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Civil rights pioneer seeks expungement of '55 arrest record

Oct. 26, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Months before Rosa Parks became the mother of the modern civil rights movement by refusing to move to the back of a segregated Alabama bus, Black teenager Claudette Colvin did the same. Convicted of assaulting a police officer while being arrested, she was placed on...

EXPLAINER: How months of tensions led to Sudan's coup

Oct. 26, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Monday’s military coup in Sudan threatens to wreck the country’s fragile transition to democracy, more than two years after a popular uprising forced the removal of longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir. The move comes after months of mounting tensions...

Exhibit honoring black migrants to be unveiled in Wisconsin

Oct. 23, 2021 01:11 AM EDT

MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (AP) — Pastor Tyrone Patrick’s grandfather, Robert Patrick, worked picking cotton in Mississippi and could “out-pick anybody.” The more cotton he picked, the more money he made, because he was paid by the pound. With 14 children to help raise...

Israel outlaws Palestinian rights groups, alleging terrorism

Oct. 22, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Friday effectively outlawed six prominent Palestinian human rights groups by declaring them terrorist organizations, a major escalation of its decades-long crackdown on political activism in the occupied territories. The declaration appeared...

Report: Far-right anti-government group grows significantly

Oct. 21, 2021 18:31 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A far-right group launched by anti-government activist Ammon Bundy is rapidly expanding nationwide and making inroads into Canada, according to a new report from the Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights. The quick growth happened...

Czech PM Babis heading for opposition after losing election

Oct. 15, 2021 13:55 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said he wouldn't accept an offer to try to create a new government after his centrist ANO political movement narrowly lost in the parliamentary election last week and was ready to end up in opposition. Babis announced his...

Couple preserving Florida house linked to Martin Luther King

Oct. 10, 2021 09:57 AM EDT

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — A house connected to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is now in the hands of a couple who plans to preserve it. David Manaute and Patti Barry live near 5480 Atlantic View already and were familiar with the house’s history. A historical marker...

Iraq’s militias seek to consolidate political power in vote

Oct. 05, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Among the candidates running in Iraq’s general elections this week is a leader in one of the country's most hard-line and powerful militias with close ties to Iran who once battled U.S. troops. Hussein Muanis joins a long list of candidates from among...

Hundreds rally outside prison for Georgia's former president

Oct. 04, 2021 12:01 PM EDT

RUSTAVI, Georgia (AP) — Hundreds of demonstrators rallied Monday outside a prison where former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has been held since his arrest after returning to the country last week. Saakashvili, who left Georgia in 2014 and became a Ukrainian...

China applies to join Pacific trade pact abandoned by Trump

Sep. 17, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China has applied to join an 11-nation Asia-Pacific free trade group in an effort to increase its influence over international policies. Commerce Minister Wang Wentao submitted an application to the trade minister of New Zealand as a representative of the...