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Stories with subject: Political and civil unrest
  • More than 40 Utah State Prison inmates on hunger strike 
    Updated: Aug-01-15 2:50 pm

    UINTA, Utah - Dozens of Utah State Prison inmates are on a hunger strike in the hopes of getting imprisoned gang leaders released.

  • Kerry in Cairo for Egypt security talks 
    Updated: Aug-01-15 2:05 pm

    CAIRO - Secretary of State John Kerry is in Cairo for security talks with Egyptian officials before heading to Qatar to try to ease Arab concerns about the Iran nuclear deal.

  • Palestinian shot by Israeli troops during protest dies 
    Updated: Aug-01-15 1:50 pm

    RAMALLAH, West Bank - An 18-year-old protester shot by Israeli troops during a demonstration over the killing of a Palestinian toddler died of his wounds Saturday, Palestinian health officials said.

  • 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.

  • Students in Hong Kong warn of erosion in academic freedom 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 6:28 am

    HONG KONG - Students at Hong Kong's most prestigious university say its academic freedom is under attack in what they maintain is the politically motivated stalling of the appointment of an administrator who supported last year's pro-democracy protests.

  • Protesters defy emergency rule, remain on Mauna Kea 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 8:14 pm

    HONOLULU - Protesters opposed to building a giant telescope atop Mauna Kea have remained on the mountain around-the-clock despite an emergence rule aimed at getting them to stop camping there.

  • Colorado history class review leads to recall effort 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 4:32 pm

    GOLDEN, Colorado - Critics of a suburban Denver school board that considered reviewing a U.S. history course to emphasize patriotism are turning in signatures to force a recall election for three conservative members responsible for the push.

  • Libya court sentences Gadhafi son to death for 2011 killings story has photos
    Updated: Jul-28-15 3:35 pm

    TRIPOLI, Libya - Moammar Gadhafi's son and onetime heir apparent was convicted and sentenced to death on Tuesday by a court in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, on charges of murder and inciting genocide during the country's 2011 uprising.

  • Moroccan journalist ends hunger strike on passport promise 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 12:25 pm

    RABAT, Morocco - A dissident Moroccan journalist on Tuesday ended a monthlong hunger strike protesting his treatment by the government after an official said he could get a new passport in three days, a member of his support committee said.