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The Latest: Protesters demand removal of gate on summit road

Jul. 15, 2019 11:49 PM EDT

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on the start of work to build a massive telescope on a site considered sacred by some Native Hawaiians (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Protesters demonstrating against the construction of a giant telescope at the summit of Hawaii's tallest mountain are demanding that state...

Protests flare over construction of telescope in Hawaii

Jul. 15, 2019 10:43 PM EDT

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (AP) — Singing, chanting and lying on the ground in the road, hundreds of people demonstrated on Monday against the construction of a giant telescope on a mountaintop that some Native Hawaiians consider sacred. The protests were the latest salvo in a yearslong fight that pits scientific...

The Latest: Elders brace for arrest for blocking summit road

Jul. 15, 2019 2:42 PM EDT

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on the start of work to build a massive telescope on a site considered sacred by some Native Hawaiians (all times local): 8:30 a.m. Hawaii officials have closed a road leading to the summit of the state's tallest mountain, the site of an embattled giant telescope...

Activists block UK roads in new climate-change protests

Jul. 15, 2019 9:17 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Environmental protesters have blocked roads in London and four other British cities in a new wave of demonstrations demanding faster action against climate change. Hundreds of supporters of the group Extinction Rebellion, along with a blue boat bearing the words "Act Now," blocked the street...

Arrests made after protesters block Phoenix street

Jul. 13, 2019 2:04 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Dozens of protesters blocked a downtown Phoenix street and disrupted light rail traffic outside an Immigration and Customs Enforcement office ahead of federal roundups expected Sunday in other cities across the country. Police made 16 arrests Friday night after warning that people would be...

3 arrested while protesting police brutality on Tempe bridge

Jul. 11, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Three people have been arrested for blocking traffic in Tempe as part of a protest of police brutality. Police took three women into custody without incident Thursday afternoon on the Mill Avenue Bridge that leads into downtown Tempe. Det. Greg Bacon says they are still being processed....

Britain says Iranian vessels tried to block tanker in Gulf

Jul. 11, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The British navy said Thursday it stopped three Iranian paramilitary vessels from disrupting the passage of a British oil tanker through the Strait of Hormuz in a brief but tense standoff stemming from the U.K.'s role in seizing an Iranian supertanker a week earlier. The...

Gaza's traditional crafts industries rapidly disappearing

Jul. 10, 2019 10:56 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — When Gazans think of better economic times, images of clay pottery, colorful glassware, bamboo furniture and ancient frame looms weaving bright rugs and mats all come to mind. For decades, these traditional crafts defined the economy of the coastal Palestinian enclave,...

Mexican officials blame federal police strike on opposition

Jul. 4, 2019 9:37 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Government officials blamed the political opposition, corrupt federal police and outside players Thursday for a revolt by officers who are opposed to being absorbed into Mexico's new National Guard. Federal police maintained control of a command center in the Mexico City borough of...

Mexican police revolt against plans to join National Guard

Jul. 3, 2019 11:19 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hundreds of federal police blocked highways in and around Mexico's capital Wednesday in open revolt against plans to absorb the officers into the newly formed National Guard, a move that the police fear could upend their jobs. The protests came as the government officially began...