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Walmart hires off-responsibility officers before El Paso reopening

Walmart hires off-responsibility officers before El Paso reopening

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EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Walmart has quietly hired off-duty officers at its stores in El Paso, Texas, where a gunman police say targeted Mexicans opened fire in a store in August and killed 22 people.Walmart plans Thursday to reopen the store where the attack happened and amid ongoing lawsuits over safety. Walmart didn’t have…
Energy fight in Bolivia: Añez at house vs Morales in exile

Energy fight in Bolivia: Añez at house vs Morales in exile

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LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Where does the power line stand in crisis-torn Bolivia?Jeanine Añez, the Senate leader who has claimed the interim presidency of the Andean country, seems to have the backing of the police, the military and the Roman Catholic Church.But even in self-exile in Mexico after resigning under pressure from the armed…
Recent Gaza rockets disrupt Israel, Islamic Jihad pause-fire

Recent Gaza rockets disrupt Israel, Islamic Jihad pause-fire

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza militants fired a barrage of rockets into Israel on Thursday, hours after a cease-fire was declared to end two days of intense fighting between Israel and the Islamic Jihad group, the heaviest escalation in months that killed at least 34 Palestinians, including three women and eight children, and…
Hong Kong police hiss protesters out of utilize a watch on, assure curfew

Hong Kong police hiss protesters out of utilize a watch on, assure curfew

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HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police warned protesters on Thursday that they were moving “one step closer to terrorism” by sinking the city into chaos, as riot squads skirmished with militant students at major universities.Police spokesman Tse Chun-chung denied his department had been asked to enforce a possible curfew this weekend. A Chinese state…
Takeaways up to now from Apartment public impeachment hearings

Takeaways up to now from Apartment public impeachment hearings

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The start of public impeachment hearings unfolding in Congress marks the first time the American public can watch and listen to the witnesses whose testimony is at the center of the Democrats’ investigation.In several hours of testimony, punctuated by occasional bickering among lawmakers, some memorable moments have emerged.Here are some key takeaways…
Officer: I stop Proud Boys over fears of ‘some distance-left’ attacks

Officer: I stop Proud Boys over fears of ‘some distance-left’ attacks

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A Connecticut police officer accused a civil rights organization’s leader of trying to “silence conservative voices” by raising concerns about his membership in a far-right group known for its violent clashes at political rallies, according to a letter obtained by The Associated Press.In his letter, addressed to East Hampton’s police chief, Officer Kevin Wilcox said…
Justice Dept. rolls out contemporary program to fight gun violence

Justice Dept. rolls out contemporary program to fight gun violence

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Attorney General William Barr announced a new initiative Wednesday that would better enforce the U.S. gun background check system, coordinate state and federal gun cases and ensure prosecutors quickly update databases to show when a defendant can’t possess a firearm because of mental health issues.The push, known as Project Guardian, was…
Arctic blast spreads shivers from Maine to Deep South

Arctic blast spreads shivers from Maine to Deep South

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An arctic blast that sent shivers across the Midwest spread to the eastern U.S. on Wednesday, with bitter weather establishing new records from Mississippi to Maine.Cold temperatures that stretched to the Gulf Coast followed a snowstorm that the National Weather Service said contributed to nearly 30% of the country being covered…
AP PHOTOS: Laborious saffron harvest unites Moroccan village

AP PHOTOS: Laborious saffron harvest unites Moroccan village

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AP PHOTOS: Laborious saffron harvest unites Moroccan villageBy AMIRA EL-MASAITI and MOSA'AB ELSHAMYNovember 13, 2019ASKAOUN, Morocco (AP) — A 10-year-old boy calls for the dawn prayer in an isolated village in Morocco’s Atlas mountains, announcing a laborious day racing against the clock to harvest fields that produce the most expensive spice on earth: saffron.It’s mainly…
Chinese language students fly Hong Kong as violence intensifies

Chinese language students fly Hong Kong as violence intensifies

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HONG KONG (AP) — University students from mainland China are fleeing Hong Kong, and classes in primary and secondary schools have been suspended as clashes turn increasingly violent in the city’s 5-month-long anti-government unrest.For the third day in a row, protesters caused major train service disruptions Wednesday, blocked streets and rallied in the central business…

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