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FILE - In this July 26, 2020, file photo, federal officers launch tear gas at demonstrators during a Black Lives Matter protest at the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse in Portland, Ore. The Associated Press found that there is no government oversight of the manufacture and use of tear gas. Instead, the industry is left to regulate itself. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Lack of study and oversight raises concerns about tear gas

Aug. 6, 2020 11:41 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — On June 2, Justin LaFrancois attended a protest against police violence and racism in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina, where he planned to livestream the event for his alternative newspaper’s website. Shortly into the march, police, who reported that water bottles and rocks...

First-ever EU cyber sanctions hit Russian, Chinese, NKoreans

Jul. 30, 2020 6:30 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Thursday imposed its first-ever sanctions over cyberattacks, slapping them on alleged Russian military agents, Chinese cyber spies and organizations including a North Korean firm. The six people and three groups hit with sanctions include Russia’s GRU military...

Police pepper spray protesters, Saturday, July 25, 2020, near Seattle Central Community College in Seattle. A large group of protesters were marching Saturday in Seattle in support of Black Lives Matter and against police brutality and racial injustice. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Activists want Seattle police held in contempt

Jul. 27, 2020 10:09 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Activists who won a U.S. court order restricting the Seattle Police Department's use of chemical weapons for crowd control say the department should be held in contempt of court for violating it in a “vengeful outburst” over the weekend. In June, U.S. District Judge Richard...

FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, May 5, 2017, a view of the headquarters of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), in The Hague, Netherlands. In a statement released Thursday July 9, 2020, member nations of the OPCW executive council condemned the use of chemical weapons by Syria and called on the government of President Bashar Assad to declare all of the regime's chemical arsenal. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)

Chemical weapons watchdog's council condemns Syrian attacks

Jul. 9, 2020 2:15 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The governing body of the world's chemical weapons watchdog on Thursday condemned the use of chemical weapons by Syria and called on the government of President Bashar Assad to declare all of its chemical arsenal. The statement, approved by a majority of the member nations on...

Officers in swat gear work at the intersection of West Fond du Lac Avenue and West Burleigh Street near a Jet Beauty store that was looted in Milwaukee on Sunday, May 31, 2020. (Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

The Latest: 10 resign from SWAT team amid safety concerns

Jun. 12, 2020 11:21 PM EDT

TOP OF THE HOUR: — Dallas officials agree to 90-day ban on use of tear gas against demonstrators. — Judge orders pause on use of tear gas against protesters in Seattle. — Minneapolis council takes step toward abolishing police department. ___ HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. — Ten members of a...