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President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump bristles at question about police killing Blacks

Jul. 14, 2020 7:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump bristled at a reporter's question about police killing African Americans and defended the right to display the Confederate flag as he continued to play into racial divisions in a pair of interviews Tuesday. In one interview, Trump seemed taken aback when asked why...

FILE - In this June 28, 2020, file photo, armed homeowners Mark and Patricia McCloskey, stand in front their house along Portland Place confront protesters marching to St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson's house in the Central West End of St. Louis. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson told reporters Tuesday, July 14, 2020, that President Donald Trump is focused on and concerned about the possibility that a white St. Louis couple could face criminal charges for displaying guns as they defended their home during a racial injustice protest. (Laurie Skrivan/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP, File)

Parson: Trump 'focused' on situation with St. Louis couple

Jul. 14, 2020 6:55 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson said President Donald Trump is focused on and concerned about the possibility that a white St. Louis couple could face criminal charges for displaying guns as they defended their home during a racial injustice protest. Parson told reporters Tuesday that he had...

The Confederate statue located in the Circle at the University of Mississippi is lowered to the ground as part of the process to move it to the Confederate Soldiers Cemetery on campus, in Oxford, Miss. Tuesday, July 14, 2020. (Bruce Newman/The Oxford Eagle via AP)

Ole Miss moves Confederate statue from prominent campus spot

Jul. 14, 2020 6:42 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Confederate monument that’s long been a divisive symbol at the University of Mississippi was removed Tuesday from a prominent spot on the Oxford campus, just two weeks after Mississippi surrendered the last state flag in the U.S. with the Confederate battle emblem. The marble...

Demonstrators, defying orders to maintain social distancing requirements, chant slogans and blow horns outside the Prime Minister's residence in Jerusalem, Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Thousands of Israelis demonstrated outside the official residence of Benjamin Netanyahu, calling on the embattled Israeli leader to resign as he faces a trial on corruption charges and grapples with a deepening coronavirus crisis. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Thousands of protesting Israelis call on Netanyahu to resign

Jul. 14, 2020 5:18 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Thousands of Israelis on Tuesday demonstrated outside the official residence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, calling on the embattled leader to resign as he faces a trial on corruption charges and grapples with a deepening coronavirus crisis. Netanyahu has seen his popularity drop...

FILE - In this May 31, 2020 file photo, police deploy tear gas to disperse a crowd during a protest in Philadelphia over the death of George Floyd. Floyd died May 25 after he was pinned at the neck by a Minneapolis police officer.  Three class-action lawsuits filed in Philadelphia on Tuesday, July 14,  accuse the city of using military-level force against peaceful demonstrators protesting racial inequality and police brutality.   (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Philadelphia protesters sue city over tear gas, use of force

Jul. 14, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Three civil rights lawsuits filed in Philadelphia on Tuesday accuse the city of using military-level force that injured protesters and bystanders alike during peaceful protests against racial inequality and police brutality. One lawsuit accuses Philadelphia police of lobbing tear gas...

FILE - This Nov. 28, 2007 file photo shows the exterior of the Governor's Mansion in Frankfort, Ky.  A security fence will go up around the Kentucky Governor's Mansion in response to a spring demonstration where armed protesters gathered outside the home and then hanged Gov. Andy Beshear in effigy, the governor's office said Tuesday, July 14, 2020. (Pam Spaulding/Courier Journal via AP)

Kentucky Governor's Mansion to get fence after protest

Jul. 14, 2020 3:52 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A security fence will go up around the Kentucky Governor's Mansion in response to a spring demonstration where armed protesters gathered outside the home and then hanged Gov. Andy Beshear in effigy, the governor's office said Tuesday. Security officials requested the fence be built...

Andrei Dmitriyev shows his presidential candidate's identification card after he was registered as a candidate for the presidential elections in Minsk, Belarus, Tuesday, July 14, 2020. The election commission has cleared Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and four other candidates for running in a presidential vote in August, but denied registration to Lukashenko's two main aspiring challengers. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

Belarus bars main challengers from presidential ballot

Jul. 14, 2020 3:49 PM EDT

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Election authorities in Belarus on Tuesday barred two main rivals of authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko from running in this summer's presidential election. The country's central election commission allowed five candidates on the ballot, denying spots to Valery Tsepkalo and...

UN court rules in Qatar's favor in aviation boycott case

Jul. 14, 2020 1:14 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Qatar won a legal battle Tuesday in its efforts to end a long-running aviation boycott by Arab neighbors when the United Nations’ highest court ruled in its favor in a procedural dispute linked to the boycott. The International Court of Justice rejected an appeal by...

FILE - In this July, 26, 2019 photo, actor and producer Michael B. Jordan poses for a portrait during the 2019 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills, Calif. Jordan has partnered with Amazon Studios for “A Night at the Drive-In” that will bring diverse films to drive-in theaters for free screenings. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Michael B. Jordan wants you to view a drive-in movie, on him

Jul. 14, 2020 11:35 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For Michael B. Jordan, timing is everything. So when the SAG award winner marched in a Los Angeles Black Lives Matter protest last month demanding that Hollywood drastically increase its diversity in the executive ranks, it was a moment he felt prepared for. ’I think it’s...

A veteran wears a face mask prior to a Bastille Day ceremony at Parc Borely, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 in Marseille, southern France. France is honoring nurses, ambulance drivers, supermarket cashiers and others on its biggest national holiday Tuesday. Bastille Day's usual grandiose military parade in Paris is being redesigned this year to celebrate heroes of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)

France says 'merci' to virus heroes on poignant Bastille Day

Jul. 14, 2020 10:51 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Medics in white coats replaced uniformed soldiers as stars of France’s Bastille Day ceremonies Tuesday, as the usual grandiose military parade in Paris was recalibrated to honor medics who died fighting COVID-19, supermarket cashiers, postal workers and other heroes of the pandemic. Yet...