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Matthew Shepard's parents criticize AG Barr on LGBT rights

Oct. 16, 2019 3:12 PM EDT

The parents of Matthew Shepard, the gay college student murdered in 1998, assailed Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday for what they called hypocrisy on LGBT rights during a Justice Department ceremony commemorating a hate-crimes law named after their son. The ceremony, held in the department's Great Hall,...

France OKs bill legalizing IVF for lesbians, single women

Oct. 15, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France's lower house of parliament on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed a bill that aims to give single women and lesbian couples legal access to in vitro fertilization, egg freezing and fertility medication. The assisted reproduction measures are part of a broader bioethics bill voted by the...

AG seeks to halt adoption ruling, denies anti-Catholic bias

Oct. 11, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is asking a federal judge to halt an injunction that lets religious-based adoption and foster care agencies refuse to serve LGBT couples. The Democrat announced Friday that she filed an emergency motion for a stay Thursday. She contends U.S....

Slain reporter's mother hopes militants will face US charges

Oct. 10, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An American woman whose son was killed by the Islamic State said Thursday that she is hopeful the transfer to U.S. custody of two British militants brings them a step closer to criminal charges. Diane Foley told The Associated Press that she would like to see the men prosecuted in the...

Private sector seeks to profit by detaining migrant kids

Oct. 3, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

SAN BENITO, Texas (AP) — On a recent day in a remodeled brick church in the Rio Grande Valley, a caregiver tried to soothe a toddler, offering him a sippy cup. The adult knew next to nothing about the little 3-year-old whose few baby words appeared to be Portuguese. Shelter staff had tried desperately to...

Judge blocks Trump rules for detained migrant kids

Sep. 27, 2019 10:49 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A U.S. judge on Friday blocked new Trump administration rules that would enable the government to keep immigrant children in detention facilities with their parents indefinitely. U.S. District Court Judge Dolly Gee in Los Angeles said the rules conflict with a 1997 settlement agreement...

The Latest: Judge to block rules for detained migrant kids

Sep. 27, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a court case over detention conditions for immigrant children (all times local): 12:45 p.m. A U.S. judge says she will block Trump administration rules for the detention of immigrant children, calling them inconsistent with a longstanding agreement that lays out conditions...

Florida grandmother picks up 3-year-old found on porch in NY

Sep. 27, 2019 3:33 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A 3-year-old Florida boy found sleeping on a porch in Buffalo will go home with his grandmother, a judge decided Friday, while authorities try to determine whether the remains of two people found in a burned car are those of his parents. A Family Court judge granted custody of Noelvin...

Judge: Michigan adoption agencies can turn away LGBT couples

Sep. 26, 2019 9:21 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Religious-based adoption agencies that contract with the state of Michigan will be allowed to refuse to place children in LGBT homes under a preliminary injunction issued by a federal judge Thursday. District Judge Robert Jonker in Grand Rapids blocked Democratic state Attorney...

Heiress' lawyers say wrong people are on trial for murder

Sep. 23, 2019 9:17 PM EDT

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area heiress charged with murder in the death of her children's father is wrongly accused of a crime committed by someone who plotted to kidnap him, her attorneys said Monday. Prosecutors said in opening statements that Tiffany Li lured Keith Green to her...