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Last campus protesters hold out as Hong Kong schools reopen

HONG KONG (AP) - Hong Kong schools reopened Wednesday after a six-day shutdown but students and commuters faced transit disruptions as the last protesters...

Senate passes bill to support human rights in Hong Kong

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate on Tuesday easily approved a bill to support human rights in Hong Kong following months of often-violent unrest in...

Amnesty says over 106 dead in protests, which Iran disputes

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Days of protests over rising fuel prices and a subsequent government crackdown have killed at least 106 people...

APNewsBreak: Officer expected to plead guilty in urinal case

HONOLULU (AP) - A Honolulu police officer is expected to plead guilty to depriving a homeless man of his civil rights by forcing him...

White supremacist manifesto reportedly shared at Syracuse U

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - A white supremacist manifesto that appeared to be a copy of one linked to a man accused of attacking two...

APNewsBreak: Officer expected to plead guilty in urinal case

HONOLULU (AP) - A Honolulu police officer is expected to plead guilty to depriving a homeless man of his civil rights by forcing him...

For trans activists, recent setbacks temper long-term hopes

NEW YORK (AP) - Amid their annual vigils for transgender homicide victims, trans rights activists in the U.S. are trying to maintain long-term optimism...

Police surround last holdouts at Hong Kong campus protest

HONG KONG (AP) - A small band of anti-government protesters, their numbers diminished by surrenders and failed escape attempts, remained holed up at a...

The Latest: UN rights office urges Hong Kong de-escalation

HONG KONG (AP) - The Latest on Hong Kong protests (all times local):7 p.m.The U.N. human rights office is calling on authorities in Hong...

UN ‘concerned’ about Trump’s exoneration of 3 US servicemen

GENEVA (AP) - The U.N. human rights office says it’s “very concerned” about U.S. President Donald Trump’s exoneration of three U.S. servicemen accused of...