Here are the top stories for Saturday, Sept. 26th: Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett for court; Dozens in body armor in Portland for right-wing rally; Woman to lead Rochester police after Daniel Prude's death; Tier brings "streetwise" e-scooter to UK.
JULIAN STYLES: This is "AP News Minute."
President Donald Trump nominates Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, capping a dramatic reshaping of the federal judiciary that will resonate for a generation. He also hopes it will provide a needed boost to his re-election effort as he looks to fend off Joe Biden. Republican Senators are already lining up for a swift confirmation of Barrett ahead of the November 3 election.
About 200 people gathered in Portland, Oregon, for a right-wing rally Saturday, dozens of them wearing militarized body armor. It was far fewer than the thousands expected to appear. Organizers described the event as a free speech event to support President Donald Trump and the police, restore law and order, and condemn anti-fascists and what the Proud Boys call "domestic terrorism."
Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren tapped a Black woman to become the new interim city police chief, saying Saturday she will bring a "fresh approach to policing" in the aftermath to Daniel Prude's death. Cynthia Herriott-Sullivan will become the first woman to head the police department on October 14.
European micro mobility firm Tier is bringing its "streetwise" e-scooters to the UK, as part of trials across the country. The Berlin-based firm recently announced plans to begin a year-long trial in the English city of York. Its e-scooters feature an innovative foldable, integrated helmet to keep riders safe.
Julian Styles, Associated Press, with "AP News Minute."