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Protests erupt as Spain convicts leading Catalan separatists

Oct. 14, 2019 1:01 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Riot police charged at protesters outside Barcelona's airport Monday after the Supreme Court sentenced 12 prominent Catalan separatists to lengthy prison terms for their roles in a 2017 push for the wealthy Spanish region's independence. Police used batons against the protesters who converged...

The Latest: Riot police charge Barcelona airport protesters

Oct. 14, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the conviction of Catalan politicians and activists (all times local): 6:25 p.m. Police in riot gear have charged protesters blocking the entrance to Barcelona's international airport over the criminal convictions of a dozen politicians and activists who pushed for the Catalonia...

Wausau school board president running for Congress

Oct. 14, 2019 11:50 AM 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...

Census Bureau seeks state data, including citizenship info

Oct. 14, 2019 9:49 AM 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.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's premature win on trade, Syria fiction

Oct. 14, 2019 1:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a week of caustic rhetoric by President Donald Trump over Syria and the impeachment inquiry, and truth often took a beating. Seeking to justify pulling U.S. troops out of Syria, Trump spread false information about the total defeat of the Islamic State and misrepresented the scope...

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...

Analysis: Louisiana figures in 2 major Supreme Court cases

Oct. 13, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Among cases on the U.S. Supreme Court docket for the term that began this month, two Louisiana cases stand out — one because of its implications for criminal justice in the state, the other because of what it portends for abortion rights and access nationwide. And, both, in part,...