- Economy focus of S. African nation speech, despite heckling Updated: Feb-11-16 3:15 pm
JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's struggling economy was the focus point of the president's state-of-the-nation address on Thursday, which went ahead despite disruptions and heckling from opposition politicians.
- Measure would deny University of Missouri system funds boost Updated: Feb-11-16 1:01 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The University of Missouri system's budget would be frozen under a spending plan passed by in a House committee, whose chairwoman blamed the system for not properly handling of recent race-related protests.
- Missouri professor calls her protest actions embarrassing Updated: Feb-11-16 11:26 am
COLUMBIA, Missouri - A suspended University of Missouri assistant professor says she's embarrassed about her run-ins with student journalists during race-related student protests in November.
- Hong Kong activists face riot charges after holiday protest Updated: Feb-11-16 11:14 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.
- FIFA candidate Ali queries Salman's role in Bahrain protests Updated: Feb-11-16 11:13 am
GENEVA - FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali has questioned the role of election rival Sheikh Salman in not protecting Bahrain players who alleged abuses after pro-democracy protests in 2011.
- Even before controversy, blacks cool to Oscars telecast Updated: Feb-11-16 11:05 am
NEW YORK - The largest black audience for the Academy Awards over the last dozen years came in 2005, when Chris Rock was host and Jamie Foxx and Morgan Freeman won the top male acting awards.
- Iranians rally to celebrate anniversary of 1979 revolution Updated: Feb-11-16 6:52 am
TEHRAN, Iran - Iranians stated nationwide celebrations Thursday to commemorate the anniversary of the 1979 revolution that ousted a pro-Western monarchy and brought Islamists to power.
- Dozens detained, life paralyzed by strike in Indian Kashmir Updated: Feb-11-16 5:29 am
SRINAGAR, India - Indian authorities detained dozens of Kashmiri activists and placed separatist leaders under house arrest Thursday to prevent them from holding anti-India protests to mark the anniversary of a top separatist leader's hanging more than three decades ago.
- 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.
- 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.