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Uganda opposition figure detained after his driver is slain

Aug. 14, 2018 6:26 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A prominent opposition figure in Uganda has been detained following violent clashes Monday night that allegedly started when President Yoweri Museveni's motorcade was pelted with stones, a military official said Tuesday. Lawmaker Kyagulanyi Ssentamu was held overnight in the...

Activist compares Beijing's rule in Hong Kong to colonialism

Aug. 14, 2018 5:55 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong pro-independence activist decried Beijing's rule over the city as modern-day colonialism in a speech Tuesday to a foreign journalists' association that defied the Chinese government's demand that the event be canceled. The Chinese government swiftly criticized the talk, saying...

Chief: 3 officers assaulted over weekend in Charlottesville

Aug. 13, 2018 6:01 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Investigations are underway into assaults against three officers in Charlottesville during the weekend events marking the anniversary of a violent white nationalist rally, police said Monday. Charlottesville Police Chief RaShall Brackney gave that update at a news conference...

Charlottesville anniversary: Peaceful protests, few arrests

Aug. 13, 2018 5:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of people wanting to send a message that racism is unwelcome in the United States gathered in a park outside the White House to protest a white nationalist rally on the anniversary of the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. In the end, fewer than two dozen white...

Column: Is there a path forward in NFL protests?

Aug. 13, 2018 3:27 PM EDT

The players kneel. The president tweets. And the great divide over protests during the national anthem at NFL games grows even wider. So far the players — at least a handful of them — aren't backing down. A few took a knee in the first weekend of exhibition games, at least two raised a fist during...

Israel protests to Romania after tourists beaten by police

Aug. 13, 2018 1:06 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Israel's embassy on Monday protested to the Romanian government after four Israeli tourists were allegedly dragged out of a taxi and beaten by riot police in Bucharest during a violent anti-corruption protest. The embassy described the Friday night attack as "unacceptable and...

The Latest: Malta rescues 114 migrants from sinking dinghy

Aug. 13, 2018 12:07 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local): 6:00 p.m. Malta's armed forces say that a patrol boat has rescued 114 migrants aboard a rubber dinghy taking on water 53 nautical miles south of the Mediterranean island nation. The Maltese Navy said all of the migrants, who...

Teacher candidacies surge in wake of spring walkouts

Aug. 13, 2018 12:06 PM EDT

The spring of teacher uprisings has given way to summer, but these are anything but lazy days for educators continuing the fight through their own election campaigns. Hundreds of teachers are running for office in November elections, campaigning primarily on promises to address public education spending cuts and...

Vigil, marches mark anniversary of deadly far-right protest

Aug. 12, 2018 10:22 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A year after a deadly gathering of far-right extremists in Charlottesville, less than two dozen white nationalists marched Sunday across from the White House, their numbers dwarfed by thousands of counterprotesters, while the mother of a woman killed at last summer's protest...

The Latest: 1 arrest made in DC in Charlottesville protests

Aug. 12, 2018 10:21 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on events marking the anniversary of violent white nationalist rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia (all times local): 10:15 p.m. The police chief in Washington, D.C., says only one person was arrested after a chaotic day of protests and counterprotests centered...