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Pope Francis delivers his blessing during the Angelus noon prayer he recited from the window of his studio overlooking St.Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

NBA players hailed by pope at Vatican for demanding justice

Nov. 23, 2020 4:36 PM EST

Pope Francis met with NBA players at the Vatican on Monday, lauding them as “champions" and saying he supported their work on social justice. The five players — Marco Belinelli, Sterling Brown, Jonathan Isaac, Kyle Korver and Anthony Tolliver — were joined in the delegation by NBA players'...

Rittenhouse attorney says judge allowed him on case

Nov. 23, 2020 3:26 PM EST

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A California attorney said Monday that a Kenosha County judge will allow him to appear in court on behalf of an Illinois 17-year-old accused of killing two people during a protest in Wisconsin. John Pierce, of Los Angeles, is not licensed to practice in Wisconsin and would need the...

This undated booking photo from the Antioch (Illinois) Police Department shows Kyle Rittenhouse, who has been charged with fatally shooting two men and injuring a third during protest in Kenosha, Wis., in late August. In an interview with the Chicago Tribune, Wendy Rittenhouse said neither her son nor the protesters should have been on the street that night and put much of the blame for what happened on police and the governor.  “The police should have helped the businesses out instead of having a 17-year-old kid helping him,

Teen charged in killings poses with 'Silver Spoons' actor

Nov. 21, 2020 11:57 AM EST

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — An Illinois 17-year-old accused of killing two people during a protest in Wisconsin was seen smiling in a photo with his lawyer and “Silver Spoons” actor Ricky Schroder after being released from custody by posting a $2 million bond. Kyle Rittenhouse is accused of fatally...

This undated booking photo from the Antioch (Illinois) Police Department shows Kyle Rittenhouse, who has been charged with fatally shooting two men and injuring a third during protest in Kenosha, Wis., in late August. In an interview with the Chicago Tribune, Wendy Rittenhouse said neither her son nor the protesters should have been on the street that night and put much of the blame for what happened on police and the governor.  “The police should have helped the businesses out instead of having a 17-year-old kid helping him,

Illinois teen charged in protest slayings posts $2M bail

Nov. 20, 2020 4:26 PM EST

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A 17-year-old from Illinois who is charged with killing two people during a protest in Wisconsin and whose case has become a rallying cry for some conservatives posted $2 million bail Friday and was released from custody. Kyle Rittenhouse is accused of fatally shooting Joseph Rosenbaum...

This undated booking photo from the Antioch (Illinois) Police Department shows Kyle Rittenhouse, who has been charged with fatally shooting two men and injuring a third during protest in Kenosha, Wis., in late August. In an interview with the Chicago Tribune, Wendy Rittenhouse said neither her son nor the protesters should have been on the street that night and put much of the blame for what happened on police and the governor.  “The police should have helped the businesses out instead of having a 17-year-old kid helping him,

Teen in Wisconsin protest deaths used pandemic funds for gun

Nov. 19, 2020 4:27 PM EST

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — An Illinois teenager who is charged with shooting three people, including two fatally, during a Wisconsin protest over police brutality said he used pandemic relief funds to pay for the assault-style rifle that a friend purchased for him. Kyle Rittenhouse spoke to The Washington Post...

CORRECTS BYLINE TO  BRIAN PASSINO INSTEAD OF JOHN SLOCA - Kenosha Police officer Rusten Sheskey poses for a photo in 2019 in Wisconsin. State authorities identified Sheskey, a seven-year veteran of the Kenosha Police Department, as the officer who shot Jacob Blake. (Brian Passino/The Kenosha News via AP)

Report: 5 investigations of Wisconsin officer who shot Blake

Nov. 13, 2020 4:12 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The white Kenosha, Wisconsin, police officer who shot a Black man in the back, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down, had been the the subject of five internal investigations since he joined the department in 2013. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that it has reviewed the...

Wendy Rittenhouse poses for a portrait on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, in a Chicago suburb. Rittenhouse, the mother of Kyle Rittenhouse, the teen charged in the fatal shooting of two men protesting the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wis., said neither her son nor the protesters should have been on the street that night and put much of the blame for what happened on police and the governor.  “The police should have helped the businesses out instead of having a 17-year-old kid helping him,

Kenosha shooter's mother tries to deflect blame from her son

Nov. 10, 2020 12:29 PM EST

ANTIOCH, Ill. (AP) — The mother of an Illinois 17-year-old charged in the fatal shooting of two men during a protest in Wisconsin said neither her son nor the protesters should have been on the street that night and put much of the blame for what happened on police and the governor. Kyle Rittenhouse, of...

Man charged with supplying gun in deadly Wisconsin protest

Nov. 9, 2020 5:49 PM EST

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a Wisconsin man with supplying the gun that police say an Illinois teen used to kill two people during a protest over police brutality in August. Online court records show prosecutors in Kenosha charged 19-year-old Dominick Black on Nov. 3 with two felony...

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2020, file photo Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a drive-in rally at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

How Biden navigated pandemic politics to win the White House

Nov. 8, 2020 12:22 AM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden was fresh off winning the Michigan primary and effectively capturing the Democratic presidential nomination, a prize he'd sought for the better part of three decades. Instead of plotting a strategy to build momentum, he was contemplating an abrupt halt. He gathered his...

Man shot by police in Wisconsin reaches plea in assault case

Nov. 6, 2020 3:20 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Black man paralyzed in a Wisconsin police shooting reached a plea deal Friday to settle a sexual assault case pending against him. Online court records indicate prosecutors dropped a felony third-degree sexual assault charge and a misdemeanor criminal trespass charge against...