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FILE - A federal judge has approved a request from a group of WeChat users to delay looming U.S. government restrictions that could effectively make the popular app nearly impossible to use. In a ruling dated Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler in California said the government’s actions would affect users’ First Amendment rights as an effective ban on the app removes their platform for communication. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)

Judge agrees to delay US gov't restrictions on WeChat

Sep. 20, 2020 11:10 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has approved a request from a group of U.S. WeChat users to delay looming federal government restrictions that could effectively make the popular app nearly impossible to use. In a ruling dated Saturday, Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler in California said the government's actions...

Oshkosh police arrest homicide suspect after 6-hour standoff

Sep. 20, 2020 11:05 AM EDT

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Oshkosh police say a man suspected in a homicide was arrested Saturday after a six-hour standoff with a SWAT team and negotiators. Police say officers were sent to a welfare check earlier in the day and discovered a man suffering from a gunshot wound. Jarvis Gladney, 36, was...

Driver in NC police chase indicted for passenger's death

Sep. 20, 2020 11:03 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A man was indicted on first-degree murder and other counts for an automobile chase six months ago in central North Carolina that officials say ended with a passenger in the car dying when sheriff’s deputies fired toward him. Charles Justin Boothe, 32, of Winston-Salem was...

Boston public schools to start; NH high school sports resume

Sep. 20, 2020 10:24 AM EDT

A look at developments related to the coronavirus in New England on Sunday: ___ MASSACHUSETTS Boston Public Schools are starting up on Monday with full remote learning amid the coronavirus pandemic. Schools will later move to a hybrid model that will include some in-person learning. Boston Schools...

Judge: Decatur can ignore 2010 vote, keep full-time mayor

Sep. 20, 2020 9:22 AM EDT

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to force the city of Decatur to follow the results of a 2010 referendum in which a majority of voters backed the city adopting a city manager form of government. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Abdul Kallon means that, at least for...

Viking Line's cruise ship M/S Amorella is seen near the Aland islands, seen from Finland, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. Finnish authorities say a Baltic Sea passenger ferry with nearly 300 people has run aground in the Aland Islands archipelago between Finland and Sweden without injuries. (Niclas Norlund/Lehtikuva via AP)

Baltic Sea ferry runs aground in Finnish waters, no injuries

Sep. 20, 2020 9:20 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — A Baltic Sea passenger ferry with nearly 300 people aboard has run aground in the Aland Islands archipelago between Finland and Sweden without injuries Sunday, and rescue officials were preparing to evacuate the vessel, Finnish authorities said. The Finnish coast guard tweeted that the M/S...

Nina Bahinskaya, 73, poses for a photo holding an old Belarusian national flag at an entrance of her apartment building in Minsk, Belarus, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. The 73-year-old former geologist has become one of the most recognizable faces of Belarus protests, fearlessly waving a huge opposition's red-and-white flag in front of riot police.

AP PHOTOS: Elderly protesters defy Belarus' strongman

Sep. 20, 2020 5:03 AM EDT

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Thousands of protesters who have flooded Belarusian cities for six weeks of demonstrations to demand an end to the 26-year rule of the country’s authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko include people of all ages, professions and social groups. While younger people make up...

An American flag flies at half-staff over the White House in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020.  Federal officials have intercepted an envelope addressed to the White House that contained the poison ricin. That's according to a law enforcement official who spoke to The Associated Press on Saturday.   (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

AP source: Envelope addressed to White House contained ricin

Sep. 19, 2020 10:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials intercepted an envelope addressed to the White House that contained the poison ricin, a U.S. law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Saturday. The letter appeared to have originated in Canada, according to a statement from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police,...

Rochester police look over the area of a home after a fatal shooting at a backyard house party, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Rochester, N.Y. Police in Rochester, say several people died and others were wounded by gunfire at a backyard party early Saturday. (Tina MacIntyre-Yee/Democrat & Chronicle via AP)

Deadly party shooting adds new layer to Rochester's grief

Sep. 19, 2020 9:06 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Already roiled by this month's revelation of Daniel Prude's police suffocation death, the city of Rochester, New York, was further traumatized Saturday when gunfire at a backyard party killed two teenagers and wounded 14 others. “Our community has been hurting enough...

Demonstrators arrested at NYC protest against ICE, police

Sep. 19, 2020 6:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Demonstrators were arrested Saturday in New York City's Times Square while protesting federal immigration officials and city police, authorities said. City police said in an email to The Associated Press that “several” protesters were taken into custody, but did not release...