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United Nations General Assembly President-elect Volkan Bozkir gives a joint press conference with Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. Bozkir arrived in Islamabad on a two-day visit to discuss bilateral, international and regional issues with Pakistani leadership. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

The Latest: UN assembly head warns of pandemic unilateralism

Sep. 15, 2020 10:19 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS — The new president of the U.N. General Assembly is warning that unilateralism will only strengthen the COVID-19 pandemic and is calling for a new commitment to global cooperation including on the fair and equitable distribution of vaccines. Turkish diplomat and politician Volkan Bozkir, who...

Teresa Stanfield, seated at center, the Oklahoma field director with Virginia-based Prison Fellowship, and Teresa Peden, right, pastor of recovery ministry at Crossing Community Church, are pictured in the camera display of videographer Drew Darby, left, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Oklahoma City. Normally, Stanfield is behind bars, talking with inmates about how she changed the course of her troubled life. The coronavirus has forced her out of prisons. For the time being, Stanfield is videotaping her message. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Amid virus lockdowns, prison ministry groups had to adapt

Aug. 29, 2020 7:32 AM EDT

Normally Teresa Stanfield spends her days in prisons talking with inmates about how she changed the course of her troubled life, and how they can do the same. But the coronavirus has locked her on the outside. “When COVID came and shut down programming, I was extremely disappointed,” said...

Joseph James DeAngelo sits in court during the third day of victim impact statements at the Gordon D. Schaber Sacramento County Courthouse on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, in Sacramento, Calif. DeAngelo, 74, a former police officer in California eluded capture for four decades before being identified as the Golden State Killer. DeAngelo pleaded guilty in June to 13 murders and 13 rape-related charges stemming from crimes in the 1970s and 1980s. (Santiago Mejia/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, Pool)

Family members of murder victims assail Golden State Killer

Aug. 20, 2020 9:52 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Tearful family members of people killed by Joseph DeAngelo assailed him Thursday for stealing away their loved ones as he escalated his attacks from burglaries and rapes to a series of horrific murders that terrorized California four decades ago. “Today the devil loses and...

Sandy James looks up from the podium as she makes her statement with Joseph James DeAngelo, known as the Golden State Killer, in the courtroom during the first day of victim impact statements Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, in Sacramento, Calif. DeAngelo will be formally sentenced to life in prison Friday. (Santiago Mejia/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, Pool)

Victims want Golden State Killer sent to toughest prison

Aug. 19, 2020 5:18 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Victims of California serial killer and rapist Joseph DeAngelo want him locked away in a distant maximum security prison with other inmates since he isn't going to spend the rest of his life on death row. But they may not hold much sway over where the 74-year-old former police...

Official: Inmates attacked 6 officers at California prison

Aug. 17, 2020 3:23 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Six correctional officers were taken to hospitals to be treated for injuries sustained in an inmate attack at a prison in California, the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said. Stab wounds, lacerations and possible broken bones were among the injuries to the officers...

Former Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women inmate Stephanie Parris sits in Market Square on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, in Roanoke, Va. Parris was finishing a two-year prison sentence for a probation violation when she heard she’d be going home three weeks early because of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

US prison populations down 8% amid coronavirus outbreak

Jul. 24, 2020 1:47 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Stephanie Parris was finishing a two-year prison sentence for a probation violation when she heard she’d be going home three weeks early because of COVID-19. It made her feel bad to leave when she had so few days left at the Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women. She said she...