Matthew Shepard's parents criticize AG Barr on LGBT rights

The parents of murdered gay college student Matthew Shepard have accused Attorney General William Barr of hypocritical stances on LGBT rights. The criticism came Wednesday during a J...

Review: Pattinson and Dafoe shine in 'The Lighthouse'

Enter "The Lighthouse " at your own risk. This is a stark, moody, surreal and prolonged descent into seaside madness that will surely not be for everyone. But those who do choose to ...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Oct. 16 The London Evening Standard on racist chants and gestures during the football match between...

Chicago teachers' contract talks about more than money

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's mayor announced Wednesday that the city's public schools would be closed on Thursday in anticipation of an expected strike by the city's 25,000 teachers. A strike in the natio...

Scrutiny of vaccine exemptions banishes some from schools

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Some parents say a crackdown on medical exemptions for student vaccines in New York state is unfairly keeping their children out of school. The state made it har...

Taiwanese students refuse to attend leadership forum in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) on Wednesday (Oct. 16) praised student associations for refusing to attend a cross-strait leadership forum organized by China. The gr...

Afghan refugee's 'Dream' coffee shop in Iran becomes reality

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Afghan refugee Fatemeh Jafari is living out a dream in her basement coffee shop in Tehran that is out of reach for millions like her in Iran. Jafari hopes her "Te...

Australia wants trade deals with Hong Kong, Indonesia, Peru

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's trade minister says he wants bilateral free trade deals with Hong Kong, Indonesia and Peru to take effect early next year, adding that the Hong Kong treaty suppo...

School suspends girls, says rape-awareness note was bullying

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Maine is calling on federal court to stop the suspension of a high school student who was punished for bullying after she charged the schoo...

Rapper, actor Ludacris now resident artist at Georgia State

ATLANTA (AP) — Rapper, actor and entrepreneur Chris "Ludacris" Bridges can add artist-in-residence to his resume as he takes on the position at Georgia State University. News outlets...

Bulgaria set to free paroled Australian from detention

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — A Bulgarian official says an Australian citizen who served 11 years in prison for fatally stabbing a Bulgarian man is set to be released from an immigration detention center bef...

Indonesia looks for Taiwanese people smuggling gang

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Police in Indonesia are looking for six Taiwanese suspects who recruited 40 Indonesians ostensibly to study at Chienkuo Technology University (CKTU, 建國科技大學) in Changhua Ci...

Xi Jinping's daughter has returned to US to resume studies at Harvard

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid the U.S.-China trade conflict and the ongoing social unrest in Hong Kong, reports this week suggest that the daughter of China’s supreme leader Xi Jinping has r...

Miami's Tyler Herro among rookies making preseason noise

MIAMI (AP) — Add Miami's Tyler Herro to the list of rookies who look ready for the regular season. Herro scored Miami's first 14 points on Monday night, going 5 for 5 in that stretch...

Ole Miss honors student wears blackface, prompts warning

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A University of Mississippi honors student has reported himself to the college for posting a photo online of him wearing blackface, prompting the school to issue a warning about c...