Moscow activists vow to fight on after clashes with police

MOSCOW (AP) — Activists in Moscow vowed Friday to persist with their campaign against plans to bulldoze a highway through a radioactive waste site, despite a police crackdown and mass detentions. ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, March 20, the 80th day of 2020. There are 286 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 20, ...

A timeline of events after fatal gang rape that shook India

NEW DELHI (AP) — The brutal gang rape of a young woman on a moving New Delhi bus in 2012 exposed the scope of sexual violence in India and prompted stiffer penalties and other changes to the country's...

Proposed UN resolution would support Sudan's peace efforts

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A proposed U.N. Security Council resolution would replace the joint U.N.-African Union peacekeeping force in Sudan’s restive Darfur region with a U.N. political and peace-buildin...

Low prices, virus cited in calls to delay US oil lease sale

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Low prices and concerns about the new coronavirus should postpone a Gulf of Mexico oil lease sale planned for Wednesday, environmental groups said Tuesday. “As pr...

Biden gets Secret Service protection after protester run-ins

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, who has been repeatedly accosted by protesters on the campaign trail, is receiving U.S. Secret Service protection beginning this week, th...

Iditarod loses another major sponsor

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — One of the Iditarod’s top sponsors is dropping financial support, the second major sponsor with Alaska ties to sever relationships with the sled dog race this month. ...

Bolsonaro backers defy health warnings to stage rallies

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Thousands of Brazilians ignored warnings to avoid mass gatherings and staged demonstrations in favor of President Jair Bolsonaro and against his antagonists in Congress and the S...

Iraq's protesters struggle to keep waning movement going

BAGHDAD (AP) — At the once bustling hub of the largest anti-government protest movement in Iraq's modern history, crowds have dwindled, and donation boxes have sprouted up. Loudspeakers resound with c...

NBA says virus hiatus will likely last "at least" a month

MIAMI (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday night that the league’s hiatus because of the coronavirus pandemic will likely last at least a month, or roughly what would have been the remain...

AP sources: Biden requests protection from Secret Service

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden has formally requested protection from the U.S. Secret Service, according to two people familiar with the matter. Bid...

The new mask: Wave of global revolt replaced by virus fear

BEIRUT (AP) — As 2019 gave way to 2020 in a cloud of tear gas, and in some cases a hail of bullets, from Hong Kong to Baghdad, from Beirut to Barcelona and Santiago, it seemed civil disobedience and g...

NBA suspends season until further notice, over coronavirus

MIAMI (AP) — The NBA has suspended its season “until further notice" after a Utah Jazz player tested positive Wednesday for the coronavirus, a move that came only hours after the majo...

After police shoot him, North Carolina man faces charges

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A police shooting that wounded a suspect during a foot chase in North Carolina sparked protests early Wednesday from hundreds who demanded answers and burned a flag outside the go...

Caribbean tries to resolve vote dispute in oil-rich Guyana

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — Several Caribbean prime ministers traveled to Guyana on Wednesday to try to help resolve an election crisis in the South American country, where rival factions are competing ...