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Summer novels among award nominees

NEW YORK – Two of the summer's most talked about novels, Brit Bennett's “The Vanishing Half” and Megha Majumdar's “A

September 19, 2020


Deadly party shooting adds new layer to Rochester's grief

The city of Rochester, New York, is dealing with more trauma after a shooting at a backyard party killed two people and injured 14 others

September 19, 2020


Braun targets animal abuse in latest bill

“America has recently taken big steps to crack down on animal cruelty ... but we need further action ..." – Sen. Mike Braun

September 18, 2020


Justice Department urges protest cases

WASHINGTON – In a memo to U.S. attorneys Thursday obtained by the Associated Press, the Justice Department emphasized that federal pro

September 18, 2020


Dutch government seeks to hold Syria accountable for torture

The Dutch government says it's holding Syria responsible under international law for "gross human rights violations," in a process that could ultimately trigger a case at the United Nations' highest court

September 18, 2020


PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS FOR WEEK ENDING 9/12/2020

September 17, 2020


Former VA doctor pleads guilty to molesting patients

A former doctor at a Veterans Affairs hospital in West Virginia has pleaded guilty to federal charges that he molested three male patients and violated their civil rights

September 17, 2020


300 and counting: Push by feds to arrest in US protests

In a private call with federal prosecutors across the country, Attorney General William Barr’s message was clear: aggressively go after demonstrators who cause violence.

September 17, 2020


Isabel Wilkerson's 'Caste' on National Book Awards longlist

Isabel Wilkerson's "Caste," her acclaimed study of racism in the United States, is among 10 nominees on the National Book Award longlist for nonfiction

September 17, 2020


Police seek info to solve shootings

The list of unsolved 2020 homicides and critical shootings includes only seven names.

September 17, 2020


Justice Dept.: Sedition charge may apply to protest violence

In a memo to U.S. attorneys, the Justice Department emphasized that federal prosecutors should aggressively go after demonstrators who cause violence -- and even sedition charges could apply.

September 17, 2020


Diack's son calls French sentences 'denial of justice'

The son of former IAAF President Lamine Diack says his father's conviction and four-year prison sentence handed down in France are a "denial of justice."

September 17, 2020


New evidence key to charges in Nebraska protester's death

This week's decision to charge a white bar owner who fatally shot a Black man during a chaotic night of protests in downtown Omaha months after the shooting was deemed self-defense highlights how difficult it can be to sort out these cases

September 16, 2020


US charges 5 Chinese citizens in global hacking campaign

The Justice Department has charged five Chinese citizens with hacks targeting more than 100 companies and institutions in the United States and elsewhere.

September 16, 2020


Texas soldier's slaying inspires bid to expand military code

Congress is considering whether to expand measures aimed at preventing sexual assault and harassment involving U.S. military personnel

September 16, 2020


Experts cite 'crimes against humanity' in Maduro's Venezuela

Independent experts commissioned by the U.N.'s top human rights body have issued a scathing, in-depth report finding the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro responsible for crimes against humanity

September 16, 2020


AP News in Brief at 11:04 p.m. EDT

AP News in Brief at 11:04 p.m. EDT

September 16, 2020


US charges 5 Chinese citizens in global hacking campaign

The Justice Department has charged five Chinese citizens with hacks targeting more than 100 companies and institutions in the United States and abroad, including social media and video game companies as well as universities and telecommunications providers

September 16, 2020


Financial exec serving 30 years gets compassionate release

A financial executive responsible for one of the largest frauds prosecuted out of the nation's financial crisis a decade ago is being released from prison on compassionate grounds after serving just nine years of his 30-year sentence

September 15, 2020


Mexico honors a defiant woman on independence anniversary

Leona Vicario was a financier and intelligence gatherer for Mexico's independence struggle a woman who broke gender barriers and publicly refuted an allegation that she made sacrifices for her country just to win the man she loved

September 15, 2020


$1M bail set for Lancaster police shooting demonstrators

Bail for seven of 13 people behind bars on allegations of committing crimes while participating in a civil disturbance in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, has been set for $1 million

September 15, 2020


City to pay $12M to Breonna Taylor's mom, reform police

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer says the city has agreed to a settlement with the family of Breonna Taylor that includes a $12 million payment and police reforms.

September 15, 2020


Report: 'Alarming' rates of police and prosecutor misconduct

A new, in-depth analysis on wrongful convictions is putting a spotlight on "alarming" rates of police and prosecutor misconduct

September 15, 2020


'Say her name': City to pay $12M to Breonna Taylor's family

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer says the city has agreed to a settlement with the family of Breonna Taylor that includes a $12 million payment and police reforms after the Black woman was fatally shot by police who burst into her home at night

September 15, 2020


Poland criticized in EU Parliament over courts, LGBT rights

Poland's conservative government has come under criticism in the European Parliament, where some lawmakers called for it to lose European Union funding over its rule of law record and discrimination against LGBT people

September 14, 2020