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Low-profile administrator replaces Engler at Michigan State

Jan. 17, 2019 6:40 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University ousted its interim president on Thursday, a week ahead of his scheduled departure, as the school stepped up efforts to finally move beyond the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal. Its new temporary leader, Satish Udpa, is a high-ranking but low-profile...

Michigan State President Engler says he'll resign next week

Jan. 16, 2019 9:33 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The former governor brought in to help Michigan State University recover from the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal resigned Wednesday as the school's interim president amid backlash over his comments about some of the ex-sports doctor's victims. John Engler, who had resisted pressure to...

Woman who fled Saudi Arabia reaches her new home in Canada

Jan. 13, 2019 12:41 AM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Tired but smiling, an 18-year-old Saudi woman who said she feared death if deported back home arrived Saturday in Canada, which offered her asylum in a case that attracted global attention after she mounted a social media campaign. "This is Rahaf Alqunun, a very brave new Canadian," Foreign...

The Latest: Canada says UN found Saudi woman faced danger

Jan. 12, 2019 3:10 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — The Latest on Saudi asylum seeker who fled alleged abuse by her family (all times local): 11:10 a.m. Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland says the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees found that a Saudi woman fleeing alleged family abuse was in a dangerous situation and that...

Saudi woman fleeing alleged abuse heads for asylum in Canada

Jan. 11, 2019 11:19 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — An 18-year-old Saudi woman who said she was abused by her family and feared for her life if deported back home left Thailand on Friday night for Canada, which has granted her asylum, officials said. The fast-moving developments capped an eventful week for Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun. She fled her...

Requests to bring in child brides OK'd; legal under US laws

Jan. 11, 2019 9:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of requests by men to bring in child and adolescent brides to live in the United States were approved over the past decade, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press. In one case, a 49-year-old man applied for admission for a 15-year-old girl. The approvals...

'The Widows' is intriguing debut by Jess Montgomery

Jan. 8, 2019 10:38 AM EST

"The Widows: a Novel" (Minotaur), by Jess Montgomery The atmosphere of an old-fashioned Western permeates this intriguing debut that mixes workers' rights, corruption, Prohibition and women's rights set in the harshly stark Appalachian Ohio coal-mining country during 1925. Beautifully plotted and filled with...

Correction: Equal Rights Amendment-Virginia story

Jan. 1, 2019 1:56 PM EST

In a story Dec. 28 about efforts to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment in Virginia, The Associated Press incorrectly reported the first name of the president of The Family Foundation of Virginia. Her name is Victoria Cobb, not Virginia Cobb. A corrected version of the story is below: Will Virginia be next to...

Correction: Women's March-Controversy story

Dec. 31, 2018 11:10 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — In a story Dec. 26 about women's rights events in January, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the Chicago Women's March had been canceled. Organizers say a January march and rally were never planned in Chicago because of high costs, but that events are organized elsewhere in...

Murkowski to revive bill meant to help Native American women

Dec. 28, 2018 6:50 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski said she plans to reintroduce a bill intended to help solve crimes against Native Americans. The bill received unanimous Senate approval after being introduced by North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp but was blocked by the outgoing chairman of the House Judiciary...