- Doctor files complaint, says support for abortion silenced Updated: May-02-16 6:26 pm
WASHINGTON - A physician who performs abortions has filed a federal civil rights complaint alleging that she was barred from speaking publicly about her support for abortion rights.
- The Latest: Mocksville police officer suing town testifies Updated: May-02-16 6:24 pm
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina - The Latest on a federal trial in which three police officers in Mocksville, North Carolina, say they were fired for telling state officials about corruption inside their department. (all times local):
- Christie vetoes New Jersey gender-equality legislation Updated: May-02-16 6:07 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - Gov. Chris Christie on Monday rejected legislation tightening requirements that New Jersey employers pay workers doing the same job equally, regardless of gender.
- Judge: Ailing media mogul to testify in mental capacity case Updated: May-02-16 5:42 pm
LOS ANGELES - A judge ruled Monday that an ailing media mogul should give brief sworn testimony in a case involving his mental competency and who has the authority to make medical decisions for him.
- DOJ: South Dakota long-term care system violates federal law Updated: May-02-16 5:40 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - South Dakota's unnecessary reliance on nursing facilities to serve people with disabilities isolates those residents from their communities and violates federal law, according to the findings of a U.S. Department of Justice investigation released Monday.
- Education secretary calls for repeal of 2 transgender laws Updated: May-02-16 5:34 pm
BOSTON - Laws in North Carolina and Mississippi that restrict the rights of transgender Americans are hateful and should be repealed, Education Secretary John B. King Jr. said Monday.
- Free to speak, stop-and-frisk judge claims some victories Updated: May-02-16 5:19 pm
NEW YORK - Tossing the gavel aside, feisty Judge Shira Scheindlin is speaking out, declaring victory over critics in the battle over police stop-and-frisk tactics and telling why she thinks the government spoiled its chance at conviction in four trials of John "Junior" Gotti.
- Restraining order bill receives final legislative approval Updated: May-02-16 5:11 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Legislation that would bar people with temporary restraining orders against them from possessing firearms is heading to Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's desk.
- White House: Obama not offended by comedian's language Updated: May-02-16 5:04 pm
WASHINGTON - The White House says President Barack Obama wasn't offended by comedian Larry Wilmore's use of a racial slur at Saturday night's White House Correspondents' Association dinner.
- Guns on campus bill becomes law without Haslam signature Updated: May-02-16 5:04 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - A bill allowing staff and faculty at Tennessee's public colleges and universities to be armed on campus became law on Monday without Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's signature.
- Virginia GOP lawmakers to sue over felons' voting rights Updated: May-02-16 5:01 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Republican lawmakers in Virginia will file a lawsuit challenging Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe's decision to allow more than 200,000 convicted felons to vote in November, GOP leaders said Monday.
- Kansas lawmakers OK abortion bills, limits on local power Updated: May-02-16 4:54 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas legislators tackled issues that included abortion and preventing cities and counties from regulating artery-clogging restaurant meals or sugary snacks as they worked on balancing the state's next budget.
- Former Bismarck volleyball coach alleges gender bias Updated: May-02-16 4:24 pm
FARGO, North Dakota - A women's volleyball coach who was fired from a private Catholic university in Bismarck after less than a year on the job says the school opted to get rid of her rather than investigate her complaints about gender bias.
- Muslim woman sues California police over headscarf removal Updated: May-02-16 4:17 pm
LONG BEACH, California - A Muslim woman is suing Long Beach police, saying an officer forcibly removed her religious headscarf during an arrest.
- No charges for La Junta officers in MMA fighter's force case Updated: May-02-16 3:48 pm
LA JUNTA, Colorado - A grand jury has declined to indict a pair of La Junta police officers who were accused of excessive force after picking up a mixed martial arts fighter for being drunk in public.
- Egypt journalists stage protest over police raid at union Updated: May-02-16 3:28 pm
CAIRO - Egypt's journalists' union called for the dismissal of the interior minister and launched an open-ended sit-in at its headquarters in downtown Cairo on Monday, protesting the detention of two journalists on its premises the previous night.
- INSIDE WASHINGTON: Ag groups seek exemption from scrutiny Updated: May-02-16 3:14 pm
NEW YORK - Congress is pushing the Agriculture Department to exempt the groups behind promotional campaigns like "Incredible, Edible Egg" and "Pork, the Other White Meat" from public scrutiny of their internal operations despite recent controversy.
- Labor contractor must pay $7.6M for mistreating farmworkers Updated: May-02-16 1:38 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - A federal judge has ordered a farm labor contractor to pay $7.6 million in damages for a pattern of subjecting Thai farmworkers in the state of Washington to a hostile work environment, harassment and discrimination.
- Finnish broadcaster fights taxman demand for Panama Papers Updated: May-02-16 1:27 pm
HELSINKI - Finnish broadcaster YLE won't provide documents related to the Panama Papers to the country's tax authority, which has demanded access to them in an apparent move to trace tax dodgers with offshore accounts, the company said Monday.
- Protests target racism, debt at Southern Illinois University Updated: May-02-16 1:22 pm
CARBONDALE, Illinois - Several hundred Southern Illinois University protesters have rallied against student debt and racism following recent incidents including an anonymous video calling for violence against black students.
- UK Labour Party suspends councilors in anti-Semitism dispute Updated: May-02-16 12:58 pm
LONDON - The anti-Semitism dispute bedeviling Britain's Labour Party ahead of an election Thursday has continued with the suspension of three city councilors.
- Intense diplomacy, proposals for new Syria cease-fire Updated: May-02-16 12:11 pm
BEIRUT - Syria's military extended its own, unilateral cease-fire around Damascus for another 48 hours on Monday amid an intense diplomatic push by the United States and Russia to restore a partial truce for the entire country - one that would include war-battered Aleppo, Syria's largest city.
- The Latest: Police surround Syrian prison following rioting Updated: May-02-16 10:26 am
DAMASCUS, Syria - The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):
- Supreme Court won't review appeal from POM juices Updated: May-02-16 9:43 am
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court is leaving in place a court ruling that found advertising claims of the health benefits of POM Wonderful juices were deceptive.
- High court to hear patent fight over adult diapers Updated: May-02-16 9:43 am
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court will resolve a patent dispute between companies that make adult diapers.