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FILE - In this June 15, 2020, file photo, members of the Colorado House of Representatives toil as lawmakers try to wrap up the 2020 session in the State Capitol in Denver. In an effort to keep Colorado residents fed and employed this winter, Colorado's Legislature concluded a special session Wednesday, Dec. 2, by passing bills offering assistance to restaurants and food pantries struggling to keep their doors open during the coronavirus pandemic. This week's session, called by Gov. Jared Polis, also passed bills creating and expanding several grant programs to improve internet access for students, assist childcare providers and aid individuals struggling to pay their utility and housing bills. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Colorado lawmakers OK COVID-19 aid, say more is needed

Dec. 2, 2020 7:36 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — In an effort to keep Colorado residents fed and employed this winter, the state Legislature concluded a special session Wednesday by passing bills offering assistance to restaurants and food pantries struggling to keep their doors open during the pandemic. Democratic Sen. Tammy Story, the...

Music producer identified only by his first name, Michel, is pictured on his way to the Inspectorate General of the National Police, known by its French acronym IGPN, in Paris, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin ordered several Paris police officers suspended after the publication of videos showing them beating up a Black man and using tear gas against him with no apparent reason. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Paris police suspended over beating of Black man

Nov. 26, 2020 2:55 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — A Black man beaten up by several French police officers said he is seeking justice after the publication of videos showing officers repeatedly punching him, using a truncheon and tear gas against him for no apparent reason. French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin ordered the officers involved...

FILE - In this Monday, May 14, 2012, file photo, protesters stand in front of the federal courthouse during the arraignment of hacker Jeremy Hammond, in New York. Hammond, who is serving a 10-year prison sentence for breaking into computer systems of security firms and law-enforcement agencies, will serve out the remainder of his term in a Chicago halfway house, a U.S. Bureau of Prison spokesman said Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Hacker closing out prison sentence in Chicago halfway house

Nov. 18, 2020 10:42 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Computer hacker Jeremy Hammond, who is serving a 10-year prison sentence for breaking into computer systems of security firms and law-enforcement agencies, will serve out the remainder of his term in a Chicago halfway house, a U.S. Bureau of Prison spokesman said Wednesday. Hammond, who has...

Policemen walk past a burning barricade during a protest after the security forces blocked the access to the house of the former president Henri Konan Bedie, in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. Ivory Coast's electoral commission said Tuesday that President Alassane Ouattara had overwhelmingly won a third term in office after his two main opponents boycotted the election and called his candidacy illegal. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

Ivory Coast president meets opposition leader amid tensions

Nov. 11, 2020 4:51 PM EST

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Ivory Coast opposition leader Henri Konan Bedie met with President Alassane Ouattara Wednesday after contesting his re-election to a third term in an effort to start a dialogue to avoid a crisis in the West African nation. The two leaders said they had managed to break the ice...

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara casts his vote as his wife Dominique Ouattara, left, looks on at a polling station during presidential elections in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020.  Tens of thousands of security forces are deployed across Ivory Coast on Saturday as the leading opposition parties boycotted the election, calling President Ouattara's bid for a third term illegal. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

Ivory Coast opposition asserts 12 dead in election violence

Oct. 31, 2020 2:25 PM EDT

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Ivory Coast's main opposition parties boycotting the presidential vote asserted Saturday that at least a dozen people had died in election day clashes as incumbent leader Alassane Ouattara sought a controversial third term. The election has revived painful memories of the West...

3 Indiana hospital systems: Racism a ‘public health crisis’

Oct. 24, 2020 1:27 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Three central Indiana hospital systems have declared racism a public health crisis, calling social and economic inequities “a recipe for pain, suffering, premature mortality and civil protest.” Indiana University Health, Community Health Network and Eskenazi Health said in...

FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005 file photo,Sister Ardeth Platte is shown outside of the Danbury Federal Correctional Institute in Danbury, Conn., after being released from the prison. Anti-nuclear activist Sister Ardeth Platte, who spent time in jail for her peaceful protests including in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, died in her sleep on Sept. 30, 2020. She was 84. (AP Photo/Douglas Healey, File)

Anti-nuclear activist Sister Ardeth Platte dies at 84

Oct. 9, 2020 7:07 PM EDT

Anti-nuclear activist Sister Ardeth Platte, a Dominican nun who spent time in jail for her peaceful protests, died in her sleep on Sept. 30. She was 84. Sister Carol Gilbert, who confirmed Platte's death, lived with her at a Catholic Worker house in Washington, D.C. Gilbert said Platte had participated in a...

During the eviction, police officers use a turntable ladder to go through a window of the squatted house

German police clear out famous Berlin squatters' building

Oct. 9, 2020 5:03 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Police in heavy riot gear began clearing out a notorious Berlin leftist squat on Friday, encountering only passive resistance from residents as they carried them individually down a firetruck ladder. A police spokesman at the scene, Thilo Cablitz, said 1,500 police had been called out to aid...

Katherine Rutigliano comforts her son at their home in Phoenix, Ariz., on March 15, 2020. When she and her husband moved away from San Francisco in 2013, they figured they would never meet a fellow Democrat again. Rutgliano didn't realize it, but she had moved her family to what is now the front lines in American politics. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

Moving the flip zone: Democrats march deeper into suburbia

Oct. 6, 2020 1:38 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — When Katherine Rutigliano and her husband moved away from San Francisco in 2013, they figured they would never meet a fellow Democrat again. But housing was affordable around Phoenix. No more cramped condo. No more suffocating mortgage payments. No more tech-boom exhaustion. Everything would...