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Activists cheer for "Greta!", urge climate action in Madrid

Dec. 6, 2019 4:32 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Activists of all ages and from all corners of the planet demanded concrete action Friday against climate change from leaders and negotiators at a global summit in Madrid. The march was led by dozens of representatives of Latin America's indigenous peoples — a mark of deference after...

Male video takes on viral feminist anthem stir ire in Mexico

Dec. 6, 2019 3:51 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Born in Chile, the feminist anthem “A Rapist in Your Path” has become an international phenomenon, with activists in countries from Latin America to the U.S. and Europe staging public performance to denounce violence and human rights abuses against women. Almost as...

Russian student given suspended sentence for protest calls

Dec. 6, 2019 3:25 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court on Friday handed a suspended sentence to a student vlogger on charges — widely seen as politically motivated — of inciting protests. Yegor Zhukov, 21, was arrested in August on accusations of making extremist calls on his YouTube vlog. He is among several dozen...

Courts: City must release crime camera locations

Dec. 6, 2019 3:25 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans' homeland security department must release a map showing the locations of its 400 clearly marked crime cameras, a Louisiana appeals court has ruled in a victory for civil rights groups and a public defender. The state 4th Circuit Court of Appeal, in a ruling dated Thursday,...

Kearns High School journalists start community newspaper

Dec. 6, 2019 3:01 PM EST

KEARNS, Utah (AP) — Kearns didn’t have a community newspaper. So a group of students decided to start one. Since the start of the school year, the journalists who create The Cougar Claw, Kearns High School’s monthly paper, have worked to make sure their coverage spans issues that affect both...

Mexicans fleeing violence form new encampment on border

Dec. 6, 2019 2:50 PM EST

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — An exodus of migrants fleeing drug cartel violence and corruption in Mexico has mired hundreds of immigrants in ramshackle tent camps across the border from El Paso and brought new chaos to a system of wait lists for asylum seekers to get into the U.S. Migrant tent camps have...

Embattled mayor seeks postponement of federal trial

Dec. 6, 2019 2:37 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts mayor facing federal investment fraud and extortion charges as well as prosecutors asked a judge Thursday to delay his trial several months. In a joint filing in U.S. District Court in Boston, prosecutors and lawyers for 27-year-old Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia requested...

New Mexico's largest city to review crime data system

Dec. 6, 2019 2:05 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's largest city on Friday announced it will embark on an independent review of crime data after facing criticism for releasing statistics that overstated improvements made over the past year. Mayor Tim Keller said it was clear the data systems used by the police...

Honolulu City Council passes ban on single-use plastics

Dec. 6, 2019 12:40 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu City Council passed a single-use plastics ban that will be the first in Hawaii to include all plastic containers used for food sales and service. The council voted Wednesday in favor of the measure that is expected to be signed by Mayor Kirk Caldwell and fully enacted by 2022....

Kansas judge accused of bigotry, profanities in courthouse

Dec. 6, 2019 11:26 AM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A foul-mouthed Kansas judge accused of bigotry and racism who cursed at courthouse employees so often that a trial clerk kept a “swear journal” documenting his obscene outbursts is facing complaints that his conduct violates the central judicial canons of independence,...