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GOP asks full appeals court to hear Wisconsin absentee case

Oct. 1, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans want the full 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to hear their appeal of a ruling by a three-judge panel of the court that allowed absentee ballots to be counted for six days after Election Day. The Republican-controlled Legislature asked for the hearing late...

Warren, Mich., Mayor James Fouts, left, stands with Candace and Eddie Hall during a news conference, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, at police headquarters in Warren. A 24-year-old white man has been charged with ethnic intimidation and other counts for firing shots into the Hall's home just north of Detroit after the family put a Black Lives Matter sign in their front window. (AP Photo/Corey Williams)

White man seeks forgiveness in attack on Black family's home

Oct. 1, 2020 9:55 AM EDT

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — A 24-year-old white man accused of firing shots into the home of a Black suburban Detroit family who put a Black Lives Matter sign in their front window asked for forgiveness during a court hearing Thursday. Michael Frederick Jr. made the remarks after being given a moment to speak...

French urban climber Alain Robert, well known as

French 'Spiderman' climbs Frankfurt skyscraper, faces fine

Oct. 1, 2020 9:52 AM EDT

FRANKFURT (AP) — German police say French urban climber Alain Robert faces a criminal investigation and fine after scaling one of Frankfurt's tallest buildings Thursday. Robert, known as “Spiderman” for his daring stunts, clambered to the top of rail company Deutsche Bahn 166-meter-high...

NY diocese files for bankruptcy amid clergy abuse lawsuits

Oct. 1, 2020 9:36 AM EDT

ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. (AP) — A Roman Catholic diocese in New York City's suburbs has become the largest in the U.S. to declare bankruptcy to protect itself from a wave of lawsuits filed over past sexual abuse by clergy members. The Diocese of Rockville Centre filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on...

A Roman Catholic diocese in New York has become the largest in the US to declare bankruptcy amid clergy abuse lawsuits

Oct. 1, 2020 9:29 AM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — A Roman Catholic diocese in New York has become the largest in the US to declare bankruptcy amid clergy abuse lawsuits.
FILE - In this March 23, 2001, file photo, Gregory McKnight, 24, is comforted by his attorney in Vinton County Common Pleas Court in McArthur, Ohio, after he was indicted. Lawyers for McKnight, an Ohio death row inmate who is Black, are seeking a new trial based on allegations of racial slurs used during jury deliberations over the inmate's fate. McKnight was sentenced to death almost 20 years ago for the 1999 kidnapping and slaying of a white female college student. (AP Photo/Bill Graham, File)

Ohio killer alleging racism-tainted jury seeks new trial

Oct. 1, 2020 9:12 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio death row inmate who is Black deserves a new trial based on allegations that some white jurors used racial slurs in describing him during their deliberations over his fate, according to arguments before a state appeals court. Defendant Gregory McKnight was sentenced to death...

This undated photo provided by Elena Kurakova shows Uti-Puti Knopochka, a Yorkshire terrier that was among 11 dogs flown into the United States from Moscow via courier on Sept. 8, 2020. The dog died in September at a private facility at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport used to hold animals from overseas that are denied entry by federal officials. A necropsy found that the dog tested positive for the highly contagious canine parvovirus. (Elena Kurakova via AP)

Yorkie's death at airport facility fuels legal fight

Oct. 1, 2020 8:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It may not rate as an international scandal, but the death of a Yorkshire terrier in U.S. custody is fueling a messy legal battle over the importation of a group of purebred canines imported from Russia. The dog died in September at a private facility at New York’s Kennedy Airport...

India's opposition Congress party supporters protesting against gang rape and killing of a woman in Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras district hold onto each other as Indian policemen try to detain them in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. The gang rape and killing of the woman from the lowest rung of India's caste system  has sparked outrage across the country with several politicians and activists demanding justice and protesters rallying on the streets. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

Indian police detain key opposition leaders protesting rape

Oct. 1, 2020 7:52 AM EDT

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Indian police detained key leaders of the opposition Congress party, Rahul Gandhi and his sister Priyanka Gandhi, on Thursday after preventing them from visiting a northern village where a 19-year-old woman from India's lowest caste was gang raped last month and later died in a...

A police officer displays a warning banner on China's National Day in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. A popular shopping district in Causeway Bay saw a heavy police presence on the National Day holiday despite low protester turnout. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Hong Kong police arrest 60 for protesting on China holiday

Oct. 1, 2020 6:05 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police arrested at least 60 people on suspicion of unauthorized assembly on China’s National Day holiday Thursday after crowds gathered on the streets of a popular shopping district chanting pro-democracy slogans. Those arrested included two district councilors, police...

Police in Ukraine investigate death of US Embassy employee

Oct. 1, 2020 6:03 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Police in Ukraine are investigating the death of an American woman who worked for the United States Embassy in Kyiv. The woman was found unconscious with a head injury near the railway tracks in a park not far from the embassy on Wednesday, according to a police statement. She died in...