Amy Klobuchar needs black voters, but some feel 'peripheral'

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It took several weeks and about two dozen emails before Amy Klobuchar agreed to sit down with the president of the progressive racial justice organization Color of Change for his vi...

Wisconsin lawmakers at odds over Black History Month

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's black lawmakers are feuding with one of their white colleagues after he proposed celebrating Black History Month by recognizing white abolitionists rather than letting...

Hong Kong leader says special status can endure beyond 2047

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam said Thursday that the ''one country, two systems'' framework under which the city enjoys freedoms unknown in China could con...

St. Louis prosecutor invokes 'Ku Klux Klan Act' in lawsuit

CHICAGO (AP) — St. Louis's elected top prosecutor says the city, its police union and others violated a Civil War-era law by allegedly engaging in a racist conspiracy to force her from office and prev...

China says Human Rights Watch barred over protest support

BEIJING (AP) — China said Monday it barred the head of the internationally renowned organization Human Rights Watch from entering Hong Kong due to the group's support for the territory's ongoing prote...

Hong Kong leader says new year will be a challenging one

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said Tuesday that the city faces multiple challenges in the new year, including “violence, economic tribulation and a health scare" as anti-govern...

Carrie Lam: Protests brought Hong Kong 'sadness' in 2019.

HONG KONG (AP) — Months of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong have brought “sadness, anxiety, disappointment and even rage," the city's leader said Tuesday, vowing to tackle underlying social and eco...

The King reigns: LeBron James is AP's male athlete of decade

He left Cleveland for Miami, finally became a champion, went back to his beloved northeast Ohio, delivered on another title promise, then left for the Los Angeles Lakers and the next challenge. He pla...

Hong Kong's Christmas protests see return of violence

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Clashes between police and protesters in Hong Kong resumed over the Christmas holiday. The city-wide "Shop with you on Christmas" demonstrations began on Chri...

Hong Kong arrests 4 in financial case linked to protests

HONG KONG (AP) — Police in Hong Kong said Thursday they have arrested four people on suspicion of money laundering and have frozen 70 million Hong Kong dollars (almost $9 million) in funds from a grou...

Why some cities and states balk at face recognition tech

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Police departments around the U.S. are asking citizens to trust them to use facial recognition software as another handy tool in their crime-fighting toolbox. But some lawmak...

N. Macedonian sex workers protest attacks, seek legal status

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Hundreds of sex workers and rights activists in North Macedonia, where prostitution is illegal, have marched through the capital of Skopje on Tuesday to protest alleged ...

Redskins sign WR Veasy, who featured in Kaepernick workout

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Colin Kaepernick’s much-anticipated workout last month in front of representatives from eight NFL teams resulted in a signing this week. It just didn’t involve the former San Franc...

Georgia college pays $145,000 to settle anthem protest case

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — Kennesaw State University's decision to remove its cheerleaders from the field after they protested police brutality during the national anthem has cost Georgia taxpayers $145,000...

Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end

HONG KONG (AP) — A major tunnel in Hong Kong reopened on Wednesday as a weeklong police siege of a nearby university appeared to be winding down, closing one of the more violent chapters in the ...