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Relatives hug after being released from a detention center where protesters were detained during a mass rally following presidential election in Minsk, Belarus, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. Nearly 7,000 people have been detained and hundreds injured in the clampdown on demonstrators protesting the official results that said Lukashenko won 80% of the vote and his top opposition challenger got only 10%. Police have broken up protests with stun grenades, tear gas, rubber bullets and severe beatings. (AP Photo)

Belarus authorities free detainees as protests grow

Aug. 14, 2020 10:43 AM EDT

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Authorities have freed at least 2,000 people detained amid demonstrations across Belarus after a disputed presidential election as they sought Friday to stem rising public anger over a brutal police crackdown on peaceful protests and avoid Western sanctions. Many who were released...

University cites racist Twitter bio in firing police officer

Aug. 14, 2020 9:18 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A university police officer in Florida whose Twitter bio described herself as a “KKK member” has been fired, officials said. Former University of South Florida officer Presley Garcia, 26, said her friend added the description in 2015 and she had not used the account for...

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks during a news conference with Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden at the Hotel DuPont in Wilmington, Del., Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Harris bringing energy, dollars and more to Biden's campaign

Aug. 14, 2020 8:07 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — In her first two days as Joe Biden's running mate, Kamala Harris has fired off the campaign's sharpest criticism of President Donald Trump's shortcomings. She has vouched for Biden's character on race and more. And the enthusiasm surrounding her historic candidacy has brought in a...

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks during a news conference with Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden at the Hotel DuPont in Wilmington, Del., Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Harris bringing energy, dollars and more to Biden's campaign

Aug. 13, 2020 10:21 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — In her first two days as Joe Biden's running mate, Kamala Harris has fired off the campaign's sharpest criticism of President Donald Trump's shortcomings. She has vouched for Biden's character on race and more. And the enthusiasm surrounding her historic candidacy has brought in a...

FILE - In this March 22, 2019 file photo, an American flag flies outside the Department of Justice in Washington.  The Justice Department has seized millions of dollars from cryptocurrency accounts that militant organization abroad, including al-Qaida and the Islamic State group, relied on to raise money for their operations, officials announced Thursday.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

US seizes virtual currency alleged to fund militant groups

Aug. 13, 2020 8:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Thursday that it has seized millions of dollars from cryptocurrency accounts that militant groups, including al-Qaida and the Islamic State, relied on to finance their organizations and violent plots. Law enforcement officials said the groups used the accounts...

Gus Juarez tells the crowd the names of two men detained by federal immigration officials on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Bend, Ore. Protesters surrounded two unmarked buses outside Crane Shed Commons to prevent officials from taking the men. (Ryan Brennecke/The Bulletin via AP)

Protesters hold up US detention of 2 in Oregon for 12 hours

Aug. 13, 2020 7:54 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — U.S. Border Patrol officers late Wednesday used pepper spray on demonstrators in Bend, Oregon, as they pushed their way through a crowd to get to two men detained by immigration agents inside a bus that could not move for about 12 hours because of the protesters. The next day, people...

Ex-Meridian Police officer faces federal extortion charges

Aug. 13, 2020 7:34 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A former Meridian Police officer is facing charges of extortion, federal prosecutors said Thursday. Royric “Roy” Benamon, 27, was indicted on two counts of extortion under color of official right, U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst said in a news release. According to the...

This photo from body camera video carried by Lodi, Calif., Police Officer Erika Urrea as she pulls a man from the path of a passing train on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2020. The man in a wheelchair was stuck on railroad tracks seconds before the train came past, in a dramatic rescue caught on the officer's body camera. The Lodi Police Department says Urrea was patrolling Wednesday near the tracks when she saw the man and the railroad crossing arms starting to come down. Unable to move the wheelchair, Urrea is seen dragging the man from it seconds before the train barrels through, striking the wheelchair and the man's leg. The 66-year-old man is at a hospital in stable condition. ( Lodi Police Department via AP)

California officer rescues disabled man from oncoming train

Aug. 13, 2020 7:11 PM EDT

LODI, Calif. (AP) — A police officer in California pulled a man from a wheelchair that was stuck on railroad tracks seconds before the train came past, in a dramatic rescue caught on the officer’s body camera. Officer Erika Urrea of the Lodi Police Department was patrolling Wednesday near the tracks...

Austin cuts police budget by 1/3 amid national 'defund' push

Aug. 13, 2020 6:52 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — In a unanimous vote, the Austin City Council moved Thursday to cut about one-third of next year's $434 million police budget amid national calls for “defunding” law enforcement agencies in favor of spending more money on social services. That will come to just over $150...

Funeral arrangements set for slain Mississippi trooper

Aug. 13, 2020 6:50 PM EDT

HAZLEHURST, Miss. (AP) — A funeral is planned this weekend for a Mississippi Highway Patrol trooper killed while off-duty and working a second job. Services for Lt. Troy Morris are scheduled Saturday at 1 p.m. at Westhaven Funeral Home Chapel in Hazlehurst, news outlets reported. Burial will follow at the...