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Dawit Kelete wears handcuffs chained to his waist as he walks into a court appearance Monday, July 6, 2020, in Seattle. Kelete is accused of driving a car on to a closed Seattle freeway and hitting two protesters, killing one, over the weekend. Seattle has been the site of prolonged unrest over the death of George Floyd, a Black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Driver who hit Seattle protesters charged with 3 felonies

Jul. 8, 2020 8:28 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Prosecutors on Wednesday filed three felony charges against the man who hit two protesters with his car, killing one, while driving on a Seattle freeway that was closed for Black Lives Matter demonstrations. The King County Prosecuting Attorney's office charged Dawit Kelete, 27, with...

Emergency workers tend to an injured person on the ground after a driver sped through a protest-related closure on the Interstate 5 freeway in Seattle, authorities said early Saturday, July 4, 2020. Dawit Kelete, 27, has been arrested and booked on two counts of vehicular assault. (James Anderson via AP)

Protester killed on Seattle freeway was dedicated to cause

Jul. 5, 2020 9:21 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A person killed Saturday when a man who drove his car onto a closed Seattle freeway and into a crowd protesting police brutality was remembered Sunday as someone who was dedicated to the cause. The other person hit in the incident, meanwhile, remained in serious condition Sunday at a...

Emergency workers tend to an injured person on the ground after a driver sped through a protest-related closure on the Interstate 5 freeway in Seattle, authorities said early Saturday, July 4, 2020. Dawit Kelete, 27, has been arrested and booked on two counts of vehicular assault. (James Anderson via AP)

Police: 2 women hit by car on Seattle highway amid protest

Jul. 4, 2020 10:53 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A 27-year-old man drove a car onto a closed freeway in Seattle early Saturday and barreled through a panicked crowd of protesters, critically injuring two women, officials said. Dawit Kelete of Seattle drove the car around vehicles that were blocking Interstate 5 and sped into the crowd...

Protesters and journalists gather around a United States flag as it burns outside the White House on a section of 16th Street that has been renamed Black Lives Matter Plaza, Saturday, July 4, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

The Latest: Columbus statue yanked, tossed into Inner Harbor

Jul. 4, 2020 10:47 PM EDT

The Latest on protests over racial inequality: BALTIMORE — Baltimore protesters have pulled down a statue of Christopher Columbus and thrown it into the city’s Inner Harbor. News outlets reported that demonstrators used ropes to topple the monument in the Little Italy neighborhood on Saturday night....

Rock slide closes Highway 95 in Idaho

Jul. 4, 2020 5:50 PM EDT

RIGGINS, Idaho (AP) — Highway 95 is temporarily closed after a large rock slide blocked the road. The closure starts at milepost 161 to milepost 188, New Meadows to five miles south of the Riggins area. KIVI reports Idaho State Police says an one alternate route from southwest Idaho to Central or North...

5 die after SUV crosses interstate median in South Carolina

Jul. 3, 2020 2:10 PM EDT

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Five of the seven people inside a SUV were killed Thursday after their vehicle crossed an interstate median in South Carolina and hit two tractor trailers, state troopers said. The 2001 Chevrolet was heading east on Interstate 26 near Orangeburg when the driver lost control around...

A woman passes in front of burned tires and garbage containers set on fire by anti-government protesters to block roads, during a protest against the economic crisis, in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Protesters closed several major roads in the Lebanese capital amid rising anger as the currency hit a new record low on the black market, electricity cuts increased and the government raised the price of bread for the first time in more than a decade. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

Protests as currency slides, price of bread rises in Lebanon

Jun. 30, 2020 2:33 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Protesters closed several major roads in the Lebanese capital Beirut on Tuesday amid rising anger as the currency hit a new record low on the black market, electricity cuts increased and the government raised the price of bread for the first time in more than a decade. Reflecting the...

West Seattle low bridge opens to overnight traffic

Jun. 26, 2020 11:14 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Motorists may now cross the lower West Seattle swing bridge from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., while the city considers opening the two-lane span to additional users. The change takes effect immediately, The Seattle Times reported. It will relieve some drivers from a 4-mile (6 kilometer) detour using...

Protesters fill Boulder Ave. after Tulsa Police fired pepper balls at them after President Donald Trump's campaign rally at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Saturday, June 20, 2020.(Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP)

Trump supporters, protesters face off outside Oklahoma rally

Jun. 21, 2020 12:51 AM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — President Donald Trump's supporters faced off with protesters shouting “Black Lives Matter" Saturday in Tulsa as the president took the stage for his first campaign rally in months amid public health concerns about the coronavirus and fears that the event could lead to violence...

Federal judge formally ends 'Bridgegate' criminal case

Jun. 12, 2020 4:22 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge formally brought an end Friday to the criminal case stemming from the 2013 George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal known as “Bridgegate.” An order published Friday dismissed the indictments against Bill Baroni and Bridget Kelly, whose 2016 corruption...