Political activism

December 15, 2017 - 7:23 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Procter & Gamble is adding Nelson Peltz to its board of directors, ending a proxy battle with the activist investor who has been seeking to shake up the consumer products giant. The announcement came after Peltz last month claimed to have won a shareholder vote to add him to...
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FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2007 file photo, legendary U.S. rock and roll singer and guitarist Chuck Berry performs in Burgos, Spain. Rock 'n' roll founding father Berry was among the notable figures who died in 2017. (AP Photo/Israel Lopez Murillo, File)
December 15, 2017 - 5:00 pm
They made music that inspired legions of fans. Rock 'n' roll founding fathers Chuck Berry and Fats Domino, rockers Tom Petty and Greg Allman, grunge icon Chris Cornell, country superstar Glen Campbell and jazz great Al Jarreau were among the notable figures who died in 2017, leaving a void in...
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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2015 file photo, Jeanine Pirro attends the HBO Documentary Series premiere of "THE JINX: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst" in New York. A civil rights activist is suing Fox News host Pirro, claiming she defamed him while discussing a lawsuit against the Black Lives Matter movement that was later dismissed. The suit, which also names Fox News Network, was filed in New York on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
December 13, 2017 - 8:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A civil rights activist is suing Fox News host Jeanine Pirro, claiming she defamed him while discussing a lawsuit against the Black Lives Matter movement that was later dismissed. The lawsuit states that DeRay McKesson was falsely arrested in 2016 while attending a protest in Baton...
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In this Nov. 21, 2017 photo, Irishman Ibrahim Halawa, who was recently acquitted after four years of imprisonment in Egypt, poses for a photograph at his home, in Dublin, Ireland. Halawa says he saw dozens of cellmates radicalize and adopt views of the so-called Islamic State during his brutal captivity in overcrowded jails. (AP Photo/Brian Rohan)
December 12, 2017 - 5:03 pm
DUBLIN (AP) — An Irish citizen recently acquitted after four years of being imprisoned in Egypt says he saw dozens of cellmates become radicalized and adopt views of the Islamic State group during his brutal captivity in overcrowded jails. Ibrahim Halawa, 21, was arrested after security forces...
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December 08, 2017 - 8:27 am
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani human rights activist who has campaigned for friendly ties with India has gone missing in the eastern city of Lahore. Raza Mahmood's brother said Friday the family suspects he was abducted and does not know who is holding him. The brother, Hamid Nasir, said he...
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From left, Hong Kong's young democracy leaders Lester Shum, Joshua Wong and Alex Chow pose for photographers in front of the High Court in Hong Kong, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. Wong faces a possible new prison sentence in a case stemming from 2014 protests in the semiautonomous Chinese city. He's among a group of activists awaiting sentencing following their convictions months earlier. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
December 07, 2017 - 4:28 am
HONG KONG (AP) — A judge put off sentencing Thursday for young Hong Kong democracy leader Joshua Wong in a contempt case stemming from 2014 protests in the semiautonomous Chinese city. The 21-year-old Wong, who was out on bail while he appeals a prison sentence in a separate case, was among 16...
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December 06, 2017 - 8:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — James O'Keefe, the right-wing activist whose Project Veritas organization recently attempted to plant a false story in The Washington Post, was honored Wednesday night by a conservative religious organization. The award was presented by Virginia Thomas, wife of Supreme Court...
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In this Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 photo, an olive ridley sea turtle walks to the sea in Sayulita, Nayarit state, Mexico. A local non-profit organization "Red Tortuguera" is helping the turtles survive by relocating recently laid eggs to a protected area of the beach, collecting the hatchlings to keep them safe from bird attacks, and releasing them as a group every Saturday at sun set. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
December 04, 2017 - 11:06 pm
SAYULITA, Mexico (AP) — Watched by tourists, activists and a helpful guard dog named Lulu, a new generation of olive ridley sea turtles plod across a short stretch of sand and into the warm Pacific, to grow and eventually return to the same beach someday to lay their own eggs. The tiny turtles head...
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Police, whose shields carry anti-President Evo Morales stickers placed by demonstrators, block protesters from reaching the National Palace where Evo Morales has his offices in La Paz, Bolivia, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. The stickers read in Spanish: "This Dec. 3, Null vote. Against corruption. Against reelection," referring to judicial elections. Bolivia's highest court cleared the way Tuesday for Morales to run for a fourth term in 2019 despite voters' rejection of such a move in a referendum last year. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
December 02, 2017 - 2:30 am
Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. This week's gallery includes political protests in Bolivia; election-related clashes in...
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A police van enters the Supreme Court behind a police officer in Madrid, Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. A group of 10 jailed Catalan separatist politicians and activists have arrived in police vans at a court complex in central Madrid where they plan to plea for their release. (AP Photo/Gonzalo Arroyo)
December 01, 2017 - 9:39 am
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on Spain-Catalonia political crisis (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Spanish prosecutors are requesting a Supreme Court judge to uphold a custody order for eight Catalan separatist politicians and two activists despite pledges by them to drop a unilateral independence bid. The...
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