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Protesters kneel in front of the Union Avenue police station in Memphis, Tenn., during a protest over the death of George Floyd, Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian via AP)

Memphis protesters march to site where King was killed

May. 29, 2020 11:39 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A large group of protesters chanted loudly as they marched down streets Friday night in downtown Memphis, Tennessee, voicing their frustration and solidarity days after the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died after a Minneapolis officer pressed his knee into his...

POOL - In this Sunday, May 24, 2020 photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accompanied by members of his Likud Party in masks delivers a statement before entering the district court in Jerusalem. Netanyahu's fulminating tirade against Israel's legal system on the steps of a Jerusalem courthouse managed to even overshadow the opening of his historic corruption trial. Surrounded by loyal deputies, and with hundreds of impassioned supporters cheering him outside and echoing his charges, Netanyahu's onslaught capped a years-long campaign that has bitterly divided the country and raised fears of irreparably tearing apart the delicate fabric of Israeli society. (AP Photo/Yonatan Sindel/Pool Photo via AP)

A stunning tirade highlights Israeli divide over Netanyahu

May. 27, 2020 1:35 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — He named names of police investigators and prosecutors. He accused them of using “Soviet style” extortion to turn witnesses against him. He even claimed that elderly Holocaust survivors were on his side, sympathizing with his plight. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has long...

FILE - In this March 27, 1962, file photo, President John F. Kennedy, left, receives a silver bowl from William J. Small, with station WHAS in Louisville, Ky., in a Washington ceremony. Small, representing the Radio-TV News Directors Association, presented the bowl at the conclusion of an

William Small, 'hero to journalism' at CBS, NBC, dies at 93

May. 25, 2020 7:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Longtime broadcast news executive William J. Small, who led CBS News' Washington coverage during the civil rights movement, Vietnam War and Watergate and was later president of NBC News and United Press International, died Sunday, CBS News said. He was 93. Small, whose career spanned from...

Georgia man charged with trying to hire someone to kill wife

May. 23, 2020 10:57 AM EDT

PORT WENTWORTH, Ga. (AP) — A coastal Georgia man has been arrested on charges that he wanted to hire someone to kill his estranged wife. Port Wentwoth Police Lt. Dale Sylvester tells WSAV-TV that police got a tip last week that 60-year-old Mark Clayton Davis was seeking to have a family member...

Brazil arrests Argentine dictatorship fugitive on Rio coast

May. 12, 2020 9:44 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's federal police agency says it has arrested a former Argentine navy officer accused of dictatorship-era crimes, including crimes against humanity and kidnapping. The federal police didn’t release his identity, but a source with direct knowledge confirmed the man to be...

FILE - In this Nov. 22, 1963 file photo, the limousine carrying mortally wounded President John F. Kennedy races toward the hospital seconds after he was shot in Dallas. Secret Service agent Clinton Hill is riding on the back of the car, Nellie Connally, wife of Texas Gov. John Connally, bends over her wounded husband, and first lady Jacqueline Kennedy leans over the president. (AP Photo/Justin Newman, File)

National traumas familiar for virus-hit, unscathed countries

May. 4, 2020 7:27 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — National traumas or major political convulsions have been familiar and bloodied territory in the latter 20th and early 21st centuries for some of the countries currently ravaged by the coronavirus. Whether by long and brutal wars, invasions, civil wars, revolutions, terror attacks,...

In this April 15, 2020 photo, Father Gabriel Ghanoum, PsyD., Mdiv., GCC, Boca Raton, talks about his role in palliative care and last rites at JFK Medical Center during an interview at St. Nicolas Melkite Greek Catholic Church in Delray Beach, Fla. Life continues for many Floridians under a stay-at-home order that at least last through mid-May. Father Ghanoum has connected via his cell phone grieving family members when he delivers the Sacrament of the Sick to those close to dying from COVID-19. (Thomas Cordy/Palm Beach Post via AP)

Tech-savvy priest links families with dying patients

Apr. 26, 2020 3:01 AM EDT

ATLANTIS, Fla. (AP) — The priest’s cellphone buzzed again as he was visiting coronavirus patients. An hour earlier that day, April 1, he had given last rites to yet another COVID-19 patient at JFK Medical Center. But now he was needed again, in another room in the intensive care unit. So the Rev....

Man gets 18 months in prison for threatening to kill Trump

Apr. 25, 2020 7:54 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A 36-year-old Texas man has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for threatening to assassinate President Donald Trump, prosecutors said. Mickael Gedlu was sentenced Friday, according to a statement from U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox’s office in Dallas. He pleaded guilty in...

Bangladesh executes killer of country's independence leader

Apr. 11, 2020 2:16 PM EDT

DHAKA,Bangladesh (AP) — Authorities in Bangladesh have executed a killer of the country’s independence leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, nearly 45 years after the brutal assassination, a prison official said. Abdul Majed, a former military captain, was hanged at the central jail at Keraniganj near the...

A man reads a newspaper with the headline: 'PM in intensive care', outside St Thomas' Hospital in central London as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is in intensive care fighting the coronavirus in London, Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Johnson was admitted to St Thomas' hospital in central London on Sunday after his coronavirus symptoms persisted for 10 days. Having been in hospital for tests and observation, his doctors advised that he be admitted to intensive care on Monday evening. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

When leaders are stricken in office, how do nations act?

Apr. 7, 2020 10:50 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The measure of a nation — its DNA, or sometimes its political system — becomes more visible when its leader is stricken in office. How to respond, and what to tell — or not tell — the populace? The hospitalization of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the first...