Social issues

April 16, 2018 - 12:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Officials say inmates in New York City's jail system will be housed with the gender they identify with. Monday's announcement means New York will join San Francisco in establishing a policy to accommodate transgender inmates. City human rights commissioner Carmelyn Malalis says...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016 file photo, people gather in the landmark Jemaa el-Fnaa square, in Marrakesh, Morocco. A FIFA task force arrived in Morocco on Monday, April 16, 2018 to inspect a World Cup bid that obscures one potential impediment to hosting the 2026 soccer showpiece: homosexuality is a criminal offense in the north African country. An Associated Press review of 483 pages of documents submitted to FIFA found Morocco failed to declare its anti-LGBT law as a risk factor and provide a remedy, appearing to flout stringent new bidding requirements.(AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy, file)
April 16, 2018 - 12:38 pm
A FIFA task force arrived in Morocco on Monday to inspect a World Cup bid that obscures one potential impediment to hosting the 2026 soccer showpiece: Homosexuality is a criminal offense in the north African country. An Associated Press review of 483 pages of documents submitted to FIFA found...
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Supporters of the Greek Communist party protests against U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria, in central Athens on Monday, April 16, 2018. Police used tear gas to disperse the protesters trying to pull down a statue of U.S. President Harry S. Truman. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
April 16, 2018 - 12:37 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local): 7:30 p.m. The French prime minister says Western airstrikes on Syria sent a strong, clear message to dissuade Syria's government from using chemical weapons. Edouard Philippe told French lawmakers France's "riposte" was "...
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This combination photo shows, from left, President Donald Trump, attorney Michael Cohen and adult film actress Stormy Daniels. Cohen has been ordered to appear in federal court in New York, Monday, April 16, 2018, for arguments over last week's raid of his home and office. The raid sought information on a $130,000 payment made to porn actress Stormy Daniels, who alleges she had sex with a married Trump in 2006. (AP Photo)
April 16, 2018 - 12:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The porn actress Stormy Daniels is expected to attend a court hearing in New York on Monday where a U.S. judge is hearing more arguments about President Donald Trump's extraordinary request that he be allowed to review records seized from his personal lawyer's office as part of a...
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April 16, 2018 - 11:58 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Officials say inmates in New York City's jail system will be housed with the gender they identify with. Monday's announcement means New York will join San Francisco in establishing a policy to accommodate transgender inmates. City human rights commissioner Carmelyn Malalis says...
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Demonstrators occupy the Starbucks that has become the center of protests Monday, April 16, 2018, in Philadelphia. The CEO of Starbucks arrived in Philadelphia hoping to meet with two black men who were arrested when the coffee chain's employees called 911 and said they were trespassing. Meanwhile, protesters took over the shop Monday. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
April 16, 2018 - 11:58 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on arrest of black men at a Philadelphia Starbucks (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson says the company is reviewing the arrest of two black men in a Philadelphia store last week and expects to train store managers on "unconscious bias." "We're...
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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2016, file photo, razor wire protects a perimeter of the Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville, S.C. A South Carolina prisons spokesman says several inmates are dead and others required outside medical attention after hours of fighting inside the maximum security prison. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)
April 16, 2018 - 11:23 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on prison riots that killed seven inmates in South Carolina (all times local): 11:20 a.m. An inmate who witnessed a riot inside a South Carolina prison says he saw bodies stacking up on each other and correctional officers didn't do anything to stop the violence or...
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Camille Hymes, center, regional vice president of Mid-Atlantic operations at Starbucks Coffee Company, speaks with Asa Khalif, of Black Lives Matter, right, after protesters entered the coffee shop, Sunday, April 15, 2018, demanding the firing of the manager who called police resulting in the arrest of two black men on Thursday. The arrests were captured on video that quickly gained traction on social media. (Mark Bryant/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
April 16, 2018 - 11:19 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The CEO of Starbucks arrived in Philadelphia hoping to meet with two black men who were arrested when the coffee chain's employees called 911 and said they were trespassing, while about two dozen chanting protesters took over the shop Monday. "I would like to have a dialogue...
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April 16, 2018 - 9:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from a pastor who challenged a state law's noise limit that was used to restrict his anti-abortion protest outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Portland, Maine. The justices offered no comment Monday in rejecting the appeal from the Rev...
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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2016, file photo, razor wire protects a perimeter of the Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville, S.C. A South Carolina prisons spokesman says several inmates are dead and others required outside medical attention after hours of fighting inside the maximum security prison. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)
April 16, 2018 - 9:30 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Seven inmates were killed and at least 17 others seriously injured as inmates were left to fight for more than seven hours before authorities regained control of a maximum-security prison. South Carolina prisons spokesman Jeff Taillon announced the grim outcome after State Law...
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