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Israeli officer punished for violence against protesters

Oct. 17, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military on Sunday said it has reprimanded an officer who was found to have used excessive force against protesters in the occupied West Bank, including pushing a 65-year-old Israeli peace activist to the ground. The army said the officer, a...

Denver activist aims to spark Black cultural renaissance

Oct. 17, 2021 10:15 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Longtime Denver artist, musician and activist Jeff Campbell wants to ignite a Black cultural renaissance in his former neighborhood: Five Points. Is that still possible? Take a trip down Welton Street. The neighborhood was once the...

Weather, protest cloud Beijing flame-lighting rehearsal

Oct. 17, 2021 07:24 AM EDT

ANCIENT OLYMPIA, Greece (AP) — A sunburst at the overcast birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games in Greece was too short-lived to light the backup flame for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at Sunday’s dress rehearsal. It was the second blip of the day, after two...

2 arrested in Athens for protesting Beijing Olympics

Oct. 17, 2021 04:42 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Two women attempted to hang a banner from the Acropolis in Athens Sunday morning in protest at the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics, and were detained by Greek police. The activists, 18-year-old Tibetan student Tsela Zoksang and 22-year-old exiled...

Sudanese protesters call for dissolving of joint government

Oct. 16, 2021 13:23 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Thousands of Sudanese took to the streets Saturday in the capital, Khartoum, to call for the dissolving of the joint military-civilian government of Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok. The protest could further increase political tensions in Sudan, threatening...

Indiana county may cash in as Illinois bans detentions

Oct. 16, 2021 01:12 AM EDT

BRAZIL, Ind. (AP) — Clay County is a lot like the other counties around it: rural, overwhelmingly white, lower middle class, and very Republican. But one thing that sets the county apart is its local jail, which is the only jail in Indiana that holds immigrants and asylum-seekers in U.S....

Ex-Dominion worker's attorneys fight for defamation suit

Oct. 14, 2021 22:51 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign, top campaign attorneys and conservative media outlets recklessly spread an uncorroborated report that a former security director for Dominion Voting Systems tried to fix the 2020 election for Joe Biden, the ex-employee’s...

Man arrested for alleged attack on Ritzville state senator

Oct. 14, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

RITZVILLE, Wash. (AP) — A political activist has been charged with assault and other crimes for an attack on state Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, in the town of Ritzville, the city prosecutor's office said Thursday. Glen Stockwell, 71, of Ritzville, was released from...

Judge: Kansas election database function not public record

Oct. 14, 2021 15:49 PM EDT

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' Republican secretary of state did not violate the state's open records law by ordering the removal of an election database function that generates a statewide report showing which provisional ballots were not counted, a judge ruled. The...

Consortium behind Pegasus Project wins EU journalism prize

Oct. 14, 2021 08:00 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The consortium of journalists behind the Pegasus Project investigation into malware from Israel-based NSO Group that provided further evidence that it was used to spy on journalists, human rights activists and political dissidents, won the top European Union journalism prize...