- 2 arrested over hate tweets linked to EPL game Updated: Dec-13-13 6:18 am
- Settlement reached in Miami homeless lawsuit Updated: Dec-13-13 4:04 am
- A year since Delhi rape, women see key changes Updated: Dec-13-13 3:25 am
- Exeter recall backers may try again if vote fails Updated: Dec-12-13 9:59 pm
- Ind. bishops issue letter on proposed amendment Updated: Dec-12-13 8:10 pm
- Federal judge, jury dismiss claims by Iowa lawyer Updated: Dec-12-13 7:47 pm
- Hearing begins in case over Ark. gay marriage ban Updated: Dec-12-13 6:22 pm
- Romanian TV station criticized for anti-Semitism Updated: Dec-12-13 5:51 pm
- Tuesday Sports In Brief Updated: Dec-12-13 5:08 pm
- Judge to consider evidence in NM right-to-die case Updated: Dec-12-13 4:13 pm
- Correction: Closing Courthouse-Mississippi story Updated: Dec-12-13 3:33 pm
- Judge: No quick trial on NC voting law changes Updated: Dec-12-13 2:31 pm
- Belgian Senate OKs child euthanasia bill Updated: Dec-12-13 1:10 pm
- Prosecutors won't retry Ill. man in '82 rape Updated: Dec-12-13 1:09 pm
- Many optimistic despite Mandela's passing Updated: Dec-12-13 1:04 pm
- Correction: Ecuador-Besieged Journalists story Updated: Dec-12-13 12:01 pm
- Campaign bills win final OK from Mich. Legislature Updated: Dec-12-13 11:30 am
- Rights group: Nigeria ignores sectarian violence Updated: Dec-12-13 10:28 am
- Teen charged in fatal stabbing in Danbury Updated: Dec-12-13 10:19 am
- Supreme Court rules in gun amendment case Updated: Dec-12-13 8:55 am
- Croatian govt proposes new rights for gays Updated: Dec-12-13 8:40 am
- India government likely to review anti-gay sex law Updated: Dec-12-13 8:20 am
- Arpaio's office schedules community meetings Updated: Dec-12-13 7:46 am
- SD files brief in US Supreme Court case on guns Updated: Dec-12-13 5:29 am
- EU court: gays in civil pacts have same benefits Updated: Dec-12-13 4:58 am
LONDON - British police says two men have been arrested on suspicion of inciting racial hatred after allegedly anti-Semitic messages were posted on Twitter relating to a Premier League match.
MIAMI - A settlement has been reached in a long-standing federal court case over treatment of homeless people in Miami.
NEW DELHI - The phones were ringing nonstop in the tiny, windowless office in downtown New Delhi, with urgent appeals from desperate women.
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Exeter voters will soon decide whether to remove four town council members over a proposed tweak to the way gun permits are issued - though the outcome may not resolve the debate.
INDIANAPOLIS - Bishops representing Indiana's five Roman Catholic dioceses have issued a pastoral letter in response to a proposal to add a ban on gay marriage to the state constitution, but didn't take a side.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa - A federal judge and a jury on Thursday dismissed age and disability discrimination claims by a former prosecutor who says she was treated differently and subsequently fired after her new boss joined the U.S. Attorney's Office in Sioux City.
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Lawyers for the state and the Faulkner County clerk asked a judge Thursday to dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to allow gay marriages in Arkansas.
BUCHAREST, Romania - The U.S. Embassy in Romania has sharply criticized the country's state television network for broadcasting an anti-Semitic Christmas carol.
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - It could be a month before a ruling is issued in a challenge against New Mexico's assisted suicide law.
JACKSON, Mississippi - In a Dec. 11 story on the closing of the federal courtroom in Meridian, The Associated Press erroneously reported the closing was in a bill passed by the U.S. Senate and sent to President Barack Obama. The bill only addressed the judicial division boundaries in the Southern District of Mississippi and does not address the courtroom closure. The decision to close the Meridian courtroom was made by the Judicial Conference, a body independent of Congress.
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina - A federal judge has ruled there will be no trial on North Carolina's Republican-backed voting law changes until after the 2014 elections, though she signaled motions will be considered to bar the measures from taking effect until the case is resolved.
BRUSSELS - Belgium's Senate has strongly supported legislation that would extend the country's euthanasia law to children under certain conditions.
CHICAGO - A Chicago man released from prison after spending more than 30 years behind bars for a rape he says he didn't commit smiled and hugged his attorneys after prosecutors said they wouldn't retry him.
PRETORIA, South Africa - Nelson Mandela is gone, but many mourners waiting patiently for a chance to see Mandela for a last time on Thursday said they retain high hopes about South Africa's future. If the heady optimism of the days when South Africa's peaceful transformation to an all-race democracy in the 1994 elections has been diminished by time and economic challenges, many still believe the years ahead can be fruitful, with growing opportunity.
QUITO, Ecuador - In a Dec. 7 report about press freedom in Ecuador, The Associated Press reported erroneously that it left phone messages for government Communications Director Fernando Alvarado. In fact, the AP called Alvarado's cellphone several times, but the phone does not accept voice messages. The AP also sent Alvarado two emails, but received no response.
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan lawmakers have finished approving bills to double the maximum contributions to political candidates and block a plan to require disclosure of donors to certain kinds of election ads.
LAGOS, Nigeria - Nigeria's government has largely ignored years of "mass murder" in two central states, Human Rights Watch charged Thursday, failing to prosecute known perpetrators who have burned victims alive and hacked and shot to death others because of their tribe or religion.
DANBURY, Connecticut - Danbury police have charged a teenager with murder and assault in the stabbing death of a 19-year-old man during a melee last weekend.
NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Supreme Court has punted on its first chance to decide whether a new state constitutional provision declaring gun possession a fundamental right could void a long list of criminal statutes that regulate firearms.
ZAGREB, Croatia - Less than two weeks after Croatians voted to ban gay marriage, their government has proposed granting same-sex couples new legal rights.
NEW DELHI - India's law minister said Thursday that the government has not abandoned efforts to make homosexuality legal, and that the country must take swift action to challenge a Supreme Court decision banning same-sex relations.
PHOENIX - The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office will hold a series of community meetings on Dec. 21 in connection with a court case in which the agency was found to have systematically racially profiled Latinos during its patrols.
PIERRE, South Dakota - Attorney General Marty Jackley says South Dakota has joined with 26 other states in filing a friend-of-the-court brief in a U.S. Supreme Court case involving the sale of guns.
BRUSSELS - The European Union's highest court has ruled that in EU countries where gay couples can't marry, they must get the same benefits as married people if they enter into civil partnerships.