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Pakistan premier criticized for comments on sexual violence

Jun. 22, 2021 14:03 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Prime Minister Imran Khan faced growing criticism at home on Tuesday after seemingly blaming a rise in sexual violence in Pakistan on women wearing “very few clothes." His comments drew nationwide condemnation from human rights activists and the...

Historical marker honors 1st woman elected to state Senate

Jun. 13, 2021 12:26 PM EDT

BRISTOL, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire historical marker has been placed in Bristol to honor E. Maude Ferguson, the first woman elected to the state Senate who also worked to help women secure the right to vote. The marker was installed in Bristol Town Square and...

Sea search continues after Spanish girl's body found in bag

Jun. 11, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain is in shock after investigators combing the seabed near the Canary Islands found the body of one of two young sisters taken by their father weeks earlier without the mother's permission. Coroners have confirmed that the body found in a bag and tied...

Protests as Austria grapples with violence against women

Jun. 04, 2021 13:53 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — The 35-year-old woman was working at a tobacco shop in Vienna when authorities say her ex-boyfriend doused her in gasoline and set her ablaze in March. In April, another woman of the same age was found shot to death in her home in the Austrian capital, also reportedly by her...

N.C. Senate committees move to ban Down syndrome abortions

Jun. 02, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A pair of North Carolina Senate committees voted Wednesday to advance a bill that would prevent women from seeking abortions because of race, sex or a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome. Republicans and anti-abortion activists promoting the bill...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

May. 31, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

San Antonio Express-News. May 30, 2021. Editorial: Let’s honor all our fallen: soldiers and virus victims After a year in which we all seemed at war with an invisible enemy, we might have a firmer grasp of what Memorial Day means. ...

Senators lead resolution to condemn girls' school attack

May. 31, 2021 10:10 AM EDT

U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire and Susan Collins of Maine have led a resolution condemning the recent bomb attack on a girls' school in Afghanistan that killed more than 85 people and injured 150 more. The resolution condemns all forms of violence targeting...

Farm laborer convicted in 2018 stabbing death of Iowa runner

May. 28, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A farm laborer was found guilty Friday in the abduction and killing of an Iowa college student who vanished while out for a run in 2018 and will face life behind bars for a crime that shocked the nation. A 12-member jury unanimously found...

Warsaw university aims to shape future conservative lawyers

May. 28, 2021 13:31 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An increasingly influential Polish Catholic legal institute on Friday inaugurated a university in Warsaw that aims to educate a new generation of conservative lawyers in central Europe who it hopes will also shape wider European culture. The...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

May. 26, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. May 25, 2021. Editorial: Be careful with ticket prices High ticket prices have been the subject of complaints for years. It doesn’t seem to matter what the ticket is for. Whether it’s a concert, a sports event or...