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The Latest: Trump tightens sanctions on Iran

Jun. 24, 2019 12:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on tensions between the U.S. and Iran and in the Persian Gulf (all times local): Noon President Donald Trump has signed an executive order targeting Iran's supreme leader and his associates with financial sanctions. Trump says the supreme leader is responsible for Iran's...

Stonewall: How a raid and rebellion became a rights movement

Jun. 24, 2019 11:48 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Olenick was 19 and living a secret social life, letting loose with friends at a speakeasy-like bar with blacked-out windows and one of the few floors in town where men danced with other men. Then the lights came on and the police strode into the Stonewall Inn. Adrenaline pumping,...

After World Cup rage, Cameroon faces demands for punishment

Jun. 24, 2019 10:43 AM EDT

VALENCIENNES, France (AP) — After all the rage and rebellion in the stadium, England players received a far more convivial reception back at their hotel they shared with Cameroon. It came remarkably from Cameroon supporters who were far more graceful than some of their dissenting national team players...

Stories of Stonewall: How the LGBTQ rebellion left a legacy

Jun. 24, 2019 9:27 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Olenick was 19 and living a secret social life, letting loose with friends at a speakeasy-like bar with blacked-out windows and one of the few floors in town where men danced with other men. Then the lights came on and the police strode into the Stonewall Inn. Adrenaline pumping,...

Criticism as Turkey puts 16 on trial for anti-govt protests

Jun. 24, 2019 8:42 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Prominent philanthropist Osman Kavala and 15 others went on trial in Turkey Monday accused of organizing anti-government protests in 2013, with defendants and rights groups calling the charges baseless and aimed at silencing civil society activities. The prosecutor claims the defendants,...

Crowd at huge Prague rally says Czech democracy is at risk

Jun. 23, 2019 2:53 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people rallied Sunday in Prague to urge Prime Minister Andrej Babis to resign, assembling from across the Czech Republic for the capital's biggest anti-government protest since the 1989 pro-democratic Velvet Revolution that brought down the communist regime. The...

Climate change protesters arrested outside New York Times

Jun. 22, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say 70 climate change protesters were arrested after they blocked traffic outside the New York Times building. The protesters from the group Extinction Rebellion hung banners on the skyscraper in midtown Manhattan on Saturday and on the outside of the Port Authority Bus Terminal...

Prague set to see biggest protests since Velvet Revolution

Jun. 22, 2019 6:09 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Prague won't have seen anything like this since the protests of 1989 which brought down the communist regime in what was then Czechoslovakia. Some 400,000 have signed a petition calling on Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis to step down over fraud allegations and subsidies paid to his former...

LGBTQ news coverage still evolving 50 years after Stonewall

Jun. 21, 2019 11:29 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — During the 1969 series of riots that followed a police raid of the Stonewall Inn, the New York Daily News headlined a story that quickly became infamous: "Homo Nest Raided, Queen Bees are Stinging Mad." Some of the coverage of rioting outside the gay bar — unimaginable today in...

2 ambulance workers killed in strikes on Syria rebel enclave

Jun. 20, 2019 8:31 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rescuers say at least two ambulance workers and several other civilians, including children, have been killed in government airstrikes in the last rebel stronghold in the country's northwest. The Syrian Civil Defense, known as White Helmets, said Thursday's airstrikes killed 16,...