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Video shows girls attacking another on New York school field

Jul. 3, 2020 3:29 PM EDT

NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities are looking into a video posted on social media that shows a group of girls attacking another girl on a school athletic field in western New York. North Tonawanda police say the video was recorded Wednesday afternoon. Local media report the clip was shared in a...

FILE - Utah County Commissioner Nathan Ivie speaks as he holds the American flag during a news conference on June 14, 2018, in Provo, Utah. Ivie, a Republican voted out of office in a primary after coming out as gay in conservative Utah says a backlash during campaign season has him questioning whether his party has a place for him. Ivie made national headlines more than a year ago when he publicly announced his orientation while serving as a county commissioner in deep-red Utah County. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Republican who came out as gay in Utah ousted in primary

Jul. 3, 2020 3:00 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Republican voted out of office in a primary after coming out as gay in conservative Utah says a backlash during the campaign has him questioning whether his party has a place for him. Rancher Nathan Ivie announced his orientation last year while serving as a county commissioner in...

FILE - In this June 28, 2020 file photo, armed homeowners Mark and Patricia McCloskey confront protesters marching to St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson's house in the Central West End of St. Louis. On Friday, July 3, 2020, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly asserting the homeowners were aiming a handgun at an armed protester in front their mansion in St. Louis. The protester at right is holding a video camera and microphone, not a gun. (Laurie Skrivan/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jul. 3, 2020 1:48 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ CLAIM: Photo shows homeowner aiming a handgun at an armed protester in front of...

Minneapolis ad agency stages 'Black Lives Matter' walkout

Jul. 3, 2020 1:31 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An advertising agency’s parent company has changed a rule forbidding employees from using “Black Lives Matter” in social media posts after 179 workers in the city where George Floyd was killed walked off the job. Employees at Minneapolis-based Periscope told the Star...

In this handout photo provided by the Press Information Bureau, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi adresses soldiers during a visit to Nimu, Ladakh area, India, Friday, July 3, 2020. Modi made an unannounced visit Friday to a military base in remote Ladakh region bordering China where the soldiers of the two countries have been facing off for nearly two months. Modi’s visit comes in the backdrop of massive Indian army build-up in Ladakh region following hand-to-hand combat between Indian and Chinese soldiers on June 15 that left 20 Indian soldiers dead and dozens injured, the worst military confrontation in over four decades between the Asian giants. (Press Information Bureau via AP)

Modi visits military base close to China amid standoff

Jul. 3, 2020 10:36 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an unannounced visit Friday to a military base in a remote region bordering China where troops from the two countries have been facing off for nearly two months. Modi, accompanied by India’s military leadership, met with troops in...

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2018, file photo, pro-democracy activist Nathan Law, along with Agnes Chow and Joshua Wong, attends a press conference in Hong Kong. Prominent Hong Kong democracy activist Nathan Law has left the city for an undisclosed location, he revealed on his Facebook page shortly after testifying at a U.S. congressional hearing about the tough national security law China had imposed on the semi-autonomous territory.  In his post late Thursday, July 2, 2020, he said that he decided to take on the responsibility for advocating for Hong Kong internationally and had since left the city. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)

Activist leaves Hong Kong after new law to advocate abroad

Jul. 3, 2020 7:59 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Prominent Hong Kong democracy activist Nathan Law has left the city for an undisclosed location after testifying in a U.S. congressional hearing about a tough new security law imposed by mainland China on the semi-autonomous territory. Law, who declined to disclose his whereabouts for...

Kansas City police officer shot, suspect dead after shooting

Jul. 3, 2020 12:37 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A shooting Thursday in Kansas City, Missouri, left a suspect dead and a police officer in critical condition after being shot in the head, police said. The unidentified officer, who has been with the department for about 2 1/2 years, was hospitalized for emergency surgery following...

Mexico's top human rights official says she was threatened

Jul. 2, 2020 9:14 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The head of Mexico’s governmental human rights commission said Thursday she has received threatening telephone calls, text messages and social media postings. Human Rights Commissioner Rosario Piedra Ibarra said the threats started after she took up the case of a young man who...

The booking photo released by the Miami-Dade Police Department shows Paris Anderson on Wednesday, July 1, 2020.  Anderson was arrested following an altercation with a Miami-Dade police officer at Miami International Airport in Miami. The police officer was relieved of duty. (Miami-Dade Police Department via AP)

Florida officer fired after bodycam shows him hitting woman

Jul. 2, 2020 6:13 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida police officer is losing his job after he struck a woman who was yelling at him inside a terminal at Miami International Airport. A bodycam video, posted on Twitter by South Florida filmmaker Billy Corben, shows the face mask-wearing Miami-Dade police officer speaking to the woman...

FILE - In this June 20, 2014, file photo, Herman Cain, CEO, The New Voice, speaks during Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority event in Washington. Cain is being treated for the coronavirus at an Atlanta-area hospital. That's according to a statement posted on his Twitter account Thursday, July 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)

Herman Cain treated for COVID-19 after attending Trump rally

Jul. 2, 2020 6:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — 2012 GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain is being treated for the coronavirus at an Atlanta-area hospital, according to a statement posted on his Twitter account Thursday. It's not clear when or where Cain was infected, but he was hospitalized less than two weeks after attending...