Political and civil unrest

September 20, 2017 - 9:57 am
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on independence efforts in Spain's Catalonia region (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Spain's Interior Ministry says police have seized nearly 10 million ballot papers that Catalan regional authorities planned to use in the Oct. 1 independence referendum, which Spain says is...
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Police block off streets in front of a police station at Georgia Tech where protests happened earlier and at least one police car was burned on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, in Atlanta. Protesters were demonstrating against the shooting, which resulted in a fatality, of a student on Saturday. (AP Photo/Kevin D. Liles)
September 19, 2017 - 3:57 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The officer who fatally shot a Georgia Tech student had been with the campus police department for about 16 months, according to state records. Officer Tyler Beck shot and killed Scout Schultz, 21, Saturday night after the fourth-year student called 911 to report an armed and...
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September 19, 2017 - 2:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Three Democratic members of Congress have been arrested at a protest outside Trump Tower. U.S. Reps Raul Grijalva, of Arizona; Luis Gutierrez, of Illinois; and Adriano Espaillat, of New York, were among a small group of demonstrators who sat down in the street on Fifth Avenue...
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September 19, 2017 - 8:21 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Protesters chanting "free our people" gathered outside the jail in downtown St. Louis for more than two hours to show solidarity with those arrested during demonstrations that turned ugly over the weekend, but there was no new vandalism overnight. Demonstrators outside the jail...
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September 19, 2017 - 8:14 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on protests over the acquittal of a white former St. Louis police officer in the killing of a black suspect (all times local): 7:05 a.m. Questions are being raised about a tactic police used to control St. Louis crowds during rowdy protests over the acquittal of a white...
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September 19, 2017 - 2:02 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — When a former police officer was acquitted in the fatal shooting of a black suspect, protesters vowed to show their disdain by disrupting business in downtown St. Louis. They have succeeded. The unrest that followed Friday's ruling closed large corporate offices, shut down...
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September 18, 2017 - 11:54 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Protesters chanting "free our people" gathered outside the jail in downtown St. Louis for more than two hours Monday night to show solidarity with those who remain behind bars. Police said more than 120 people were arrested during Sunday's protests over the acquittal of a white...
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September 18, 2017 - 11:28 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Three people were arrested Monday night during a protest after a vigil for a Georgia Tech student who was fatally shot by campus police, a university spokesman said. Police shot and killed Scout Schultz late Saturday night after the 21-year-old student called 911 to report an armed...
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September 18, 2017 - 4:38 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — When a former police officer was acquitted in the fatal shooting of a black suspect, protesters vowed to show their disdain by disrupting business in downtown St. Louis. They quickly succeeded. The unrest that followed Friday's ruling closed large corporate offices, shut down...
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September 18, 2017 - 4:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Trump administration has withdrawn a proposal to let Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's security guards buy $1.2 million in U.S.-made weapons, a congressional official said Monday, following violence against protesters during Erdogan's visit to Washington this spring...
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