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Protester chains himself to Russian security agency’s doors

February 17, 2020

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian activist was detained Monday after he chained himself to the front doors of the nation's top security agency to protest its handling of a controversial criminal case.Last week, a Russian court convicted seven members of the left-wing...

The Latest: Nevada’s lieutenant governor endorses Biden

February 16, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times PST):3:30 p.m.Joe Biden has picked up another endorsement from a top Nevada politician, with Lt. Gov. Kate Marshall announcing that she will back the former vice president’s...

Stop and frisk gets renewed attention in Bloomberg candidacy

By REGINA GARCIA CANO and JENNIFER PELTZ | February 16, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — David Ourlicht was a college student, walking down a street near campus, when he became one of millions of New Yorkers swept up in the era of stop and frisk.A police officer accosted Ourlicht, deeming suspicious a bulge in his jacket....

California to apologize for internment of Japanese Americans

By CUNEYT DIL | February 16, 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Les Ouchida was born an American just outside California's capital city, but his citizenship mattered little after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor and the United States declared war. Based solely on their Japanese ancestry, the 5-year-old...

Ivanka Trump lauds Saudi, UAE on women’s rights reforms

By AYA BATRAWY | February 16, 2020

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Ivanka Trump lauded Sunday a handful of Mideast countries, including close U.S. allies Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, for embarking on “significant reforms” to advance women's rights, while speaking...

Suspected far-right extremist on Germany’s radar for months

February 16, 2020

BERLIN (AP) — German media reported Sunday that the main suspect detained last week as part of police raids on alleged far-right extremists had been on authorities' radar for several months.Der Spiegel reported that 53-year-old Werner S. from the Augsburg...

Biden in Vegas takes on Sanders’ gun votes in fiery speech

By MICHELLE L. PRICE and STEVE PEOPLES | February 16, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Joe Biden, standing on a Las Vegas stage roughly 1,000 feet from the scene of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, took on White House rival Bernie Sanders for his past vote to exempt gun manufacturers from liability...

The Latest: Sanders claims Bloomberg will not excite voters

February 16, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local):10:40 p.m.Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders laced into billionaire former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg at a Democratic Party dinner in Las Vegas while Bloomberg was campaigning...

Virginia a key state in Bloomberg’s Super Tuesday strategy

By ALEXANDRA JAFFE | February 15, 2020

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — If there is a state where Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg could expect a return on investment, it is Virginia.By investing millions on state legislative races, Bloomberg helped Democrats take back the statehouse...

Virginia emerges as South’s progressive leader under Dems

By ALAN SUDERMAN and SARAH RANKIN | February 15, 2020

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In a state once synonymous with the Old South, Democrats are using their newfound legislative control to refashion Virginia as the region's progressive leader on racial, social and economic issues. Lawmakers are on the verge of...

Black Mormon missionary attacked in possible hate crime

By BRADY McCOMBS | February 14, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah authorities are investigating an attack on a black missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a possible hate crime.Two men were arrested Thursday on suspicion of assault, and charging documents show...

Anti-abortion group flips views on new Georgia senator

By BEN NADLER | February 14, 2020

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — An influential anti-abortion group is backing Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia in her November special election, only months after opposing her appointment to the post.Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser...