Here's the latest for Wednesday September 23rd: Trump tightens Cuba sanctions as he woos Cuban-American vote; 1 officer indicted in Breonna Taylor case; California moves to end sales of new gas-powered cars; "UK's first" A sci-fi robot-themed diner.
JULIAN STYLES: This is "AP News Minute."
Americans won't be allowed to bring home cigars and rum from Cuba under new measures President Donald Trump says will help to financially starve the island's government. Trump announced the action as he tries to boost his appeal among Cuban-Americans who are a crucial voting bloc in the battleground state of Florida.
A grand jury has indicted a fired Kentucky police officer on criminal charges in the Breonna Taylor case, but not for her death. Brett Hankinson was charged Wednesday with three counts of wanton endangerment for firing into the apartments of Taylor's neighbors. Taylor was shot multiple times by officers who burst into her home on March 13 during a narcotics investigation.
California Governor Gavin Newsom says the state will halt sales of new gasoline-powered passenger cars and trucks by 2035. He ordered state regulators today to come up with requirements to meet that goal. California would be the first state with such a rule, though Germany and France are among countries that have a similar requirement.
As restaurants and bars across England adapt to new COVID-19 restrictions, there is no social distancing worries at what's claimed to be the UK's first sci-fi robot-themed restaurant. The diner, in the English city of Milton Keynes, uses robots to deliver food and drinks to tables, rather than human workers.
Julian Styles Associated Press, with "AP News Minute."