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Lawyer calls ex-Peruvian president's US detention 'inhumane'

Aug. 23, 2019 9:48 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo has been kept in solitary confinement and only allowed to go outdoors once in the month he has been in U.S. custody while fighting extradition to his native country in a corruption case, his defense attorney said. Federal Public Defender...

Hong Kong protesters form human chains to call for democracy

Aug. 23, 2019 8:35 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Supporters of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement lined the streets and part of the city's harbor front Friday, inspired by a human chain in a historic Baltic states protest against Soviet control 30 years ago. Some raised linked hands while others switched on their smartphone lights and...

The Latest: Prosecutors: Ex-Peru president is a flight risk

Aug. 23, 2019 7:45 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo seeking release on bail while he fights extradition to his native country (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Prosecutors say former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo should remain in U.S. custody while fighting extradition to his...

The Latest: Baltic protest inspires Hong Kong human chain

Aug. 23, 2019 8:31 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Hong Kong (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Supporters of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement are linking hands across the semi-autonomous Chinese territory, inspired by a historic protest 30 years ago in the Baltic states when nearly 2 million people formed a human chain to...

Wisconsin man extradited to Missouri in wife's 2006 death

Aug. 21, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A Wisconsin man accused of killing his wife 13 years ago has been extradited to Missouri to stand trial. The Columbia Daily Tribune reports 37-year-old old Keith Alan Comfort of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, was booked into the Boone County jail Tuesday on a warrant for second-degree murder....

Man in Mississippi Walmart shooting fights extradition

Aug. 21, 2019 10:27 AM EDT

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — A man accused of killing two people at a Mississippi Walmart and then setting part of it on fire is fighting extradition to the county where it happened. Southaven city spokeswoman Tish Clark Dunning tells the Commercial Appeal that Martez Tarrell Abram doesn't want to be sent from...

Hong Kong's evolving protests: Voices from the front lines

Aug. 20, 2019 12:17 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — On a recent sweltering Saturday, a day now reserved for protest in Hong Kong, a demonstrator named Wayne stepped past a row of plastic barricades, lifted a pair of binoculars and squinted. Four hundred meters away, a line of riot police stood with full-length shields, batons and tear gas...

Die-hard Hong Kong protesters defend tactics as unity cracks

Aug. 20, 2019 3:56 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — On a recent sweltering Saturday, a day now reserved for protest in Hong Kong, a demonstrator named Wayne stepped past a row of plastic barricades, lifted a pair of binoculars and squinted. Four hundred meters away, a line of riot police stood with full-length shields, batons and tear-gas...

Man charged in brother's death is extradited to New Jersey

Aug. 19, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Philadelphia man charged with murder in the beating death of his younger brother in an Atlantic City casino hotel room has been extradited back to New Jersey. Atlantic County prosecutors say 38-year-old John Villante was moved to the county jail on Friday. The transition was...

DNA leads to arrest in another Florida rape case from 1980s

Aug. 16, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — For the second time in a year, authorities in a south Florida community have used DNA evidence to identify and arrest a suspect in a decades-old rape case. Timothy Norris, 60, is charged in the knifepoint rape of a Florida woman at her home in 1983, Coral Springs police...