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Immigrant graduates from Arizona high school, future unclear

May. 23, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A teenager who was brought to the U.S. illegally as a child has graduated from high school in Arizona just weeks after federal officials detained him and his classmates protested for his release. Thomas Torres, dressed in a burgundy cap and gown, wore a broad smile as a big cheer went up at...

Hunger-striking Greek extremist wins new hope of jail leave

May. 23, 2019 11:21 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's supreme court on Thursday ordered lower judges to reconsider granting a new temporary leave from prison to a far-left extremist serving 11 life sentences, who has been on hunger strike for three weeks after his initial request was rejected. Dimitris Koufodinas is in intensive...

Fascist symbols and rhetoric on rise in Italian EU vote

May. 23, 2019 7:57 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — A banner emblazoned with the words "Honor to Mussolini," unfurled just steps from the Milan piazza where the fascist dictator's body was hung upside down after his 1945 execution. One-armed salutes and fascist slogans shouted at protests. Italy's right-wing interior minister skipping...

Sudanese protesters plan mass rally as talks stall with army

May. 23, 2019 7:08 AM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's protest leaders are calling for mass rallies across the country amid deadlocked negotiations with the ruling military over its handover of power. The Sudanese Professionals' Association, which has spearheaded four months of protests that drove Omar al-Bashir from power in...

Police say 7 died in Indonesia election rioting

May. 23, 2019 6:48 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Seven people have died in election violence in the Indonesian capital, police said Thursday, as calm returned to the city and the losing presidential candidate prepared to challenge the result in court. The apparently orchestrated chaos that turned central Jakarta into a...

Defeated Indonesia candidate to challenge vote at top court

May. 23, 2019 12:42 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The defeated candidate in Indonesia's presidential election is expected to challenge the result in court Thursday as calm returned to the capital following a 24-hour spasm of apparently orchestrated violence. The campaign team of former general Prabowo Subianto has alleged massive...

Rallies for and against abortion fire up around the South

May. 22, 2019 8:06 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Abortion opponents held a rally Wednesday at the Alabama Capitol, savoring victory after the state's governor signed the nation's most stringent abortion ban into law last week. Elsewhere in the South, abortion-rights supporters occupied much of a city block in New Orleans, chanting...

A trespass law aimed at protesters challenged in court

May. 22, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A state law that carries a possible five-year prison sentence for anyone convicted of trespassing in the area of a pipeline should be declared unconstitutional, environmentalists and others said in a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Baton Rouge...

The Latest: Attorney general backs pipeline trespass law

May. 22, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on a legal challenge to a law that stiffened penalties for trespassing near pipelines (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Louisiana's attorney general says he'll "vigorously defend" a state law that was amended last year to stiffen penalties for those trespassing near pipelines....

Russian opposition leader's associate jailed for 20 days

May. 22, 2019 4:36 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A top associate of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been sentenced to 20 days in jail in connection with an unsanctioned protest rally last year. Leonid Volkov was sentenced late Wednesday on charges of violating the rules for holding a rally. Navalny is an anti-corruption...