Disability-rights movement takes spotlight at Sundance

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — During the thunderous reception for the celebratory disability-rights documentary “Crip Camp” at the Sundance Film Festival, the loudest response came when disability advocate J...

Thailand launches full-time clinics dispensing cannabis oil

NONTHABURI, Thailand (AP) — Thailand on Monday opened its first two full-time clinics dispensing cannabis oil for medical treatment, a step forward in the government's policy of promoting the licensed...

Patients rally in Ecuador for legal use of medical cannabis

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Unrelenting pain in her hips and weeks of insomnia left Nelly Valbuena desperate for relief from her metastatic breast cancer. The university professor found fr...

Amnesty: Yemen’s disabled are neglected, and suffering

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen’s civil war has exacted an enormous toll on people with disabilities, who find themselves on the margins of society and excluded from badly needed humanitarian assistance, Amnesty I...

Taiwan university develops VR horseback riding simulator for rehab

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A virtual reality horseback riding simulator developed for rehabilitation purposes by National Pingtung University in Taiwan is being touted as an innovation that adds fun...

Bringing it home: Delle Donne, Mystics earn 1st WNBA crown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elena Delle Donne felt cursed. Every time she made it to the game's biggest stage, she was hindered by injuries. This time around it was three herniated disks in he...

Actress Jessica Hecht's Emmy night comes down to the dress

NEW YORK (AP) — Jessica Hecht, the "Special" actress, inherited at least a couple of things from her mother: "I'm lucky to be sample size. My mother gave me many gifts and this was a very specific one...

New emperor opens Japan's Diet, now wheelchair accessible

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Diet has convened after elections and a renovation at the upper house to improve its accessibility for two new lawmakers who use wheelchairs. For the new session...

Holmes makes a return visit to Royal Portrush

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — The strangest weather J.B. Holmes ever experienced was at Royal Portrush. Just not on Thursday in the British Open. Holmes, who gr...

AP Photos: Indian mother prays to 'bleeding goddess' for son

GAUHATI, India (AP) — Monika Deb Nath begins her morning with a prayer and a dip in a holy pond, all the while praying for her son, Gopal. Her days are spent caring for him — feeding...

Syrian woman in wheelchair tells UN disabled are invisible

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A 20-year-old Syrian woman with cerebral palsy says hundreds of thousands of people with disabilities already "were forgotten in times of peace" — and they "remain invisible" in ...

The Latest: Disabled greeters accept new roles at Walmart

The Latest on Walmart's handling of store greeters with disabilities (all times local): 10:35 a.m. At least two Walmart store greeters with cerebral palsy have acce...

Walmart to make 'every effort' to keep disabled greeters

After more than a week of backlash, Walmart is pledging to make "every effort" to find other roles for disabled workers who'd accused the retailer of targeting them as it phases out the "people greete...

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___ Powell says Fed likely to end bond trimming by end of 2019 WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says that the Federal Reserve is close to an...

High school manager with cerebral palsy joins team on court

GRAND LEDGE, Mich. (AP) — Two Michigan high school basketball teams set rivalries aside so a team manager with cerebral palsy could fulfill his dream of playing. The...