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The Latest: Activist: UNC had decades to remove 'Silent Sam'

Aug. 21, 2018 2:14 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the toppling of a Confederate statue at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (all times local): 2:15 p.m.' A protester who threw a mixture of red ink and her own blood on a Confederate statue says students, campus workers and community did what the...

Top UNC leaders condemn Confederate statue toppling

Aug. 21, 2018 1:38 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Leaders of North Carolina's university system spoke out Tuesday to condemn the toppling of a century-old Confederate memorial on the state's flagship campus by protesters who decried racist motives for its placement on campus dating to a dedication speech praising violence against...

A look at Confederate monuments removed across the US

Aug. 21, 2018 1:10 PM EDT

Protesters at North Carolina's flagship university toppled a Confederate statue in the heart of campus that has long been a subject of controversy and that officials said couldn't be removed because of state law. Videos from Monday night showed a crowd at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill yanking...

Angry crowd asks St. Louis suburb to drop protest charges

Aug. 21, 2018 11:35 AM EDT

RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Mo. (AP) — Several people arrested at mall protests in suburban St. Louis nearly a year ago are expressing frustration that municipal prosecutors have decided to charge them. Dozens of people packed a meeting Monday of the Richmond Heights City Council. Some demanded that the city dismiss...

Russia denies hunger-striking Ukrainian critically ill

Aug. 21, 2018 9:43 AM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The family of an imprisoned Ukrainian filmmaker who has been on a hunger strike for 100 days said on Tuesday he is in critical condition, a claim that a Russian official quickly denied. Oleg Sentsov, a native of the Russia-annexed Crimea Peninsula, was sentenced to 20 years in prison...

Logic stages immigrant protest at VMAs with parents, kids

Aug. 21, 2018 1:44 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Wearing white T-shirts with the message "We are All Human Beings," more than two dozen immigrant children and their parents joined Logic and Ryan Tedder on stage Monday night at the MTV Video Music Awards to protest President Donald Trump's separation and detention policy. The children,...

Cambodian king pardons 4 imprisoned land rights activists

Aug. 20, 2018 9:47 PM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A prominent leader of Cambodia's land rights movement and three female activists imprisoned with her were freed Monday under a royal pardon. The pardon from King Norodom Sihamoni at the request of Prime Minister Hun Sen came less than a week after the second anniversary of Tep...

Farmers protest California water plan aimed to save salmon

Aug. 20, 2018 8:28 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of California farmers rallied at the Capitol on Monday to protest state water officials' proposal to increase water flows in a major California river, a move state and federal politicians called an overreach of power that would mean less water for farms in the Central...

Panel won't dismiss complaint over judge's execution protest

Aug. 20, 2018 7:06 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A disciplinary panel said Monday it won't dismiss an effort to sanction an Arkansas judge who participated in an anti-death penalty demonstration outside the governor's mansion the same day he blocked the state from using a lethal injection drug. The Arkansas Judicial Discipline...

Poland bans Ukraine activist from Europe, raising questions

Aug. 20, 2018 12:48 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland has used its powers as a European Union member to ban a human rights Ukrainian activist from all 26 countries in Europe's Schengen area, saying she poses a security threat following allegations that she works for Russian interests. Some government critics, however, have...