Rights group says Egypt arrests 40 lawyers, activists

CAIRO (AP) - An international rights group says Egypt has rounded up at least 40 lawyers and activists since last month, the latest arrests in a wide-scale crackdown on dissent.

Human Rights Watch said Sunday that many of those arrested were people who provided humanitarian and legal support to families ...

Turkey keeps 1 activist under arrest, releases 12 others

ISTANBUL (AP) - Turkey's official news agency says one person has been kept in custody in an investigation over allegations of supporting mass anti-government protests in 2013 with links to a prominent philanthropist.

Anadolu Agency reported early Sunday that Yigit Aksakoglu, who works at Istanbul's Bilgi University, has been arrested. ...

1st Black Democratic nominee for Florida gov gives up race

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Andrew Gillum, who tried to energize Florida's young and minority voters through a Democratic coalition seeking to end two decades of Republican control of the governor's office, ended his hard-fought campaign Saturday as the state's first black nominee for the post.

Gillum, whose refrain had been ...

Macon transition home helps veterans get back on their feet

MACON, Ga. (AP) - Financial struggles following a divorce left Army Ranger Jason Cormier without a home and some uncertainty about if he would be able to finish college.

The 34-year-old now credits a Macon transitional home for veterans with not only providing an affordable place to stay for the ...

House win part of major realignment in Southern California

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Democrat Gil Cisneros captured a Republican-held U.S. House seat in Southern California on Saturday, capping a Democratic rout in which the party picked up six congressional seats in the state.

In what had been the last undecided House contest in California, Cisneros beat Republican Young Kim ...

Prison inmate death after run-in with staff ruled homicide

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The death of an inmate following an "altercation with correctional staff" at Western Illinois Correctional Center in May has been ruled a homicide, according to an autopsy report provided to The Associated Press under a Freedom of Information request.

Larry Earvin died from blunt trauma to ...

Trump defends border deployment amid fresh scrutiny

President Trump on Saturday defended his decision to order thousands of active-duty troops to the nation's southern border amid increasing scrutiny from lawmakers demanding answers on the deployment.Top military of...

Democrat Cisneros nabs GOP House seat in Southern California

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Democrat Gil Cisneros has captured a Republican-held U.S. House seat in Southern California, capping a Democratic rout in which the party picked up six state congressional seats.

Cisneros had been in a tight battle with Republican Young Kim for the seat held by retiring Republican Rep. ...

Activists detained after boarding palm oil tanker off Spain

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - Greenpeace says six of its activists boarded a tanker transporting Indonesian palm oil in the Gulf of Cadiz and were detained by its captain after unfurling "Save our Rainforest" and "Drop Dirty Palm Oil" banners.

A ship tracking website shows the Stolt Tenacity, which Greenpeace says ...

Dems wonder if Sherrod Brown could be their magic man

Democrats say Sen. Sherrod Brown is a potential 2020 candidate who could thread the needle and unite a party divided by people debating whether it's better to move to the left or the center to win back the White House....

Calif. congresswoman-elect bumps into Pelosi at airport

California congresswoman-elect Katie Hill (D) tweeted Saturday that she ran into House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) at the airport shortly after Hill became one of two incoming California freshmen to express su...

Prison inmate death after incident with staff ruled homicide

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The death of an inmate following an "altercation with correctional staff" at Western Illinois Correctional Center in May has been ruled a homicide, according to an autopsy report provided to The Associated Press under a Freedom of Information request.

Larry Earvin died from blunt trauma to ...

Utah mayor killed in Afghanistan honored at funeral

OGDEN, Utah (AP) - A Utah mayor killed while serving in the National Guard in Afghanistan is being remembered at a public funeral as a man of commitment, confidence, conviction and compassion.

Brent Taylor's younger brother, Derek, said Saturday in the city of Ogden that those attributes were the driving ...