- Egypt frees US-Egyptian national sentenced to life in prison Updated: May-30-15 5:46 am
CAIRO - Egyptian authorities freed a dual U.S.-Egyptian citizen on Saturday who had been on hunger strike for over a year and was sentenced to life in prison on charges of financing an anti-government sit-in and spreading "false news."
- Protesters gather at Phoenix mosque under close police watch Updated: May-30-15 12:35 am
PHOENIX - About 500 protesters gathered outside a Phoenix mosque on Friday as police kept two groups sparring about Islam far apart from each other.
- Some telescope protesters' charges to be tossed Updated: May-29-15 9:14 pm
HONOLULU - Hawaii County's top prosecutor said Friday he will dismiss charges against about 10 of the 31 protesters who were arrested while blocking construction of a giant telescope on a mountain held sacred by Native Hawaiians.
- Judge: Protesters must leave closed Catholic church June 5 Updated: May-29-15 5:43 pm
SCITUATE, Massachusetts - The clock is once again ticking for parishioners ordered to leave a shuttered Catholic church south of Boston where they have staged a protest for nearly 11 years.
- Croatian war vets end protest after PM promises to meet them Updated: May-29-15 2:01 pm
ZAGREB, Croatia - A dramatic two-day protest by over 100 Croatian war veterans ended Friday after Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic promised he would meet with them and hear their demands for more rights.
- Burundi opposition leader declares election boycott Updated: May-29-15 11:30 am
BUJUMBURA, Burundi - Burundi's most prominent opposition leader said on Friday his party is boycotting national elections amid political unrest stemming from the president's bid for a third term.
- Orioles, White Sox split doubleheader caused by riots Updated: May-28-15 8:54 pm
- Indiana reconciles with 10 players who boycotted in '69 Updated: May-28-15 7:05 pm
BLOOMINGTON, Indiana - Indiana says it has reconciled with and welcomed back 10 football players who boycotted the last three games in 1969 because the coaching staff would not adequately address their concerns about unequal treatment on the basis of race.
- Freddie Gray activists plan protest at O'Malley announcement Updated: May-28-15 5:25 pm
BALTIMORE - Some Baltimore police accountability activists say they'll protest former Gov. Martin O'Malley's announcement of a possible presidential bid in the city Saturday morning.
- Justices toss Washington law countering bad-faith lawsuits Updated: May-28-15 2:11 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - The Washington Supreme Court has struck down a state law that attempts to curtail lawsuits brought in bad faith to hinder public discussion.
- Paris doctors strike to protest working hours reform Updated: May-28-15 11:33 am
PARIS - Thousands of doctors, nurses and other hospital personnel have demonstrated in central Paris to protest planned working-hours changes they say will result in more burnout and worse patient care.
- Senate committee signs off on $11.3 billion state budget Updated: May-28-15 10:54 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Republican Senate budget writers have signed off on an $11.3 billion state spending plan for the next two years, sending the document to the chamber floor for a vote next week.
- Thai protest leaders get jail term for anti-government rally Updated: May-28-15 9:42 am
BANGKOK - Six prominent protest leaders in Thailand were sentenced to two years in prison Thursday for storming the prime minister's office compound during massive anti-government rallies in 2008 in part of the political turmoil that has plagued the country in the past decade.
- UEFA decides not to boycott FIFA presidential election Updated: May-28-15 8:34 am
ZURICH - European soccer nations say they will not boycott the FIFA congress, where Sepp Blatter is up for re-election as president.
- US, Chinese authors protest major book fair, censorship Updated: May-27-15 11:58 pm
NEW YORK - Chinese and American authors gathered Wednesday to protest a major U.S. book fair's focus on China that they say ignores the country's glaring problems of censorship and intimidation.
- Anti-mining protesters square off with troops in south Peru Updated: May-27-15 9:08 pm
AREQUIPA, Peru - Dozens of farmers and activists burned tires and briefly occupied a bridge in Peru's southern highlands Wednesday, defying troops sent to quell weeks of deadly protests against a Mexican-owned copper mining project.
- 6 Baltimore officers charged in death seek to move trial Updated: May-27-15 7:24 pm
BALTIMORE - Attorneys for six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray are asking a judge to move their case out of Baltimore, arguing it will be impossible to select an impartial jury and receive a fair trial.
- 'Moral Monday' supporters to hold rally near Legislature Updated: May-27-15 6:28 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Speakers addressed Medicaid expansion and environmental justice issues during a rally opposing policies originating from Republicans in charge of North Carolina government.
- Planned march shows cracks in Venezuela opposition movement Updated: May-27-15 3:31 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - One of Venezuela's most high-profile politicians has called an anti-government march on Saturday, but the main opposition coalition is not endorsing the protest, underscoring fissures among critics of the country's socialist government.
- Teachers to work during sit-in protest of education funding Updated: May-27-15 2:29 pm
TACOMA, Washington - Tacoma teachers are protesting the state legislature's lack of progress on pay and class sizes by putting their after-school work on display.
- UEFA calls for postponement of FIFA elections Updated: May-27-15 1:50 pm
WARSAW, Poland - UEFA says the election scheduled Friday to elect FIFA's president should be postponed and that it will consider boycotting this week's FIFA congress following the arrests of soccer officials in Zurich.
- Moldova police find Molotov cocktails, detonators, masks Updated: May-27-15 11:40 am
CHISINAU, Moldova - Moldovan police have found Molotov cocktails, detonators, mobile phones and masks at two locations in the capital Chisinau and suspect they were intended to be used against peaceful protesters.
- Buddhists in Myanmar deny boat people are Rohingya Updated: May-27-15 5:37 am
YANGON, Myanmar - Several hundred protesters in Myanmar's main city are denying that boat people arriving on Southeast Asian shores are Rohingya Muslims, a religious minority the government and many others in the predominantly Buddhist nation say does not exist.
- Students rally in Providence for bus passes Updated: May-26-15 4:55 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - High school students in Providence are calling on the city's mayor to reduce the minimum distance students must walk to school to qualify for a bus pass.
- Bob Marley musical tries to help heal an uneasy Baltimore Updated: May-26-15 3:00 pm
NEW YORK - Most theater professionals like to say that whatever they're working on is very relevant to what's going on in the real world. That was not possibly more true than in Baltimore this spring.