- Court appearance set for suspect in Colorado clinic shooting Updated: Nov-30-15 4:50 am
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado - The man accused of opening fire at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs was due for his first appearance in court Monday, as speculation continued to mount over what motivated the attack and how authorities would prosecute the suspect.
- 60 years after boycott, using Montgomery bus can be trying Updated: Nov-30-15 4:45 am
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Two blocks from the spot where Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger in 1955, 17-year-old Tanesha Wilson listens to earbuds as she waits for the No. 8.
- Colleges grapple with best ways to address race incidents Updated: Nov-30-15 3:58 am
WASHINGTON - Officials were slow to handle racial incidents at the University of Missouri, and that contributed to protests, a student hunger strike, a threatened boycott by the football team and ultimately, the resignations of two administrators.
- Kevorkian archive opens as physician-assisted deaths rise Updated: Nov-30-15 1:18 am
ANN ARBOR, Michigan - Just days before she died with Dr. Jack Kevorkian's assistance, Merian Frederick could not speak or hold up her head without help from her daughter, Carol Poenisch.
- Attorney compares Kansas sperm donor's plight, gay marriage Updated: Nov-29-15 6:02 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - A Kansas sperm donor's battle to avoid being declared the legal father of a same-sex couple's child has some similarities to the fight for gay marriage, the man's attorney argued in court filings.
- Planned Parenthood: Long a lightning rod in US culture wars Updated: Nov-29-15 5:20 pm
NEW YORK - As a leading defender of abortion rights and comprehensive sex education, Planned Parenthood deals daily with some of America's most contentious issues, and is well accustomed to receiving verbal threats.
- EU, Turkey seek better relations at emergency refugee summit Updated: Nov-29-15 4:31 pm
BRUSSELS - European Union leaders and the Turkish prime minister sealed a joint summit with a commitment to re-energize Turkey's long-stalled membership talks and bolster their common resolve to deal with the Syrian refugee crisis.
- NW Missouri man fatally shot after pointing gun at officers Updated: Nov-29-15 4:30 pm
STEWARTSVILLE, Missouri - A northwest Missouri man is dead after pointing a weapon at law enforcement officers who were responding to a domestic disturbance.
- Nevada could soon see 'Values Life' specialty license plate Updated: Nov-29-15 2:51 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Motorists could soon buy specialty license plates proclaiming "Nevada Values Life," although state officials and Planned Parenthood have warned of possible lawsuits because of the overtly Christian anti-abortion charity that will receive a portion of the proceeds.
- Q&A on the history of attacks against Planned Parenthood Updated: Nov-29-15 1:08 pm
LOS ANGELES - A deadly shooting at a Colorado Planned Parenthood is the latest in a long history of violence at clinics that provide abortions and doctors who perform the procedure.
- Clergy see Black Lives Matter as chance for dialogue Updated: Nov-29-15 11:34 am
ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - The Black Lives Matter movement, which calls attention to the violent deaths of young black men, has become the largest social-justice effort among American blacks since the civil rights struggle of the 1960s. And, as in the 1960s, clergy are playing a critical role.
- Pence order puts Indiana at center of Syrian refugee issue Updated: Nov-29-15 10:42 am
SOUTH BEND, Indiana - Indiana could be shaping up as a testing ground for how states deal with Syrian refugees, after Gov. Mike Pence directed state agencies this month to suspend resettlement efforts because of security concerns.
- Gay rights activists march in New Delhi parade Updated: Nov-29-15 7:58 am
NEW DELHI - Hundreds of gay rights activists danced to drum beats and held colorful balloons as they marched in a parade in New Delhi on Sunday, celebrating what they call the diversity of gender and sexuality.
- Thousands in Turkey attend funeral of human rights lawyer Updated: Nov-29-15 5:30 am
ANKARA, Turkey - Several thousand people are attending the funeral of a prominent lawyer and human rights defender who was killed in a shooting along with two policemen.
- Elderly man sues Greenwich police for alleged brutality Updated: Nov-28-15 4:18 pm
BRIDGEPORT, Connecticut - A 76-year-old man has filed a lawsuit alleging a Greenwich police officer threw him against his car and kicked him after pulling him over for using his cellphone while driving.
- Burger King manager: Police erased video of Chicago shooting Updated: Nov-28-15 4:00 pm
CHICAGO - A Burger King manager who accuses Chicago police of erasing surveillance video in the case of a black teenager shot last year by a white officer says he has testified before a federal grand jury investigating the shooting.
- Chief resigns over slur before new police department opens Updated: Nov-28-15 3:26 pm
FARRELL, Pennsylvania - A Pennsylvania police chief who used a racial slur in a fundraising email unrelated to his police job has stepped down- before his newly minted department even began operating.
- Missouri school district adopts transgender policy Updated: Nov-28-15 2:18 pm
MARIONVILLE, Missouri - A southwest Missouri school district has a new policy governing bathroom usage for transgender students that some civil rights advocates are calling discriminatory.
- Pope to visit Central African Republic's divided capital Updated: Nov-28-15 11:23 am
BANGUI, Central African Republic - Georgette Dossio mourns a son whose body she can never bury. Sitting on the dirt under a tent of scrap wood and tarp, she is comforted by her neighbors at the airport displaced-persons camp where she has lived for nearly two years.
- New Mexico court orders new trial in excessive force case Updated: Nov-27-15 10:24 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - The New Mexico Court of Appeals is ordering a new trial in a civil case against the city of Clovis and three police officers accused of using excessive force in restraining a man in 2006.
- The Latest: 3 arrested in Chicago Black Friday protests Updated: Nov-27-15 8:41 pm
CHICAGO - The latest on the aftermath of the shooting of a black teenager by a white Chicago police officer (all times local):
- Gay marriage is legal but not on tribal lands Updated: Nov-27-15 5:22 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - Cleo Pablo married her longtime partner when gay weddings became legal in Arizona and looked forward to the day when her wife and their children could move into her home in the small Native American community outside Phoenix where she grew up.
- Outrage after Venezuela opposition leader killed Updated: Nov-27-15 4:48 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - The slaying of a Venezuelan opposition leader at a campaign rally is becoming an international flashpoint a week before critical congressional elections.
- Rights pioneer Heman Sweatt's family backs UT race policy Updated: Nov-27-15 3:52 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Warning the U.S. Supreme Court against taking a step backward, the family of segregation-busting icon Heman Sweatt has joined calls for preserving a University of Texas policy that uses race as one of several factors in picking incoming freshmen.
- Michigan concealed gun licensing to change next week Updated: Nov-27-15 2:56 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan's 488,000 concealed handgun license holders will soon see a change in how permits are issued.