Project uncovering South's hidden LGBTQ history

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A new project is documenting the history of LGBTQ people in the Deep South, a region that once all but forced gays, lesbians and others to live in hiding. Bob...

Annan's legacy of fighting for equality and rights lives on

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Kofi Annan left the United Nations far more committed to combating poverty and fighting for human rights. And until his death Saturday, he was speaking out about the turbulent wo...

When Ms. Franklin calls: Reporter reflects on Queen of Soul

NEW YORK (AP) — When I got the chance to interview Aretha Franklin for the first time in 2001, I was already a bundle of nerves: Even though it was just over the phone, I'd be talking to THE Queen of ...

'No one did it better' - Reaction to Aretha Franklin's death

Reaction to the death of soul icon Aretha Franklin, who died Thursday: "It's difficult to conceive of a world without her. Not only was she a uniquely brilliant singer, but her commi...

UN says an estimated 2.3 million people have fled Venezuela

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations says an estimated 2.3 million Venezuelans had fled the country as of June, mainly to Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil. U.N. spokesman Steph...

In Haiti, slight progress for LGBT rights is seen as victory

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Yaisah Val recently came out publicly as a transgender woman on YouTube, a potentially risky move in a country like Haiti where LGBT residents face pervasive hostility in ...

Beijing smog on 'bad day' equivalent to smoking 25 cigarettes: Berkeley Earth

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Breathing Beijing's air pollution when the PM 2.5 reaches 550 inflicts the equivalent in damage to the human body as smoking 25 cigarettes, according to a memo release...

Rent control fuels costliest fight on California 2018 ballot

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Los Angeles-based health care nonprofit known for funding controversial ballot measures is waging an expensive battle with the real estate industry over rent control in Cal...

Taipei City Government criticized for interference in media

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate Association of Taiwan Journalists (ATJ) issued a statement Tuesday, filing a complaint against the Taip...

Q&A: How Facebook regulates the wild west of political ads

NEW YORK (AP) — With less than three months to go before the midterm elections, Facebook is enforcing strict new requirements on digital political ads. Among other things, they force political ad buye...

Vote for the 2018 Coors Light Líder of the Year

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 1, 2018--Coors Light announces the finalists for Coors Light Líder of the Year 2018. This group of 12 Latino community leaders demonstrate an outstanding commitment to em...

Aspergillosis| A Drug Pipeline Analysis Report 2018| Technavio

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 31, 2018--Technavio has announced their latest drug pipeline analysis report on . The report includes a detailed analysis of the pipeline molecules under investigation wit...

"I pretended it didn't happen": Nuns report abuse by priests

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The nun no longer goes to confession regularly, after an Italian priest forced himself on her while she was at her most vulnerable: recounting her sins to him in a university class...

Vatican meets #MeToo: Nuns denounce their abuse by priests

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The nun no longer goes to confession regularly, after an Italian priest forced himself on her while she was at her most vulnerable: recounting her sins to him in a university class...

Merck Announces Second-Quarter 2018 Financial Results

KENILWORTH, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 27, 2018--Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced financial results for the second quarter of 2018. ...