- Erdogan firm on terror laws, set on presidential system Updated: May-06-16 10:10 am
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out at Europe on Friday, saying his nation will not reform its anti-terrorism legislation for the sake of visa-free travel to Europe for its citizens.
- MnSCU drops North Carolina travel ban Updated: May-05-16 7:44 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system has lifted a ban on travel to North Carolina over that state's law limiting the rights of LGBT people.
- Lawyer: Canadian to leave Nepal after work visa revoked Updated: May-05-16 6:48 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal - A Canadian man will leave Nepal on Thursday after a court failed to hear his appeal for the revocation of his work visa over critical social media posts, his lawyer said.
- Coach: NC travel ban to cost Minnesota athletes opportunity Updated: May-04-16 5:34 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota State-Mankato's baseball coach on Wednesday lamented the lost opportunity for his team if it were to qualify for the NCAA Division II championship and couldn't play because the tournament is in North Carolina.
- Columbus bans non-essential worker travel to North Carolina Updated: May-03-16 3:36 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Columbus has passed a plan barring city employees from traveling to North Carolina on non-essential business in a show of support for the transgender community.
- Cheering Cubans greet first cruise ship from US in decades Updated: May-02-16 3:34 pm
HAVANA - Greeted with rum drinks and salsa dancers, the first passengers to cruise from the U.S. to Cuba in nearly 40 years streamed Monday into a crowd cheering the rebirth of commercial travel on waters that served as a stage for a half-century of Cold War hostility.
- Portland, Maine, bans travel to Mississippi, North Carolina Updated: Apr-26-16 10:59 am
PORTLAND, Maine - Portland, Maine, is banning all non-essential travel of city employees to states that enact legislation that discriminates against the gay and transsexual communities.
- Next round of rail improvements begin in southern Michigan Updated: Apr-25-16 9:12 pm
BATTLE CREEK, Michigan - Improvements continue on southern Michigan train tracks that will change service along the route.
- India revokes visa for Germany-based Uighur activist Updated: Apr-25-16 5:42 am
NEW DELHI - India has revoked a tourist visa given to a Germany-based ethnic Uighur activist to attend an upcoming conference at the headquarters of the Tibetan government-in-exile in northern India, an official said Monday.
- Saudi human rights activist sentenced to 9 years in prison Updated: Apr-24-16 9:14 am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Rights group Amnesty International says a court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced a peaceful dissident to nine years in prison and banned him from travel abroad for another nine years on charges related to his civil rights work.
- India revokes passport of tycoon who owes $1 billion Updated: Apr-24-16 5:12 am
NEW DELHI - India on Sunday revoked the passport of a flamboyant Indian businessman accused of fleeing to London in March while owing more than a billion dollars to Indian banks.
- Indiana lawmaker defends taking family on California trip Updated: Apr-21-16 9:56 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - U.S. Rep. Marlin Stutzman on Thursday defended his decision to have his Senate campaign pay more than $2,000 for a six-day trip to California last summer that his wife described on social media as a family vacation.
- Stall on appropriations bill ends with Medicaid compromise Updated: Apr-20-16 3:14 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The Arkansas House has passed a bill authorizing reimbursements for court officials and members of the Legislature for their travel expenses in the next fiscal year.
- The Latest: Governor not open to scaling back insurance plan Updated: Apr-19-16 3:33 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The Latest on efforts to end a budget standoff over Arkansas' hybrid Medicaid expansion (all times local):
- Turkey wants EU visa changes by June or migrant deal is off Updated: Apr-19-16 9:10 am
PARIS - Turkey could easily call off the migrant deal struck with the European Union if visa rules for Turks aren't relaxed within the next two months, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Tuesday, sounding a warning over a controversial deal which has stemmed much of the human tide across the Aegean Sea.
- Ohio city plans North Carolina travel ban over bathroom law Updated: Apr-18-16 12:55 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Columbus City Council plans to enact a ban on unnecessary travel to North Carolina in protest of that state's recently enacted law mandating which public restrooms transgender people are allowed to use.
- Los Angeles bans worker travel to N. Carolina, Mississippi Updated: Apr-15-16 7:57 pm
LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says the city will stop doing business with North Carolina and Mississippi after the states approved legislation preventing anti-discrimination protections for gay, lesbian and transgender people.
- Providence mayor bans travel to North Carolina, Mississippi Updated: Apr-15-16 4:32 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza has signed an executive order banning non-essential, city-funded travel to North Carolina and Mississippi because of laws passed there that critics call discriminatory against gay and transgender people.
- Capitol Hill Buzz: Republicans want answers on visit to Iran Updated: Apr-13-16 6:09 pm
WASHINGTON - Stop us if you've heard this one. Three guys walk into ... the Iranian Interests Section in Washington.
- Judge rejects request to block passport marker law Updated: Apr-13-16 3:11 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - A federal judge declined Wednesday to immediately block a law that requires a marker to be placed in the passports of people convicted of sex offenses against children.
- Salt Lake mayor: No North Carolina and Mississippi travel Updated: Apr-12-16 5:58 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Salt Lake City's mayor has banned city-funded travel to Mississippi and North Carolina after they passed what she calls anti-LGBT laws.
- New statue celebrates park designer Frederick Law Olmsted Updated: Apr-11-16 4:17 pm
If you've visited parks in New York, Boston or many other places around the U.S., you've probably experienced the landscapes of Frederick Law Olmsted. Olmsted designed hundreds of parks, gardens and other public spaces, including Manhattan's Central Park, Boston's "Emerald Necklace," the grounds of the U.S. Capitol in Washington and California's Stanford University campus. He's considered the father of landscape architecture in America, and The North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville is honoring Olmsted's work by dedicating a statue of him on April 22.
- EU extends Iran sanctions citing human rights situation Updated: Apr-11-16 1:58 pm
BRUSSELS - The European Union says it has extended sanctions against 82 Iranian officials until 2017 because of the human rights situation in the nation.
- Help wanted: Seasonal restaurants struggle with visa delays Updated: Apr-11-16 9:22 am
ORLEANS, Massachusetts - Putting in 15-hour days as cook and cleaner is not what Don Berig expected to be doing at this point in his life, but he and his wife, Marylou, are on the front lines at the Lobster Claw until the restaurant's seasonal workforce arrives.
- What REAL ID means for Washington state Updated: Apr-10-16 4:59 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - More than two dozen states and territories aren't in compliance with a 2005 federal law that requires state driver's licenses and ID cards to have security enhancements and be issued to people who can prove they're legally in the United States. But Washington is one of just four states and one territory that haven't received a compliance extension from the federal government, meaning millions of residents who currently have standard Washington driver's licenses now need additional ID for access to some military bases, and will eventually be required to show additional documentation for air travel unless the Legislature acts.