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U.S. Supreme Court asked to hear Confederate statute case

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two Richmond residents living near the site where a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee stood for more than a century have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a ruling ...

Missouri redistricting plan could upend primary election

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri House gave lukewarm approval Wednesday to a plan for redrawing the state's eight congressional districts that left both Democrats and some conservative Republic...

U. of Michigan settlement latest in school sex abuse payouts

A financial payout for more than 1,000 people — mostly men — who say they were sexually assaulted by former University of Michigan sports doctor Robert Anderson is the latest multimillion-dollar settl...

Trans athlete ban pushed by Noem clears South Dakota Senate

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Senate on Wednesday passed a bill proposed by Republican Gov. Kristi Noem that would ban transgender women and girls from participating in school sports leagues th...

California may limit conservatorships, promote alternatives

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Disability rights activists and advocates for Britney Spears backed a California proposal Wednesday to provide more protections for those under court-ordered conservatorships...

Indonesian militant gets 15 years in jail over Bali attacks

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Islamic militant who eluded capture for 18 years was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Wednesday after an Indonesian court found him guilty of hiding information about th...

Norwegian mass killer Breivik still a danger, psychiatrist says at hearing

A psychiatrist evaluating convicted mass killer Anders Behring Breivik said on Wednesday that he was still a danger to society, as a Norwegian court evaluated Breivik's parole application. Breivi...

The mission of VinFuture has touched human hearts

HANOI, VIETNAM - Media OutReach - 19 January 2022 - The VinFuture Prize has hugely inspired all the scientists involved and it will go a significant way to put the country on the world's science map a...

Rudy Giuliani among Trump allies subpoenaed by Jan. 6 panel

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the U.S. Capitol insurrection issued subpoenas to Rudy Giuliani and other members of Donald Trump’s legal team who filed bogus legal challenges to t...

UN: Worse now for women peace builders than before COVID

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Women seeking to participate in shaping and building peace and defending human rights face a “vastly worse” situation now than they did before the COVID-19 pandemic, the United N...

Rudy Giuliani among Trump allies subpoenaed by Jan. 6 panel

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the U.S. Capitol insurrection issued subpoenas Tuesday to Rudy Giuliani and other members of Donald Trump’s legal team who filed bogus legal challen...

Torture claims filed against new Interpol leader from UAE

PARIS (AP) — The French lawyer for a jailed human rights defender in the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday filed a torture complaint against the new president of Interpol, Maj. Gen. Ahmed Nasser al-Rais...

AP Was There: Wilkins beats rookie Jordan for dunk title

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Dominique Wilkins of the Atlanta Hawks outduels rookie Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls in an epic slam dunk contest. Wilkins receives perfect scores on his last two dunks with ...

Voters back constitutional changes in Serbia referendum

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian voters have approved in a weekend referendum the constitutional changes that the government said were part of a reform process, near-complete official results released ...

Hindu monk jailed after calling for 'genocide' of Muslims

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian authorities have charged a Hindu monk with inciting religious violence after he called for the “genocide” of India's Muslims at a meeting of right-wing supporters, police said ...