miami. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate, first Black woman

Aug. 12, 2020 12:11 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate, making history by selecting the first Black woman to compete on a major party’s presidential ticket and acknowledging the vital role Black voters will play in his bid to defeat President Donald Trump. In...