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Music producer identified only by his first name, Michel, is pictured on his way to the Inspectorate General of the National Police, known by its French acronym IGPN, in Paris, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin ordered several Paris police officers suspended after the publication of videos showing them beating up a Black man and using tear gas against him with no apparent reason. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Paris police suspended over beating of Black man

Nov. 26, 2020 2:55 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — A Black man beaten up by several French police officers said he is seeking justice after the publication of videos showing officers repeatedly punching him, using a truncheon and tear gas against him for no apparent reason. French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin ordered the officers involved...

Second lawsuit filed over Dakota Access Pipeline documents

Nov. 20, 2020 12:31 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An online news organization is suing North Dakota regulators over documents the state holds related to the developer of the Dakota Access Pipeline and the company that handled security during construction. The lawsuit filed this week by First Look Media Works, Inc., the nonprofit...

FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2004, file photo, the sun sets behind Shiprock Mountain, a pumpjack and the San Juan Generating Station near Farmington, N.M. New Mexico is on track to have another banner year as a result of oil and gas drilling and other activities on state trust lands, officials with the State Land Office said Tuesday Aug. 18, 2020. (Dave Watson/The Daily Times via AP, File)

New Mexico increases enforcement of clean-up at oil sites

Nov. 19, 2020 7:12 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico State Land Office that oversees thousands of oil and natural gas development leases in a major U.S. petroleum-production basin is expanding environmental enforcement efforts to ensure that oilfield sites get cleaned up and restored as leases expire. At an online news...

Burgess Owens, Republican candidate in Utah's 4th Congressional District, speaks with people during an Utah Republican election night party Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Sandy, Utah. The hard-fought race for a congressional swing district in Utah remained too early to call on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, with just 18 votes separating the candidates and many left to count. Democratic Congressman Ben McAdams is running for a second term against former NFL player Owens, a Black conservative supporter of President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Republican Burgess Owens unseats Utah congressman McAdams

Nov. 16, 2020 8:18 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Ben McAdams of Utah narrowly lost his bid to win re-election against former NFL player Burgess Owens, allowing Republicans to regain control of all four congressional seats in the conservative state. McAdams conceded in an online news conference Monday afternoon...

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Attorneys 'disgusted' no charges against Indianapolis cop

Nov. 14, 2020 5:10 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Attorneys for the family of a 21-year-old Black man who was shot and killed in May by an Indianapolis police officer blasted the investigation on Saturday, saying a more thorough one could have led the grand jury to return a criminal indictment against the officer. The lawyers for...

Two of six children of slain journalist Julio Valdivia stand by his casket during a wake inside their home in Tezonapa, Veracruz, Mexico, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. Valdivia's decapitated body was found five miles from Tezonapa a day earlier and is at least the third reporter killed in the area since 2015. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez)

Press groups concerned over killings of Mexican journalists

Nov. 10, 2020 5:31 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — International press groups expressed concern Tuesday about a spike in the number of journalists killed in Mexico, after three were murdered within the space of 10 days. The Committee to Protect Journalists, Reporters Without Borders and the Inter American Press Association urged Mexico...

Gunmen kill reporter in Mexico's most violent state

Nov. 9, 2020 5:06 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Officials in Guanajuato, the state with the most homicides in Mexico, said Monday that gunmen killed a reporter for a local news site while he was covering a story. The state interior department said it lamented the killing early Monday of Israel Vázquez Rangel, a reporter for the...

Oregon man accused of producing ISIS propaganda arrested

Nov. 6, 2020 1:48 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal indictment has accused an Oregon man of advocating violent jihad in an online Arabic newspaper in support of the terrorist organization ISIS. Hawazen Sameer Mothafar, 31, was arrested Thursday morning, federal authorities said. Mothafar pleaded not guilty to charges of...

Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven speaks during a news conference on the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic situation at the government headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. Sweden’s leader has gone into protective self-isolation even after a person close to him tested negative for COVID-19, as Sweden experiences a fall surge of coronavirus cases. Prime Minister Stefan Lofven broke the news on Facebook on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020 the same day as the Scandinavian country appeared likely to pass 6,000 overall coronavirus deaths. (Jessica Gow/TT News Agency via AP)

Swedish PM self-isolates as nation passes grim threshold

Nov. 5, 2020 9:01 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden's prime minister has gone into protective self-isolation after a person close to him came into contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, as Sweden experiences a fall surge of coronavirus infections. Stefan Lofven broke the news on Facebook on Thursday, when...

President Donald Trump gestures as he is introduced by first lady Melania Trump during a campaign rally Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

As virus surges, Trump rallies keep packing in thousands

Oct. 30, 2020 12:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — There are no crowds at Disneyland, still shut down by the coronavirus. Fewer fans attended the World Series this year than at any time in the past century. Big concerts are canceled. But it's a different story in Trumpland. Thousands of President Donald Trump's supporters regularly cram...