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UN rights body deplores Iran crackdown, establishes probe

Nov. 24, 2022 12:20 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The U.N. Human Rights Council voted Thursday to condemn the bloody crackdown on peaceful protests in Iran and create an independent fact-finding mission to investigate alleged abuses, particularly those committed against women and children. A resolution put forward by...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Nov. 16, 2022 14:47 PM EST

Greensboro News and Record. November 14, 2022. Editorial: Gun deaths are new norm On the same day a memorial honoring the 26 victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting opened to the public on Sunday, another tragedy. Police have arrested...

Report: Iran sentences anti-government protester to death

Nov. 13, 2022 13:03 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s Revolutionary Court has sentenced an anti-government protester to death, and handed down jail terms to five others, state media said Sunday, amid persistent unrest in the country. The ruling likely marks the first death sentence in the...

State probes Boston schools' treatment of disabled students

Oct. 25, 2022 15:41 PM EDT

MALDEN, Mass. (AP) — The state education department is investigating a complaint that claims the rights of children with disabilities in the Boston Public Schools are being violated because the district's bus system is in “disarray,” Education Commissioner Jeffrey Riley said Tuesday. ...

How Moscow grabs Ukrainian kids and makes them Russians

Oct. 13, 2022 17:39 PM EDT

Olga Lopatkina paced around her basement in circles like a trapped animal. For more than a week, the Ukrainian mother had heard nothing from her six adopted children stranded in Mariupol, and she was going out of her mind with worry. The kids had spent their vacation at a resort in...

Palestinians mourn boy who died 'of fear' of Israeli troops

Sep. 30, 2022 11:21 AM EDT

TEQUA, West Bank (AP) — A throng of men clutching the body of a 7-year-old Palestinian boy marched through a town in the occupied West Bank toward the child's final resting place on Friday, a day after his parents say he died from fear of Israeli soldiers. Rayan Suleiman, with...

Cuba holds unusual vote on law allowing same-sex marriage

Sep. 26, 2022 00:41 AM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba held a rare referendum Sunday on an unusually contentious law — a government-backed “family law” code that would allow same-sex couples to marry and adopt, as well as outlining the rights of children and grandparents. Cuba holds parliamentary elections...

Indiana judge weighing bid to block state's new abortion ban

Sep. 19, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A top state lawyer derided arguments that Indiana’s new abortion ban violates the state constitution, saying Monday that opponents of the ban are trying to invent a state right to privacy. A judge heard arguments for about an hour in a Bloomington courtroom on...

Wisconsin boy waives hearing in 10-year-old girl's death

Sep. 01, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) — A lawyer for a 14-year-old Wisconsin boy accused of killing a 10-year-old girl after luring her into the woods said Thursday that he will seek to have the case moved from adult to juvenile court. During a brief Zoom appearance in Chippewa County Circuit...