- Streets calm a day after protest of Ohio officer's acquittal Updated: May-24-15 7:31 am
CLEVELAND - The streets largely remained calm Sunday morning after police in riot gear made numerous arrests overnight of protesters angered by a patrolman's acquittal in the deaths of two unarmed black suspects in a barrage of police gunfire.
- Trial set for ex-Bullhead City officer in sex assault case Updated: May-24-15 6:14 am
KINGMAN, Arizona - A former Bullhead City police sergeant will go to trial on sexual assault charges in December.
- 'Bold' Ireland votes to legalize gay marriage in landslide Updated: May-24-15 6:07 am
DUBLIN - They hugged, they cheered, they cried at the news.
- Jailed Venezuelan leader starts hunger strike, urges protest Updated: May-23-15 11:43 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - Jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez said he is beginning a hunger strike and called for a mass anti-government protest next week in a video leaked Saturday.
- Year-old Thai coup imposes superficial calm but little else Updated: May-23-15 10:17 pm
BANGKOK - Shortly after seizing power in a coup that followed months of debilitating street protests, Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha vowed to end Thailand's decade of political upheaval once and for all. In his words, "to bring everything out in the open and fix it."
- The Latest in Cleveland: Few arrested after police verdict Updated: May-23-15 8:53 pm
- Myanmar president signs off on contested population law Updated: May-23-15 8:42 pm
YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar's president has signed off on a law requiring some mothers to space their children three years apart despite objections by a visiting senior U.S. diplomat and rights activists, who worry it could be used not only to repress women, but also religious and ethnic minorities.
- 'Bold' Ireland votes to legalize gay marriage in landslide Updated: May-23-15 6:25 pm
DUBLIN - Ireland's citizens have voted in a landslide to legalize gay marriage, electoral officials announced Saturday - a stunningly lopsided result that illustrates what Catholic leaders and rights activists alike called a "social revolution."
- Benfica celebrates title with sons of fan beaten by police Updated: May-23-15 6:06 pm
LISBON, Portugal - The two young sons of a Benfica fan who was beaten by a police officer helped the team celebrate its recently won Portuguese league title on Saturday.
- Newport News police subdue suspect after officer assaulted Updated: May-23-15 4:40 pm
NEWPORT NEWS, Virginia - Police in Newport News say they used a Taser to subdue a man accused of stealing a truck and trying to choke an officer.
- Aberdeen pair acquire rights to turn short story into film Updated: May-23-15 3:47 pm
ABERDEEN, South Dakota - An Aberdeen creative duo has acquired the rights to adapt a short story from a well-known author of young adult fiction for the silver screen.
- Marker commemorating Greensboro Massacre to be dedicated Updated: May-23-15 3:28 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Clearly, the deaths of five communists in November 1979 in a housing project in Greensboro were a tragedy. But beyond that, what word best describes those deaths?
- Peru suspends civil liberties in region after 4th death Updated: May-23-15 2:13 pm
LIMA, Peru - Peru's government said it was suspending civil liberties in a southern coastal valley after a fourth death in violent protests against a Mexican-owned copper mining project.
- NSA winds down once-secret phone-records collection program Updated: May-23-15 2:05 pm
WASHINGTON - The National Security Agency has begun winding down its collection and storage of American phone records after the Senate failed to agree on a path forward to change or extend the once-secret program ahead of its expiration at the end of the month.
- 2014 school civil rights complaint getting a look from US Updated: May-23-15 1:31 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Lawyers from the U.S. Department of Education have been in New Orleans this past week investigating a year-old complaint alleging racial inequities in the city's public schools - most of which are run by the state as the result of a takeover following Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
- Arkansas treasurer settles ex-worker's civil-rights lawsuit Updated: May-23-15 12:59 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas' treasurer has settled a federal lawsuit filed against him by a former employee when he served as the Saline County clerk.
- Timeline of landmarks in Ireland's changing attitude to gays Updated: May-23-15 12:36 pm
DUBLIN - Gays in Ireland lived in the shadows for decades, lest they face ridicule, assault or even prison in Victorian times. Saturday's referendum result to legalize gay marriage represents a stunning triumph for gay rights activists following decades of struggle to gain greater rights and respect.
- California governor pitches amnesty on traffic debt for poor Updated: May-23-15 12:01 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Calling California's traffic court system a "hellhole of desperation" for the poor, Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing an amnesty program for residents who can't afford to pay off spiraling fines and penalties that have resulted in 4.8 million driver's license suspensions since 2006.
- Purdue adopts 'Chicago principles' to protect free speech Updated: May-23-15 9:22 am
WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana - Purdue University is stressing its commitment to free speech with a new policy modeled on one approved by the University of Chicago.
- Texas Senate approves open carry of handguns Updated: May-22-15 10:57 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas took a major step toward allowing the licensed open carry of handguns, with Senate approval Friday night after a fierce debate over restricting police powers to ask people carrying guns if they are legal.
- Bill aims to keep voting rights for people with disabilities Updated: May-22-15 7:49 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - State lawmakers are advancing a bill designed to keep voting rights for people with disabilities.
- Hogan vetoes voting rights bill for ex-felons Updated: May-22-15 7:41 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - Gov. Larry Hogan has vetoed a bill that would have allowed ex-felons to vote before finishing their probation.
- Arizona sheriff seeks to remove judge from profiling case Updated: May-22-15 7:08 pm
PHOENIX - An embattled Arizona sheriff has asked a federal judge to disqualify himself from a racial profiling case, saying questions during a recent hearing have created the appearance of judicial bias.
- Lawmakers OK multi-part bill barring guns for abusers Updated: May-22-15 6:51 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Nevada lawmakers have passed a Republican-backed bill that would restrict people convicted of domestic violence from having a gun and broaden the definition of justifiable homicide.
- Some of the major bills approved by Oklahoma Legislature Updated: May-22-15 6:44 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Legislature wrapped up the 2015 legislative session on Friday, one week before its constitutionally mandated deadline, by passing dozens of last-minute measures. Among them are several related to the $7.1 billion state budget.