Aging Norwegian king admitted to Oslo hospital

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway’s 83-year-old King Harald V was admitted to the main hospital in Oslo on Friday, the Norwegian palace said, without giving any further information about his condition...

Taiwan LGBT activist selected for TIME 100

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Prominent Taiwanese LGBT rights activist Chi Chia-wei (祁家威) has been selected for TIME’s 100 most influential people of 2020. Chi, 62, said his initial reaction t...

'Justice Joan' Larsen emerges as finalist for Supreme Court

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — One of the women on Donald Trump’s short list to succeed Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court got her first taste of politics as a college student stuffing envelopes fo...

Biden to focus on health care in Supreme Court debate

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden is expected to use the sudden Supreme Court vacancy to reinforce his argument that the upcoming election should be a referendum on President Donald Trump's handling o...

Taiwan wind orchestra to hold tribute concert for LGBT rights activists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Rainbow City Symphonic Band will perform a live concert titled "HEROES" on Saturday (Sept. 19) to honor individuals who have advocated for the LGBT community...

Indiana court denies challenge to religious objection limits

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana court rejected an appeal Thursday from conservative religious groups that have unsuccessfully challenged limits on the state’s religious objections law that were adopted...

Alaska attorney general quits after texts with woman surface

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Attorney General Kevin Clarkson resigned Tuesday, shortly after details of text messages that the state's married and socially conservative top law enforcement officer ...

'GAY' still banned from license plates in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Gay rights groups are calling on the government to consider removing the word “GAY” from a list of 24 supposedly sensitive or obscene terms banned from the lic...

Poland: LGBT+ activists and nationalists face off

Hundreds of Polish nationalists and defenders of gay rights faced off in central Warsaw on Sunday, amid a deteriorating situation for the country's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) c...

Israeli PM's uneasy alliance seems headed toward collapse

JERUSALEM (AP) — When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his rival, Benny Gantz, agreed to form an “emergency” government in May after three bitter and deadlocked election campaigns, the goal was t...

Politically charged 'black-ish' episode gets belated home

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A politically charged episode of “black-ish” from 2017 that was shelved by ABC has found a home on Hulu, a corporate sibling of the Disney-owned broadcast network. ...

USAID official fired after anti-LGBTQ social media posts

WASHINGTON (AP) — The deputy White House liaison for the U.S. Agency for International Development has been fired after posting a series of anti-LGBTQ tweets and complaining of anti-Christian bias by ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, July 25, the 207th day of 2020. There are 159 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 2...

Israeli president lashes out at government, talk of election

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's largely ceremonial president lashed out Thursday at squabbling members of Benjamin Netanyahu's so-called unity government, beseeching them to quit bickering during a time of ...

Rights activists, political leaders mourn Rep. John Lewis

Rights activists, politicians from both parties and many other people touched by the legacy of John Lewis mourned the congressman and pillar of the civil rights movement Saturday, lauding the strength...