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  • Protests turn unruly after Trump's Phoenix speech

    Wed, 23 Aug 2017 06:44:00 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — A day of noisy but largely peaceful protests of President Donald Trump's speech in Phoenix turned unruly as police fired pepper spray at crowds after someone apparently lobbed rocks and bottles at officers.

  • Judge: Racism behind Arizona ban on Mexican-American studies

    Wed, 23 Aug 2017 02:04:52 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — Racism was behind an Arizona ban on ethnic studies that shuttered a popular Mexican-American Studies program, a federal judge said Tuesday.

  • Disabled people protest in Romania, say govt endangers jobs

    Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:50:36 GMT

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Disabled people — some in wheelchairs, others with crutches — have protested outside Romania's labor ministry against a measure they say could leave them jobless.

  • Strike expected to bring long lines to Portuguese airports

    Tue, 22 Aug 2017 10:20:29 GMT

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A trade union representing inspectors at Portugal's immigration service says a strike planned for Thursday and Friday is going ahead after the government gave no response to its demands for more staff and resources.

  • Appeal filed for 2 convicted of killing British backpackers

    Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:41:22 GMT

    BANGKOK (AP) — Two migrant workers from Myanmar who were convicted two years ago of murdering two British backpackers on a resort island in Thailand submitted a final appeal of their death sentences on Monday.

  • Serbia withdraws entire staff from its embassy in Macedonia

    Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:40:06 GMT

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The entire staff of the Serbian Embassy in the Macedonian capital has been withdrawn for urgent consultations in Belgrade in a move that has further strained relations between the Balkan neighbors.

  • 1979 Klan-Nazi attack survivor hopes for a 'justice river'

    Sun, 20 Aug 2017 22:28:37 GMT

    GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The Rev. Nelson Johnson needs no reminders of the massacre of five of his labor-activist friends almost 40 years ago — he still has the faded scar on his left arm, left by a Nazi who stabbed him as white supremacists descended on a march for workers through black neighborhoods in Greensboro.

  • Trump's new communications director isn't new to his ways

    Sat, 19 Aug 2017 17:12:14 GMT

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Others tried without much success, and now the job of keeping President Donald Trump on message has fallen to Hope Hicks, a young aide who entered his orbit not knowing the ride would eventually take her to the pinnacle of Washington politics.

  • Philippines says 7-year-old boy missing in Spain van attack

    Sat, 19 Aug 2017 07:10:00 GMT

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Philippines government says a child missing after a vehicle plowed into pedestrians in Barcelona is the 7-year-old son of a Filipino woman who had been living in Australia.

  • Charlottesville exposes new threat for college campuses

    Sat, 19 Aug 2017 02:47:42 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — On college campuses, white supremacists and other far-right extremist groups see fertile ground to spread their messages and recruit followers. But for many colleges, last weekend's deadly attack at a rally near the University of Virginia exposed a new threat.

  • Tech companies continue efforts to banish extremist accounts

    Sat, 19 Aug 2017 01:11:20 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Tech companies' efforts to banish extremist groups and individuals are continuing as a social network popular with extremists disappeared from Google's Android app store.

  • Unions deliver signatures to block right-to-work in Missouri

    Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:29:24 GMT

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Opponents forced the suspension Friday of a new Missouri law banning mandatory union fees after delivering dozens of boxes containing what they say are more than 300,000 signed petitions demanding it be put to a public vote.

  • Trump hands communications reins to longtime confidante

    Fri, 18 Aug 2017 22:01:46 GMT

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — After three people tackled the assignment with limited success, the job of keeping President Donald Trump on message has for now fallen to Hope Hicks, a young former public relations aide and political neophyte who entered his orbit not knowing the ride would eventually take her into the cutthroat world of Washington politics.

  • Tillerson condemns hate speech, says bigotry is un-American

    Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:05:28 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday condemned hate speech and bigotry as un-American and antithetical to the values on which the U.S. was founded and promotes abroad. He also lamented a lack of diversity in the U.S. diplomatic corps and pledged to increase minority hiring.

  • After Charlottesville, colleges brace for more hate attacks

    Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:43:42 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — Nicholas Fuentes is dropping out of Boston University and heading south, pressing ahead with his right-wing politics despite receiving online death threats.

  • Colleges brace for more violence amid rash of hate on campus

    Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:27:04 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — Nicholas Fuentes is dropping out of Boston University and heading south, pressing ahead with his right-wing politics despite receiving online death threats.

  • A grim subway reality: Corpses sometimes kept in break rooms

    Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:27:14 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — It's a largely overlooked but gory reality of the New York City subway system: When someone takes their life by jumping in front of a train, police need to find a place to put the mutilated body until a medical examiner truck arrives.

  • Legal deal over harsh CIA interrogations marks a milestone

    Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:26:38 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A settlement in a landmark lawsuit against two psychologists who helped design the CIA's harsh interrogation methods used in the war on terror marked the first time the agency or its private contractors have been held accountable for the program, legal experts said Thursday.

  • Ex-NY governor hopeful who insulted Obamas kicked off board

    Thu, 17 Aug 2017 22:45:33 GMT

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — One-time Republican candidate for New York governor Carl Paladino, whose published insults of former President Barack Obama provoked a public uproar, was removed from Buffalo's school board Thursday for improperly discussing teacher contract negotiations.

  • Apple CEO makes $2 million pledge to fight hate

    Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:49:23 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is donating $2 million to two human rights groups as part of CEO Tim Cook's pledge to help lead the fight against the hate that fueled the violence in Virginia during a white-nationalist rally last weekend.

  • What major tech companies are doing on hate groups

    Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:38:23 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Major companies such as Google, Facebook and PayPal are banishing a growing cadre of extremist groups and individuals in the wake of the deadly clash at a white-nationalist rally last weekend in Virginia. Civil rights advocates welcomed the moves, but say more needs to be done — and more should have been done earlier.