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Biden administration is highlighting how federal money is being used to boost public safety efforts

Feb. 28, 2024 11:23 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is working to show how federal dollars are helping cities and police departments manage crime while also providing for job opportunities for youth in communities affected by that violence. Biden is expected to speak Wednesday afternoon...

Northern Ireland judge rules that amnesty law for 'the Troubles' breaches human rights

Feb. 28, 2024 11:21 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A new law that gives immunity from prosecution for most offenses committed during Northern Ireland's decades of sectarian violence is not compliant with human rights, a judge in Belfast ruled Wednesday. The British government's Legacy and Reconciliation Bill, passed...

At least 9 killed and 6 injured in police raids in Rio de Janeiro favelas

Feb. 27, 2024 18:33 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A police raid Tuesday morning in several Rio de Janeiro’s sprawling, low-income neighborhoods left at least nine dead and six injured, police said in a statement. The raids targeted areas controlled by the Red Command drug trafficking group and took place in...

Vice President Harris to mark 'Bloody Sunday' anniversary in Selma

Feb. 27, 2024 15:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris will travel to Selma, Alabama, on Sunday to commemorate the 59th anniversary of a landmark civil rights moment. Harris will speak as part of the annual remembrance of “Bloody Sunday,” on the bridge where, on March 7, 1965, white...

West Virginia Senate passes bill that would remove marital exemption for sexual abuse

Feb. 26, 2024 16:36 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Married people in West Virginia could be charged with certain sexual assault acts against their spouses for the first time under a controversial bill passed`Monday by West Virginia’s Republican-dominated Senate. The bill, sponsored by former prosecuting...

Actor Gérard Depardieu faces another sexual assault complaint as #MeToo echoes through French cinema

Feb. 26, 2024 12:29 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — French actor Gérard Depardieu faces another complaint of sexual assault, this time from a movie decorator who alleges he groped her during filming in 2021. In the complaint to the Paris prosecutor’s office, the 53-year-old decorator alleges that Depardieu grabbed...

Caribbean leaders meet with Haiti's prime minister. Foreign force deployment is on the agenda

Feb. 25, 2024 15:57 PM EST

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — Caribbean leaders met with embattled Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry on Sunday to talk about his country’s unrelenting gang violence, with one top official noting that his continued presence as head of government remains a main stumbling block to progress. ...

At least 15 Catholic worshippers were killed in an attack during a service in northern Burkina Faso

Feb. 25, 2024 12:38 PM EST

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — At least 15 Catholic worshippers were killed in a Burkina Faso village on Sunday when gunmen attacked a community as they gathered for prayers in the country's conflict-hit northern region, church officials said. The violence in the village of Essakane was a...

Chief enforcer of US gun laws fears Americans may become numb to violence with each mass shooting

Feb. 24, 2024 09:17 AM EST

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — The head of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says he fears that a drumbeat of mass shootings and other gun violence across the United States could make Americans numb to the bloodshed, fostering apathy to finding solutions rather than...

Actor calls on French film industry to face sexual abuse, during live Cesar Awards ceremony

Feb. 24, 2024 04:06 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — French actor Judith Godrèche called on France’s film industry to “face the truth” on sexual violence and physical abuse during a live broadcast Friday of the Cesar Awards ceremony, France’s version of the Oscars. “We can decide that men accused of rape no...