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Myanmar leader announces extension of state of emergency

Aug. 01, 2022 06:43 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — The leader of Myanmar’s military-installed government on Monday announced the extension of its mandate to rule for another six months in preparation for an election it has said will be held next year. The army seized power on Feb. 1 last year from the elected...

US sanctions Nicaraguan gold mining firm over ties to Russia

Jun. 17, 2022 12:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. imposed sanctions Friday on Nicaragua’s state-owned gold mining company and the president of its board of directors in part over the Central American nation's ties to Russia. The sanctions were imposed against the Nicaraguan Mining Co., known by the...

Mississippi civil rights activist 'Bud' McGee dies at 81

Jun. 04, 2022 10:32 AM EDT

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — William “Bud” McGee, a Mississippi civil rights activist who worked to register Black voters in the 1960s, has died. He was 81. McGee died of heart failure May 24 at his home in the Delta city of Greenwood, the Greenwood Commonwealth reported. A funeral...

Fort Wayne pays $100K to settle lawsuit with 12 protesters

May. 17, 2022 16:58 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — The city of Fort Wayne has agreed to pay $100,000 to settle a lawsuit with 12 people who claimed their constitutional rights were violated during protests two years ago, a report Tuesday said. The city provided details of the settlement to The Journal...