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Facebook bans German accounts under new 'social harm' policy

Sep. 16, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

Facebook removed almost 150 accounts and pages linked to anti-lockdown demonstrators in Germany, the company announced Thursday, under a new policy focused on groups that spread misinformation or incite violence but who don't fit into the platform's existing categories of bad actors. ...

AG: More time needed for pipeline policing costs negotiation

Sep. 16, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s attorney general said Thursday that state and federal lawyers need more time to negotiate a settlement for money that the state claims it spent on policing protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. North Dakota filed a...

Court won't stop protests outside Michigan synagogue

Sep. 15, 2021 20:16 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Provocative pro-Palestinian protests outside a Jewish synagogue in Michigan are protected by the Constitution's First Amendment, a federal court appeals said Wednesday. The court declined to stop the demonstrations or set restrictions in Ann Arbor. The...

Thousands protest against Bukele government in El Salvador

Sep. 15, 2021 19:19 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Thousands of people gathered in El Salvador's capital Wednesday for the first mass march against President Nayib Bukele, who protesters say has concentrated too much power, weakened the independence of the courts and may seek re-election. ...

Yemen separatists declare emergency amid protests in south

Sep. 15, 2021 17:03 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen’s southern separatists on Wednesday resorted to emergency measures in a bid to put down growing protests over dire living conditions in areas under their control. Aydarous al-Zubaidi, the head of the separatists’ Southern Transitional...

The Latest: Taliban order Afghan squatters in Kandahar out

Sep. 15, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Impoverished Afghans living in a long-abandoned military compound in the southern city of Kandahar say they’re devastated by the Taliban order to expel them from their homes. Several hundred staged a rally against the order on Monday, saying...

Missouri businesses, protesters slam Biden's vaccine mandate

Sep. 15, 2021 15:13 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers, business lobbyists and protesters on Wednesday railed against President Joe Biden's planned vaccine mandate for large companies. Business groups warned a panel of House legislators that Biden's plan would be catastrophic to...

Protesters gather for second straight night at fraternity

Sep. 15, 2021 08:37 AM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Crowds gathered to protest for a second straight night at a University of Kansas fraternity house where a member is accused of sexually assaulting another student. The Kansas City Star reports that about 250 people arrived Tuesday on the lawn of...

Hong Kong activists jailed over Tiananmen crackdown vigil

Sep. 15, 2021 02:29 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Nine Hong Kong activists and ex-lawmakers on Wednesday were handed jail sentences of up to 10 months over their roles in last year’s banned Tiananmen Square candlelight vigil, the latest blow in an ongoing crackdown on dissent in the city. The nine...

No indictment in 1st case under NY's police chokehold ban

Sep. 14, 2021 21:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A case seen as an early test of New York's law criminalizing police chokeholds has ended without an indictment. A Queens grand jury on Tuesday declined charges for David Afanador, a former New York City police officer who was seen on cellphone video last...