Federal court considers bathroom use by transgender student

ATLANTA (AP) — A student has the right to use the bathroom that corresponds to his gender identity, a lawyer told a federal court Thursday, arguing that the issue is about the right of transgender stu...

AP PHOTOS: Lives exposed: Albania quake breaks open homes

DURRES, Albania (AP) — A handbag dangles from a coat-hanger, gleaming saucepans sit stacked in a kitchen cabinet, sheets and duvets lie neatly folded in a bedroom cupboard. All scene...

Cairo airport worker arrested for groping American traveler

CAIRO (AP) — Cairo airport officials say an airport cafeteria worker has been arrested after an American passenger accused him of sexual harassment. The officials said the passenger ...

Fireman bitten by highly venomous Taiwan habu in Keelung B&B

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A firefighter was hospitalized after he was bitten by a venomous viper while trying to remove it from a bed and breakfast in the northern Taiwan city of Keelung on Wednesd...

Prosecutors want prison for South Dakota man linked to agent

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Federal prosecutors are seeking prison time for a longtime conservative operative who was linked to a Russian agent. Paul Erickson is scheduled to appear bef...

Police: Baby in Texas restaurant’s trash can was stillborn

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Police in suburban Dallas say investigators have determined that a newborn found dead inside of a trash can at an Applebee’s restaurant was stillborn. The infant...

Passenger on Ethiopian Airlines flight held after bomb claim

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A passenger says an Ethiopian Airlines flight in Burundi was disrupted when a man locked himself in a bathroom on the plane and claimed to have a bomb. S...

Hospital psychiatric wards now feel like prisons, some say

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — New safety standards aimed at limiting suicide risks have led to overhauls inside hospitals around the country, with psychiatric facilities and wards removing bathroom doors, st...

Women’s legend Wickenheiser among new hockey Hall of Famers

TORONTO (AP) — Hayley Wickenheiser hasn't had a lot of time to reflect. The Canadian women's hockey star — a quadruple Olympic gold medalist and seven-time world champion — retired i...

Migrants thrust by US officials into the arms of the cartels

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (AP) — The gangsters trawling Nuevo Laredo know just what they’re looking for: men and women missing their shoelaces. Those are migrants who made it to the Unite...

4 die in fire after being trapped by burglar bars on S. Taiwan home

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four family members perished in a fire on Thursday morning (Nov. 14) because they were unable to escape due to the extensive burglar bars installed on their home, while tw...

Former Youtuber accused of abusing adopted kids has died

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say an Arizona woman whose popular YouTube channel featuring her adopted children was terminated after her arrest on child abuse and kidnapping charges has died. ...

Havana celebrates 500th anniversary facing dire challenges

HAVANA (AP) — Havana has been ruled by Spanish colonial governors, American-backed strongmen and communist revolutionaries. It's an architectural jewel box where buildings collapse f...

APNewsBreak: Study says school shooters showed warning signs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most students who committed deadly school attacks over the past decade were badly bullied, had a history of disciplinary trouble and their behavior concerned others but was never rep...

The Latest: Iran says UN inspector had explosive nitrates

VIENNA (AP) — The Latest on Iran's nuclear program and the tensions in the Persian Gulf region (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Iran is alleging that a U.N. inspector i...