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Heightened unrest in Philadelphia after Black man's killing

Oct. 28, 2020 3:41 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A tense Philadelphia braced for more demonstrations Wednesday over the police killing of a Black man following two nights of protests that set off clashes with police and break-ins of stores on the other side of the city. The death of Walter Wallace Jr., who was fatally shot by police...

A women's rights activist with a poster of the Women's Strike action protests in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020 against recent tightening of Poland's restrictive abortion law. Massive nationwide protests have been held ever since a top court ruled Thursday that abortions due to fetal congenital defects are unconstitutional. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Poles join strike as protests against abortion ruling expand

Oct. 28, 2020 3:41 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — People across Poland stayed off their jobs and huge crowds poured onto the streets for a seventh straight day of protests Wednesday, enraged over a top court ruling that bans abortions in cases of fetal abnormalities. Tens of thousands of people, gathering in defiance of pandemic...

FILE - This is a July 26, 2019, file photo showing Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey during an NBA basketball news conference in Houston. The Philadelphia 76ers are in advanced negotiations with Morey to become president of basketball operations as part of the overhaul of the front office that began after an underachieving season. The deal is expected to be finalized as early as this weekend, multiple people with direct knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because it has not been made official. Morey and the Rockets split a little over a year after he sparked a rift between the NBA and Chinese government. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

AP sources: Morey in advanced talks to lead 76ers

Oct. 28, 2020 3:39 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers are in advanced negotiations with former Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey to become president of basketball operations as part of their front-office overhaul that began after an underachieving season, multiple people with direct knowledge of the...

Italian Interior Minister Giuliana Lamorgese addresses the Senate on days of protests following Italy’s latest anti-virus restrictions  in Rome, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Italy reported nearly 25,000 new confirmed coronavirus infections as the interior minister accused right-wing extremists, soccer hooligans and anarchists of using widespread malcontent over new anti-virus restrictions as a pretext to wage “urban guerrilla” violence. (Roberto Monaldo/LaPresse via AP)

The Latest: Italy hits daily high of nearly 25,000 cases

Oct. 28, 2020 3:34 PM EDT

ROME — Italy reached a new daily record of nearly 25,000 confirmed coronavirus cases and added 205 deaths on Wednesday. Nearly 1,000 people were admitted to hospitals nationwide and 125 more in intensive care. Interior Minister Luciana Lamorgese briefed the Senate on protests following Italy’s...

A woman holds a poster reading:'The culture dies' as she attends a protest of people working in the entertainment and event industry against the German government's economic policies to combat the spread of the coronavirus and COVID-19 disease and demand more support for their business, in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. (Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Germany, France look to more limits to curb rebounding virus

Oct. 28, 2020 3:30 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German officials agreed to impose a four-week partial lockdown and the French government announced a nationwide lockdown Wednesday as European governments sought to stop a fast-rising tide of coronavirus cases sweeping the continent. The World Health Organization says the European region...

Vice President Mike Pence acknowledges the crowd at the beginning of a campaign event at an airport in Wilmington, N.C., Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. (Matt Born/The Star-News via AP)

The Latest: Site of Pence rally agrees to follow virus rules

Oct. 28, 2020 3:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 3:25 p.m. The lease holder at a Reno airport hangar where Vice President Mike Pence plans a rally Thursday has signed an agreement that requires the Republican National Committee to adhere to all Nevada COVID-19 restrictions,...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a virtual public health briefing at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del., Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Biden vows not to make 'false promises' about pandemic

Oct. 28, 2020 3:11 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Joe Biden vowed Wednesday not to campaign “on the false promises of being able to end this pandemic by flipping a switch,” pledging instead to prioritize science, while President Donald Trump used the race's final days keeping a whirlwind schedule aimed at focusing on...

Iranian protesters hold defaced pictures of French President Emmanuel Macron during a protest against Macron and the publishing of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad they deem blasphemous, in front of French Embassy in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Macron has vowed his country will not back down from its secular ideals and defense of free speech. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

Turkish leaders condemn Charlie Hebdo cartoon of Erdogan

Oct. 28, 2020 2:51 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish officials on Wednesday railed against French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo over its cover-page cartoon mocking Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and accused the publication of sowing “the seeds of hatred and animosity.” The cartoon could further heighten...

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko attends a meeting in Minsk, Belarus, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. (Nikolai Petrov/BelTA Pool Photo via AP)

Belarus minister says police could use guns during protests

Oct. 28, 2020 1:21 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The interior minister of Belarus warned that authorities wouldn't hesitate to approve the use of live ammunition on protesters if it's necessary to quash more than 2 1/2 months of demonstrations against the reelection of the country's authoritarian president. In a YouTube interview...

FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 23, 2020 file photo, people drive past burnt toll gates with anti police slogans sprayed across, in Lagos. Nigeria's army has on Tuesday, Oct. 27 admitted its soldiers were deployed at the Lekki Toll Plaza in Lagos where live rounds were fired last week, killing several peaceful protesters prompting global outrage. At least 10 protesters were killed in the Lekki plaza shooting on Oct. 20, according to Amnesty International.(AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, file)

Nigeria's army admits its soldiers were at Lagos shootings

Oct. 28, 2020 12:52 PM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's army has admitted its soldiers were deployed at the Lekki Toll Plaza in Lagos where live rounds were fired last week, killing several peaceful protesters prompting global outrage. At least 10 protesters were killed in the Lekki plaza shooting on Oct. 20, according to Amnesty...