- Defiant Malaysian PM rejects calls that he step down Updated: Aug-30-15 8:07 pm
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Embattled Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak poured scorn on a huge two-day rally that brought together tens of thousands of yellow-shirted protesters demanding his resignation over a financial scandal.
- Egypt summons British ambassador over Al-Jazeera comments Updated: Aug-30-15 3:36 pm
CAIRO - Egypt's Foreign Ministry summoned the British ambassador in Cairo on Sunday to protest comments he made after a judge sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years prison each for reporting "false news."
- Lebanon parliament chief promises talks on political impasse Updated: Aug-30-15 1:14 pm
BEIRUT - Lebanon's parliament speaker on Sunday promised high-level talks to try to find a way out of long-running political gridlock that sparked large anti-government protests, including this weekend.
- Mothers, students join Japan's protests over security bills Updated: Aug-30-15 12:28 pm
TOKYO - Mothers holding their children's hands stood in the sprinkling rain, holding up anti-war placards, while students chanted slogans against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his defense policies to the beat of a drum.
- Hundreds of Russians protest destruction of demon sculpture Updated: Aug-30-15 10:20 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - About 500 people have held a protest in Russia's second-largest city over the destruction of a century-old bas-relief of the demon Mephistopheles.
- Hundreds hold peaceful protest outside Minnesota State Fair Updated: Aug-29-15 6:58 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Hundreds of demonstrators held a peaceful "Black Lives Matter" protest outside the gates of the Minnesota State Fair on Saturday, the first weekend of the fair.
- Judge in ATV protest ride case recuses himself Updated: Aug-29-15 6:16 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A federal judge has recused himself in response to accusations of bias from a county commissioner convicted of leading an ATV protest ride through ancient ruins.
- The Latest: Lebanese group threaten to escalate protests Updated: Aug-29-15 2:56 pm
BEIRUT - Here are the latest developments regarding Lebanon's protest over the country's ongoing trash crisis (all times local):
- Ted Cruz, Rick Perry take part in rally at SC Statehouse Updated: Aug-29-15 4:02 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Two of the candidates seeking the GOP presidential nomination are participating in a rally at the South Carolina Statehouse this weekend.
- Carter's cancer rekindles memories of 1980 Olympic boycott Updated: Aug-29-15 3:13 am
ATLANTA - Thirty-five years after his hopes for a gold medal were dashed by Jimmy Carter's boycott of the Moscow Olympics, Craig Beardsley is at peace.
- Abortion-rights activists to protest Trump fundraiser Updated: Aug-28-15 3:26 pm
NORWOOD, Massachusetts - Abortion-rights activists are planning to protest outside a private fundraiser for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Friday night.
- Keep off: Judges rule Supreme Court can ban plaza protests Updated: Aug-28-15 2:07 pm
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court, the setting for landmark rulings in favor of free speech, can keep protesters off its marble plaza without violating their constitutional rights, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.
- The Latest: Red Crescent: At least 105 dead in sea off Libya Updated: Aug-28-15 8:47 am
GENEVA - Here are the latest developments Friday regarding the tens of thousands of migrants trying to reach Europe.
- Utah rally Saturday for GOP presidential candidate Rand Paul Updated: Aug-28-15 5:10 am
OREM, Utah - Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul is scheduled to be in Utah on Friday and Saturday for campaign events.
- Hawaii Supreme Court hears Mauna Kea telescope case Updated: Aug-27-15 9:43 pm
HONOLULU - Hawaii's Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case involving building one of the world's largest telescopes on Mauna Kea.
- Judge blocks union from beaming messages onto Icahn casinos Updated: Aug-27-15 5:59 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - A New Jersey judge on Thursday banned an Atlantic City union from using a light projector to beam critical messages onto the exterior walls of casinos owned or about to be owned by billionaire Carl Icahn.
- Black Lives Matter boos Washington mayor's anti-crime plans Updated: Aug-27-15 2:21 pm
WASHINGTON - Protesters who interrupted Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser's announcement of her crime-fighting platform say increasing police powers won't reduce violence and the mayor is only paying superficial attention to their concerns.
- Amputees decry Medicare payment overhaul for artificial feet Updated: Aug-27-15 1:27 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is trying to disentangle itself from another controversy over Medicare coverage. Amputees are protesting this time, fearing they'll be denied the latest technology for artificial legs and feet.
- Protesters interrupt DC mayor's violent crime announcement Updated: Aug-27-15 12:41 pm
WASHINGTON - Protesters who interrupted District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser's announcement of her crime-fighting platform say increasing police powers won't reduce violence and the mayor is only paying superficial attention to their concerns.
- University of Missouri grad assistants to continue movement Updated: Aug-27-15 11:38 am
COLUMBIA, Missouri - A steering committee working to improve conditions of graduate assistants at the University of Missouri plans to make changes that will more effectively communicate the group's message to school officials, several committee members said.
- Bus riders to protest against possible RIPTA fare hikes Updated: Aug-27-15 11:17 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Bus riders are planning a rush-hour rally to protest possible fare hikes on the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority.
- Portuguese government pleases some police, annoys others Updated: Aug-27-15 10:14 am
LISBON, Portugal - Portugal's government has bowed to police demands for a shorter working week and early retirement, but some police labor groups aren't happy and are promising street demonstrations.
- Q&A: The legal battle over a giant telescope atop Mauna Kea Updated: Aug-26-15 7:38 pm
HONOLULU - Long before dozens of people were arrested while protesting against building a giant telescope atop Hawaii's Mauna Kea, there were years of environmental studies, public hearings and court proceedings. The Hawaii Supreme Court on Thursday is scheduled to hear oral arguments in a lawsuit challenging the project's permit from the state land board to build the telescope on conservation land.
- NY man proud of arrest for tampering with red light cameras Updated: Aug-26-15 3:14 pm
MINEOLA, New York - A suburban New York man facing criminal charges for tampering with several red light cameras said that he knew he would be arrested after posting video of his actions online but that it was done in protest of government abuse.
- Guatemalan ex-vice president held during corruption trial Updated: Aug-26-15 3:02 pm
GUATEMALA CITY - A judge ordered Guatemala's former vice president to remain in jail Wednesday while she stands trial on charges of conspiracy, customs fraud and bribery, based on allegations that she accepted $3.7 million in bribes as part of the scandal that forced her from office.