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After turbulent times, Minneapolis mayor seeks 2nd term

Jan. 21, 2021 4:10 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis mayor who found himself in the middle of turbulent times that included violent demonstrations over the death of George Floyd said Thursday he is running for reelection. Jacob Frey said his efforts to change police policies, increase affordable housing and create a more...

A group of protesters carrying anti-President Joe Biden and anti-police signs marched in the streets and damaged the headquarters of the Democratic Party of Oregon, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Portland, Ore. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP)

Protesters gather, damage Democratic headquarters in Oregon

Jan. 21, 2021 6:52 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A group of protesters carrying signs against President Joe Biden and police marched in Portland on Inauguration Day and damaged the headquarters of the Democratic Party of Oregon, police said. Some in the group of about 150 people smashed windows and spray-painted anarchist symbols...

The Latest: Fireworks light up sky to celebrate inauguration

Jan. 20, 2021 10:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Joe Biden's presidential inauguration (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Fireworks lit up the sky behind the Washington Monument to mark the end of Inauguration Day for President Joe Biden. Biden and first lady Jill Biden watched the end of the day’s events from a balcony...

Wisconsin lawmakers introduce police reform package

Jan. 20, 2021 5:14 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Two Republican lawmakers introduced legislation Wednesday designed to reform police use-of-force policies and investigations, including proposals that would ban training on chokeholds, punish municipalities that defund police departments and create a board to investigate...

Ogden NAACP organizes MLK Day rally against racial injustice

Jan. 19, 2021 7:19 PM EST

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — The Ogden branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in Utah organized a Martin Luther King Jr. Day rally against racial injustice on Monday. Roughly 25 cars congregated with social distance in the Utah city to say that the problems that resulted in the...

FILE - In this July 25, 2020, file photo, smoke rises as police clash with protester during a Black Lives Matter protest near the Seattle Police East Precinct headquarters in Seattle. A Seattle police officer who threw a tear gas canister that hit a reporter and other officers who threw blast balls that hit individuals during last summer's Black Lives Matter protests violated policies, according to new reports from an independent agency tasked with investigating police misconduct. The agency has released five batches of investigative reports since September, with the latest 22 cases posted Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Reports: Seattle police violated policies at summer protests

Jan. 19, 2021 3:54 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle police officer who threw a tear gas canister that hit a reporter, and other officers who threw blast balls that hit individuals during last summer's Black Lives Matter protests violated policies, according to new reports from an independent agency tasked with investigating police...

King honored by university and police brutality protests

Jan. 18, 2021 3:13 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The life of Martin Luther King Jr. was being honored in Boston and by Boston University, his alma mater, with a day of celebration on Monday while two demonstrations were planned in the city against police brutality on the federal holiday honoring the civil rights leader. One of the protests...

Martin Szelag stands outside the state capitol in Lansing, Mich., Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Heavily fortified statehouses around US see small protests

Jan. 17, 2021 9:51 PM EST

Small groups of right-wing protesters — some of them carrying rifles — gathered outside heavily fortified statehouses around the country Sunday, outnumbered by National Guard troops and police brought in to prevent a repeat of the violence that erupted at the U.S. Capitol. As darkness fell, there...

A member of the Pennsylvania Capitol Police stands guard at the entrance to the Pennsylvania Capitol Complex in Harrisburg, Pa., Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. State capitols across the country are under heightened security after the siege of the U.S. Capitol last week.  (Jose F. Moreno/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Journalists prepare for protests where they could be targets

Jan. 16, 2021 10:10 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — While monitoring online chatter about protests at state capitols in advance of next week's presidential inauguration, the Seattle Times came across a chilling description for journalists: soft targets. The phrase drove home the importance of safety precautions being put in place by news...

FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2019, file photo, California state Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins of San Diego speaks on the floor of the Senate in Sacramento, Calif. The California State Senate closed its session to the public on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, after threats against lawmakers a day earlier. Thursday's shouted threats from two women protested mass coronavirus inoculations, not the imminent departure of President Donald Trump, but spurred Senate President pro Tempore Atkins to block public access to the Senate gallery. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Public booted from California Senate after threats

Jan. 15, 2021 9:48 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California state Senate closed its session to the public on Friday, a day after two women in attendance made threats against lawmakers, while law enforcement in Sacramento and other state cities girded for possible violence in advance of next week’s inauguration of...