Human rights and civil liberties

June 25, 2018 - 9:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is ordering Washington courts to take a new look at the case of a florist who refused to provide services for the wedding of two men because of her religious objection to same-sex marriage. The justices' order Monday means the court is passing for now on the...
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June 25, 2018 - 1:05 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Police have arrested a man suspected of cutting off his pregnant wife's arm during a domestic dispute in Brooklyn. The New York Police Department says the 35-year-old man was arrested near Niagara Falls late Saturday night. He is facing a charge of first-degree assault. Police say...
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A protester yells toward a Trump supporter after arriving to the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children, on Saturday, June 23, 2018, in Homestead, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
June 24, 2018 - 8:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday compared people entering the U.S. from Mexico to invaders and said they should be immediately sent back without appearing before a judge. The American Civil Liberties Union said in response that such a step would be illegal and violate the...
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In this April 25, 2018, photo, Gary Ramey, owner and founder of Honor Defense, a gunmaker in Gainesville, Ga., holds a part from one of the company's firearms. Ramey and others in the gun industry are finding corporate America distancing itself from gunmakers and gun dealers, discontinuing discounts or refusing business. (AP Photo/Lisa Marie Pane)
June 24, 2018 - 6:54 pm
GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — With Gary Ramey's fledgling gun-making business taking off in retail stores, he decided to start offering one of his handguns for sale on his website. That didn't sit well with the company he used to process payments, and they informed him they were dropping his account...
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Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, left, speaks with French President Emmanuel Macron during a round table meeting at an informal EU summit on migration at EU headquarters in Brussels, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (Yves Herman, Pool Photo via AP)
June 24, 2018 - 1:59 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on immigration into Europe (all times local): 7:40 p.m. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez says emergency talks European leaders held on migration didn't yield any decisions but that the participants agreed they need to work together on the politically fraught issue...
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Mabkhoutah al-Mari drives to work for the first time in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. "It feels beautiful. It was a dream for us so when it happens in reality, I am between belief and disbelief -- between a feeling of joy and astonishment," said Mari as she pulled up to order a drive-thru coffee on her way to work. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
June 24, 2018 - 1:33 pm
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi women steered their way through busy city streets on Sunday, driving to work, running errands and relishing a new era in which they are allowed to drive and no longer need to rely on men to move around. A longstanding ban on women driving was lifted at midnight,...
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June 24, 2018 - 11:58 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli airline El Al is facing new allegations of discrimination after moving two female passengers under pressure from male ultra-Orthodox travelers who refused to sit next to women. In 2016, a similar case of discrimination was filed against the airline by a female passenger...
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June 24, 2018 - 11:56 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli airline El Al is facing new allegations of discrimination after moving two female passengers under pressure from male ultra-Orthodox travelers who refused to sit next to women. In 2016, a similar case of discrimination was filed against the airline by a female passenger...
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French President Emmanuel Macron speaks with the media as he arrives for an informal EU summit on migration at EU headquarters in Brussels, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
June 24, 2018 - 10:41 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on immigration into Europe (all times local): 4:35 p.m. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez is urging his European Union partners to help Spain deal with the arrival of thousands of migrants from Africa across the Mediterranean Sea. Sanchez said Sunday that he will...
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Hessah al-Ajaji drivers her car down the capital's busy Tahlia Street after midnight for the first time in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. Saudi women are in the driver's seat for the first time in their country and steering their way through busy city streets just minutes after the world's last remaining ban on women driving was lifted on Sunday. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
June 24, 2018 - 8:12 am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi women drove to work and ran errands on Sunday, relishing the freedom to move about without relying on men after the kingdom lifted the world's last remaining ban on women driving. It's a historic moment for women who have been at the mercy of their husbands,...
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