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Last Khmer Rouge leaders guilty of genocide, get life terms

Nov. 16, 2018 6:42 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The last surviving leaders of the Khmer Rouge regime that ruled Cambodia in the 1970s, when their reign of terror was responsible for the deaths of an estimated 1.7 million people, were convicted Friday by an international tribunal of genocide, crimes against humanity and war...

Judge rules boys discriminated against in Title IX case

Nov. 13, 2018 4:47 AM EST

LONDON, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a Kentucky school district is discriminating against boys by only allowing girls to play basketball at more than one grade level. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports U.S. District Judge Karen Caldwell said Friday that Laurel County Schools needs to change...

House Democrats promise action on LGBTQ rights bill

Oct. 29, 2018 7:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just days ahead of a midterm election they hope will deliver them a majority, House Democrats are promising to prioritize anti-discrimination legislation that would for the first time establish widespread equal rights protections for LGBTQ individuals. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi...

World Cup cash inequality persists after women's prize rises

Oct. 26, 2018 4:33 PM EDT

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — FIFA President Gianni Infantino says doubling the total prize money for women's World Cup teams to $30 million is progress. However, the total prize money will be $440 million for the men's teams at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The FIFA Council on Friday ratified the financial package...

UN chief decries failure to bring women into peacemaking

Oct. 25, 2018 8:12 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday decried the failure to bring women into peacemaking, pointing to statistics showing that between 1990 and 2017, women constituted only 8 percent of negotiators and 5 percent of witnesses and signatories to major peace processes. He told...

UK attorney general to consider case of far-right activist

Oct. 23, 2018 7:34 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A judge on Tuesday referred a contempt-of-court case involving far-right activist Stephen Yaxley-Lennon to Britain's attorney general for consideration. Yaxley-Lennon, who uses the pseudonym Tommy Robinson, was arrested in May for potentially prejudicing a trial by broadcasting live on...

Fury over reported federal plan targeting transgender people

Oct. 22, 2018 5:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — LGBT leaders across the U.S. reacted with fury Monday to a report that the Trump administration is considering adoption of a new definition of gender that would effectively deny federal recognition and civil rights protections to transgender Americans. "I feel very threatened, but I am...

Police applicants asked to disclose if sex assault victims

Oct. 21, 2018 10:55 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland, California, police department asks officer applicants to disclose whether they have been sexually assaulted, which appears to be a rare and potentially problematic inquiry, a newspaper reported Sunday. The San Francisco Chronicle queried police in the state's 10 most...

Police head challenges part of report on Starbucks arrests

Oct. 16, 2018 1:46 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The city police commissioner has taken issue with part of a panel's review of the high-profile arrests of two black men at a Starbucks coffee shop, rejecting its broader conclusion that racism drives contact between citizens and police. The review of the April arrests at the downtown...

Megan Rapinoe sees disparity as World Cup approaches

Oct. 15, 2018 7:37 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — With the Women's World Cup less than eight months away, U.S. national team midfielder Megan Rapinoe is dismayed by what she sees as ongoing issues of inequality in soccer. From uncertainty about the use of video review and the amount of prize money, to scheduling other tournament...