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Cancun's boycott of taxis in Uber dispute gets rained out

Jan. 27, 2023 17:22 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Residents of the Mexican resort of Cancun hoped people would boycott medallion taxis Friday, after a week of blockades and violent incidents by drivers protesting the ride-hailing app Uber. Road blockades, stone throwing and cabbies physically preventing...

Some Jan. 6th rioters gain sympathy for cause in red states

Jan. 25, 2023 18:03 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Trennis Evans III joined the mob in the 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, climbing through a broken window and tossing back a swig of whiskey in a congressional conference room. On Wednesday, Evans was at the South Dakota Capitol, urging lawmakers to...

Burkina Faso says 66 women, children freed from extremists

Jan. 21, 2023 02:14 AM EST

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso's army has freed 66 women and children who were abducted earlier this month by Islamic extremists while gathering food in the country's northern Sahel region, according to a state television report Friday. National broadcaster RTB...

Protesters lift blockades in Bolivia's Santa Cruz region

Jan. 18, 2023 14:45 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Protesters ended blockades Wednesday that had largely isolated the rich Santa Cruz region from the rest of Bolivia for more than 15 days, but leaders said the roadblocks could resume to press demands that the goverment free the region’s governor. Gov. Luis...

Putin: Ukraine action aimed to end 'war' raging since 2014

Jan. 18, 2023 09:22 AM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that Moscow's action in Ukraine was intended to stop a “war” that has raged in eastern Ukraine for many years. Speaking at a meeting with veterans, Putin said Moscow had long sought to negotiate a...

Official: Jihadis abduct at least 50 women in Burkina Faso

Jan. 16, 2023 12:19 PM EST

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — At least 50 women were abducted by Islamic extremists in Burkina Faso’s northern Sahel region last week, a local official said Monday. The kidnappings occurred on January 12 and 13 approximately 15 kilometers (9 miles) from the town of Arbinda in Soum...

Bolivia: Opposition blockades push for leader's release

Jan. 13, 2023 00:13 AM EST

SAN CARLOS, Bolivia (AP) — Outside Santa Cruz, Bolivia's most populous city, the highway starts to resemble a parking lot with dozens of cargo-laden trucks stopped in a long line as exhausted-looking drivers wait by the side of the road. Wet clothing hangs from the windows of some trucks. ...

Huge crowds of Palestinians mark Fatah anniversary in Gaza

Dec. 31, 2022 13:53 PM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians thronged a Gaza City park Saturday to mark the 58th anniversary of the founding of the Fatah party, a rare show of popularity in the heartland of the militant Hamas group, Fatah’s main rival. The crowds turned...

After Jan. 6: Congress born of chaos ends in achievement

Dec. 24, 2022 00:09 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The 117th Congress opened with the unfathomable Jan. 6, 2021, mob siege of the Capitol and is closing with unprecedented federal criminal referrals of the former president over the insurrection — all while conducting one of the most consequential legislative sessions in recent...

How the AP estimated 10,300 new graves in occupied Mariupol

Dec. 22, 2022 02:24 AM EST

The Associated Press estimated at least 10,300 new graves in and around Mariupol — most in the Staryi Krym cemetery — by analyzing satellite imagery from early March through December, noting sections where the earth had been disturbed. AP measured each grid section where the...