Women keep up wins in Trump-era political surge

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In its 400-year history, Virginia's House of Delegates has never been led by a woman. There's a good chance that might change soon. Two women are among the conte...

Colombia court upends old Latin America naming tradition

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Tradition has long had it that children born to families in Latin America receive two last names: That of their father, followed by that of their mother. Now ...

Colombia's capital city of Bogota elects first female mayor

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's capital city has elected its first female mayor in what is being hailed as an important advancement for both women and LGBT rights. Claudia López w...

Actor Alec Baldwin campaigns for Virginia Democrats

MIDLOTHIAN, Va. (AP) — The actor known for his mocking impersonations of Republican President Donald Trump on "Saturday Night Live" campaigned Tuesday for Democratic legislative candidates in a Virgin...

Activists want progress on same-sex marriage between Taiwanese and foreigners

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – When the Legislative Yuan approved same-sex marriage in a historic vote last May, activists drew attention Tuesday (Oct. 1) to the fact that many marriages between a Taiwa...

Shelter says it beat back rule it take transgender women

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A faith-based Anchorage women's shelter claimed victory Monday in a lawsuit against the city over a requirement that it accept transgender women. The city ha...

Nepal's sexual minorities say progress in rights has stalled

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal seized the lead in equal rights for sexual minorities in South Asia four years ago with a new constitution that forbids all discrimination based on sexual orientation. Ev...

Women's Hall of Fame to induct Justice Sotomayor, Jane Fonda

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, actress Jane Fonda and attorney Gloria Allred are among the latest inductees at the National Women's Hall of Fame. The Class of 2019 being...

Protests on roads near Hong Kong airport disrupt air travel

Anti-government protesters blocked roads near Hong Kong's airport with burning barricades and damaged a train station Sunday after a night of violent clashes with police. Train and some bus ser...

Protesters block roads near Hong Kong airport

HONG KONG (AP) — Anti-government protesters blocked roads near Hong Kong’s airport with burning barricades and damaged a train station Sunday after a night of violent clashes with police. ...

Taiwan wants UN General Assembly to halt exclusion of its citizens

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – When the United Nations General Assembly convenes in New York on September 17, Taiwan will demand a halt to the exclusion of its people from the UN system while also askin...

Column: US women win World Cup on their own terms

Megan Rapinoe left early, her work done for the day. The celebration came early, too, for a U.S. team determined up until the final minute to win this Women's World Cup on its own terms. ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, June 30, the 181st day of 2019. There are 184 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 30, 1...

World track body meets Swiss court deadline in Semenya case

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Track and field's governing body says it met a Swiss supreme court deadline to explain why rules limiting female runners' testosterone levels should be re-imposed during C...

Lloyd adjusts to new role, but doesn't accept it

PARIS (AP) — Carli Lloyd is not accepting her new role. Not at all. Lloyd was the star of the 2015 Women's World Cup four years ago in Canada, scoring three goals in the first 16 mi...