Latest Boycotts News

John Legend on abortion law boycotts: 'Money talks'

Jun. 11, 2019 11:12 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Legend says Hollywood should consider boycotting Georgia, Louisiana, Alabama and other states that pass restrictive abortion laws. Legend admits he's not sure if a boycott would be successful, but says "it's a conversation that needs to be had. "Particularly when these studios are...

The Latest: Hong Kong police mobilize amid protest calls

Jun. 11, 2019 5:16 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on a highly contentious extradition bill in Hong Kong (all times local): 5:10 p.m. Local media reports in Hong Kong say police are mobilizing thousands of additional officers to keep order amid calls for protesters to begin gathering Tuesday night to oppose a highly contentious...

'Code Red' weather alert ditched after meteorologist's knock

Jun. 10, 2019 11:41 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A popular meteorologist has been absent from local television newscasts since criticizing a corporate weather-alert brand last week, prompting an advertising boycott, social media protests and a complaint from a U.S. senator. Joe Crain, a WICS-TV staff member since 2004,...

Kazakhstan: Protests of presidential vote bring 500 arrests

Jun. 9, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Police detained hundreds of people in Kazakhstan amid unauthorized protests of a presidential election Sunday that opponents alleged was a fake exercise in democracy. Officers, some in riot gear with shields and helmets, broke up the demonstrations in the capital, Nur-Sultan, and in Almaty,...

The Latest: Donor says university is punishing him

Jun. 7, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on University of Alabama decision to return record donation (all times local): 1:10 p.m. A top donor to the University of Alabama says he believes the school is punishing him after he called on students to boycott enrolling at the university in response to the state's new...

University may return $21.5M after donor's abortion remarks

Jun. 6, 2019 3:12 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — When philanthropist Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr. pledged a record $26.5 million to the University of Alabama in September, the institution showered him with praise, lauding his generosity, describing him as a "special person" and renaming the law school in his honor. That relationship...

AP PHOTOS: Vibrant Qatar shrugs off Arab boycott

Jun. 5, 2019 2:34 AM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — To all appearances, life in the Qatar capital of Doha still glimmers, nearly two years after its Arab neighbors declared a boycott of the tiny country. Construction teams work around the clock to complete eight stadiums ahead of the 2022 World Cup. Visitors still flock to the city's...

Trump, in tussle with CNN, suggests boycott of parent AT&T

Jun. 3, 2019 7:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Monday to reiterate his complaints about CNN and suggest a boycott of its parent company, AT&T. Soon after his arrival in London for a pomp-filled state visit, Trump tweeted that CNN is the primary source of U.S. news in the United Kingdom....

Top University of Alabama donor tells students to boycott

May. 29, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — One of the University of Alabama's top donors said Wednesday that students should boycott enrolling at the school to protest the state's newly approved abortion ban. Hugh Culverhouse Jr., a Florida businessman who has donated more than $30 million to the university, said he doesn't...

Qatar prime minister to travel to Saudi Arabia amid boycott

May. 29, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar's prime minister will travel to Saudi Arabia for two summits in the kingdom, authorities announced Wednesday, a visit that would mark the highest-level contact between the neighboring nations since a kingdom-led boycott of Doha began in 2017. The decision by Prime...