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The Latest: Australian PM asks Erdogan to withdraw WWI claim

Mar. 19, 2019 11:15 PM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on the mosque shootings in New Zealand (all times local): 4 p.m. Australia's prime minister says he has asked the Turkish president to withdraw his accusation of an anti-Islam motive behind Australia and New Zealand sending troops to Turkey in the World War I...

Nicaragua opposition demands conditions for resuming talks

Mar. 19, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Opposition delegates to talks on resolving Nicaragua's political standoff said Tuesday they will not return to the table until the government shows "signs of goodwill" on demands such as the full release of hundreds considered political prisoners. Lawyer Azahalea Solis said...

Statue of Liberty climber covers face in tape at sentencing

Mar. 19, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who climbed the base of the Statue of Liberty last July 4 to protest the separation of families at the Mexican border came to her sentencing Tuesday with her face entirely covered with clear sticky tape, irritating a judge who refused to proceed until she removed it. After she did...

Rare protests erupt against Hamas' 12-year rule over Gaza

Mar. 19, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas is facing the biggest demonstrations yet against its 12-year rule of the Gaza Strip, with hundreds of Palestinians taking to the streets in recent days to protest the dire living conditions in the blockaded territory. With little tolerance for dissent, the Islamic...

8 more Alabama inmates on hunger strike over solitary move

Mar. 19, 2019 9:52 AM EDT

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — Less than a week after an Alabama inmate ended a hunger strike to protest the use of solitary confinement, eight more prisoners have begun hunger strikes of their own. The Montgomery Advertiser cites a release from a prison advocacy group that says the Alabama Department of Corrections...

Algerian protesters continue to demand Bouteflika stand down

Mar. 19, 2019 9:09 AM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Organizers say 2,000 students, doctors, dentists and veterinarians have marched in the Algerian capital to demand that President Abdelaziz Bouteflika step down. Protesters wearing white coats and stethoscopes marched Tuesday from the central Algiers hospital shouting slogans...

Sharpton, family seek change a year after Stephon Clark died

Mar. 18, 2019 10:39 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Standing beside the family of a 22-year-old black man who was fatally shot by police a year ago Monday, the Rev. Al Sharpton called for California to make it easier to prosecute officers who kill civilians and to require that all cases go before a grand jury. "The legacy is we're...

Haiti parliament ousts prime minister in no-confidence vote

Mar. 18, 2019 8:41 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Prime Minister Henry Ceant was thrown out of office by a no-confidence vote Monday prompted by government dysfunction and inability to quash inflation, blackouts and frequent opposition protests that have paralyzed Haiti. The Chamber of Deputies voted 93-6, with three...

Nicaragua talks on hold as both sides trade accusations

Mar. 18, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua's government and opposition accused each other of undermining the latest round of political dialogue Monday, after police arrested more than 100 at a weekend protest. The opposition Civic Alliance condemned the government's "violent repression" of Saturday's march, in...

Driver gets 5 years for shooting at white nationalist speech

Mar. 18, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Texas man has been sentenced to five years in prison for serving as the getaway driver for a man convicted of shooting at an anti-white-supremacist protester. The Gainesville Sun reports 30-year-old Colton Fears was sentenced Monday. He had pleaded guilty in August to a reduced...