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Dr. Idriss Abdallah of the health activism group called Banlieues Sante, left, nurse Caroline Andoum, center, talk inside a tent in Bondy, north of Paris, Thursday Aug. 6, 2020. Festering beneath France's promise of guaranteed health care for all lie deep disparities across economic and racial lines – differences laid painfully bare by the COVID-19 crisis. (AP Photo/Arno Pedram)

Virus exposes economic, racial divide in French health care

Aug. 13, 2020 3:07 AM EDT

BONDY, France (AP) — Festering beneath France’s promise of guaranteed health care for all lie deep disparities across economic and racial lines — differences laid painfully bare by the COVID-19 crisis. Two recent studies have documented these gaps, but government officials haven’t...

FILE - In this Aug. 12, 1965, file photo, demonstrators push against a police car in the Los Angeles area of Watts. Watts has been associated with an uprising in 1965 that led to burned-down buildings and bloodshed. But when some protests against racial injustice in 2020 devolved into vandalism and looting, Watts has been peaceful. (AP Photo/File)

AP Was There: Watts riots erupt in Black LA neighborhood

Aug. 10, 2020 1:54 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — EDITOR’S NOTE: On Aug. 11, 1965, an uprising began in Los Angeles after the drunken driving arrest of a young Black man by a white California Highway Patrol officer. It was focused in the segregated Black neighborhood of Watts, where violence exploded in response to systemic...

FILE - In this July 3, 2020, file photo, Aurora Police Department Interim Chief Vanessa Wilson speaks during a news conference in Aurora, Colo. Wilson was picked to be the chief of the Aurora Police Department in a 10-1 vote Monday night, Aug. 3 becoming the first woman to hold the job, after competing with three other nationwide finalists to lead the agency in Colorado’s third largest city, a diverse community east of Denver.  (Philip B. Poston/Sentinel Colorado via AP, File)

New chief of embattled Colorado force wants cops to see bias

Aug. 5, 2020 7:28 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The new leader of a suburban Denver police department whose officers put Elijah McClain in a chokehold before the young Black man died last year and handcuffed Black girls over the weekend said Wednesday that she wants to empower police to veer away from strict training protocols and think...

McSally, Kelly move on to set up hot Arizona Senate race

Aug. 5, 2020 12:05 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Republican Sen. Martha McSally and Democratic astronaut Mark Kelly secured their parties' nominations Tuesday in the Arizona race to finish the late John McCain's U.S. Senate term. It sets up a heated contest between two former combat pilots in what is expected to be one of the most...

Detroit-area mayor quits after white supremacist remark

Jul. 31, 2020 5:02 PM EDT

HARPER WOODS, Mich. (AP) — A mayor in suburban Detroit resigned Friday after he was accused of saying he understood why people become white supremacists. Ken Poynter, who is white, has been under fire since making the remark in a private meeting with residents and Harper Woods officials. The small city has...

FILE - This April 13, 2019, file photo, shows rows of homes, in suburban Salt Lake City. Trump is hoping he can shore up support in America’s suburbs by promising to protect them from the unrest and violence in Democratically led cities. But many suburbanites and even GOP strategists say the president may be misreading the mood in areas critical to his reelection. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Trump plays on fears in play for the suburbs

Jul. 25, 2020 12:10 AM EDT

QUAKERTOWN, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump this week sent a message to “The Suburban Housewives of America," and in a single tweet summed up his strategy for shoring up support in communities critical to his reelection chances: Scare them. “Biden will destroy your neighborhood and your...

In this July 17, 2020, photo Andrea Granieri, a lifelong Republican, talks about her opposition to President Donald Trump as she sits on her front porch in the Cincinnati suburb of Anderson Township. (AP Photo/Dan Sewell)

Trump's trouble in suburbs key to suddenly competitive Ohio

Jul. 18, 2020 11:45 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — During a background briefing with reporters in December, President Donald Trump's reelection campaign team gave only passing mention of Ohio. Certainly no one suggested a full-scale fall advertising strategy for the state he carried convincingly in 2016. But less than four months until...

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Anti-racism groups in Paris call out colonizer street names

Jul. 5, 2020 12:12 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Paris police blocked anti-racism groups from leading a “de-colonial tour” of Paris on Sunday to call attention to monuments and streets honoring historical figures tied to the slave trade or colonial-era abuses. Instead, the protesters marched around a monument in front of the...

Residents wearing masks to curb the spread of the coronavirus line up for COVID-19 test outside the Worker's Stadium in Beijing on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Test sites have sprung up through the Chinese capital as test have become a daily normal after the latest outbreak of the coronavirus, (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

The Latest: SKorea weighs listing churches as 'high risk'

Jun. 30, 2020 9:58 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea is considering including religious facilities on the same list with nightclubs, hostess bars and karaoke rooms as “high risk” venues for the spread of COVID-19 following a slew of transmissions tied to church gatherings. South Korean Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun...

A security guard checks the body temperature of people before entry a market, amid coronavirus outbreak in Jakarta, Indonesia Tuesday, June 30, 2020.(AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

Asia Today: India's virus cases, deaths surge again

Jun. 30, 2020 10:52 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India on Tuesday reported more than 18,000 new coronavirus cases and 400 deaths after an Indian company said it would start clinical trials of a potential vaccine. Bharat Biotech said it had received government permission to go ahead with the first two phases of clinical trials after...