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Stories with subject: Blockades
  • Trump Rally protests have lawmakers rethinking traffic laws 
    Updated: Apr-21-16 8:35 pm

    PHOENIX - Protesters who blocked the roads before a March rally for Republican presidential front runner Donald Trump inspired state lawmakers to modify a bill Thursday increasing penalties for blocking access to political campaign events.

  • Protesters acquitted of blockading London arms fair 
    Updated: Apr-18-16 12:39 pm

    LONDON - A British judge has acquitted eight protesters who blockaded the entrance to an arms fair, accepting their argument that they acted to stop illegal weapons trading.

  • The Latest: Toyota says quakes to force production stoppages story has photos
    Updated: Apr-17-16 4:36 am

    ASO, Japan - The latest on the earthquakes in Japan (all times local):

  • In western town, Iraqi forces uncover remnants of IS rule story has photos
    Updated: Apr-14-16 3:08 pm

    HIT, Iraq - After clearing a street of Islamic State fighters, Maj. Salam Hussein began moving house to house. Rifling through drawers in living rooms and bedrooms, he pulled out a handful of papers, pamphlets and books all printed by the Islamic State group.

  • Hungarian dairy farmers parade cows to protest cheap imports 
    Updated: Apr-04-16 12:03 pm

    BUDAPEST, Hungary - Hungarian dairy farmers have marched with their cows on the streets of Budapest to protest cheap imports and tax evasion which they say are destroying fair competition and blocking their access to local markets.

  • SC museum buys Confederate weapons smuggled in from Britain 
    Updated: Apr-02-16 10:50 am

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - South Carolina's military history museum has bought the bulk of what's believed to be the largest collection of British-imported Confederate weapons that were smuggled into southern ports through the Union blockade.

  • 2 dead, many wounded as police disperse Philippine farmers 
    Updated: Apr-01-16 5:59 am

    KIDAPAWAN, Philippines - Police clashed with farmers blocking a highway to demand government relief in the drought-stricken southern Philippines on Friday, leaving at least two demonstrators dead and dozens injured, including at least 23 officers, officials said.

  • Bangladesh court seeks arrest of ex-PM Zia in bus attack 
    Updated: Mar-30-16 11:25 am

    DHAKA, Bangladesh - A Bangladeshi court issued arrest warrants on Wednesday for former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia and 27 other opposition party leaders on accusations they instigated an arson attack on a passenger bus during an anti-government protest last year.

  • An infant's 5-month life points to hunger's spread in Yemen story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Mar-29-16 11:52 pm

    HAZYAZ, Yemen - The baby was born in war, even as planes blasted his village in Yemen. Five months later, Udai Faisal died from war: His skeletal body broke down under the ravages of malnutrition, his limbs like twigs, his cheeks sunken, his eyes dry.