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Tunisian leader backs equal inheritance rights for women

Aug. 13, 2018 11:05 AM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's president promised Monday to submit a bill to parliament soon that aims to give women equal inheritance rights with men, as debate over the topic of inheritance reverberated around the Muslim world. In a speech marking Women's Day in Tunisia, President Beji Caid Essebsi said...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's economic fiction: 'record' GDP, jobs

Aug. 13, 2018 12:14 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is distorting the truth on U.S. economic growth and jobs, pointing to record-breaking figures that don't exist and not telling the full story on black unemployment. He cites the highest-ever gross domestic product for the U.S. that's not there and predicts a...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's economic mirage; Sanders on Medicare

Aug. 11, 2018 8:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is pulling numbers out of thin air when it comes to the economy, jobs and the deficit. He refers to a current record-breaking gross domestic product for the U.S. where none exists and predicts a blockbuster 5 percent annual growth rate in the current quarter that...

Kentucky Supreme Court agrees to hear pension case

Aug. 10, 2018 4:40 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Supreme Court says it will decide if changes to the state's struggling retirement systems are legal, setting up a high-stakes clash between Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and his potential Democratic opponent for re-election in 2019. Kentucky has one of the worst-funded...

William & Mary board rescinds Bill Cosby honorary degree

Aug. 10, 2018 3:38 PM EDT

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — The board of visitors of The College of William & Mary has voted to rescind an honorary degree awarded to comedian and actor Bill Cosby. The board issued a statement Friday saying that since it awarded the Masters of Arts degree in 1993, "information came to light and was...

Abortion activists vow to press fight despite Argentina loss

Aug. 9, 2018 8:21 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Women's groups across Latin America vowed to keep fighting for a right to abortion despite the Argentine Senate's rejection of a bill early Thursday that would have legalized the procedure in Pope Francis' home country. There were even expectations that the conservative...

Florida officials want info about election hacking claims

Aug. 9, 2018 7:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Florida officials want more information from the U.S. Senate supporting claims made by Sen. Bill Nelson that Russian operatives have penetrated some of his state's election systems. Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner sent a letter requesting the information Thursday to Sen. Richard...

Argentine Senate debates measure to legalize abortion

Aug. 8, 2018 11:40 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The Senate debated all day Wednesday over a bill that would legalize elective abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy in the homeland of Pope Francis, setting up a vote that could reverberate around the region. Argentina's lower house of Congress already passed the...

Airlines, consumer groups ready for fight over proposed bill

Aug. 7, 2018 9:25 AM EDT

As summer vacationers start to pack up and head home, Congress is considering a sweeping tally of proposals that could affect travelers, from dictating seat size and legroom to rolling back rules that require airlines to advertise the full price of a ticket. The current law authorizing operations of the Federal...

Airlines, consumer groups ready for fight over proposed bill

Aug. 7, 2018 6:11 AM EDT

As summer vacationers start to pack up and head home, Congress is considering a sweeping tally of proposals that could affect travelers, from dictating seat size and legroom to rolling back rules that require airlines to advertise the full price of a ticket. The Senate might call up its version of a major...