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Sea search continues after Spanish girl's body found in bag

Jun. 11, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain is in shock after investigators combing the seabed near the Canary Islands found the body of one of two young sisters taken by their father weeks earlier without the mother's permission. Coroners have confirmed that the body found in a bag and tied...

Protests as Austria grapples with violence against women

Jun. 04, 2021 13:53 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — The 35-year-old woman was working at a tobacco shop in Vienna when authorities say her ex-boyfriend doused her in gasoline and set her ablaze in March. In April, another woman of the same age was found shot to death in her home in the Austrian capital, also reportedly by her...

Senators lead resolution to condemn girls' school attack

May. 31, 2021 10:10 AM EDT

U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire and Susan Collins of Maine have led a resolution condemning the recent bomb attack on a girls' school in Afghanistan that killed more than 85 people and injured 150 more. The resolution condemns all forms of violence targeting...

Farm laborer convicted in 2018 stabbing death of Iowa runner

May. 28, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A farm laborer was found guilty Friday in the abduction and killing of an Iowa college student who vanished while out for a run in 2018 and will face life behind bars for a crime that shocked the nation. A 12-member jury unanimously found...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

May. 26, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. May 25, 2021. Editorial: Be careful with ticket prices High ticket prices have been the subject of complaints for years. It doesn’t seem to matter what the ticket is for. Whether it’s a concert, a sports event or...

Internal emails reveal WHO knew of sex abuse claims in Congo

May. 12, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

BENI, Congo (AP) — When Shekinah was working as a nurse’s aide in northeastern Congo in January 2019, she said, a World Health Organization doctor offered her a job investigating Ebola cases at double her previous salary — with a catch. “When he asked me to sleep...

Europe's rights body fears virus measures hurting democracy

May. 11, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Europe’s leading human rights body warned Tuesday that threats to democratic rights and personal freedoms have worsened during the pandemic, with some governments using health restrictions as a pretext to advance undemocratic political agendas. ...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

May. 10, 2021 10:42 AM EDT

Des Moines Register. May 6, 2021. Editorial: Iowa doesn’t have a labor shortage. It has a people shortage The next time you’re walking into a restaurant or grocery store, or pretty much any business, pause to look at the door. Near the sign about...

Vigils, rallies mark day of awareness for Indigenous victims

May. 06, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Some shared agonizing stories of frustration and loss. Others prayed and performed ceremonies. All called for action. Across the U.S. on Wednesday, family members, advocates and government leaders commemorated a day of awareness for the crisis...

Ghislaine Maxwell's July trial is postponed until the fall

May. 03, 2021 19:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The July trial for Ghislaine Maxwell on charges that she aided ex-boyfriend Jeffrey Epstein in the sexual abuse of teenage girls was postponed to the fall on Monday. U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan said a delay of a trial scheduled for July 12 of a...