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Inmate pleads guilty in stabbing attack on prison guard

Apr. 18, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (AP) — A man already convicted in three slayings and serving a life sentence has pleaded guilty to attempted aggravated murder and other charges in an attack on an Ohio prison guard. Casey Pigge was sentenced to 32 more years in prison after pleading guilty Wednesday in the Feb. 20, 2018,...

North Dakota, Dakota Access developer settle land dispute

Apr. 18, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota and the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline settled a lawsuit over the Texas company's ownership of ranchland in the Plains state where corporations aren't allowed in the farming industry. The deal awaiting a judge's approval involves a business structure that...

Citing safety, college cancels Polish conservative's speech

Apr. 18, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (AP) — Middlebury College has canceled a lecture by a conservative Polish speaker out of safety concerns two years after the school was the site of a rowdy protest. Middlebury made the announcement Wednesday, hours before member of the European Parliament and philosopher Ryszard Legutko was...

London climate-change protesters to disrupt Heathrow Airport

Apr. 18, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Environmental protesters who have blocked London roads and bridges for more than three days said Thursday they plan to take their civil disobedience campaign to Heathrow, Europe's busiest airport, at the start of the Easter holiday weekend. The Extinction Rebellion group said it would mount a...

Thousands protest in Sudan capital, demand civilian rule

Apr. 18, 2019 1:05 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters converged on the main sit-in in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum on Thursday to pressure the ruling military council to speed up the transition of power to a civilian government as the new rulers announced the arrests of former president Omar...

Egypt opposition urges "No" vote to extend president's term

Apr. 18, 2019 11:16 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A coalition of opposition political parties Thursday called on Egyptian voters to reject proposed constitutional amendments that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in power until 2030. The Civil Democratic Movement, which includes liberal and left-leaning parties, held a news...

2nd phase of Indian elections ends amid Kashmir lockdown

Apr. 18, 2019 10:13 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Voting in the second phase of India's general election on Thursday remained largely peaceful amid massive security and a lockdown in parts of the main city in Indian-controlled Kashmir. Indian officials said the turnout was over 60% across 13 Indian states where voting took place....

Strong police presence prevents march in Nicaragua

Apr. 17, 2019 7:33 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Hundreds of police prevented a march Wednesday to commemorate a year since Nicaraguan protesters took to the streets to oppose the government of President Daniel Ortega. Hours before the scheduled start, police vehicles lined a main thoroughfare in the capital where the march was...

UK climate protesters block roads, glue themselves to train

Apr. 17, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Climate change protesters glued themselves to a train and blocked major London intersections Wednesday, on the third day of a civil disobedience campaign. Three demonstrators were arrested after stopping Docklands Light Railway services at Canary Wharf station. Several others glued themselves...

Sudan officials: Ousted president moved to Khartoum prison

Apr. 17, 2019 12:17 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's military rulers transferred ousted President Omar al-Bashir to a prison in the country's capital as hundreds of people marched Wednesday to a sit-in outside the army headquarters in Khartoum, calling for a quick handover of power to a civilian leadership. The significance of...