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FILE - In this July 9, 2020, file photo, protesters gather in front of district attorney's office in Salt Lake City. Some Black Lives Matter protesters in Utah could face up to life in prison if they're convicted of splashing red paint and smashing windows during a protest, a potential punishment that stands out among demonstrators arrested around the country and one that critics say doesn't fit the alleged crime. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Utah protesters face charges with potential life sentence

Aug. 6, 2020 5:08 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Some Black Lives Matter protesters in Salt Lake City could face up to life in prison if they’re convicted of splashing red paint and smashing windows during a protest, a potential punishment that stands out among demonstrators arrested around the country and one that critics...

Confederate monument vandalized outside Alabama courthouse

Aug. 5, 2020 12:42 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A Confederate monument in Alabama that has been the subject of protests against racial injustice was discovered vandalized early Wednesday. What appeared to be red paint was splattered all over the base of the rebel statue outside the Madison County Courthouse in Huntsville, news...

Shootings increase during Portland protests

Jul. 30, 2020 7:14 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — During the two-month span of protests in Portland, Oregon, following the killing of of George Floyd authorities say Oregon's largest city has seen a spike in shootings, vandalism, arson and murder from previous years. Between the beginning of June and end of July this year, there...

Editorial Roundup: US

Jul. 29, 2020 6:40 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ July 25 The New York Times on political conventions and President Donald Trump canceling the Republican National Committee’s nominating convention in Florida: President Trump announced on Thursday that, in deference to the pandemic, he...

Protesters, many from the former encampment at City Hall Park, march for social justice in New York, Tuesday, July 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Outrage after NYPD hustles protester into unmarked van

Jul. 29, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department’s use of plainclothes officers and an unmarked minivan to haul away a vandalism suspect during a protest Tuesday created confusion and drew outrage from people who compared it to covert tactics used recently by federal agents in Portland, Oregon....

Buffalo Soldiers museum vandalized with hateful graffiti

Jul. 29, 2020 11:46 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A museum in Houston honoring the nation’s Black Buffalo Soldiers was vandalized with graffiti, including with a symbol that appears to be a swastika, according to the facility Residents who live near the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum discovered the vandalism, according to a police...

A protester kicks a police vehicle in an attempt to break its side mirror during a

NYPD: 303 police cars damaged since Floyd death, costing $1M

Jul. 28, 2020 7:48 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police say 303 department vehicles have been vandalized since George Floyd’s May 25 death, causing nearly $1 million in damage. The department said Monday that 14 vehicles were a total loss because of fire damage, seven are still being repaired and the rest have...

Palestinians: Settler vandals firebomb West Bank mosque

Jul. 27, 2020 4:53 AM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian Authority said Monday that a group of Israeli settlers has tried to burn down a mosque near the West Bank city of Ramallah. Hussam Abu al-Rub, the Palestinian deputy minister for religious affairs, said settlers attacked the mosque after midnight, spray painting...

A man sits behind a broken glass from a window at the Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, July 26, 2020. A protest through the streets of downtown Oakland, California, in support of racial justice and police reform turned violent when

Oakland protesters set fire to courthouse, smash windows

Jul. 26, 2020 9:29 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A protest in Oakland, California, in support of racial justice and police reform turned violent when a small group of demonstrators wearing helmets and goggles and carrying large signs that doubled as shields set fire to a courthouse, vandalized a police station and shot fireworks at...

Smoke fills the sky as federal officers try to disperse Black Lives Matter protesters on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, in Portland, Ore.  A federal judge is hearing arguments on Oregon's request for a restraining order against federal agents who have been sent to the state's largest city to quell protests that have spiraled into nightly clashes between authorities and demonstrators. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Oregon urges judge to rein in US agents deployed in Portland

Jul. 23, 2020 12:14 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Attorneys for Oregon argued Wednesday for a restraining order against federal agents deployed to quell protests in Portland — a standoff that some legal experts have warned could lead to a constitutional crisis in an election year. A federal judge heard arguments from the state...