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The Latest: Hong Kong protesters occupy major road

Aug. 18, 2019 8:05 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 5 p.m. Tens of thousands of protesters have occupied a major road in central Hong Kong and are marching onward after a large public park could not contain the droves of participants. Public transit trains were not stopping Sunday at...

Portland 'ground zero' for protests between right, left-wing

Aug. 18, 2019 6:39 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Hundreds of far-right protesters and anti-fascist counter-demonstrators swarmed downtown Portland, Oregon, on Saturday for a long-hyped rally that attracted President Donald Trump's attention and resulted in at least 13 arrests. Police seized metal poles, bear spray and other weapons...

Mexico City assesses monument damage after anti-rape march

Aug. 18, 2019 5:05 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Workers erected a wooden wall around Mexico City's iconic Angel of Independence monument Saturday after feminists defaced it with graffiti during a raucous and violent protest over a string of alleged rapes by police. The disorder Friday night erupted as part of protests that arose this...

Police: Florida mom aims at tanker, tries to kill self, sons

Aug. 18, 2019 3:01 AM EDT

GAINSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Police say a Florida woman intentionally rammed her van into the back of a tanker truck after failing to crash head-on in a suspected attempt to kill herself and her two young sons. The Gainesville Sun reports police arrested 48-year-old Melissa Gail Mack on Friday on three counts...

Arkansas school safety efforts aided by mobile app

Aug. 18, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Classes have begun Tuesday for most of Arkansas' estimated 480,000 kindergarten-through-12th-grade students as they fan out across 1,286 campuses in 238 school districts. Over the course of the 2019-20 school year, millions of dollars will be spent educating those students,...

Prosecutors say St. Louis man innocent, but still in prison

Aug. 18, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

A St. Louis man imprisoned for a murder that the local prosecutor said he did not commit expressed dismay this week at why he remains behind bars. "I just don't understand why I can't go home," Lamar Johnson said in a telephone interview from the Jefferson City Correctional Center. In the three weeks since the...

Small plane crashes into house near Poughkeepsie, killing 2

Aug. 18, 2019 1:02 AM EDT

UNION VALE, N.Y. (AP) — A plane crashed into a New York home Saturday, killing one resident and one person on the aircraft and causing a massive fire, state police said. The National Transportation Safety Board is to determine why the Cessna 303 plunged at about 4:30 p.m. in the rural town of Union Vale,...

The Latest: 'Long and arduous' protests in Portland, Oregon

Aug. 17, 2019 11:33 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on a right-wing rally and counter protests in Portland, Oregon (all times local): 6:58 p.m. More than a dozen people were arrested for things like disorderly conduct and unlawful use of a weapon in Portland, Oregon, during what the police chief described as a "long and...

At least 13 people arrested at Portland, Oregon, protest

Aug. 17, 2019 11:31 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police arrested at least 13 people and seized metal poles, bear spray and other weapons Saturday as hundreds of far-right protesters and anti-fascist counter-demonstrators swarmed downtown Portland, Oregon. Authorities closed bridges and streets to try to keep the rival groups apart....

Sheriff: Florida man dumps dirt on girlfriend with tractor

Aug. 17, 2019 10:44 PM EDT

CRESTVIEW, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida man used a front-end loader to dump a large bucket full of dirt on a car with his girlfriend inside. The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office says 20-year-old Hunter Mills was charged with felony criminal mischief. The girlfriend was not hurt. The sheriff's...