- Voter registration, litigation focus of "Moral March" Updated: Feb-13-16 4:37 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Leaders of an annual march and rally to press for what they call progressive policies in North Carolina urged demonstrators Saturday to register voters and help them overcome hurdles at the ballot box, including photo ID.
- The Latest: Barber says civil rights movement will win Updated: Feb-13-16 2:20 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The Latest on the annual "Moral March on Raleigh," held Saturday in downtown Raleigh (all times local):
- Protesters in Spain urge puppeteers' acquittal on charges Updated: Feb-13-16 1:51 pm
MADRID - Protesters marched through Madrid and the southern Spanish city of Granada on Saturday calling for charges to be dropped against two puppeteers jailed for allegedly praising terrorism.
- Burundi government has nationwide protests against Rwanda Updated: Feb-13-16 12:47 pm
BUJUMBURA, Burundi' - Thousands of Burundians on Saturday participated in government-sanctioned demonstrations against neighboring Rwanda whom it accuses of supporting a rebellion to topple Burundi's president.
- Amid multitude of woes, Egypt leader says democracy is back Updated: Feb-13-16 11:02 am
CAIRO - Egypt's president said Saturday that his country has established democratic and constitutional rule after years of turmoil following the 2011 uprising, but rights groups say he has presided over an unprecedented crackdown on dissent.
- Fast-food Workers plan demonstration outside GOP debate Updated: Feb-13-16 4:00 am
GREENVILLE, South Carolina - As the Republican presidential hopefuls gather to debate in Greenville, low-wage workers again plan to march to the debate site as part of their campaign for higher pay.
- Protesters want officers who shot Jamar Clark to be charged Updated: Feb-12-16 7:15 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - About 40 protesters crammed into the office of Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman on Friday to press him to prosecute two police officers who fatally shot a black man last year.
- Culinary Union to protest at Palace Station near Vegas Strip Updated: Feb-12-16 5:55 pm
LAS VEGAS - The Culinary Union says there could be mass arrests near the Las Vegas Strip as workers plan a protest outside the Palace Station hotel-casino Friday evening.
- After Oregon standoff, some say: Right fight; wrong tactics Updated: Feb-12-16 5:00 pm
LAS VEGAS - Right fight; wrong strategy.
- Baltimore businesses OK'd for $165K in riot recovery loans Updated: Feb-12-16 2:50 pm
BALTIMORE - The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved more than $165,000 in economic injury loans to help 38 Baltimore-area small businesses and nonprofits recover from civil unrest related to the death of Freddie Gray.
- Migrants attacked around Calais, tinderbox of tensions Updated: Feb-12-16 1:15 pm
CALAIS, France - Mysterious armed groups are on the prowl, targeting migrants in night attacks in Calais and elsewhere in northern France, sowing fear among the displaced travelers living in squalid slums and deepening concerns the city is becoming a tinderbox of anti-migrant, anti-Muslim rage that's fueling a budding nationalist movement.
- Israel says EU relations 'friendly' again after label spat Updated: Feb-12-16 12:06 pm
JERUSALEM - Israel's foreign ministry says relations with the European Union are "close and friendly" again after tensions arose last year over the bloc's decision to label West Bank exports.
- 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.