2020 Dems hit early voting states; Weld explores GOP bid

Several Democratic presidential candidates are spending the long holiday weekend on the campaign trail, while a Republican has announced he's creating an exploratory committee for a possible 2020 run....

The Latest: Harris says Green New Deal has sound principles

The Latest on Democratic presidential candidates on the campaign trail(all times local): 2:10 p.m. Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris of California is in Charleston, Sou...

Bombshell book alleges a Vatican gay subculture, hypocrisy

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A gay French writer has lifted the lid on what he calls one of the world's largest gay communities, the Vatican, estimating that most of its prelates are homosexually inclined and ...

Thai party fields transgender candidate for prime minister

BANGKOK (AP) — As Pinit Ngarmpring, he was a CEO and sports promoter, well known in the world of Thai soccer. Now, under her preferred new name of Pauline Ngarmpring, she's pursuing a bid to become th...

Knicks snap 18-game skid with win over Hawks

ATLANTA (AP) — Dennis Smith Jr. scored 19 points and the New York Knicks snapped a franchise-worst, 18-game losing streak with a 106-91 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday night. ...

The Latest: Gay couples sue for marital rights in Japan

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on lawsuits challenging Japan's rejection of same-sex marriage (all times local): 11 a.m. Thirteen couples have filed Japan's first lawsuit ...

Japanese same-sex couples sue for equal marital rights

TOKYO (AP) — Ken Kozumi and Kenji Aiba have held onto a marriage certificate they signed at their wedding party in 2013, anticipating that Japan would emulate other advanced nations and legalize same-...

Brazil education overhaul aims at ousting 'Marxist ideology'

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — President Jair Bolsonaro is taking his anti-leftist ideological war to Brazil's classrooms and universities, causing angst among teachers and education officials who say the gove...

Remarks by Trump judicial pick on date rape, race draw fire

WASHINGTON (AP) — Liberal activists are targeting President Donald Trump's nominee to replace Brett Kavanaugh on a high-profile appeals court, citing what they call her extreme views on race, sexual a...

UK government calls soccer chiefs to summit to tackle racism

LONDON (AP) — The British government is calling soccer leaders to a summit to discuss the spate of racist abuse and other forms of discrimination in recent months. Arsenal striker Pi...

Hashtag stirs debate over role of Christian schools in US

NEW YORK (AP) — For their supporters, the thousands of Christian schools across America are literally a blessing — a place where children can learn in accordance with biblical teachings, untainted by ...

Hong Kong court denies male status to 3 transgender men

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's High Court has refused to allow three transgender men to be recognized as males on their official identity cards because they have not undergone full sex-change operations...

Arkansas court rules city can't enforce LGBT protections

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' highest court says a city can't enforce an ordinance banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, saying it's already ruled the measure vio...

More on Jussie Smollett, a child actor who rose to stardom

NEW YORK (AP) — TV star and musician Jussie Smollett, who alleges he was the victim of a brutal racial and homophobic attack , is a former child star who grew up to become a champion of LGBT rights an...

New York pols vie to become city's official 'loudmouth'

NEW YORK (AP) — Politicians are lining up to become New York City's next official loudmouth. More than 20 candidates have filed paperwork to run in a special election next month that...