Social issues

German Chancellor Angela Merkel smiles as she arrives for the weekly cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
September 06, 2019 - 12:23 am
BEIJING (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday that the rights and freedoms of Hong Kong residents should be protected, adding that a solution to the Chinese city's political crisis can only be garnered through dialogue while violence should be avoided. Merkel met with Chinese Premier...
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September 05, 2019 - 8:39 pm
MIAMI (AP) — An American Airlines mechanic is accused of sabotaging a flight over stalled union contract negotiations. Citing a criminal complaint affidavit filed in federal court, The Miami Herald reports Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani was arrested Thursday on the sabotage charge and is accused...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2019 photo, Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., leads a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington. Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia announced on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, that he will retire at the end of 2019, citing 'health challenges'. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
September 05, 2019 - 11:44 am
DENVER (AP) — As Democrats try to win control of the White House and the Senate in 2020, they face a geographical puzzle — the path to the presidency may conflict with the one to a Senate majority. Democrats' best shot at the White House is to win back their old turf — the Rust Belt states heavy...
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September 05, 2019 - 10:38 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's president Cyril Ramaphosa is vowing to crack down on perpetrators of violence against women, after thousands of protesters gathered on the streets of central Cape Town this week demanding the government address the issue. In a video statement aired Thursday...
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FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2013, file photo, a photo of Rev. Robert Brennan, right, is displayed during a news conference in Philadelphia, where attorneys for the family of Sean McIlmail, an alleged priest-abuse victim, announced a wrongful death lawsuit against Roman Catholic church officials. McIlmail claimed Brennan abused him for years, beginning at age 11. Federal prosecutors in Philadelphia have charged Brennan, a former Roman Catholic priest with lying to the FBI about whether he knew the accuser and his family. Authorities say Brennan was arrested in Maryland and is expected to be arraigned Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
September 05, 2019 - 10:31 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal prosecutors filed their first charges Thursday in a sweeping investigation of child sexual abuse by clerics in Pennsylvania, accusing a former Roman Catholic priest of lying to the FBI about whether he knew an accuser and his family. Robert Brennan, 81, was arrested in...
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September 05, 2019 - 9:50 am
ROME (AP) — Italian authorities have suspended a doctor and three pharmacists suspected of the fraudulent prescription of opioids. In an alleged scenario that appears to have similarities to the U.S. opioid addiction epidemic, a physician in the southern city of Cosenza is suspected of writing far...
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September 05, 2019 - 7:44 am
DALLAS (AP) — A federal law enforcement official says ATF agents have executed a search warrant at the Lubbock, Texas, home of a man they believe was involved in the "transfer" of an AR-style rifle to the gunman who killed seven people in a Labor Day weekend mass shooting. The official familiar...
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September 05, 2019 - 7:40 am
DALLAS (AP) — A federal law enforcement official says ATF agents have executed a search warrant at the Lubbock, Texas, home of a man they believe was involved in the "transfer" of an AR-style rifle to the gunman who killed seven people in a Labor Day mass shooting. The official familiar with the...
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September 05, 2019 - 6:36 am
BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors say they're investigating allegations that a company in Bavaria supplied Turkey with software that could be used to spy on Turkish dissidents. Munich prosecutors said Thursday that they had opened the investigation into FinFisher after receiving complaints from a...
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September 05, 2019 - 6:26 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's Department of International Relations and Cooperation says the South African mission in Lagos, Nigeria is temporarily closed after coming under attack by Nigerians angry about xenophobic violence in the southern African nation. DIRCO spokesman Lunga Ngquengelele...
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