- Latest: Community leaders say problems extend beyond video Updated: Nov-25-15 8:48 pm
CHICAGO - The latest on the aftermath of the shooting of a black teenager by a white Chicago police officer (all times local):
- Mexico rights body: Police used excessive force in 6 deaths Updated: Nov-25-15 7:50 pm
MEXICO CITY - Mexico's governmental human rights commission said Wednesday that excessive use of force by federal police resulted in six civilian deaths in a confrontation last January, including a person who was shot dead while lying wounded on the ground and posing no threat.
- Missouri Planned Parenthood says legal action likely Updated: Nov-25-15 7:36 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A regional Planned Parenthood official said Wednesday that the organization likely would take legal action against the state of Missouri after a Columbia clinic halted abortions this week, leaving just one in the state that still performs them.
- Malloy thankful for reforms in annual Thanksgiving message Updated: Nov-25-15 7:04 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says he's thankful Connecticut is creating a "second chance society," where nonviolent criminals are given more opportunities to get drug treatment and successfully reintegrate into society.
- At funeral for slain Minneapolis man, vow to seek justice Updated: Nov-25-15 6:18 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - Hundreds of people filled a Minneapolis church on Wednesday for the funeral of a black man whose death in a confrontation with police has sparked days of ongoing protests, while charges were pending against four men suspected in a shooting that wounded several of the protesters.
- Alabama attorney in landmark libel case dies at age 91 Updated: Nov-25-15 6:15 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - An Alabama attorney who was involved in a landmark U.S. Supreme Court libel case died Tuesday night in Montgomery.
- Chicago officer who shot teen amassed 18 civilian complaints Updated: Nov-25-15 5:18 pm
CHICAGO - The white Chicago police officer charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a black teenager was the subject of 18 civilian complaints over 14 years, including allegations that he used racial epithets and excessive force, police and court records show.
- Houston Zoo reinstalls signs prohibiting guns Updated: Nov-25-15 4:52 pm
HOUSTON - The Houston Zoo has reinstalled signs that prohibit carrying firearms into the zoo, three months after they were removed due to threat of legal action.
- Lawsuit: Iowa officers pointed guns at innocent dad, child Updated: Nov-25-15 4:40 pm
A highway stop in which Iowa police officers pointed weapons at an innocent man and his 6-year-old son has prompted a federal lawsuit and racial profiling claims.
- Clarification: Congress-Health Repeal story Updated: Nov-25-15 3:58 pm
WASHINGTON - In a story Nov. 24, The Associated Press listed Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., as one of several Republican senators who might find it difficult to vote for a bill eliminating federal money for Planned Parenthood.
- Key figure in keeping gay groups out of Boston parade dies Updated: Nov-25-15 3:51 pm
BOSTON - John "Wacko" Hurley, the longtime leader of the Boston St. Patrick's Day parade and the plaintiff in a 1995 U.S. Supreme Court case that allowed organizers to bar gay groups, has died. He was 85.
- The Latest: UK envoy: Jet downing must spur end to Syria war Updated: Nov-25-15 3:20 pm
ANKARA, Turkey - The latest on the war in Syria, including a Russian warplane shot down by Turkey. All times local:
- Judge hears testimony in case of St. Louis Zoo gun ban Updated: Nov-25-15 2:47 pm
ST. LOUIS - A judge has heard testimony as he considers lifting the St. Louis Zoo policy that prohibits patrons from entering the zoo with guns.
- Report: US abortions continue to decline, down 4 pct in 2012 Updated: Nov-25-15 1:58 pm
NEW YORK - U.S. abortions continue to fall, according to a new federal report released Wednesday.
- Stay order requested in gay couples' birth certificate case Updated: Nov-25-15 1:57 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The Arkansas Department of Health has asked a Pulaski County judge to suspend his order requiring the agency to amend the birth certificates of babies born to three same-sex couples.
- From lashes to death: Artist caught in tangles of Saudi law Updated: Nov-25-15 1:37 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - When Palestinian artist Ashraf Fayadh was tried last year on blasphemy-related charges, the Saudi judges overseeing the case rejected the prosecution's request for a death sentence for apostasy. Instead, he was sentenced to 800 lashes and four years in prison over a book of poetry he wrote and for allegedly having illicit relations with women.
- Saints tight end Ben Watson writes book on racial issues Updated: Nov-25-15 11:32 am
NEW ORLEANS - Benjamin Watson has always felt the pull to write a book.
- Israel court allows transgender woman's cremation Updated: Nov-25-15 11:22 am
JERUSALEM - The body of an Israeli transgender woman who took her own life will be cremated despite her ultra-Orthodox family's wishes, Israel's Supreme Court ruled in documents obtained Wednesday.
- Man accused of sex crimes against girls pleads not guilty Updated: Nov-25-15 11:13 am
CASPER, Wyoming - A Natrona County man who is accused of sexually assaulting four different underage girls has pleaded not guilty.
- Showtime documetary collects all of the former CIA chiefs Updated: Nov-25-15 10:59 am
NEW YORK - After making a documentary about presidential chiefs of staff two years ago, filmmaker Jules Naudet joked about focusing on another important government job where it would seem next to impossible to get interview subjects to speak candidly, if at all.
- Dynamo Kiev gets empty stadium order for racist fan attacks Updated: Nov-25-15 8:05 am
NYON, Switzerland - UEFA ordered Dynamo Kiev to play two home games in an empty stadium after racist attacks on fans at a Champions League match.
- Indian media say paramilitary force is curtailing freedom Updated: Nov-25-15 7:56 am
GAUHATI, India - Indian media and a rights group accused a paramilitary force on Wednesday of attempting to curtail press freedom by asking newspapers in an insurgency-hit northeastern state to stop publishing statements from a banned rebel group.
- Trial postponed for ex-cop in 2013 Virginia on-duty shooting Updated: Nov-25-15 7:54 am
FAIRFAX, Virginia - A trial has been postponed in Virginia for a former Fairfax County police officer charged with murder in the 2013 shooting death of an unarmed Springfield man.
- Event to celebrate 50th anniversary of Ky. Civil Rights Act Updated: Nov-25-15 4:01 am
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Kentucky's human rights commission is planning a law symposium to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the passage of the state's Civil Rights Act.
- Rubio finesses abortion stance criticized by Democrats Updated: Nov-25-15 3:17 am
WASHINGTON - When Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio staked out a hard-line position on abortion in the first GOP debate, Hillary Rodham Clinton took notice.