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Virginia students protest Youngkin transgender policies

Sep. 27, 2022 16:26 PM EDT

McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Student activists held school walkouts across Virginia on Tuesday to protest Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin's proposed changes to the state's guidance on transgender student policies, revisions that would roll back some accommodations. Beginning Tuesday morning,...

UK: TikTok may face big fine over children's data protection

Sep. 26, 2022 10:59 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — TikTok could face a 27 million-pound ($29 million) fine in the U.K. over a possible breach of U.K. data protection law by failing to protect children's privacy when they are using the video-sharing platform. The U.K. Information Commissioner's Office said Monday that...

Nebraska judge: Birth certificates can't name 2 mothers

Sep. 16, 2022 14:09 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska judge has rejected a lawsuit filed by two Omaha women who sought to have both their names listed as parents on their children’s birth certificates, saying the request conflicts with state law. Lancaster County District Judge Ryan Post said in his...

Los Angeles police: 4 high school students overdose, 1 dead

Sep. 14, 2022 17:10 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A teenage girl died of an apparent overdose at a Los Angeles high school and police on Wednesday were investigating at least three other possible overdoses of teens in the area where officials warned that dealers are selling counterfeit pills laced with deadly fentanyl at a...

Review: Joel Dicker’s latest thriller ambitious but flawed

Sep. 13, 2022 10:07 AM EDT

“The Enigma of Room 622” by Joel Dicker (HarperVia) In Joel Dicker’s fat new thriller, a famous novelist named Joel, vacationing in room No. 623 of the Hotel de Verbier in the Swiss Alps, is intrigued that the luxury resort has no room No. 622. When he inquires, he is initially...

Activists blast holiday for Philippine dictator's birthday

Sep. 10, 2022 08:04 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Human rights activists in the Philippines rejected on Saturday President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s move to proclaim the birthday of his late father, an ousted dictator, a special holiday in their northern home province. Marcos Jr., who took office in June...

Michigan Dems hope for boost from abortion ballot initiative

Sep. 09, 2022 16:38 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A question on Michigan’s November ballot asking voters to put the right to an abortion in the state constitution could have a powerful effect: drawing more left-leaning voters to the polls and boosting Democrats’ power in the battleground state. A record...

Judge rules for religious adoption agency limiting services

Sep. 07, 2022 16:31 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A federal judge ruled that New York state could not require a Christian family services agency to provide adoption services to unmarried or same-sex couples. New Hope Family Services in Syracuse professes that it cannot provide adoption services to same-sex or...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Sep. 07, 2022 15:13 PM EDT

Wisconsin State Journal. September 5, 2022. Editorial: Pay parents to stay home with babies Wisconsin should join the civilized world in requiring paid parental and family medical leave. Democrats have been supportive for years. Now Republicans seem to be coming...

DeSantis puts his imprint on school board races in Florida

Sep. 05, 2022 14:16 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — In her 24 years as a school board member in Florida, Marta Perez proposed a Bible study class for students, opposed a measure to boost anti-racism curricula after the killing of George Floyd and spoke out against adopting a textbook that included pictures of contraceptive methods...