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Protests erupt as Spain convicts leading Catalan separatists

Oct. 14, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Riot police engaged in a running battle with protesters outside Barcelona's airport Monday after Spain's Supreme Court convicted 12 separatist leaders of illegally promoting the wealthy Catalonia region's independence and sentenced nine of them to prison. Police fired foam bullets...

Wausau school board president running for Congress

Oct. 14, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Democratic president of the Wausau School Board announced Monday that she is running for Congress in her heavily Republican northern Wisconsin district, in a race that could provide an early signal of voter moods ahead of next fall's presidential election. Tricia Zunker, a justice...

The Latest: 37 injured, 108 flights canceled in Barcelona

Oct. 14, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the conviction of Catalan politicians and activists (all times local): 9:00 p.m. Health authorities in northeastern Spain say 37 protesters have been injured during ongoing clashes with police at Barcelona's airport. Tempers flared in Spain's Catalonia region after the country's...

Census Bureau seeks state data, including citizenship info

Oct. 14, 2019 3:17 PM EDT

The U.S. Census Bureau is asking states for drivers' license records that typically include citizenship data and has made a new request for information on recipients of government assistance, alarming some civil rights advocates. The two approaches, documented by The Associated Press, come amid President Donald...

Spanish Supreme Court says judge has issued international arrest warrant for Catalan ex-President Carles Puigdemont

Oct. 14, 2019 8:06 AM EDT
MADRID (AP) — Spanish Supreme Court says judge has issued international arrest warrant for Catalan ex-President Carles Puigdemont.

Spanish court convicts Catalan leaders for secession attempt

Oct. 14, 2019 3:41 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain's Supreme Court has convicted 12 former Catalan politicians and activists for their roles in the secession movement of 2017. The court on Monday sentenced the former regional vice president, Oriol Junqueras, to 13 years for sedition and misuse of public funds. The 12 were tried for...

Spain's Supreme Court sentences former Catalonian vice president, Oriol Junqueras, to 13 years in prison for sedition

Oct. 14, 2019 3:30 AM EDT
MADRID (AP) — Spain's Supreme Court sentences former Catalonian vice president, Oriol Junqueras, to 13 years in prison for sedition.

In or out? Court case on job bias casts pall on LGBT fests

Oct. 13, 2019 8:28 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — National Coming Out Day festivities were tempered this year by anxiety that some LGBT folk may have to go back into the closet so they can make a living, depending on what the Supreme Court decides about workplace discrimination law. But the mere fact that words like "transgender" are...

Louisiana governor race goes to runoff; 5 state jobs settled

Oct. 13, 2019 12:46 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — John Bel Edwards' bid for a second term as the Deep South's only Democratic governor will be decided in November, after Louisiana voters Saturday sent him to a runoff in a race that became heavy with national politics in the final days. Edwards will face Republican businessman Eddie...

Alaska governor seeks to increase Virginia law firm contract

Oct. 11, 2019 12:05 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Mike Dunleavy's administration is negotiating a contract extension that would pay a Virginia law firm $125,000 for its services in a legal fight with Alaska unions. The Republican administration wants to expand its current contract with Consovoy McCarthy, The Anchorage Daily...