UN chief warns of ‘relentless’ pushback on women’s rights

UNITED NATIONS (AP)— Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Monday that there is a “deep, pervasive and relentless”…

Winning documentary portrays Israeli human rights lawyer

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP)  — A documentary about an Israeli human rights lawyer has won the top…

Women’s national soccer team players sue for equitable pay

Three months before beginning their defense of their Women’s World Cup title, American players escalated their…

36 Western states air concerns over rights in Saudi Arabia

GENEVA (AP) — Three dozen Western countries have delivered unusually strong criticism of Saudi Arabia at…

Human Rights Campaign to honor Christina Aguilera

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization is honoring Christina Aguilera with its…

Iran lawyer convicted after defending women protesters

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A prominent human rights lawyer in Iran who defended protesters…

UN says Burundi forces closure of its rights office there

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Burundi’s government has forced the United Nations human rights office in the…

MORENO VALLEY, Calif | Black activist says he took over neo-Nazi group to kill it

MORENO VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — A black activist said he has taken the helm of what…

Croatian journalists rally for media freedom in EU country

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Several hundred Croatian journalists have rallied in the capital Zagreb against what…

UN faults Israel over deadly 2018 crackdown on Gaza protests

GENEVA (AP) — U.N.-backed investigators say Israeli soldiers intentionally fired on civilians and could have committed…

Missouri House passes wide-ranging abortion restrictions

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.  — The Missouri House on Wednesday took steps to outlaw most abortions in…

House approves bill to expand gun-sale background checks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House on Wednesday approved a measure requiring federal background checks for…

Jokic scores 36 points, Denver beats Thunder 121-112

DENVER / FEBRUARY 27, 2019 (STL.News) Nikola Jokic is making his presence felt down the stretch,…

Tottenham defends fans chanting an offensive term for Jews

LONDON/ FEBRUARY 27, 2019 (STL.News) Tottenham says only a total clampdown on anti-Semitism would make it…

Trump goes after Spike Lee after Oscars speech

(AP) — President Donald Trump is going after director Spike Lee, who used his Oscar acceptance…

GENEVA | UN chief: Human rights are losing ground in the world

GENEVA (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is denouncing a “groundswell of xenophobia, racism and intolerance”…

LOS ANGELES | Domestic workers gather to celebrate ‘Roma’ and the Oscars

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Doris Tapia never imagined that she would get to watch the Oscars…

PARIS | French yellow vest protesters seek momentum on 15th week

PARIS (AP) — Thousands of yellow vest protesters took to the streets across France on Saturday…

WASHINGTON | Teens tweet Trump, find Senate ally, score civil rights win

WASHINGTON (AP) — All the bill needed to become law was President Donald Trump‘s signature. It…

AMSTERDAM | Vandals paint swastikas on buildings in Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Vandals suspected of being soccer hooligans from The Hague have painted graffiti including…

NAIROBI, Kenya | Kenya court postpones ruling on anti-gay laws to May 24

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan court Friday postponed a ruling on whether to decriminalize same…

WASHINGTON | Trump ally Stone gets gag order after ‘crosshairs’ post

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge issued a broad gag order forbidding Roger Stone to discuss…

NAIROBI, Kenya | Kenya court set to rule on whether to scrap anti-gay laws

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Extortion, physical assaults, verbal abuse, denial of state services, forceful evictions, harassment,…

Smollett reactions epitomize polarized state of US politics

Democratic politicians and celebrities called it a shocking instance of Trump-era racism and hate. Republicans now…

NEW YORK | After veteran salaries drop, baseball players want change

NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Walker’s salary dropped from $17.2 million to $2 million in two…