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Stories with subject: Political activism
  • 3 arrested at Kentucky State Fair breakfast 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 2:17 pm

    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - A leading gay-rights activist and two others were arrested for protesting at the Kentucky Farm Bureau's Country Ham Breakfast and Auction, an event at the state fair that draws many of the state's top political leaders.

  • Young Lebanese activists challenge old political class 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 5:29 pm

    BEIRUT - First they egged the prime minister's building. Then they dumped some of the garbage piling up on Beirut's streets outside the home of the environment minister, furious the government couldn't get its act together to find a solution when Lebanon's main landfill shut down.

  • Guatemalan ex-vice president held during corruption trial story has photos
    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.

  • Judge allows Denver jury activists to keep pamphleting 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 5:35 am

    DENVER - An injunction from a federal judge allows Denver activists to continue to hand out jury nullification literature on courthouse grounds as long as they mind the landscaping.

  • A look at recent politically tainted trials in Russia 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 10:04 am

    MOSCOW - The guilty verdict Tuesday for Crimean filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, who was convicted and sentenced to 20 years in a Russian maximum-security prison for an alleged terror conspiracy, follows a plethora of recent Russian trials that are widely seen as warnings to society not to question its Kremlin rulers.

  • Activists want changes to police officers' bill of rights 
    Updated: Aug-24-15 6:20 pm

    ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - Advocates for police accountability urged lawmakers on Monday to make substantial changes to the Maryland Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights, but representatives for police asked lawmakers to maintain due process rights the law was designed to protect.

  • Bahrain arrests former Shiite lawmaker after trip to Iran story has photos
    Updated: Aug-24-15 10:52 am

    MANAMA, Bahrain - Bahrain detained a former lawmaker after he visited Iran on charges of financing terrorism and being involved in a bombing that killed two police officers, accusations the Gulf nation's largest opposition group dismissed Monday as "absolute nonsense."

  • Johnson part of new, disruptive generation of activists 
    Updated: Aug-22-15 6:19 am

    SEATTLE - In 2013, Marissa Johnson graduated cum laude from Seattle Pacific University. She had taken a lot of theology classes, which deepened her faith.

  • Bush talks tax-cutting in speech to tea party group story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-21-15 3:38 pm

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is highlighting his experience cutting taxes and overhauling Florida's education system in an appeal to tea party conservatives.

  • Accused activist Terry Bean to host fundraiser 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 4:11 pm

    PORTLAND, Oregon - A longtime activist accused of having sex with a 15-year-old boy is hosting a fundraiser next month for the Multnomah County Democratic Party.

  • Boaters protest near party at sport fishing activist's home 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 2:35 pm

    KENAI, Alaska - Members of a fisherman's coalition are planning to follow up a protest outside a sport fishing activist's home by gathering outside another Kenai River Classic event.

  • Court revives activist's suit against ex-Senate leader 
    Updated: Aug-18-15 7:16 pm

    PHOENIX - A federal appeals court panel has revived an immigration activist's lawsuit accusing former Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce of illegally barring him from the Senate buildings.

  • Mexico questions officials in journalist, activist killings 
    Updated: Aug-18-15 7:10 pm

    MEXICO CITY - Investigators began interviewing more top officials in the Gulf Coast state of Veracruz on Tuesday about the recent killing of a photojournalist, an activist and three other women in the Mexican capital.

  • Settlement offer in child sex case to remain sealed 
    Updated: Aug-18-15 11:35 am

    PORTLAND, Oregon - The terms of an offer made by a prominent gay activist to settle a sexual assault case against him will remain confidential while a Lane County judge considers a request to release the information.

  • Few options for activists after college labor union blocked story has photos
    Updated: Aug-18-15 2:19 am

    CHICAGO - Labor activists vowed not to abandon their fight to organize college sports teams after the National Labor Relations Board blocked a historic bid by Northwestern University football players to become the first in the nation to unionize.

  • Anti-government protesters take to streets across Brazil story has photos
    Updated: Aug-16-15 6:47 pm

    SAO PAULO - Brazilians took to the streets of cities and towns across the country Sunday for anti-government protests being watched as a barometer of discontent with the increasingly unpopular President Dilma Rousseff.

  • Obama: Civil rights activist Bond was 'hero' and friend 
    Updated: Aug-16-15 2:23 pm

    EDGARTOWN, Massachusetts - President Barack Obama says the late civil rights activist Julian Bond was a hero and friend.

  • Topeka activist plans protest over Sherman County jail death 
    Updated: Aug-14-15 9:17 am

    TOPEKA, Kansas - A Topeka activist is planning a protest over the 2014 death of a 58-year-old woman in a western Kansas jail.

  • 2 activists accused of attacking driver during I-70 shutdown 
    Updated: Aug-13-15 8:43 am

    CLAYTON, Missouri - Two activists prominent in Ferguson protests face felony charges related to a demonstration that briefly shut down Interstate 70 in St. Louis County.

  • Activists to protest notification of ICE about jail releases 
    Updated: Aug-13-15 3:04 am

    ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - Immigrant activists are scheduled to protest Gov. Larry Hogan's decision to comply with a federal program to notify federal authorities about when and where people facing possible deportation will be released from jail.

  • As anniversary and protests fade, Ferguson looks ahead story has photos
    Updated: Aug-12-15 4:47 pm

    FERGUSON, Missouri - By Wednesday, police outnumbered protesters in the St. Louis suburb that launched the "Black Lives Matter" movement, signaling that the nightly demonstrations could be fading after the anniversary of Michael Brown's death. But Ferguson, and the issues that elevated it to national prominence, are sure to be closely watched in the months to come. A look at what's ahead:

  • Deadly attacks surge as Iran's foreign minister visits Syria story has photos
    Updated: Aug-12-15 3:23 pm

    DAMASCUS, Syria - Iran's foreign minister, who negotiated his country's nuclear deal with world powers, discussed ways of ending Syria's civil war with President Bashar Assad in Damascus on Wednesday, as attacks surged around the Syrian capital, killing at least 36 people and wounding dozens.

  • The Latest on Ferguson: Father expects Harris to survive story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-12-15 1:25 pm

    FERGUSON, Missouri - The latest in the events surrounding the anniversary of the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri (all times local):

  • Correction: Bernie Sanders-California story story has photos
    Updated: Aug-11-15 1:40 pm

    LOS ANGELES - In a story Aug. 10-11 about Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, The Associated Press reported erroneously that members of the activist group Black Lives Matter opened his campaign rally in Los Angeles. It was a member of Sanders' campaign who spoke in support of the group.

  • Activist in search for missing students killed in Mexico 
    Updated: Aug-10-15 11:35 pm

    ACAPULCO, Mexico - Miguel Angel Jimenez, a political activist who played a prominent early role in the search for 43 students and other missing people in southern Mexico, was slain over the weekend, an associate said Monday.