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Governor: Telescope protests about treatment of Hawaiians

Jul. 23, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The governor of Hawaii acknowledged Tuesday that an ongoing protest about a telescope planned atop the state's highest mountain is also about addressing the treatment of Native Hawaiians going back more than a century. Gov. David Ige said he would ask Hawaii County's mayor to lead efforts...

Cellphones sought in Puerto Rico as political crisis deepens

Jul. 23, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A Puerto Rico judge issued search warrants for the cellphones of government officials involved in a crude online chat whose leak has set off a political crisis that threatens to bring down the U.S. territory's governor. One of the search warrants said that government officials...

Former Israeli PM apologizes for killing of Arab protesters

Jul. 23, 2019 2:00 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak apologized Tuesday for the killing of 13 Arab protesters by Israeli police in 2000. Ehud Barak's statements on Israeli public radio addressed a point of friction between him and Israel's Arab minority. The comments were made as Barak tries to make a...

Demonstrators commemorate slain Russian LGBT activist

Jul. 23, 2019 1:37 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Dozens of demonstrators have held solo pickets in St. Petersburg to commemorate a political and LGBT rights activist who was killed over the weekend. Yelena Grigorieva's body was found Saturday near her home with eight stab wounds and signs of strangling. Some participants in...

Li Peng, Chinese premier during Tiananmen crackdown, dies

Jul. 23, 2019 10:54 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Li Peng, a former hard-line Chinese premier best known for announcing martial law during the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests that ended with a bloody crackdown by troops, has died. He was 90. China's official Xinhua News Agency said Li died Monday of an unspecified illness. His...

Appellate court tosses suit stemming from Virginia rally

Jul. 23, 2019 10:53 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has tossed a lawsuit against Charlottesville, its former police chief and the former Virginia State Police superintendent over their response to a white nationalist rally that descended into violence. The Daily Progress reported Monday that the...

Hong Kong arrests men with gang links over mob attack

Jul. 23, 2019 7:10 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police say they've arrested six men, some with links to triad gangs, following a violent attack on pro-democracy protesters at a subway station over the weekend that saw dozens injured. Senior police official Chan Tin-chu said the men, aged 24-54, were held for "unlawful...

Chinese state media say former Premier Li Peng, who announced martial law during Tiananmen protests, has died

Jul. 23, 2019 7:04 AM EDT
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say former Premier Li Peng, who announced martial law during Tiananmen protests, has died.

Many killed in Nigerian protests for release of Shia leader

Jul. 23, 2019 5:46 AM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Security was high in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, Tuesday, a day after several people were killed in clashes between police and the country's main Shia group. A police officer and a reporter for the Channels television network were among those killed in the clashes in the capital, Abuja,...

Protests spread as activists fight telescope in Hawaii

Jul. 23, 2019 5:23 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Demonstrations against a giant telescope planned for Hawaii's tallest peak have spread to New York, Las Vegas and Honolulu's tourist mecca of Waikiki as Native Hawaiians push to protect what they say is a sacred place. In Nevada, a few hundred Native Hawaiians and former Hawaii residents...