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Forensic investigators at the scene of a car bomb blast on Bishop Street in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019. Northern Ireland police and politicians have condemned a "reckless" car bombing outside a courthouse in the city of Londonderry. The device was placed inside a hijacked delivery vehicle and exploded Saturday night as police, who had received a warning, were evacuating the area. There were no reports of injuries. (Niall Carson/PA via AP)
January 20, 2019 - 11:15 am
LONDON (AP) — Police in Northern Ireland said Sunday they suspect Irish Republican Army dissidents were behind a car bombing outside a courthouse in the city of Londonderry. Two men in their 20s have been arrested over the attack, which caused no injuries. Attackers hijacked a pizza delivery...
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Former Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke and his attorney Daniel Herbert listen during Van Dyke's sentencing hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court Building, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Chicago, for the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
January 20, 2019 - 3:36 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Activists and others who were disappointed by the outcome of two historic cases involving the killing of black teenager Laquan McDonald by a white Chicago police officer see a way forward — by turning tragedy into political power. A judge on Friday sentenced former Chicago police...
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Gdansk Archbishop Slawoj Leszek Glodz appeals for unity among Poland's divided politicians during the funeral of slain Gdansk city Mayor Pawel Adamowicz that was attended by Poland's leaders at St. Mary's Basilica in Gdansk, Poland, on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. Adamowicz died Monday after being stabbed the night before at a charity event by an ex-convict with a grudge against an opposition party that Adamowicz once belonged to.(AP Photo/Wojtek Strozyk)
January 19, 2019 - 11:13 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Catholic archbishop and other speakers at the funeral Saturday of slain Gdansk Mayor Pawel Adamowicz urged an end to political and social divisions in Poland, targeting some of their comments to the country's ruling right-wing party. Top Polish and European officials and...
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January 19, 2019 - 6:43 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Police in Barcelona say they have arrested seven people on suspicion of attacking cars that work with ride-hailing apps like Uber and Cabify as part of a protest by taxi drivers. The attacks occurred Friday night after taxi drivers announced an indefinite strike protesting a...
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In this Jan. 8, 2019 photo, 28-year-old lawyer Francys Valdivia Machado, president of the Madres de Abril Association, holds a picture of her 24-year-old brother Franco who was killed during an April 2018 protest against social security cuts in Esteli, Nicaragua, during an interview with Associated Press journalists in an undisclosed location in Mexico where she is in hiding. She believes he was both shot by a sniper firing from City Hall. Fifteen minutes before Valdivia was shot, he had denounced authorities' use of force against peaceful protesters on a video on Facebook holding what appeared to be a rubber bullet in his hand. (AP Photo)
January 18, 2019 - 5:44 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The two mothers walked shoulder-to-shoulder ahead of a casket in the northern Nicaraguan city of Esteli, wailing in shared grief at the killings of their sons during a wave of anti-government protests. Francisca Machado was accompanying the casket holding her 24-year-old son...
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In this Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019 photo, U.S. Coast Guard Culinary Specialist Jerry Wright, right, and Petty Officer 2nd Class Lauren Laughlin, second from right, stack boxes of donated cereal at a pop-up food pantry created at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. The pantry was created by local Coast Guard-related advocacy groups to help hundreds of civilian and non-civilian Coast Guard employees to help makes ends meet during the partial federal government shutdown. (AP Photo/Susan Haigh)
January 18, 2019 - 4:54 pm
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — If the uniformed cadets milling about the local movie theaters and pizza joints didn't make it obvious enough, a banner hanging from a downtown parking garage makes it crystal clear: New London is an official Coast Guard City. The pride is on display everywhere in this...
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Istvan Nagy, Ambassador of Hungary to Switzerland, signs the condolence book for Pawel Adamowicz, Mayor of Gdansk, at the residence of Poland's Ambassador in Switzerland in Bern, Switzerland, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. The Polish embassy opened a condolonce book after the tragic death of Pawel Adamowicz, Mayor of Gdansk. (Peter Klaunzer/Keystone via AP)
January 18, 2019 - 10:18 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Some 300 city mayors and councilors from across Poland have gathered to honor slain Gdansk Mayor Pawel Adamowicz with a special session at the city's historic shipyard on the eve of his burial. European Union's top official Donald Tusk, a personal friend of Adamowicz, as well...
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Mayor Pete Buttigieg listens to an AP reporter at his office in South Bend, Ind., Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. Few people know Pete Buttigieg's name outside the Indiana town where he's mayor, but none of that has deterred him from contemplating a 2020 Democratic presidential bid. He's among the potential candidates who believe 2016 and 2018 showed voters are looking for fresh faces. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
January 18, 2019 - 8:43 am
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — At 36, Pete Buttigieg is just over the minimum age required to be president of the United States. Outside South Bend, Indiana, the Rust Belt community where he's been mayor since age 29, few people know his name. Those who know it struggle to pronounce it. (It's BOO'-tah-...
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FILE - This combination of Nov. 28, 2018 file photos shows former Chicago Police officer Joseph Walsh, left, former detective David March and former officer Thomas Gaffney, accused of trying to cover up the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald, during a bench trial before Judge Domenica A. Stephenson at Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago. Judge Domenica Stephenson said Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, that after considering all of the evidence, including police dashcam video of the killing, she did not find that officer Thomas Gaffney, Joseph Walsh and David March conspired to cover up the shooting. (Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool, File)
January 17, 2019 - 4:42 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the trial of three Chicago police officers accused of trying to cover up the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald (all times local): 3:40 p.m. The judge who cleared three Chicago officers of trying to cover up the 2014 fatal police shooting of Laquan McDonald appears to...
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Mayor Pawel Adamowicz's coffin lies in state in the European Solidarity Centre in Gdansk, Poland, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. Residents of a Polish city are paying respects at the coffin of the longtime mayor who was killed in a stabbing attack. Gdansk Mayor Pawel Adamowicz will lie in state until Friday at a museum is devoted to the history of Poland’s anti-communist Solidarity movement, which started in the city. (AP Photo/Wojciech Strozyk)
January 17, 2019 - 4:25 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The slain mayor of Gdansk lay in state Thursday at a museum devoted to Poland's pro-democracy Solidarity movement, which started in a local shipyard and the late city leader was active in as a student. Residents lined up to file past the coffin of Mayor Pawel Adamowicz, which...
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