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Tim McCarthy, Orland Park Police Chief and former Secret Service agent who was wounded protecting President Ronald Reagan in 1981, stands alongside Gov. Pat Quinn in July 2012 during a press conference in Illinois. McCarthy is retiring Aug. 1, 2020 according to the village of Orland Park. McCarthy has served as chief since 1994. (Dom Najolia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Police chief shot in Reagan assassination attempt retiring

Jul. 2, 2020 3:19 PM EDT

ORLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago police chief who was wounded in the assassination attempt on then-President Ronald Reagan is retiring after nearly half a century in law enforcement. Tim McCarthy, who has served as Orland Park's police chief for 26 years, is retiring Aug. 1. McCarthy, 71, said...

Harry Britt, who succeeded San Francisco's Harvey Milk, dies

Jun. 25, 2020 12:11 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Harry Britt, who replaced assassinated San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk and over 14 years fought for progressive and gay rights measures, has died. He was 82. Britt died Wednesday, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. A one-time Methodist minister, Britt worked with Milk,...

Montenegro to hold parliamentary election on Aug. 30

Jun. 20, 2020 12:29 PM EDT

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegro’s president on Saturday set the small Balkan nation's next parliamentary election for Aug. 30. The election will be held amid tension between elected officials and the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro over a religious property law that triggered...

Czech ambassador to Russia, Vitezslav Pivonka speaks to the media as he leaves the Russia's Foreign Ministry building in Moscow, Russia, Monday, June 15, 2020. Russia’s Foreign Ministry says it has expelled two Czech diplomats in a quid pro quo response to Prague’s action amid tensions rooted in differences over history. The ministry said it summoned the Czech ambassador Monday to announce the move, saying the two diplomats must leave Russia by Wednesday.  (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Russia expels 2 Czech diplomats in quid pro quo move

Jun. 15, 2020 9:10 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Foreign Ministry on Monday ordered two Czech diplomats to leave the country in a quid-pro-quo response to Prague's expulsion of Russian diplomats, amid tensions rooted in differences over history. The ministry said it summoned the Czech ambassador Monday to announce the move, saying...

FILE  - In this file photo taken on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, the monument of Soviet World War II commander Ivan Stepanovic Konev is pictured in Prague, Czech Republic. Relations between the Czech Republic and Russia have taken a turn for the worse in a series of disputes over the interpretation of historical events. Three Prague politicians whose recent actions upset Russia have been placed under police protection amid a media report that Russian intelligence services have been plotting to poison them with the deadly toxin ricin. Russia has opened a criminal investigation into Prague's removal of a war memorial to a World War II hero, among other actions that have tested diplomatic ties.  (AP Photo/Petr David Josek/File)

Czech PM: Russian diplomat spread fake report of poison plot

Jun. 5, 2020 1:04 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic’s spy agency has discovered that a diplomat from the Russian Embassy in Prague spread false information about a Russian assassin arriving to allegedly target the Czech capital’s mayors, Prime Minister Andrej Babis said Friday. Babis said the findings of the...

POOL - In this Sunday, May 24, 2020 photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accompanied by members of his Likud Party in masks delivers a statement before entering the district court in Jerusalem. Netanyahu's fulminating tirade against Israel's legal system on the steps of a Jerusalem courthouse managed to even overshadow the opening of his historic corruption trial. Surrounded by loyal deputies, and with hundreds of impassioned supporters cheering him outside and echoing his charges, Netanyahu's onslaught capped a years-long campaign that has bitterly divided the country and raised fears of irreparably tearing apart the delicate fabric of Israeli society. (AP Photo/Yonatan Sindel/Pool Photo via AP)

A stunning tirade highlights Israeli divide over Netanyahu

May. 27, 2020 1:35 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — He named names of police investigators and prosecutors. He accused them of using “Soviet style” extortion to turn witnesses against him. He even claimed that elderly Holocaust survivors were on his side, sympathizing with his plight. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has long...

Brazil arrests Argentine dictatorship fugitive on Rio coast

May. 12, 2020 9:44 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's federal police agency says it has arrested a former Argentine navy officer accused of dictatorship-era crimes, including crimes against humanity and kidnapping. The federal police didn’t release his identity, but a source with direct knowledge confirmed the man to be...

FILE - In this Nov. 22, 1963 file photo, the limousine carrying mortally wounded President John F. Kennedy races toward the hospital seconds after he was shot in Dallas. Secret Service agent Clinton Hill is riding on the back of the car, Nellie Connally, wife of Texas Gov. John Connally, bends over her wounded husband, and first lady Jacqueline Kennedy leans over the president. (AP Photo/Justin Newman, File)

National traumas familiar for virus-hit, unscathed countries

May. 4, 2020 7:27 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — National traumas or major political convulsions have been familiar and bloodied territory in the latter 20th and early 21st centuries for some of the countries currently ravaged by the coronavirus. Whether by long and brutal wars, invasions, civil wars, revolutions, terror attacks,...