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Stories with subject: Political and civil unrest
  • new storyMexico City mayor vows full probe of journalist slaying story has photos
    Updated: Aug-03-15 4:50 pm

    MEXICO CITY - Mexico City's mayor said Monday that no expense will be spared and no line of investigation ignored in the hunt for the killers of four women and a photojournalist, who had fled the state where he worked fearing for his safety.

  • 2 reporters arrested during Ferguson protests settle suits 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 3:31 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Two journalists who were arrested while reporting on protests after the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown have settled lawsuits against St. Louis County, the American Civil Liberties Union announced Monday.

  • The Latest: Defense lawyer says Texas AG to plead not guilty story has photos
    Updated: Aug-03-15 3:27 pm

    McKINNEY, Texas - The latest on Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who has been charged with felony securities fraud (all times local):

  • Hunger strike at Utah State Prison reaches 4th day 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 3:20 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - A hunger strike at Utah State Prison reached its fourth day Monday, with prisoners refusing to eat in a protest against housing conditions and the placement of gang leaders.

  • Year later, AP reporter recalls origins of Ferguson movement story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-03-15 7:34 am

    ST. LOUIS - EDITOR'S NOTE - A year ago, most Americans had never heard of the St. Louis suburb called Ferguson. But after a white police officer fatally shot a black 18-year-old in the street, the name of the middle-class community became virtually a household word. From the first hours after Michael Brown's death, Associated Press reporter Jim Salter watched as a neighborhood protest launched a national movement. What follows is an excerpt of the introduction to "Deadly Force: Fatal Confrontations with Police," an upcoming book published by The Associated Press (www.ap.org/books ).

  • US, Egypt resume formal security talks with Kerry visit story has photos
    Updated: Aug-02-15 8:31 pm

    CAIRO - Despite persistent human rights concerns, the United States on Sunday resumed formal security talks with Egypt that were last held six years ago and kept on hiatus until now amid political unrest that swept the country in the wake of the Arab Spring.

  • French riot police disperse migrants at Channel Tunnel story has video
    Updated: Aug-02-15 6:52 am

    COQUELLES, France - French riot police have sprayed migrants with a chemical irritant as they tried to storm the Channel Tunnel, and the British and French interior ministers said the nightly attempts to reach Britain are part of a "global migration crisis" that needs an international solution.

  • NAACP's 'Journey for Justice' protest march begins in Selma 
    Updated: Aug-01-15 11:13 pm

    SELMA, Alabama - Protest marches have been part of Selma's civil rights fabric since 1965, but an 860-mile trek to Washington had a minister leaning on the Bible for heavenly support Saturday.

  • Verizon workers plan rallies with contract set to expire 
    Updated: Aug-01-15 1:49 pm

    WILMINGTON, Delaware - Verizon workers in Delaware are planning rallies as their labor contract with the telecommunications giant is set to expire.

  • Protesters inhale laughing gas outside UK Parliament 
    Updated: Aug-01-15 12:53 pm

    LONDON - Dozens of giggling demonstrators have inhaled laughing gas outside Britain's Parliament to protest government plans to ban it and other "legal highs."

  • At least 6 arrests at rally against traffic stop shooting 
    Updated: Aug-01-15 6:46 am

    CINCINNATI - Police say at least six people were arrested during a rally protesting the traffic stop shooting of a black motorist by a white campus officer in Cincinnati.

  • Kerry off to Mideast with Egypt, Iran deal, Syria on agenda 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 11:11 pm

    WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John Kerry headed to the Middle East on Friday for security talks in Egypt and discussions in Qatar with Arab foreign ministers whose countries are wary of the nuclear deal struck with Iran.

  • Astronomers gather in Hawaii amid telescope tensions story has photos
    Updated: Jul-31-15 9:49 pm

    HONOLULU - More than 2,500 astronomers from around the world are descending on Hawaii for a conference at a time when telescope construction is a sensitive issue in the state.

  • 7 Hawaii telescope protesters arrested for defying new rule 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 8:40 pm

    HONOLULU - Seven men have been arrested for camping on Mauna Kea (mau-NAH' kay-AH'), where there's a new emergency rule restricting overnight access to the mountain because of protests against building a giant telescope there.

  • Baltimore killings soar to a level unseen in 43 years story has photos
    Updated: Jul-31-15 4:50 pm

    BALTIMORE - Baltimore reached a grim milestone on Friday, three months after riots erupted in response to the death of Freddie Gray in police custody: With 45 homicides in July, the city has seen more bloodshed in a single month than it has in 43 years.

  • Authorities report 2 arrests in Portland's drilling protest 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 2:58 pm

    PORTLAND, Oregon - The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office says it made one arrest during an effort by protesters to block a Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker from leaving Portland for an Arctic drilling operation.

  • Haleakala Telescope protest ends in arrests 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 2:29 pm

    WAILUKU, Hawaii - A convoy is bringing construction equipment for a half-completed telescope to the summit of Haleakala despite a protest Thursday night that ended with 20 arrests.

  • Watchdog groups quick to criticize IOC over Beijing in 2022 story has photos
    Updated: Jul-31-15 1:32 pm

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - The Beijing bid delegation had no sooner finished their congratulatory hugs and handshakes after being awarded the 2022 Winter Olympics than criticism from human rights groups over the IOC's decision began to pour in.

  • Student protesters sit-in at Taiwan Education Ministry story has photos
    Updated: Jul-31-15 4:35 am

    TAIPEI, Taiwan - Dozens of students launched a sit-in Friday at Taiwan's Education Ministry demanding that officials take responsibility for a student leader who killed himself in an apparent protest over curriculum changes that critics say overemphasize China's ties to the island.

  • Feds won't reverse denial of Baltimore riot disaster aid 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 3:00 pm

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency has refused to reverse its denial of disaster aid to help Maryland and Baltimore recover millions of dollars in costs stemming from rioting in the city in April, Gov. Larry Hogan's office said Thursday.

  • Bosnians protest against EU-recommended labor law 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 11:13 am

    SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina - Amid the protests of thousands of workers, the Bosnian-Croat regional parliament on Thursday adopted a new labor law that aims to create a more business-friendly environment with the intention of creating jobs.

  • Uber cars bashed in Mexico, cabbies protest rideshare apps 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 7:37 pm

    MEXICO CITY - A raucous crowd attacked Uber drivers and their vehicles with clubs and stones outside the Mexico City airport, the company said Wednesday, as licensed taxi drivers demonstrated to demand a "total halt" to app-based rideshare services in the capital.

  • France deploys riot police to bolster Calais security story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-29-15 5:02 pm

    CALAIS, France - The young Afghan has tried every single day for three months to get into the railway tunnel in Calais leading to England and what he hopes will be a better life. For him, like the dozens who appeared as darkness fell, Wednesday would be the same even if their numbers were immeasurably larger than even a week ago.

  • Senate leader: Statehouse rallies need law enforcement's OK 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 4:32 pm

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - State Senate Majority Leader Harvey Peeler says groups that want to rally at the Statehouse should be required to get permission from state law enforcement.

  • DC-area rapper charged with disorderly conduct, riot 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 1:55 pm

    SILVER SPRING, Maryland - A D.C.-area rapper is facing charges after authorities say he and others tried to start a riot.