Political and civil unrest

Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke, second from left, watches closing statements with his defense team during his trial for the first degree shooting death of Laquan McDonald at the Leighton Criminal Court Building on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 In Chicago. From left are: Tammy Wendt, Van Dyke, Elizabeth Fleming, and Daniel Herbert. (Antonio Perez/ Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
October 05, 2018 - 8:28 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the murder trial of white Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke in the shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald (all times local): 7:25 p.m. Hundreds of boisterous but peaceful demonstrators briefly blocked several streets in downtown Chicago after white police...
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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)
October 05, 2018 - 1:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 1 a.m. The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee says the FBI interviewed 10 people while investigating sexual misconduct claims against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and found no corroboration of...
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October 04, 2018 - 8:53 am
PARIS (AP) — French authorities have released a female bear from Slovenia in the Pyrenees in an effort to preserve the population of brown bears, despite protests from farmers worried about their sheep. The Environment Ministry says the bear was set free to roam in the mountain range on Thursday...
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October 04, 2018 - 5:40 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Several hundred people are rallying in a city in Russia's North Caucasus, protesting a land swap deal with a neighboring region. The regions of Ingushetia and Chechnya last week signed a deal to exchange what was described as unpopulated plots of agricultural land. Russian media...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., left, walks out of his office on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
October 03, 2018 - 11:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate braced for a crucial initial vote Friday on Brett Kavanaugh's tottering Supreme Court nomination after Majority Leader Mitch McConnell set his polarized chamber on a schedule to decide which party wins an election-season battle royale that has consumed the nation. A...
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Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, is escorted by U.S. Capitol Police past waiting reporters trying to ask about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. Sen. Collins, whose vote on Kavanaugh is uncertain, was leaving the Senate Special Committee on Aging which she chairs. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
October 03, 2018 - 7:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The impassioned fight over whether to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court has led to heightened security at the Capitol, with some senators using police escorts to shield them from protesters eager to confront them. Capitol police have arrested dozens of people in recent...
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FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2017, file photo, multiple white nationalist groups march with torches through the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville, Va. Multiple arrests have been made in connection with a white nationalist torch-lit march and rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last year, federal authorities said Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. (Mykal McEldowney/The Indianapolis Star via AP, File)
October 02, 2018 - 11:02 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Four members of a militant white supremacist group from California were arrested on charges they traveled to Virginia last year to incite a riot and attack counter-protesters at a white nationalist rally that turned deadly, federal authorities said Tuesday. The...
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Hooded police officers stands in front of the Centre Zahra headquarters during a search operation in Grande-Synthe near Dunkirk, France, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, 2018. About 200 police officers are searching a dozen homes and the headquarters of an association based outside the port city of Dunkirk in northern France in an anti-terror operation. (AP Photo)
October 02, 2018 - 3:41 pm
PARIS (AP) — French authorities on Tuesday froze the assets of the internal security section of Iran's Intelligence Ministry as well as those of two Iranians, and all but pointed a finger at Tehran as the force behind an alleged plot to bomb an Iranian exile group's rally near Paris. Police also...
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October 02, 2018 - 2:13 pm
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia's prime minister has called a rally to protest what he called a "counterrevolution" by his opponents in parliament. Nikol Pashinian, who took office in May after spearheading weeks of protests that forced the resignation of his predecessor, has pushed for an early...
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Pro-independence demonstrators push down barriers separating them from the police during a protest in Girona, Spain, on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. Pro-secession activists in Spain's Catalonia region have turned out in large numbers to mark the first anniversary of their thwarted independence referendum with an evening march through downtown Barcelona and Girona that capped a day of noisy protests that blocked Catalan roads and train lines, among other largely non-violent demonstrations. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
October 01, 2018 - 4:14 pm
SANT JULIA DE RAMIS, Spain (AP) — Activists blocked railway lines, students skipped classes and supporters of Catalonia seceding from Spain marched in large numbers Monday to mark the anniversary of a referendum that was part of a thwarted bid for independence last year. The evening march in...
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