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Young Algerian protester dies of injuries; police accused

Apr. 20, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — A young Algerian protester has died from head injuries that his family and friends believe were caused by a police beating. Friend and neighbor Lyes Lamara says that protester Yettou Ramzi died and was buried Friday after several days in an Algiers hospital. The neighbor told The...

Ex-Marine arrested in North Korea embassy attack in Madrid

Apr. 20, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man suspected of involvement in a mysterious dissident group's February raid on North Korea's Embassy in Madrid was arrested in Los Angeles by U.S. authorities. Christopher Ahn, a former U.S. Marine, was arrested and charged Friday, according to a person familiar with the matter. The...

Quest for food stamp data lands newspaper at Supreme Court

Apr. 20, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the summer of 2010, reporters at South Dakota's Argus Leader newspaper decided to request data about the government's food assistance program, previously known as food stamps. They thought the information could lead to a series of stories and potentially help them identify fraud in the...

Ukraine quiet ahead of presidential election

Apr. 20, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A comedian who plays the role of Ukraine's president on television is set to take on the job for real, pushing out the man who currently holds the office, according to public opinion surveys ahead of Sunday's election. Saturday was a so-called "day of quiet," on which electioneering is...

The Latest: French protesters demand attention from Macron

Apr. 20, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the yellow vest protests in France (all times local): 9:55 p.m. French yellow vest protesters have set fires along a march through Paris to drive home their message to the government that rebuilding the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral isn't the only problem France needs to...

Egyptians vote on changes that would extend el-Sissi's rule

Apr. 20, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptians cast their ballots Saturday on the first of three days of voting on constitutional amendments that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in power until 2030 and broaden the military's role. Critics have blasted the proposed changes as another major step toward an...

Trump's legal team breathes a sigh, takes a victory lap

Apr. 20, 2019 3:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — First they cooperated. Then they stonewalled. Their television interviews were scattershot and ridiculed, their client mercurial and unreliable. But President Donald Trump's legal team, through a combination of bluster, legal precedent and shifting tactics, managed to protect their client...

Texas cancer center ousts 3 over Chinese data theft concerns

Apr. 20, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A prominent cancer center in Houston has ousted three of five scientists whom federal authorities identified as being involved in Chinese efforts to steal American research. Peter Pisters, the president of MD Anderson Cancer Center, told the Houston Chronicle that the National Institutes of...

Anti-govt protests resume against Serbia's populist leader

Apr. 20, 2019 2:40 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Several thousand people turned out for an anti-government protest in Belgrade on Saturday, a day after Serbia's populist President Aleksandar Vucic held a mass rally in an apparent bid to counter months of street demonstrations against him. Blowing whistles, protesters marched...

UN: 220 killed in battles for Libya's capital last 2 weeks

Apr. 20, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Fighting between rival Libyan forces for control of Tripoli escalated in the past couple of days, a spokesman for the self-styled Libyan National Army said Saturday, as the death toll rose to at least 220, including combatants and civilians, since the LNA declared a major military...