New York City aims to stop hairstyle discrimination

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City doesn't want people to have their hairstyles held against them, and it has unveiled novel anti-discrimination guidelines. The city Human Rights Commissi...

Haitians seek water, food as businesses reopen after protest

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Businesses and government offices are slowly reopening in Haiti after more than a week of violent demonstrations. People began lining up to buy food, wat...

School threat system fields thousands of tips in first month

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's new mandatory threat reporting system for schools is drawing thousands of tips in its first month. Officials say this week the Safe 2 Say Someth...

School board in Virginia may end transgender bathroom ban

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — For nearly four years, Gavin Grimm has been suing his former school district after it banned him from using the boys bathrooms in high school. Along the way, he's...

No. 5 Kentucky upsets No. 1 Tennessee 86-69 in top-5 matchup

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — PJ Washington scored 23 points, Keldon Johnson added 19 and No. 5 Kentucky upset No. 1 Tennessee 86-69 Saturday night to end the Volunteers' 19-game winning streak. ...

Taiwan volunteers advance health care in Eswatini

TAIPEI (Taiwan Today) -- The Feng Hsing Medical Service Team from Taipei Medical University set out Feb. 10 for the Kingdom of Eswatini, the sixth time the volunteer aid group undertook an annual miss...

Washington lawmakers advance limits on vaccine exemptions

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state lawmakers advanced a measure Friday that would remove parents' ability to claim a personal or philosophical exemption to vaccinating their school-age children fo...

Schools reopen in Dayton, Ohio, even if water isn't yet safe

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Some 100,000 people in the Dayton, Ohio, area are waiting for word that they can use their water without boiling it. Crews located a water-line leak early Thursda...

Haiti to unveil economic measures to quell violent protests

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitians say they will keep protesting until President Jovenel Moise resigns despite his announcement of upcoming economic measures designed to quell more than a week of v...

Women recall the 'hell' of Soviet war in Afghanistan

MOSCOW (AP) — Sitting in her living room, 65-year-old Tatyana Rybalchenko goes through a stack of black-and-white photos from more than 30 years ago. In one of them, she is dressed in a nurse's coat a...

Amazon's exit could scare off tech companies from New York

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon jilted New York City on Valentine's Day, scrapping plans to build a massive headquarters campus in Queens amid fierce opposition from politicians angry about nearly $3 billion i...

Colorado Democratic Sen. Bennet set to visit Iowa this month

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet plans to travel to Iowa this month to meet with Democratic activists in the 2020 presidential caucus state as he considers entering his party's 202...

The Latest: Trump: He's praying for those shooting affected

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (all times local): 12 p.m. President Donald Trump says h...

The Latest: Denver strike ends; teachers to get big raises

DENVER (AP) — The Latest on the Denver teachers strike (all times local): 7:45 a.m. Denver Public Schools and teachers have reached a deal to end their three day st...

School massacre 1 year later: A time to remember the victims

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre a year ago renewed the national debate on guns and school safety, turned some victims' parents and surviving students into polit...