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Man sprays bear repellent during California Trump protest

Oct. 20, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Southern California say a supporter of Donald Trump was arrested after spraying bear repellent on a small crowd protesting the president at the Santa Monica Pier. Santa Monica police say pro- and anti-Trump demonstrators were shouting at each other Saturday when a...

Killing took place in New York, but Nicaragua hosts trial

Oct. 20, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — Witnesses have gathered in a small city in upstate New York over the past three weeks to testify in the trial of a man accused of strangling a young nursing student. But there is no jury, no American judge and the man accused is seated next to his defense attorney 2,200 miles (3,540...

Police arrest man in shooting that killed Missouri boy, 13

Oct. 20, 2019 4:17 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a shooting that killed a 13-year-old boy in Columbia, Missouri. Columbia Police say the boy died at a hospital around 4 a.m. Sunday a few hours after the shooting happened late Saturday night. Police arrested a 19-year-old man a couple blocks away from...

Police, paramedics rushing to shooting report hurt in crash

Oct. 20, 2019 1:05 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Police officers and paramedics rushing to a reported shooting at a party in a Chicago neighborhood have been injured after their vehicles collided. The police cruiser and ambulance crashed Saturday night. The collision tipped the ambulance onto its side. Two officers and two paramedics were...

Detroit-area men who sent millions to Yemen spared prison

Oct. 20, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A group of Detroit-area men opened bank accounts to move millions of dollars to Yemen, their war-torn native country. Their crime: They didn't register as a money transfer business. Their luck: They drew a sympathetic judge. One by one, U.S. District Judge Avern Cohn declined to send them to...

Hong Kong descends into chaos again as protesters defy ban

Oct. 20, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong streets descended into chaotic scenes following an unauthorized pro-democracy rally Sunday as protesters set up roadblocks and torched businesses and police responded with tear gas and a water cannon. Protesters tossed firebombs and took their anger out on shops with mainland...

Milan seeks US apology for WWII bomb that killed children

Oct. 20, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Milan's mayor appealed Sunday to U.S. authorities to apologize for a World War II bombing raid that killed 184 elementary school children. Mayor Giuseppe Sala made the request following a Mass marking the 75th anniversary of the Gorla massacre, named for the quarter in the city that was...

St. Louis police fatally shoot man who pointed gun at them

Oct. 20, 2019 11:07 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities are investigating after a St. Louis police officer fatally shot a man who pointed a gun at the officer. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Police Chief John Hayden says the confrontation happened around 5 a.m. Sunday after a man sped away from officers trying to pull him over...

Sri Lanka presidential hopeful vows probe into Easter blasts

Oct. 20, 2019 6:16 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A former Sri Lankan defense chief who is a front-runner in next month's presidential election said he'll order a fresh probe into the Easter Sunday blasts that killed 263 people by appointing a presidential commission if he wins. Gotabaya Rajapaksa has said the commission would be...

Today in History

Oct. 20, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2019. There are 72 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 20, 2011, Moammar Gadhafi, 69, Libya's dictator for 42 years, was killed as revolutionary fighters overwhelmed his hometown of Sirte (SURT) and captured the last major...