US communities reach out to homeless as liver disease surges

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — This industrial city in central Massachusetts has had many nicknames through the…

Top US diplomat suggests taking Cameroon to global forum

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The top United States diplomat to Africa says perhaps it’s time to take…

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”…

Google paid former exec $35 million after harassment claim

SAN FRANCISCO (AP)— Google paid former search executive Amit Singhal $35 million in an exit package…

UAW chief raises strike pay, issues warning to automakers

DETROIT (AP) — The president of the United Auto Workers union warned automakers that the union…

Winning documentary portrays Israeli human rights lawyer

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

Allred: Tape appears to show R. Kelly sexually abusing girls

NEW YORK (AP)  — A man who said he was cleaning out an old videotape collection…

R. Kelly has walked out of a Chicago jail after a $161,000 child support payment was made on his behalf

CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly has walked out of a Chicago jail after a $161,000 child…

Smollett indicted on 16 counts stemming from reported attack

CHICAGO (AP)  — A grand jury in Chicago indicted “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett on 16 felony…

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…

Judge dismisses porn star’s hush money suit against Trump

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday tossed out porn actress Stormy Daniels’ lawsuit…

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…

Warner Bros. chair being investigated for sexual misconduct

LOS ANGELES (AP) — WarnerMedia is investigating claims that Warner Bros. chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara promised acting…

Police link Scotland university device to London mail bombs

LONDON  (AP)  — British police said a suspicious package destroyed by bomb-disposal experts at the University…

Italian populists launch welfare program for poor, jobless

ROME (AP) — Italy’s populist government opened its new minimum income welfare program Wednesday, fulfilling a…

Kenya flights disrupted by airport workers strike

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Hundreds of air passengers were stranded Wednesday in Kenya because of a…

Iran lawyer convicted after defending women protesters

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

Feds: Forgery operation produced over 10,000 fake documents

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Located in an apartment in a primarily Hispanic town in Oregon, a clandestine lab…

Board votes to retain Stoneman Douglas superintendent

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.  (AP) — The superintendent of the Florida school district where a gunman killed 17…

Arata Isozaki wins Pritzker for designs blending East, West

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese architect Arata Isozaki, credited with bringing together the East and West in…

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…

AP Newsbreak: Border agents using firearms less

WASHINGTON (AP) — Firearms use by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and agents is declining,…

Judge allows preservation of more records in Spacey case

NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP)— A judge has approved a request by attorneys for Kevin Spacey to preserve…

Fledgling gangland news fills niche neglected by other media

CHICAGO (AP) — Shawn Cotton no longer drives his $55,000, bright pink Corvette to work because…

Egypt’s top cleric calls polygamy ‘injustice,’ draws debate

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s top Muslim cleric has stirred up controversy after saying that polygamy is…

German public servants to get 8-percent pay increases

BERLIN (AP) — Union and government negotiators say they’ve reached a new wage agreement that will…

Croatian journalists rally for media freedom in EU country

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

Transgender troops tell Congress they excel in military

SAN DIEGO  (AP) — Transgender troops testifying for the first time to Congress on Wednesday said transitioning…

Missouri House passes wide-ranging abortion restrictions

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