Far-right Bolsonaro fires latest round in Brazil culture war

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's government has drawn criticism after launching a project that aims to revamp the country's arts scene, with a focus on nationalism and religion. The project is part of t...

Hong Kong airline stops pregnancy tests for Saipan travelers

HONG KONG (AP) — The airline Hong Kong Express has apologized for having required some female passengers bound for the U.S. territory of Saipan to take pregnancy tests. The low-cost...

Not easy being green: North Carolina dog births unique puppy

CANTON, N.C. (AP) — The Avengers may have gained a canine sidekick after a North Carolina family's dog gave birth to a bright green puppy named “Hulk.” Gypsy, a white shepherd owne...

Claim linking sex equity education in Taiwan with STDs refuted

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan FactCheck Center (TFC) has debunked an infographic made by an anti-homosexuality group, asserting that sexual equity education at school and same-sex marriage h...

'We're expecting!': Georgia Aquarium announces baby beluga

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Aquarium has announced that one of its beluga whales is a mother-to-be. A 20-year-old beluga named Whisper is expected to give birth to a calf in April, th...

SC supporters of abortion restrictions vow to keep fighting

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Supporters of a bill that would ban almost all abortions in South Carolina want some leaders in the South Carolina Senate to know they won't let the proposal quietly die. ...

Williams beats wind, Giorgi in Auckland 1st round

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Serena Williams kept her cool to win at the ASB Classic in her first singles match of 2020. Williams defeated Camila Giorgi 6-3, 6-2 in her opening sing...

Affidavit: Kidnap suspect pretended dead mom's baby was hers

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A woman accused of kidnapping a Texas mother who was later found dead hatched an elaborate scheme to present the victim's baby girl as her own, according to court records. ...

Jaguars' Minshew: I'm going to be a great QB in this league

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — When asked about finishing with numbers similar to those posted by the first two quarterbacks drafted this year, Gardner Minshew interrupted the question with one correction:...

Denied asylum, migrants return to place they fear most: home

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — By now, the young couple thought they’d be in the United States. Somewhere, anywhere, in the United States. They thought they’d have jobs — he’d work construction, mayb...

Mississippi asks appeals court to reconsider abortion ruling

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is asking a federal appeals court to reconsider a ruling that said the state’s ban on most abortions at 15 weeks of pregnancy is unconstitutional. T...

Iowa swung fiercely to Trump. Will it swing back in 2020?

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Few states have changed politically with the head-snapping speed of Iowa. In 2008, its voters propelled Barack Obama to the White House, an overwhelmingly wh...

Paid parental leave for fed workers could spur wider changes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government’s 2.1 million employees will get paid parental leave for the first time, a galvanizing moment in the growing movement to bring the benefit to all U.S. workers....

Mississippi 15-week abortion ban is blocked by appeals court

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal appeals court declared Friday that Mississippi's ban on abortion at 15 weeks is unconstitutional, dealing a blow to those seeking to overturn the landmark Supreme Court...

Trump says he'll expand child care, paid leave for workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump promised Thursday to expand child care and time-off options for working moms and dads confronted with high costs and lack of access to quality care, saying in ...