NYPD should stop making traffic stops, attorney general says

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's attorney general on Friday recommended the New York Police Department get out of the business of routine traffic enforcement, a radical change she said would prevent encount...

Nebraska court overturns order releasing man from prison

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska prisoner who convinced a judge to throw out his first-degree murder conviction and order his release will remain behind bars after the state Supreme Court overturned that...

Palestinian leader calls for new peace process in UN speech

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday called for an international conference early next year to “launch a genuine peace process” while criticizing the recent decision of two A...

The Latest: Abbas asks for launch of 'genuine peace process'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest from the U.N. General Assembly (all times EDT): 10:30 a.m. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has called for an international conf...

Media rights group denounces arrest of Pakistani journalist

ISLAMABAD (AP) — An international media rights group on Friday voiced concern over the brief arrest of a Pakistani journalist this week for allegedly carrying weapons while reporting on a court case i...

Japan Catholic Church sued for damages in alleged sex abuse

TOKYO (AP) — A woman has filed a suit against the Roman Catholic Church in Japan alleging that a priest raped her four decades ago, as the church's unfolding worldwide sexual abuse crisis gradually re...

Migrants accuse Greece of pushing them back out to sea

DIKILI, Turkey (AP) — Shortly after reaching the Greek island of Lesbos, a group of Afghan migrants say, their hopes for a new life in Europe were cut short when Greek authorities rounded them up, mis...

The Latest: Vehicle runs into California protesters, 1 hurt

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on a grand jury's decision not to indict police officers on criminal charges directly related to Breonna Taylor's death: (all times EDT) 1:15 a.m. ...

Virus disrupting Rio's Carnival for first time in a century

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A cloud of uncertainty that has hung over Rio de Janeiro throughout the coronavirus pandemic has been lifted, but gloom remains — the annual Carnival parade of flamboyant samba s...

Publisher: 2 reporters arrested during Kentucky protests

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The publisher of an online news site said two of the site's reporters were arrested during protests in Kentucky's largest city after a grand jury’s decision to not indict office...

NASCAR fines Hendrick $100,000 for too much wind tunnel time

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Hendrick Motorsports was fined $100,000 on Thursday for exceeding the amount of wind tunnel testing allowed in a year. NASCAR also docked the organization 10 ...

Pakistan Hindus rally in Islamabad over India migrant deaths

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s minority Hindus rallied late on Thursday in Islamabad, briefly clashing with the police, to protest the deaths of 11 members of a Hindu migrant family who died in India las...

Inspections found nursing home lapses as COVID-19 raged

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Health inspectors found safety shortcomings at 77 New York nursing homes during the coronavirus pandemic, including basic infection-control violations like failing to have staff we...

Iowa fines beef plant $957 after huge coronavirus outbreak

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa regulators have issued their first citation to a meatpacking plant with a large coronavirus outbreak that sickened its workforce — a $957 fine for a minor record-keeping vi...

Former VW boss Winterkorn faces trial on 2nd set of charges

BERLIN (AP) — A German court has ruled that former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn must face trial on a second set of charges in the company's diesel emissions scandal, these ones related to alleged ...