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South Dakota governor renews push for 'riot boosting' laws

Jan. 28, 2020 4:20 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Republican Gov. Kristi Noem on Tuesday renewed her pitch for lawmakers to try again to pass laws against “riot boosting," despite opposition from Native American tribes who say Noem's proposal unfairly targets expected protests of the Keystone XL pipeline. Noem sent...

Palestinian hold a poster showing U.S. President Donald Trump as they protest the American peace plan in Bethlehem, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Washington Sunday night vowing to

The Latest: Chief: UN committed to Israel-Palestinian peace

Jan. 28, 2020 3:34 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's release of its Mideast peace plan (all times local): 10:35 p.m. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the United Nations remains committed to supporting Palestinians and Israelis in resolving their conflict on the basis of U.N. resolutions,...

Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin, who will perform in concert starting next Feb. 7 at the Puerto Rico Coliseum Jose Miguel Agrelot, poses for a portrait in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. “I’m going to use my music to carry the message of all those who aren’t being heard,” Martin told The Associated Press on Monday while preparing for a concert on his native island. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

Ricky Martin finds inspiration in Puerto Rico protests

Jan. 28, 2020 12:44 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Ricky Martin’s wide smile began to fade as the Puerto Rican superstar talked about his next album. It’s influenced by the U.S. territory’s political turmoil as people struggle to recover from Hurricane Maria and a recent 6.4 magnitude earthquake that killed...

Firefighters gather for a demonstration Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 in Paris to demand a better pay and working conditions. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Tensions as Paris police face off against firefighters

Jan. 28, 2020 11:03 AM EST

Scuffles broke out Tuesday as French police fired water cannon at angry firefighters demonstrating in Paris for better working conditions. Unions organised the Paris protest for fire service workers all over the country. They set off noisy firecrackers in the capital's Place de la Republique to bring attention to...

Police cite 5 protesters at Biden office in Des Moines

Jan. 28, 2020 9:51 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Des Moines police cited five people Monday night who refused to leave the Des Moines campaign office for Democrat Joe Biden after demanding to talk to him about health care and his campaign donors. The five were among about two dozen people who'd entered the building and remained...

New Mexico seeks new tools to intervene in opioid addiction

Jan. 27, 2020 7:27 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is considering new funding for research into treating addiction with injectable opioids to help address long-term dependency on heroin and other opioids. A bill from Democratic state Rep. Miguel Garcia would provide $150,000 to the University of New Mexico for a...

A riot policeman pins down a female anti-government protester to search her while security forces try to disperse demonstrators during clashes in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

Nighttime mortar attack on US Embassy in Baghdad injured 1

Jan. 27, 2020 4:29 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — A top U.S. commander said Monday that mortars were used in an attack on the American embassy in Baghdad that injured one person and caused some material damage the previous night, not katyusha rockets as was initially reported by staffers and a statement from the military. Gen. Frank...

Virginia teachers rally, push for more education funding

Jan. 27, 2020 4:19 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Hundreds of Virginia teachers rallied at the state Capitol on Monday to call on lawmakers to increase state funding for public education and repeal a prohibition on collective bargaining by public employees. “It is past time for this c ommonwealth to live up to its obligation...

A woman reacts as anti-government protesters clash with police in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. Lebanese security forces scuffled Monday with protesters near the parliament building in downtown Beirut where lawmakers are scheduled to begin a two-day discussion and later approval of the budget amid a crippling financial crisis. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Clashes in crisis-hit Lebanon as lawmakers pass budget

Jan. 27, 2020 11:39 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese lawmakers on Monday passed a controversial state budget for 2020 that aims to tackle the country's crippling financial crisis, as angry protesters threw stones at security forces massed outside the Parliament. Security forces were heavily deployed during the legislative meeting and...

Gambia arrests 137 in protests urging president to step down

Jan. 27, 2020 11:34 AM EST

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Gambia’s police have arrested 137 people amid protests calling for the president to step down after three years in power, the government said Monday, a startling turn for a country whose leader has vowed reforms and justice for the repression of the past. Security forces used...