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2 NC Democratic attorneys meet at appeals court over AG's ad

Dec. 06, 2022 14:30 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Representatives for two elected North Carolina Democratic government lawyers argued on Tuesday before an appeals court deciding whether potential prosecution of Attorney General Josh Stein or others over a 2020 campaign commercial should be blocked further while his lawsuit...

Rhode Island city settles ACLU suit over political signs

Dec. 06, 2022 14:13 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The city of Pawtucket is lifting restrictions on political campaign signs under a settlement with the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island, officials said Tuesday. The ACLU filed suit in July on behalf of two Democratic candidates for the state...

EXPLAINER: How Supreme Court case could alter US House seats

Dec. 06, 2022 11:27 AM EST

Partisan gerrymandering is back before the U.S. Supreme Court in a case stemming from the latest attempt by North Carolina's Republican-led legislature to draw U.S. House districts favoring GOP candidates. The question justices will consider Wednesday is whether state courts can rely...

Across vast Muslim world, LGBTQ people remain marginalized

Dec. 06, 2022 08:13 AM EST

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — On the outskirts of Yogyakarta is a small boarding school with a mission that seems out of place in Indonesia, a nation with more Muslim citizens than any other. Its students are transgender women. It is a rare oasis of LGBTQ acceptance across the...

Across vast Muslim world, LGBTQ people remain marginalized

Dec. 06, 2022 08:11 AM EST

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — On the outskirts of Yogyakarta, an Indonesian city that’s home to many universities, is a small boarding school with a mission that seems out of place in a nation with more Muslim citizens than any other. Its students are transgender women. It is a...

Honduras suspends rights in 2 big cities amid gang crackdown

Dec. 05, 2022 19:34 PM EST

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Honduras became the second country in Central America to impose a state of exception suspending some constitutional rights to help fight street gangs when a decree took effect Monday. The extraordinary measures target the capital Tegucigalpa and the...

Protesters near White House demand 'Free China!'

Dec. 05, 2022 01:11 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — About 200 protesters lit candles and shouted “Free China!” two blocks from the White House on Sunday in a show of support for demonstrations in China calling for an end to severe anti-virus controls and for political change. Protesters in Freedom Plaza held up...

As Musk is learning, content moderation is a messy job

Dec. 04, 2022 13:17 PM EST

Now that he’s back on Twitter, neo-Nazi Andrew Anglin wants somebody to explain the rules. Anglin, the founder of an infamous neo-Nazi website, was reinstated Thursday, one of many previously banned users to benefit from an amnesty granted by Twitter's new owner Elon Musk. The next...

Infowars host Alex Jones files for personal bankruptcy

Dec. 02, 2022 16:44 PM EST

Infowars host Alex Jones filed for personal bankruptcy protection Friday in Texas, citing debts that include nearly $1.5 billion he has been ordered to pay to families who sued him over his conspiracy theories about the Sandy Hook school massacre. Jones filed for Chapter 11...

Kansas justice chides state law school for 'closed' climate

Dec. 01, 2022 18:15 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A member of Kansas' highest court has resigned in protest from a part-time teaching job at a state law school following what he says was an unsuccessful attempt by the university to pressure students into canceling an event featuring a leader of a group that opposes LGBTQ...