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Stories with subject: Political and civil unrest
  • new storyLebanon interior minister calls for restraint in protests story has photos
    Updated: Aug-28-15 9:40 am

    BEIRUT - Security forces have orders to show restraint at a planned mass protest against Lebanon's government this weekend, but will not tolerate attempts by "thugs" to make trouble, Lebanon's interior minister said Friday.

  • The Latest: Red Crescent: At least 105 dead in sea off Libya story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-28-15 8:47 am

    GENEVA - Here are the latest developments Friday regarding the tens of thousands of migrants trying to reach Europe.

  • Iraq's top cleric says government must genuinely seek change 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 8:41 am

    BAGHDAD - Iraq's top Shiite cleric said on Friday the government must show it was seeking genuine change to combat corruption and improve services and not just introduce temporary measures to placate the embattled nation.

  • Malaysians gear up for street rallies urging Najib to quit 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 6:07 am

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysian activists are putting more pressure on embattled Prime Minister Najib Razak to resign with major street rallies this weekend following allegations of suspicious money transfers into his accounts.

  • Utah rally Saturday for GOP presidential candidate Rand Paul 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 5:10 am

    OREM, Utah - Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul is scheduled to be in Utah on Friday and Saturday for campaign events.

  • Hawaii Supreme Court hears Mauna Kea telescope case story has photos
    Updated: Aug-27-15 9:43 pm

    HONOLULU - Hawaii's Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case involving building one of the world's largest telescopes on Mauna Kea.

  • Guatemalan prosecutors urge president to resign amid scandal story has photos
    Updated: Aug-27-15 9:37 pm

    GUATEMALA CITY - Pressure grew Thursday on Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina to resign as business and government offices closed, protesters marched by the thousands and the attorney general's office urged him to step down "to prevent ungovernability that could destabilize the nation."

  • Judge blocks union from beaming messages onto Icahn casinos 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 5:59 pm

    ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - A New Jersey judge on Thursday banned an Atlantic City union from using a light projector to beam critical messages onto the exterior walls of casinos owned or about to be owned by billionaire Carl Icahn.

  • Black Lives Matter boos Washington mayor's anti-crime plans 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 2:21 pm

    WASHINGTON - Protesters who interrupted Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser's announcement of her crime-fighting platform say increasing police powers won't reduce violence and the mayor is only paying superficial attention to their concerns.

  • Amputees decry Medicare payment overhaul for artificial feet story has photos
    Updated: Aug-27-15 1:27 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is trying to disentangle itself from another controversy over Medicare coverage. Amputees are protesting this time, fearing they'll be denied the latest technology for artificial legs and feet.

  • Protesters interrupt DC mayor's violent crime announcement 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 12:41 pm

    WASHINGTON - Protesters who interrupted District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser's announcement of her crime-fighting platform say increasing police powers won't reduce violence and the mayor is only paying superficial attention to their concerns.

  • University of Missouri grad assistants to continue movement 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 11:38 am

    COLUMBIA, Missouri - A steering committee working to improve conditions of graduate assistants at the University of Missouri plans to make changes that will more effectively communicate the group's message to school officials, several committee members said.

  • Bus riders to protest against possible RIPTA fare hikes 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 11:17 am

    PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Bus riders are planning a rush-hour rally to protest possible fare hikes on the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority.

  • Portuguese government pleases some police, annoys others 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 10:14 am

    LISBON, Portugal - Portugal's government has bowed to police demands for a shorter working week and early retirement, but some police labor groups aren't happy and are promising street demonstrations.

  • Q&A: The legal battle over a giant telescope atop Mauna Kea 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 7:38 pm

    HONOLULU - Long before dozens of people were arrested while protesting against building a giant telescope atop Hawaii's Mauna Kea, there were years of environmental studies, public hearings and court proceedings. The Hawaii Supreme Court on Thursday is scheduled to hear oral arguments in a lawsuit challenging the project's permit from the state land board to build the telescope on conservation land.

  • NY man proud of arrest for tampering with red light cameras story has photos
    Updated: Aug-26-15 3:14 pm

    MINEOLA, New York - A suburban New York man facing criminal charges for tampering with several red light cameras said that he knew he would be arrested after posting video of his actions online but that it was done in protest of government abuse.

  • Guatemalan ex-vice president held during corruption trial story has photos
    Updated: Aug-26-15 3:02 pm

    GUATEMALA CITY - A judge ordered Guatemala's former vice president to remain in jail Wednesday while she stands trial on charges of conspiracy, customs fraud and bribery, based on allegations that she accepted $3.7 million in bribes as part of the scandal that forced her from office.

  • Hundreds rally in support of Planned Parenthood in Utah 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 2:57 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - Hundreds of people rallied at the Utah State Capitol Tuesday to protest Gov. Gary Hebert's decision to stop the flow of federal money to Planned Parenthood in Utah.

  • Appeals Court overturns Eugene protester's conviction 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 2:17 pm

    PORTLAND, Oregon - The Oregon Court of Appeals has reversed the resisting-arrest conviction of a man who was tased by police at an anti-pesticide rally in Eugene.

  • New clashes amid communal protest in western India, 5 dead story has photos
    Updated: Aug-26-15 9:40 am

    AHMADABAD, India - Fresh communal clashes erupted Wednesday in western India as police and paramilitary forces tried to quell riots led by members of a farming caste demanding government benefits. Five people have been killed in the violence, police said.

  • Norway accused of unfairly taking away immigrant children 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 3:37 am

    STAVANGER, Norway - One August day, Airida Pettersen received the news many immigrant mothers have come to dread: School representatives told the Lithuanian that child welfare officials removed her two children from the classroom and placed them in a foster home.

  • Talladega mayor loses re-election bid after assault story has photos
    Updated: Aug-25-15 11:47 pm

    TALLADEGA, Alabama - An Alabama mayor who had been re-elected in 2011 despite a federal conviction and recently was recovering from an assault lost a bid for a fifth term in office Tuesday.

  • Jail time sought for official convicted in ATV protest ride 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 7:22 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - Prosecutors want jail time for a county commissioner convicted of leading an ATV protest ride on an off-limits trail in a show of defiance against the federal government.

  • $12.9M paid on insurance claims for Baltimore riot damage 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 5:11 pm

    BALTIMORE - The Maryland Insurance Administration says insurance companies have paid $12.9 million in claims stemming from civil unrest in Baltimore linked to the death in April of Freddie Gray.

  • Finger pointing in Argentina after police break up protests story has photos
    Updated: Aug-25-15 4:26 pm

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - In a sign of increasing tension ahead of October elections, the top presidential candidates in Argentina and other government officials exchanged accusations on Tuesday after protests over alleged vote fraud in a northern province were broken up with tear gas and rubber bullets.