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  • new storyNorth Carolina GOP convention follows dismissal of chairman 
    Updated: May-06-16 3:58 am

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina Republican Party leaders are anxious to increase harmony within the ranks at this weekend's state convention heading into what points to a perilous - or at least extraordinary - presidential election year for the GOP.

  • new storyBangladesh professor under 24-hour armed guard after threats story has photos
    Updated: May-06-16 3:57 am

    NEW DELHI - After a Dhaka University professor asked a woman to remove her veil during his class, Muslim extremists called for his death, posting his personal details online along with tips on how to kill. Today, he remains under constant guard by armed police, stays mostly at home and bars his front door.

  • new storyActivists: Insurgents seize village south of Aleppo 
    Updated: May-06-16 3:32 am

    BEIRUT - Activists say a coalition of Syrian rebels and hard-line jihadists have seized a strategic village from pro-government forces just 6 kilometers (4 miles) from the contested city of Aleppo.

  • Kansas trial nears end in anti-abortion activist's threat 
    Updated: May-05-16 6:21 pm

    WICHITA, Kansas - Jurors have gone home without reaching a verdict in the trial of a Kansas anti-abortion activist accused of sending a letter suggesting someone might place an explosive under the car of a doctor training to perform abortions.

  • Myanmar anti-Muslim activist arrested for post about Suu Kyi 
    Updated: May-05-16 8:59 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - A prominent anti-Muslim activist has been arrested for posting a provocative statement on Facebook about Myanmar's army commander and the country's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, the head of a Buddhist nationalist group and a human rights lawyer said Thursday.

  • Ecuadoreans in US seek immigration help after quake 
    Updated: May-04-16 11:54 pm

    LOS ANGELES - Ecuadorean immigrants are asking the Obama administration to allow their fellow citizens living in the United States illegally to stay here and work while the South American country recovers from a magnitude-7.8 earthquake.

  • Former head of Argentine air force on trial for abduction 
    Updated: May-04-16 6:22 pm

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - The former head of Argentina's air force and two ex-subordinates are on trial for alleged abduction and disappearance of activists during the South American nation's 1976-1983 dictatorship.

  • Correction: Fleeing Car-Pond Deaths story 
    Updated: May-03-16 5:45 pm

    ST. PETERSBURG, Florida - In a story April 28 story about activists seeking a probe into the drownings of three Florida teens, The Associated Press reported erroneously that several groups were involved in organizing a news conference. The story also left out the main organizing group, the International People's Democratic Uhuru Movement. Black Lives Matter and the NAACP told The Tampa Bay Times that they were not involved in the news conference.

  • Dear Mama: Afeni Shakur, mother of rapper Tupac Shakur, dies story has photos
    Updated: May-03-16 5:34 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO - Afeni Shakur, the former Black Panther who inspired the work of her son, rap icon Tupac Shakur, and fostered his legacy for decades after he was slain, has died of an apparent heart attack, authorities said Tuesday. She was 69.

  • Kenya: Police disrupt alleged plot by extremist medics 
    Updated: May-03-16 3:03 pm

    NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenyan police have disrupted a cell of extremist medics linked to the Islamic State group suspected of plotting a biological attack on Kenya and recruiting university students to join the group in Libya and Syria, Kenya's police chief said Tuesday

  • Rousseff lights Olympic flame as protesters hit the streets story has photosstory has video
    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.

  • The Latest: Civil trial starts for anti-abortion activist 
    Updated: May-03-16 1:13 pm

    WICHITA, Kansas - The Latest on the civil trial of an anti-abortion activist accused of threatening a Kansas doctor (all times local):

  • Violence in Syria's Aleppo kills more than a dozen people story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-03-16 11:35 am

    BEIRUT - Syrian opposition fighters on Tuesday shelled government-held parts of Aleppo, killing at least 12 people, as the army claimed it was repelling a wide offensive by the rebels in the country's largest city. Activists, meanwhile, said government forces were also shelling rebel-held parts of the city, killing two people and wounding several.

  • Bangladesh war crimes court sentences 4 to death 
    Updated: May-03-16 8:15 am

    NEW DELHI - A special war crimes court in Bangladesh sentenced four men to death Tuesday for killing, torture, arson and looting during the nation's independence war against Pakistan in 1971.

  • The Latest: Elephants give final Ringling Bros. performance story has photos
    Updated: May-01-16 9:32 pm

    PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The Latest on elephants performing for the last time at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus (all times local):

  • Iowa activist wants 'suicidal deer' sign removed 
    Updated: May-01-16 5:35 pm

    ST. ANSGAR, Iowa - An activist wants to persuade officials in northern Iowa to take down a deer crossing sign that warns about "suicidal deer."

  • The Latest: Former congressman Hayes back as party chairman 
    Updated: May-01-16 11:00 am

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - The Latest on North Carolina Republican Party activists meeting Saturday to consider a petition to remove the state party's chairman (all times local):

  • Legendary civil rights activist shares stories, experiences 
    Updated: May-01-16 10:56 am

    HOPKINSVILLE, Kentucky - Joan Trumpauer Mulholland experienced it all as an activist in the early 1960s. She was shot at and cursed, hunted by the Ku Klux Klan and disowned by her family.

  • 3 detained in Bangladesh after stabbing death of Hindu man 
    Updated: May-01-16 8:47 am

    NEW DELHI - Police in Bangladesh detained three men Sunday, including the head of an Islamic school, in connection with the stabbing death of a Hindu tailor in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group.

  • Jesuit priest, peace activist Daniel Berrigan dies at 94 story has photos
    Updated: Apr-30-16 10:01 pm

    NEW YORK - The Rev. Daniel Berrigan, a Roman Catholic priest and peace activist who was imprisoned for burning draft files in a protest against the Vietnam War, died Saturday. He was 94.

  • North Carolina Republican Party chairman removed from post 
    Updated: Apr-30-16 8:14 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - The North Carolina Republican Party's first black state chairman was removed from his post Saturday, the climax of months of conflict with other party leaders who recently reprimanded him after deciding he exceeded his authority and tried to crash a GOP website.

  • 2 behind Planned Parenthood videos rejecting plea deals 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 4:32 pm

    HOUSTON - Two anti-abortion activists indicted in connection with making undercover Planned Parenthood videos are rejecting plea deals offering them probation.

  • Cambodia: 5 rights activists helped hide politician's affair 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 9:39 am

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - Cambodian authorities arrested five human rights workers Friday on accusations they tried to help cover up a woman's affair with the deputy leader of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party. The action is the latest in a series by Prime Minister Hun Sen's government putting legal pressure on its critics and political opponents.

  • Sri Lankan protest demands new probe of journalist's killing 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 8:41 am

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Hundreds of journalists and media rights activists protested on Friday to demand Sri Lanka's new government start a fresh investigation into the abduction and killing of a prominent ethnic Tamil journalist 11 years ago, during the country's civil war.

  • Giant Chinese zodiac sculptures are turning heads in Boston story has photos
    Updated: Apr-29-16 1:11 am

    BOSTON - A dozen giant bronze animal heads representing the signs of the Chinese zodiac are stopping people in their tracks in downtown Boston and sparking conversations.