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Reports say LAPD was ill-prepared for protest violence

Apr. 09, 2021 23:02 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two reviews of the violence that surrounded last summer's police brutality protests say the LAPD wasn't prepared to react when peaceful demonstrations were marred by clashes, vandalism and looting. The reports released Friday found that poor planning...

Bronx DA clears NYPD officers in 2019 friendly fire shooting

Apr. 09, 2021 21:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — No charges will be filed against five New York City police officers who in 2019 opened fire while another officer and an armed man struggled on the grounds of a Bronx housing project, prosecutors said Friday. The barrage of gunfire from both NYPD Officer...

Myanmar junta attacks again as spokesman defends crackdown

Apr. 09, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

YANGON (AP) — Security forces in Myanmar cracked down heavily again on anti-coup protesters Friday even as the military downplayed reports of state violence. Reports on online news outlets and social media said at least four people were killed in Bago, about 100...

Kremlin says it fears full-scale fighting in Ukraine's east

Apr. 09, 2021 15:39 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin said Friday it fears a resumption of full-scale fighting in eastern Ukraine and could take steps to protect Russian civilians there, a stark warning that comes amid a Russian troop build-up along the border. The statement by Russian President...

Video shows Israeli police beating lawmaker at protest

Apr. 09, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A video circulating online shows Israeli police punching a member of parliament and wrestling him to the ground at a protest against planned evictions in east Jerusalem on Friday. The video shows a scuffle between Israeli police and Ofer Cassif, the...

Rioters ignore pleas for calm as violence flares in Belfast

Apr. 09, 2021 14:55 PM EDT

BELFAST (AP) — Police in Northern Ireland deployed water cannons for the first time in six years Thursday as they tried to disperse protesters who hurled stones, fireworks and gasoline-filled bottles at officers during another night of violence in Belfast. The violence...

Biden returns prisoner-of-war flag to perch atop White House

Apr. 09, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has restored the prisoner-of-war/missing-in-action flag to its former location atop the White House. The black-and-white POW/MIA flag returned atop the chief executive's residence, just below the American flag, on Friday, which is...

Israeli university heads defend free speech in prize dispute

Apr. 09, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Presidents of Israeli universities released a joint letter Friday criticizing the government's decision to withhold the country's most prestigious prize from a scholar over his political views, saying it “severely harms free speech and free thought.” ...

Indian forces kill 7 suspected militants in Kashmir fighting

Apr. 09, 2021 10:38 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Seven suspected militants were killed and four soldiers wounded in two separate gunfights in Indian-controlled Kashmir, officials said Friday, triggering anti-India protests and clashes in the disputed region Militants hid inside a mosque as...

US sanctions on Myanmar gems target key junta funding source

Apr. 09, 2021 06:50 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — The latest U.S. sanctions on Myanmar target an army-controlled gems business rife with corruption and abuses that is one of the junta’s key sources of revenue. It’s unclear if the sanctions will do much to close the taps of income and royalties from...