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US seeks united front in Asia despite Korea, Japan tensions

Sep. 28, 2022 23:34 PM EDT

YOKOSUKA, Japan (AP) — Standing on the deck of an American destroyer at a naval base here on Wednesday, Vice President Kamala Harris directly challenged China by accusing it of “disturbing behavior” and “provocations” around Taiwan. Harris said the United States would in...

Suits to save Confederate icons dropped in South Carolina

Sep. 18, 2022 14:32 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Lawsuits filed to stop the removal of memorials to Confederate leaders and a pro-slavery congressman in a South Carolina city have been dropped. The Post and Courier reports that the American Heritage Association helped fund one of the lawsuits. It had been...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Sep. 15, 2022 16:26 PM EDT

Johnson City Press. September 10, 2022. Editorial: Seek treatment for suicidal thoughts September is recognized nationally as Suicide Prevention Month, and, though the serious public health issue can’t be confined to any specific calendar dates, mental health...

EU moves to ban products made with forced labor

Sep. 14, 2022 08:34 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union unveiled plans Wednesday to ban products made with forced labor, in an effort to crack down on a modern-day form of slavery that a U.N. agency estimated affects more than 27 million people worldwide. The European Commission, which proposes EU...

UN: 50 million people lived in 'modern slavery' last year

Sep. 12, 2022 19:46 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. labor agency estimates that some 50 million people worldwide were living in “modern slavery” - either in forced labor or marriage – at the end of last year, marking a 25% jump from its previous report five years ago. The International Labor Organization...

Conservative college's curriculum gets foothold in S. Dakota

Sep. 12, 2022 14:44 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A few days before middle school teacher Shaun Nielsen joined a work group to develop South Dakota's social studies standards, he got a thick package in the mail. Sent from Hillsdale, Michigan, home to a conservative private college enjoying outsize...

'I cannot mourn': Former colonies conflicted over the queen

Sep. 11, 2022 15:41 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Upon taking the throne in 1952, Queen Elizabeth II inherited millions of subjects around the world, many of them unwilling. Today, in the British Empire's former colonies, her death brings complicated feelings, including anger. Beyond official condolences...

UN experts warn of impact of abortion bans on US minorities

Aug. 30, 2022 11:10 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Independent U.N. human rights experts expressed concerns Tuesday about the adverse impact on the rights of racial and ethnic minorities from the U.S. Supreme Court decision that stripped away constitutional protections for abortion in the United States. The Committee...

Ex-Californian pleads guilty in child mutilation-sex scheme

Aug. 29, 2022 22:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Southern California man who convinced troubled girls as young as 12 to perform masochistic acts and urged one to become his sex slave pleaded guilty Monday to a federal charge, prosecutors said. Matthew Christian Locher, 31, pleaded guilty to one count...

Hawaii food distributor settles racism lawsuit for $90K

Aug. 24, 2022 16:20 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii food distribution company has agreed to pay $90,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging a Black employee was subjected to racial slurs and racist references to slavery, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said Wednesday. According to the lawsuit, a...