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Man gets 25 years in prison for 2017 shooting death of woman

Oct. 12, 2019 12:53 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 21-year-old Kansas City man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for the 2017 fatal shooting of a woman stopped at a traffic signal. The Kansas City Star reports that Anton Hunter received the sentence Friday after pleading guilty in August to second-degree murder and weapons...

Emergency plan activated in North Dakota amid fall snowstorm

Oct. 11, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum on Friday activated the state's emergency plan due to what he called a crippling snowstorm that closed major highways and had farmers and ranchers bracing for huge crop and livestock losses. "The extraordinary intensity of this early winter storm...

Defiant protesters in Ecuador parade captive police officers

Oct. 10, 2019 10:05 PM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Anti-government protesters paraded captive police officers on a stage Thursday, defying Ecuadorian authorities who are seeking dialogue with opponents, particularly indigenous groups, after deadly unrest that was triggered by fuel price hikes. Some of the officers were later forced to...

Fall snowstorm blasts Rockies, heading toward Midwest

Oct. 9, 2019 12:45 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A fall snowstorm is snarling traffic and causing power outages in the Rocky Mountains as it slowly moves across the northern U.S. toward the Great Plains. Winter storm watches and warnings stretched from eastern Washington state to Minnesota, along with freeze warnings as far south as...

Climate activists block roads, camp out in global protests

Oct. 8, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of climate change activists camped out in central London on Tuesday during a second day of world protests by the Extinction Rebellion movement to demand more urgent actions to counter global warming. Determined activists glued themselves to the British government's Department of...

Mexico City cabbies block traffic to protest rideshare apps

Oct. 7, 2019 8:15 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Thousands of medallion taxi drivers parked their pink-and-white cabs to block major Mexico City thoroughfares for hours Monday in protest of ride-hailing apps such as Uber, causing long delays for motorists. Taxi drivers say they have to comply with requirements for licensing, tax,...

Climate activists block roads, march in global protests

Oct. 7, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Activists with the Extinction Rebellion movement blocked roads and staged demonstrations in big cities around the globe Monday, part of a wide-ranging series of protests demanding much more urgent action against climate change. Demonstrators stopped traffic in European cities including...

Uber expands helicopter service in New York

Oct. 3, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Uber is giving riders the option to skip the traffic jam and hail a helicopter to the airport instead _ provided they can shell out the money. The ride-hailing company expanded its helicopter service Thursday between lower Manhattan in New York City and John F. Kennedy International...

Officials: Renewed Baghdad protests leave 1 dead, 6 wounded

Oct. 2, 2019 8:16 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Security forces fired in the air and used tear gas Wednesday to disperse groups of demonstrators in Baghdad, killing one and wounding six in renewed protests after violent confrontations between protesters and police a day earlier, officials said. Heavily armed security forces and dozens of...

9 hospitalized with minor injuries after commuter bus crash

Oct. 1, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say nine people have been hospitalized with minor injuries after a commuter bus overturned on an interstate in Florida. The Orlando Sentinel reports that the crash occurred around noon Tuesday on Interstate 4 in Orlando. Westbound lanes of the interstate were closed for...