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In this May 19, 2018 photo, Gregory Katz, acting London bureau chief for The Associated Press, stands in front of St. George's Chapel in Windsor near London, while covering the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Katz, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist who recently led the AP's coverage of Brexit and the election of Boris Johnson as prime minister, died Monday, June 22, 2020. He had been ill in recent months and had contracted COVID-19. He was 67. (AP Photo)

Gregory Katz, acclaimed AP journalist, dies at 67

Jun. 24, 2020 1:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gregory Katz, an acclaimed correspondent for The Associated Press in London who recently led the news cooperative's coverage of Brexit and the election of Boris Johnson as prime minister, died Tuesday. He had been ill in recent months and had contracted COVID-19. He was 67. His career over...

Georgia athletic director probed over KKK photo on Facebook

Jun. 23, 2020 9:51 AM EDT

EVANS, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia high school athletic director is under investigation, his district said, after he posted a racially insensitive photo on Facebook that trivializes violence perpetrated by the Ku Klux Klan against African Americans. The post allegedly shared by Lakeside High School Athletic...

Driver Bubba Wallace takes a selfie with himself and other drivers that pushed his car to the front in the pits of the Talladega Superspeedway prior to the start of the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at the Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega Ala., Monday June 22, 2020. In an extraordinary act of solidarity with NASCAR’s only Black driver, dozens of drivers pushed the car belonging to Bubba Wallace to the front of the field before Monday’s race as FBI agents nearby tried to find out who left a noose in his garage stall over the weekend.  (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Blaney wins at Talladega after NASCAR unites behind Wallace

Jun. 22, 2020 9:55 PM EDT

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Even in victory, Ryan Blaney thought about what happened to close friend Bubba Wallace over the weekend. And what happened afterward. Blaney held onto the lead after a restart with two laps to go Monday, earning his second straight win at Talladega Superspeedway on a day that began...

Police use a water cannon during a demonstration targeting the government’s handling of the coronavirus crisis, in Malieveld, the Hague, Netherlands, Sunday, June 21, 2020. Dutch police charged hundreds of what they called soccer fans with horses and a water cannon in the center of The Hague Sunday and warned people to stay away from the city center. (AP Photo/Michael Corder)

Dutch police arrest 400 after virus protest turns violent

Jun. 21, 2020 4:00 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police arrested about 400 protesters and used a water cannon Sunday after violence erupted around a demonstration in The Hague against measures put in place by the government to rein in the spread of the coronavirus. A peaceful protest turned violent when dozens of what...

Pitt, WVU extend basketball 'Backyard Brawl' 2 more seasons

Jun. 18, 2020 1:53 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The basketball version of the “Backyard Brawl” rivalry between West Virginia and Pittsburgh has been extended through the 2022-23 season. The colleges separated by 75 miles have played 187 times since first meeting in 1906, with West Virginia holding a 99-88 advantage. The...

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The Latest: President Trump says police treated unfairly

Jun. 17, 2020 11:56 PM EDT

TOP OF THE HOUR: — President Trump says police “have not been treated fairly.” — Prosecutors acknowledge Floyd pinned by Minneapolis officers for 7:46. — Atlanta police officer charged with felony murder. — Portland, Oregon cutting police budget by $16 million. —...

FILE - In this March 29, 2020, file photo, police officers walk enveloped by tear gas in Portland, Ore. City commissioners in Portland voted Wednesday, June 17, 2020 to cut nearly $16 million from the Portland Police Bureau's budget in response to concerns about police brutality and racial injustice. The cuts are part of a city budget approved by the commissioners by a 3-1 vote in a contentious meeting.(Dave Killen/The Oregonian via AP, File)

Portland, Oregon, cuts police budget over force, injustice

Jun. 17, 2020 7:18 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — City commissioners in Portland, Oregon, voted Wednesday to cut nearly $16 million from the police budget in response to concerns about use of force and racial injustice. The cuts are part of a city budget approved by the commissioners with a 3-1 vote in a contentious meeting. The...

Cairo film festival's art director resigns amid controversy

Jun. 10, 2020 6:18 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The art director of Cairo's international film festival has resigned amid calls for his removal because of past inflammatory posts on social media, the festival said. The resignation of Egyptian film critic Ahmed Shawky was announced Tuesday in a statement by the festival’s advisory...

FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2019, file photo, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler poses for a photo in Portland, Ore. Wheeler said Tuesday, June 9, 2020, he will make policing changes that include ending the use of patrol officers on public transit and redirecting $7 million from the police budget and $5 million from other city funds to communities of color. Wheeler said in a news conference he also plans to dissolve the police gun violence reduction unit, will ban choke holds and other restraints and will work to reform the use of consent searches in traffic stops. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer, File)

Portland mayor lays out first steps for police reform

Jun. 9, 2020 10:43 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler said Tuesday he will make policing changes that include ending the use of patrol officers on public transit and redirecting $7 million from the police budget and $5 million from other city funds to communities of color. Wheeler said in a news conference he...

Authorities: Florida deputies kill armed man during shootout

Jun. 9, 2020 3:42 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida deputies killed a domestic violence suspect Tuesday morning during a shootout, authorities said. Five deputies from the Orange County Sheriff's Office fugitive team went to an Orlando-area neighborhood to arrest the 39-year-old black man on several domestic violence and weapons...