Human rights and civil liberties

September 30, 2019 - 3:22 am
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — A court in Rabat is expected to deliver a ruling in the trial of a Moroccan journalist accused of undergoing an illegal abortion after becoming pregnant while being single. The case has gained attention among journalists and rights groups. Hajar Raissouni, 28, has been jailed...
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Aimee Stephens talks during in an interview in Ferndale, Mich., Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. The Supreme Court will hear Stephens’ case Oct. 8 over whether federal civil rights law that bars job discrimination on the basis of sex protects transgender people. Other arguments that day deal with whether the same law covers sexual orientation. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
September 30, 2019 - 2:44 am
FERNDALE, Michigan (AP) — Aimee Stephens lost her job at a suburban Detroit funeral home and she could lose her Supreme Court case over discrimination against transgender people. Amid her legal fight, her health is failing. But seven years after Stephens thought seriously of suicide and six years...
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A student holds a stuffed toy with a face mask symbolizing their pets support their protest movement during a school strike organized by students in Hong Kong, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
September 29, 2019 - 10:45 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities have rejected an appeal for a major pro-democracy march on Tuesday's National Day's holiday after two straight days of protest-related violence in semi-autonomous Chinese territory. The Civil Human Rights Front says the appeals board on Monday upheld a police...
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Cuba's Foreign Minister Bruno Eduardo Rodriguez Parrilla addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
September 28, 2019 - 9:42 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly's annual gathering of world leaders (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Cuba is blasting the Trump administration for its "baseness and rot" as it denounces the U.S. decision to impose a travel ban to the United States on former Cuban...
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September 28, 2019 - 3:41 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has visited a memorial to a young South African woman whose rape and murder inspired thousands of people to protest the country's high rate of sexual violence. In a quiet stop during a royal tour, Meghan tied a ribbon to the memorial at the post...
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September 28, 2019 - 3:19 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has visited a memorial to a young South African woman whose rape and murder inspired thousands of people to protest the country's high rate of sexual violence. In a quiet visit, Meghan tied a ribbon to the memorial at the post office where...
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Demonstrators gather near a statue depicting a protester during a rally at Edinburgh Place in Hong Kong, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. Hong Kong police said Friday that students account for 29% of nearly 1,600 people detained in anti-democracy protests since June and urged young people to take the "straight and narrow path" as more major rallies loom this weekend. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
September 27, 2019 - 6:26 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police said that students accounted for 29% of nearly 1,600 people detained in pro-democracy protests since June and urged young people to take the "straight and narrow path" as more major rallies are planned this weekend. Police public relations chief Tse Chun-chung said...
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FILE - This June 23, 2019 file photo shows Tyler Perry accepting the ultimate icon award at the BET Awards in Los Angeles. Perry says he cannot “just up and leave” filming in Georgia despite Hollywood’s backlash against the state’s “heartbeat” abortion law. Perry made the remarks Friday, Sept. 27, while discussing the upcoming opening of a massive new Atlanta-based studio. Some celebs have urged TV and film companies to abandon the state after Republican Gov. Brian Kemp signed the restrictive abortion bill in May. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
September 27, 2019 - 4:23 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyler Perry said he cannot "just up and leave" filming in Georgia despite Hollywood's backlash against the state's "heartbeat" abortion law. The actor-director-writer made the remarks to The Associated Press on Friday while discussing the upcoming opening of his massive Atlanta-...
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FILE - In this June 29, 2018, file photo, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., talks to media during a practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Roush Fenway Racing will split at the end of the season and Chris Buescher will replace him in 2020. Although his contract is believed to run through 2021, the team said Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, it will part ways with the two-time Xfinity Series champion at the end of the year. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
September 27, 2019 - 3:48 pm
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — A critical playoff race that will end the championship chances for four NASCAR drivers has been overshadowed by a free-agent market that took a wild turn this week when Roush Fenway Racing abruptly dumped Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Stenhouse was told Wednesday the team was not...
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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2014, file photo, Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi speaks during a press conference in Manama, Bahrain. Nearly one year has passed since the Oct. 2 killing of Khashoggi, whose body has still not been found, no one has been convicted and questions continue to linger over the crown prince’s culpability. At the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly, relatives of activists detained in Saudi Arabia, and Khashoggi’s fiancée, wondered why those responsible haven’t been punished. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File)
September 27, 2019 - 2:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly one year has passed since a team of 15 Saudi government agents flew to Turkey and killed Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. His body has still not been found, no one has been convicted and questions linger over the crown prince's culpability. The Oct. 2 slaying brought into...
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