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  • Court overturns earlier ruling, sends HK activists to prison

    Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:55:29 GMT

    HONG KONG (AP) — A court on Thursday overturned sentences that the prosecution said were too light and sent young Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong and two other student leaders of huge pro-democracy protests in 2014 to prison.

  • The Latest: Court sends Hong Kong activists to prison

    Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:38:55 GMT

    HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on the Hong Kong protest leaders (all times local):

  • Confederate monuments removed or vandalized across the US

    Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:36:38 GMT

    Confederate monuments are being removed around the country under pressure from those who say they honor a regime that enslaved African-Americans. The pace has increased, however, in the wake of last weekend's deadly confrontation at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

  • Attorneys for Pulse shooter's wife fighting sanctions

    Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:07:29 GMT

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys representing the wife of the Florida night club shooter could face sanctions by a federal judge.

  • Charlottesville woman's family: Fight injustice like she did

    Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:47:56 GMT

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Family members of the young woman mowed down while protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville used her funeral as a rallying cry, telling mourners the best way to honor Heather Heyer is to continue her fight against injustice.

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  • Long Beach to Pay $85K in Settlement After Police Forcibly Removed Woman's Hijab

    2017-08-15T22:05:16Z

    How does an apparently routine traffic stop turn into an $85,000 settlement? When an arresting officer allegedly forcibly removes a Muslim woman's hijab, requiring her to have her head exposed overnight in a jail cell, in plain view of other male officers and dozens of inmates, and have her publicly......

  • 5 More Tips for Protesting (Legally)

    2017-08-15T18:57:03Z

    In the wake of mass demonstrations during the 2016 Republican National Convention, we prepared a little primer on protest related laws. And after the tragic and horrifying events in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend, we thought it might be time to round up some more questions, answers, and tips for......

  • Not-So-Invisible Ink: Tattoo Lawsuit Still Under NBA 2K's Skin

    2017-08-15T17:58:11Z

    If you can remember back that far, in early 2016 a tattoo studio sued a video game company for depicting NBA players' tattoos for which they had allegedly not paid licensing fees. In the realm of fringe copyright lawsuits, this was one of the strangest -- after all, it wasn't......

  • Taylor Swift Awarded $1 in DJ Groping Lawsuit

    2017-08-15T17:15:38Z

    With all the allegations flying between pop singer Taylor Swift and former Denver radio DJ David Mueller, it can be hard to keep them all straight. Lucky for us, a jury spent four hours sorting through the claims and counterclaims, and eventually came out on Swift's side. The singer was......

  • Can You Withdraw From a Joint Account During Divorce?

    2017-08-15T13:00:53Z

    Married couples frequently hold bank accounts jointly. When a couple divorces, the marital property and assets, including joint bank accounts, must be divided. But do you have to maintain that joint account during the divorce process? Many divorcing individuals are often confused about the rules for joint bank accounts......

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  • Man with knife arrested in brief Netherlands hostage-taking

    Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:21:35 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — Dutch police quickly arrested a man armed with a knife who briefly held a woman hostage Thursday at a radio station building in the Netherlands.

  • Confederate monuments removed or vandalized across the US

    Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:36:38 GMT

    Confederate monuments are being removed around the country under pressure from those who say they honor a regime that enslaved African-Americans. The pace has increased, however, in the wake of last weekend's deadly confrontation at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

  • Hamas militant killed by suicide bomber in Gaza

    Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:35:05 GMT

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Hamas militant group ruling Gaza says one of its fighters was killed by a suicide bomber on Thursday while trying to stop the attacker from crossing into Egypt.

  • Israel destroys home of Palestinian who killed officer

    Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:33:24 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military says forces have demolished the home of a Palestinian involved in attacks that killed a young female police officer in Jerusalem.

  • Man arrested in brief Netherlands hostage-taking

    Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:07:33 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — Dutch police say a man armed with a knife who briefly held a woman hostage at a radio station in the Netherlands has been arrested.

Political News

  • President Trump's ardent backers support him more than ever

    Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:24:13 GMT

    SUN CITY, Arizona (AP) — President Donald Trump's most ardent champions are sticking by him, happy to absolve him of any wrong in the blame game over the deadly weekend violence at a rally of white supremacists.

  • Flooding maroons people in Indian states, eases in Nepal

    Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:19:21 GMT

    LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Monsoon flooding is easing in Nepal, but the water flowing downriver has worsened floods in northern India and marooned thousands of villagers across the border, officials said Thursday.

  • US: War would be 'horrific' but NKorea nukes 'unimaginable'

    Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:13:32 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — A military solution to the North Korean missile threat would be "horrific" but allowing Pyongyang to develop the capability to launch a nuclear attack on the United States is "unimaginable," the top U.S. military officer said Thursday in Beijing.

  • The Latest: 1 million South Sudan refugees now in Uganda

    Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:08:55 GMT

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The Latest on Uganda reaching 1 million refugees from South Sudan (all times local):

  • ICC orders Mali radical to pay $3.2 million in reparations

    Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:04:54 GMT

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The International Criminal court says a Muslim radical found guilty of destroying World Heritage-listed cultural sites in the Malian city of Timbuktu must pay 2.7 million euros ($3.2 million) in reparations.