- Trial of Venezuelan opposition leader Lopez nears end Updated: Sep-05-15 12:49 am
CARACAS, Venezuela - The more-than-yearlong trial of Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez entered its final stages Friday as the defense delivered closing statements in a courtroom not open to the public or to journalists.
- Arson was cause of Planned Parenthood fire in Washington Updated: Sep-05-15 12:09 am
PULLMAN, Washington - A pre-dawn blaze that heavily damaged a Planned Parenthood clinic was arson, fire investigators in Washington state determined Friday.
- Rally held after Santa Clara County jail inmate's death Updated: Sep-04-15 10:58 pm
SAN JOSE, California - About 50 people marched Friday in protest at Santa Clara County Main Jail to demand inmates be protected from abuse after an inmate was beaten to death last week under the watch of three deputies now facing possible murder charges.
- The Latest: Attorney: Clerk's contempt hearing was 'charade' Updated: Sep-04-15 3:39 pm
MOREHEAD, Kentucky - The latest on the county clerk in Kentucky who has refused to issue marriage licenses since the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage (all times local):
- Supporters of Christian politician hold huge rally in Beirut Updated: Sep-04-15 2:30 pm
BEIRUT - Thousands of supporters of a Lebanese Christian leader staged a protest in downtown Beirut on Friday, demanding a new electoral law and parliament and presidential elections.
- Ferguson authorities say they don't have video of arrest Updated: Sep-04-15 1:59 pm
FERGUSON, Missouri - City officials say body-camera video doesn't exist of a protester's disputed arrest in front of the Ferguson Police Department, despite a photo showing an officer standing over the woman with a camera pinned to his shirt, according to a newspaper report.
- Senior right-wing party members charged with Monday clashes Updated: Sep-04-15 7:22 am
KIEV, Ukraine - Two senior members of a Ukrainian nationalist party were charged Friday with rioting while their leader walked free after being questioned in Kiev in connection with Monday's clashes outside the parliament.
- Officials wrench control of schools from Mexico unions Updated: Sep-04-15 12:10 am
OAXACA, Mexico - It looked like a normal first day of school at Patria Libre elementary. Uniformed kids sporting brand-new backpacks with their favorite cartoon characters - Dora the Explorer, Hello Kitty, the "Frozen" heroines - reunited with classmates and sang the national anthem.
- The Latest: Guatemala ex-leader escorted to jail Updated: Sep-03-15 7:54 pm
GUATEMALA CITY - The latest on the resignation of Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina (all times local):
- Chicago officials to reopen high school after fiery protests Updated: Sep-03-15 7:08 pm
CHICAGO - Chicago officials announced plans Thursday to open a new arts-focused school in a neighborhood school once slated for closure, but protesters who have disrupted budget meetings vowed to continue a hunger strike over perceived racial disparities and other issues in the city's education system.
- Man arrested after hanging anti-Obama signs files lawsuit Updated: Sep-03-15 2:00 pm
NEW YORK - A Long Island college student who claims he was falsely arrested for hanging protests signs from a Long Island Expressway overpass has filed a lawsuit against Nassau County.
- French farmers stage 1,000-strong tractor protest in Paris Updated: Sep-03-15 10:19 am
PARIS - More than 1,000 tractors - and a few cows - descended on Paris on Thursday in a boisterous protest by farmers who blocked highways to express their anger over falling prices for their goods and high taxes.
- Protester arrested amid Baltimore demonstrations released Updated: Sep-03-15 8:05 am
BALTIMORE - A protester arrested amid demonstrations in downtown Baltimore during a pretrial hearing in the Freddie Gray case has been released.
- Report on Ferguson unrest offers lessons in what not to do Updated: Sep-03-15 3:33 am
WASHINGTON - The police response to unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, last summer offers lessons in how not to handle mass demonstrations, according to a Justice Department report that warns such problems could happen in other places roiled by mistrust between law enforcement and the community.
- Judge refuses to drop charges against police in Gray death Updated: Sep-02-15 11:31 pm
BALTIMORE - A Baltimore judge on Wednesday refused to dismiss charges against six police officers in connection with the death of a black man from injuries he suffered while in custody. The judge also refused to remove the prosecutor in the case.
- The Latest: Protester to face assault against officer Updated: Sep-02-15 7:38 pm
BALTIMORE - The latest on the first court hearing for six Baltimore police officers who are charged in the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who died a week after suffering a spinal cord injury in custody (all times local):
- Protesters back bill spurred by recent police shootings Updated: Sep-02-15 6:37 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California lawmakers took up bills to regulate videos of police activities and law enforcement's acquisition of surplus military on Wednesday as hundreds of Black Lives Matter protesters demonstrated outside the governor's office urging the Legislature to take action on a bill to require better oversight of police interactions with the public.
- Anti-government protests resume in Burundi Updated: Sep-02-15 12:09 pm
BUJUMBURA, Burundi - Anti-government protesters have resumed in some neighborhoods in Burundi's capital after residents accused the police of harassment.
- Protest over planned Thompson Divide drilling Updated: Sep-02-15 9:55 am
ASPEN, Colorado - Dozens of people gathered at a site visit by federal officials to the Thompson Divide area to protest the planned drilling of an exploratory well.
- Chicago protests featured in photo exhibit at Roosevelt U Updated: Sep-02-15 5:07 am
CHICAGO - Roosevelt University will present a photo exhibit this fall featuring images of protest movements in Chicago from the 1940s to the 1970s.
- Black Lives Matter demonstrators rally outside Dayton home Updated: Sep-02-15 12:31 am
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A few dozen "Black Lives Matter" demonstrators have rallied outside Gov. Mark Dayton's home.
- Hong Kong teen faces trial over pro-democracy protest Updated: Sep-02-15 12:14 am
HONG KONG - Hong Kong teenage student leader Joshua Wong is set to face trial on charges relating to his role in storming government headquarters nearly a year ago in a protest that sparked monthslong pro-democracy street occupations.
- Black Lives Matter movement experiencing growing pains Updated: Sep-01-15 12:36 pm
WASHINGTON - Hundreds of Black Lives Matter activists, black and white, marched outside the Minnesota State Fair this weekend, hoping to bring attention to the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of police.
- Protests spotlight Lebanon dysfunction, but reforms elusive Updated: Sep-01-15 9:27 am
BEIRUT - Anti-government demonstrators in Lebanon have staged three large rallies in the past two weeks and a small group Tuesday stormed the environment ministry to press demands for reform. Here's a look at what's behind the protests, the most significant public expression of frustration with Lebanon's dysfunctional system of government in years.
- Federal judge to hear whether police violated protest order Updated: Sep-01-15 8:32 am
DENVER - A federal judge is set to hear arguments over whether Denver's police chief should be held in contempt of court after officers seized protesters' property.