- Dozens detained, life paralyzed by strike in Indian Kashmir Updated: Feb-11-16 4:02 am
SRINAGAR, India - Indian authorities have detained dozens of Kashmiri activists and placed separatist leaders under house arrest to prevent them from holding anti-India protests to mark the anniversary of a top separatist leader's hanging more than three decades ago.
- Hong Kong activists face riot charges after holiday protest Updated: Feb-11-16 2:54 am
HONG KONG - Several dozen people appeared in a Hong Kong court Thursday to face rioting charges following a violent clash earlier this week between protesters and police sparked by a clampdown on holiday street food vendors.
- AP news guide: A look at the turmoil in Ferguson Updated: Feb-11-16 2:43 am
FERGUSON, Missouri - The U.S. Department of Justice is suing the city of Ferguson after the City Council failed to approve an agreement that sought to address concerns about police and municipal court practices in the St. Louis suburb.
- Rally and march planned for woman who died in jail Updated: Feb-11-16 2:15 am
ABERDEEN, South Dakota - A rally and march is planned Sunday in memory of a 24-year-old woman who died while in the custody of the Brown County Jail.
- Senate urges federal term limits, condemns Israel boycotts Updated: Feb-10-16 6:59 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The Florida Senate is sending two messages to Congress: set term limits for senators and representatives, and condemn efforts to boycott Israel.
- St. Paul mayor: Ice race to go on despite planned protest Updated: Feb-10-16 4:27 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - The mayor of St. Paul says a large ice cross race will go on as scheduled, despite plans by the group Black Lives Matter to disrupt it if a police officer isn't fired.
- House panel OKs bill to block businesses that boycott Israel Updated: Feb-10-16 12:21 pm
PHOENIX - A House panel has unanimously passed a measure to block state and local authorities from entering into contracts with businesses that boycott Israel.
- Former Malheur occupier arrested on unrelated warrant Updated: Feb-10-16 10:28 am
PORTLAND, Oregon - A man who had been with the armed occupiers at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge has been arrested on an unrelated warrant.
- Despite protests, Greek PM says reforms 'not optional' Updated: Feb-10-16 8:08 am
ATHENS, Greece - Protesting farmers said Wednesday they are planning to camp outside parliament and hold a 48-hour protest against government pension reforms.
- Hong Kong student held at airport after violent clashes Updated: Feb-10-16 3:11 am
HONG KONG - A Hong Kong student activist was detained at the city's airport on Wednesday morning, apparently on suspicion of involvement in a violent Lunar New Year clash between police and protesters, his group said.
- Dayton asks for no charges against airport protesters Updated: Feb-09-16 6:11 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Gov. Mark Dayton has asked Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport officials not to press charges against Black Lives Matter protesters who shut down roads to the airport.
- Cleric arrested during Ferguson protest acquitted Updated: Feb-09-16 4:49 pm
CLAYTON, Missouri - A cleric arrested during a protest in Ferguson has been found not guilty of willfully disobeying a police order to disperse.
- Kenya planning on track for Rio Olympics; No Zika boycott Updated: Feb-09-16 12:41 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenya is preparing as planned for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics while also monitoring the outbreak of the Zika virus in Brazil, the official in charge of the country's team said Tuesday.
- South African court hears case against president Updated: Feb-09-16 11:45 am
JOHANNESBURG - The chant "Pay back the money" filtered into South Africa's highest court on Tuesday, as judges heard a case in which President Jacob Zuma is accused of violating the constitution in a scandal over state spending on his private home.
- Princeton opens dialogue on alumnus Woodrow Wilson, racism Updated: Feb-09-16 10:44 am
TRENTON, New Jersey - How do you apply 21st-century sensibilities to the legacy of a man raised in the 19th-century South who achieved greatness in the early 20th century at an institution that didn't begin admitting blacks until the late 1940s and women until 1969?
- Sushil Koirala, Nepal's former prime minister, dies at 78 Updated: Feb-09-16 8:14 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal - Sushil Koirala, a former Nepalese prime minister and leader of the nation's largest political party, has died in Kathmandu. He was 78.
- Activists demonstrate against sexual violence at Baylor Updated: Feb-08-16 11:28 pm
WACO, Texas - A candlelight vigil to protest Baylor University's response to campus sexual violence drew scores of demonstrators to the street in front of the university president's home Monday night.
- Kansas court funding protected; abortion, safety discussed Updated: Feb-08-16 8:48 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Gov. Sam Brownback signed legislation Monday to keep Kansas' courts open, while abortion rights advocates rallied at the Statehouse and Democratic legislators endorsed public safety proposals.
- Academy luncheon is time for reflection in high stakes year Updated: Feb-08-16 7:28 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, California - The annual Oscar nominees luncheon is generally a time of low-stakes celebration, but this year amid discussions of Oscar diversity and a boycott, as well as dramatic changes to academy membership, the Monday gathering was also one for reflection.
- Gay rights advocates sue over arrest at silent protest Updated: Feb-08-16 7:22 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Three gay rights activists have filed a lawsuit against the Kentucky State Police, alleging their rights were violated last summer when they were arrested for silently protesting an event at the state fair.
- Trump to hold campaign rally Thursday in Baton Rouge Updated: Feb-08-16 5:44 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will be in Louisiana on Thursday for a campaign rally in the 10,000-seat Baton Rouge River Center.
- Chicago State students, faculty protest budget impasse Updated: Feb-08-16 5:15 pm
CHICAGO - Chicago State University students and faculty members took to the streets to protest the Illinois budget standoff that is threatening to force the closing of the school.
- Reborn Maine mill town offers lessons amid refugee crisis Updated: Feb-08-16 4:55 pm
LEWISTON, Maine - The arrival of thousands of Somali refugees in this former mill city in the nation's whitest state sparked a backlash at first, complete with a rally of white supremacists and a pig's head rolled into the local mosque.
- Pro-abortion advocates hold reproductive health care rally Updated: Feb-08-16 4:13 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Abortion rights organizations, students and Kansas House members are rallying against legislation banning access to reproductive health care.
- Opponents rally against Delaware death penalty Updated: Feb-08-16 11:51 am
DOVER, Delaware - Opponents of capital punishment are protesting the defeat of a bill repealing Delaware's death penalty and what they describe as chronic racial injustice in the state.