- Services in Greece grind to halt in 3-day strike Updated: May-06-16 8:26 am
ATHENS, Greece - Services in Greece, from garbage collection to public transport, shut down Friday as workers kicked off three days of strikes to protest new bailout austerity measures that they say will further reduce incomes.
- Prominent rights lawyer arrested in Egypt over protests Updated: May-06-16 6:52 am
CAIRO - Egypt's state news agency says a prominent rights lawyer has been detained for 15 days pending investigation into a catalog of allegations including plotting a coup, two weeks after security forces stifled demonstrations against the president's decision to give up two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia last month.
- Goa club co-owners banned by Indian Super League Updated: May-06-16 3:59 am
NEW DELHI - The Indian Super League has banned two co-owners of FC Goa for boycotting the prize distribution ceremony after last season's final against Chennaiyin FC, and slapped a 15-point penalty on the club for next season.
- In California, couple's return to meat sparks vegan uproar Updated: May-06-16 3:40 am
LOS ANGELES - At the Cafe Gratitude restaurant chain in California, waiters serve plates of vegan rice bowls, vegetable pizzas and tempeh sandwiches with names such as "Gracious," ''Warm-Hearted" and "Magical."
- Trump to hold rallies in Washington state Saturday Updated: May-05-16 11:28 pm
SEATTLE - Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's Washington state campaign team says he will visit the state Saturday for two public rallies before the state's primary election May 24.
- Alabama legislation could limit abortion access in state Updated: May-05-16 6:55 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has until May 14 to decide on legislation that could shutter two of the state's largest abortion providers.
- Jewish group faults Missouri school's anti-Semitism response Updated: May-05-16 4:46 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - The University of Missouri downplayed incidents of anti-Semitism while publicly condemning bigotry against racial minorities during protests last year, a Jewish human rights group told the university system's top administrator.
- Amid political crisis, Iraqi PM calls for focus on IS fight Updated: May-05-16 2:43 pm
BAGHDAD - Iraq's prime minister on Thursday called on the Iraqi people to prioritize the battle against the Islamic State group amid a deepening political crisis in the country.
- Protesters disrupt San Francisco police commission meeting Updated: May-05-16 12:11 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Dozens of protesters disrupted a San Francisco police committee meeting a day after hundreds marched on City Hall in support of five hunger strikers demanding the dismissal of the city's police chief.
- Uganda government bans press coverage of protest movement Updated: May-05-16 12:03 pm
KAMPALA, Uganda - Uganda's government on Thursday banned media coverage of a protest movement against the disputed re-election of the country's long-time president.
- South Africa: Buildings at 17 schools burned in protests Updated: May-05-16 8:18 am
JOHANNESBURG - South African authorities say buildings at 17 schools in a provincial area were set on fire during several days of violence by residents who oppose an administration plan for their area.
- 2 May Day protesters charged with assaulting Seattle police Updated: May-05-16 2:49 am
SEATTLE - Two May Day demonstrators have been charged with assaulting police officers during the protest in downtown Seattle.
- The Latest: Rough treatment of Gov. Snyder draws sympathy Updated: May-04-16 6:47 pm
FLINT, Michigan - The Latest on developments in Flint, Michigan, where drinking water is tainted with lead (all times local):
- Tamir Rice's mom at Kent State: Racism is a disease Updated: May-04-16 3:31 pm
KENT, Ohio - Tamir Rice's mother says at this year's commemoration of the 1970 shootings at Kent State University that it doesn't matter what race a person is when fighting for justice.
- McCrory, Cooper speak to NC Chamber amid LGBT law boycotts Updated: May-04-16 11:06 am
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The major party candidates for governor are speaking to North Carolina's business lobby which wants more from state government as it stays out of the fray involving the state's new LGBT law.
- UK councils face court challenge over Israel boycotts Updated: May-04-16 7:24 am
LONDON - A Jewish group has launched a lawsuit against British local authorities that called for boycotts of goods from Israeli settlements, claiming the actions are anti-Semitic.
- Nurse who refused to force feed at Guantanamo back to duty Updated: May-03-16 9:05 pm
MIAMI - A Navy nurse has been allowed to resume full medical duties by the military nearly two years after he refused to take part in force-feeding of prisoners on hunger strike at the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, his lawyer said Tuesday.
- Ted Cruz had 3 rallies planned in Washington Updated: May-03-16 8:44 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - Republican presidential nominee hopeful Ted Cruz had planned to be in Washington state this week but the Texas senator has suspended his campaign.
- Court files show bid to tar slain Honduran activist Caceres Updated: May-03-16 8:36 pm
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras - For months before her death, environmental activist Berta Caceres complained of repeated threats warning her to stop leading protests opposing a hydroelectric project on her Lenca people's ancestral lands.
- Clinton campaign blasts Blankenship for appearing near event Updated: May-03-16 6:21 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Hillary Clinton is linking Donald Trump to a convicted coal executive who attended a protest at her West Virginia campaign stop.
- SIU offers plan to boost campus diversity after protests Updated: May-03-16 4:51 pm
CARBONDALE, Illinois - Southern Illinois University has responded to student protests against racism with a plan to boost campus diversity.
- Chile: fishermen protest, block roads after toxic blooms Updated: May-03-16 4:20 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile - Chilean fishermen have staged a protest demanding the government compensate them better after toxic algae blooms killed their catch.
- Rousseff lights Olympic flame as protesters hit the streets Updated: May-03-16 2:55 pm
BRASILIA, Brazil - Brazil's embattled President Dilma Rousseff ignited the Olympic flame on Tuesday, as a nationwide torch relay got underway with protests highlighting the country's deep political and economic crisis.
- Nursing home residents, health workers rally for Medicaid Updated: May-03-16 2:32 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Hundreds of health care workers, nursing home residents and other Medicaid recipients are rallying at the state Capitol in support of a plan to draw down hundreds of millions of federal dollars offered to states for Medicaid expansion.
- French parliament debates labor law after violent protests Updated: May-03-16 12:18 pm
PARIS - After a month of often violent protests, French lawmakers on Tuesday started to debate a hotly contested labor bill that would make it easier to lay off workers, weaken some union powers, and relax rules regulating the country's 35-hour workweek.