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Nicaragua: Pro-government crowd attacks church parishioners

Nov. 21, 2019 8:30 PM EST

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — A group of Nicaraguan government sympathizers has attacked parishioners at a Roman Catholic church in the city of Masaya with clubs, machetes and metal bars. Thursday’s attack came after it became known that priest Harving Padilla planned to lead a procession to another...

Trial rescheduled for man charged with making racist threats

Nov. 21, 2019 7:54 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Court officials say the upcoming trial of a white man charged with making racist threats against a black activist in Virginia has been postponed. A federal judge on Thursday pushed back the trial date for Daniel McMahon of Brandon, Florida. The trial was originally scheduled to...

Prosecutors file new charge in Houston ‘honor killings’ case

Nov. 21, 2019 6:19 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Special prosecutors are accusing a woman of conspiring with relatives in the so-called honor killings of her estranged sister’s American husband and her sister’s friend who was an Iranian women’s rights activist. Nadia Irsan, 35, was charged on Wednesday with conspiring...

Activists: Iran conservationists get prison time amid unrest

Nov. 21, 2019 1:11 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Six conservationists working to save the critically endangered Asiatic cheetah have been sentenced to prison on internationally criticized espionage charges in Iran, activists said Thursday, even as protests and unrest continue in parts of the country amid a...

Pakistan’s rights body concerned over abduction of activist

Nov. 21, 2019 2:19 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s independent rights body says last week’s abduction of an activist may be a case of forced disappearance and that he might have been taken or imprisoned by state security services. Human Rights Commission of Pakistan raised the alarm on Thursday about the Nov. 13...

Native Americans honor 50th anniversary of Alcatraz takeover

Nov. 20, 2019 9:13 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For Eloy Martinez, returning to Alcatraz Island meant a joyous reunion with people he hadn’t seen in decades. It also brought a renewed sense of hope and pride. Martinez was among about 150 people who took windy boat rides to the island Wednesday for the first of three days of...

Missing activist found dead in Mexico’s troubled Guerrero

Nov. 20, 2019 8:30 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A human rights activist was found dead in the mountains of the troubled southern state of Guerrero more than a month after he disappeared, authorities and fellow activists said Wednesday. Guerrero Attorney General Jorge Zuriel de los Santos Barrila said authorities confirmed around...

Arizona border activist acquitted of harboring immigrants

Nov. 20, 2019 8:01 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — An activist was quickly acquitted Wednesday on charges he illegally harbored two Central American immigrants at a southern Arizona camp operated by a humanitarian group. The verdict by a jury in U.S. District Court came after jurors deliberated for about two hours in what was the...

The Latest: Activist acquitted of harboring immigrants

Nov. 20, 2019 5:52 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a border humanitarian charged with immigrant harboring (all times local): 3:50 p.m. A jury in Arizona has acquitted an activist on charges he illegally helped two migrant men from Central America evade authorities. Scott Warren was charged with harboring for...

Arizona activist acquitted of harboring immigrants who crossed US-Mexico border

Nov. 20, 2019 5:46 PM EST
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona activist acquitted of harboring immigrants who crossed US-Mexico border .