National
December 8, 2020

Idaho health board meeting halted after 'intense protests'

Idaho public health officials abruptly ended a meeting Tuesday after the Boise mayor and chief of police said intense protests outside the health department building — as well as outside some health officials' homes — were threatening public safety.
National
December 8, 2020

Ex-Rep. Katie Hill wins restraining order against ex-husband

Former U.S. Rep. Katie Hill won a restraining order Tuesday against her ex-husband, whom she accused of choking and threatening her during years of abuse and of leaking nude photos and other information that led to her resignation.
National
December 8, 2020

Indonesia conducts regional election during pandemic

Indonesia pushed forward with holding previously postponed regional elections on Wednesday despite concerns about doing so amid the ongoing pandemic.
National
December 8, 2020

Virginia's McAuliffe to make gubernatorial bid official

Terry McAuliffe is trying to get his old job back.
National
December 8, 2020

Minnesota police officers who killed 19-year-old identified

Minnesota investigators released Tuesday the names of the officers who killed a 19-year-old man they suspected in a drive-by shooting, but didn't provide details on what happened.
National
December 8, 2020

Biden's attorney general search is focused on Jones, Garland

Alabama Sen. Doug Jones and federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland are emerging as the leading contenders to be nominated as President-elect Joe Biden's attorney general, three people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press.
National
December 8, 2020

Biden tells civil rights leaders he'll advance racial equity

In a meeting with leaders of some of the nation's top civil rights organizations, President-elect Joe Biden reaffirmed Tuesday that his administration will prioritize racial justice and assemble a diverse Cabinet that can tackle pressing equity issues.
National
December 8, 2020

Obama, Patti Smith among PEN America honorees

Artists, activists and a former president gathered online for PEN America's annual gala, held virtually this year because of the pandemic.
National
December 8, 2020

Kansas lawmaker-to-be under order not to contact foe's aide

A soon-to-be seated Kansas lawmaker has had a temporary anti-stalking order issued against him in court at the request of a former opponent's campaign manager, who said he sent her harassing messages, came to her home twice and tried to get her evicted.
National
December 8, 2020

San Francisco nixes cigarette smoking ban in apartments

An ordinance to ban cigarette smoking in San Francisco apartments failed to get a second vote from supervisors Tuesday, meaning the proposal is dead for now.
National
December 8, 2020

Nikki Haley says her sister-in-law died of COVID-19

Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley says her sister-in-law has died after contracting the coronavirus.
National
December 8, 2020

Judge hears closing arguments in Minnesota mosque attack

Prosecutors cited an Illinois man's anti-Islamic writings and testimony from co-defendants in urging a jury Tuesday to convict him in the 2017 bombing of a Minnesota mosque.
National
December 8, 2020

Publisher handcuffed while objecting to lack of court access

A North Carolina newspaper publisher was handcuffed and ordered out of a courtroom Tuesday as he objected to a decision to block reporters from attending a plea hearing for a white woman accused of driving her pickup truck at two 12-year-old Black girls.
National
November 28, 2020

AP FACT CHECK: Trump distorts military role in vaccines

From the get-go, President Donald Trump has miscast or exaggerated the military's role in his administration's crash program to accelerate the development, production and eventual distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.
National
November 25, 2020

China accuses Britain of discriminating with tech ban

China accused Britain on Wednesday of improperly attacking Chinese tech companies after the British government proposed a law to block market access to telecom equipment giant Huawei and other vendors that are deemed high-risk.
National
November 24, 2020

Bruce Boynton, who inspired 1961 Freedom Rides, dies at 83

Bruce Carver Boynton, a civil rights pioneer from Alabama who inspired the landmark "Freedom Rides" of 1961, died Monday. He was 83.
National
November 24, 2020

Amid racial reckoning, Grammys honor the Black experience

With police brutality continuing to devastate Black families and the coronavirus ravishing Black America disproportionately, the world was driven to the significance of this year's Juneteenth more than ever before.
National
November 24, 2020

Today in History

Today in HistoryToday is Wednesday, Nov. 25, the 330th day of 2020. There are 36 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History:On Nov. 25,…
National
November 24, 2020

Ex-prosecutor writes of drug addiction in sentencing letter

A former Honolulu prosecutor, convicted of conspiracy in Hawaii's biggest corruption case that also took down her police chief husband, apologized for her actions in a handwritten letter to the judge Tuesday and blamed a prescription drug addiction for clouding her judgement.
National
November 20, 2020

California pub tries to keep calm, carry on with virus rules

By most measures of what keeps a pub afloat, the coronavirus pandemic should already have Ye Olde King's Head on its last kegs.