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Stories with subject: Blockades
  • Judge rules Obama administration water rule should be halted story has photos
    Updated: Aug-27-15 7:16 pm

    BISMARCK, North Dakota - A federal judge in North Dakota on Thursday blocked a new Obama administration rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over some smaller waterways just hours before it was set to go into effect.

  • The Latest: Family wants new trial after officer's mistrial story has photos
    Updated: Aug-21-15 10:37 pm

    CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - The latest on the trial of a white North Carolina police officer charged with voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of an unarmed black man seeking help after a September 2013 car crash (all times local):

  • General strike nearly paralyzes much of Ecuador story has photos
    Updated: Aug-13-15 7:53 pm

    QUITO, Ecuador - A general strike against President Rafael Correa virtually paralyzed Ecuador's capital, provincial cities and major highways Thursday and violent clashes broke out between protesters and police in several cities.

  • Dominican truckers block border crossings into Haiti 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 6:25 pm

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - The main truckers union in the Dominican Republic on Monday blocked transport of all freight through border crossings into neighboring Haiti, citing concerns about their safety.

  • South Sudan: Thousands risk starvation amid Nile blockade 
    Updated: Aug-01-15 10:07 am

    JUBA, South Sudan - Thousands of civilians in South Sudan's Upper Nile state face starvation after the government blocked aid groups from using the Nile River to deliver relief food, aid agencies said Friday.