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Brazilian troops begin deploying to fight Amazon fires

Aug. 24, 2019 7:02 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Backed by military aircraft, Brazilian troops on Saturday were deploying in the Amazon to fight fires that have swept the region and prompted anti-government protests as well as an international outcry. President Jair Bolsonaro also tried to temper global concern, saying that...

Mexican women knit hearts at memorial for murdered females

Aug. 24, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A dozen women spread across the grass of Alameda park in the capital Saturday knitting hearts for a memorial to murdered girls as Mexico grapples with endemic violence against females. Hands worked quickly looping canary yellow, blood red and turquoise yarn. The women then strung the...

The Latest: 68 arrests reported at protest near G-7 summit

Aug. 24, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — The Latest on the Group of Seven summit (all times local): 11:05 p.m. French authorities have detained 68 people taking part in a tense protest near the G-7 summit. The regional administration says those detained are accused of throwing projectiles, concealing their faces or...

Even before photo op of G-7 allies, sharp elbows come out

Aug. 24, 2019 2:14 PM EDT

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — The posturing by leaders of the G-7 rich democracies began well before they stood together for a summit photo. French President Emmanuel Macron, the host, cornered Donald Trump at the American leader's hotel with an impromptu lunch invitation. It was something of a power move by...

Police fire water cannon at hundreds of anti-capitalist protesters blocking roads near G-7 summit in France

Aug. 24, 2019 1:12 PM EDT
BIARRITZ, France (AP) — Police fire water cannon at hundreds of anti-capitalist protesters blocking roads near G-7 summit in France.

Hong Kong police and protesters clash, ending violence lull

Aug. 24, 2019 11:21 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong protesters threw bricks and gasoline bombs at police, who responded with tear gas, as chaotic scenes returned to the summer-long anti-government protests on Saturday for the first time in nearly two weeks. Hundreds of black-clad protesters armed with bamboo poles and baseball...

The Latest: Hong Kong protest winds down after clashes

Aug. 24, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Hong Kong protests (all times local): 7:45 p.m. A large group of protesters has largely dispersed in Hong Kong after engaging in clashes with police for the first time in nearly two weeks. Riot officers used tear gas and nonlethal rounds Saturday after protesters took over a...

Sounders best Timbers 2-1 for Cascadia Cup

Aug. 24, 2019 1:24 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Cristian Roldan and Raul Ruidiaz each scored and the Seattle Sounders defeated the Portland Timbers 2-1 Friday night to secure this season's Cascadia Cup trophy amid a fan protest over Major League Soccer's ban on political displays. Jordan Morris assisted on both goals as the Seattle...

Hong Kong protesters form human chains to call for democracy

Aug. 23, 2019 8:35 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Supporters of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement lined the streets and part of the city's harbor front Friday, inspired by a human chain in a historic Baltic states protest against Soviet control 30 years ago. Some raised linked hands while others switched on their smartphone lights and...

Hearing ordered as miners protest by blocking coal trains

Aug. 23, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A judge has ordered an evidentiary hearing within two weeks on a protest involving coal miners who have blocked trains transporting coal. News outlets report lawyers for Blackjewel LLC and the U.S. Labor Department were in court Friday in Charleston. Miners have camped out on train...