- Verdict expected in landmark trial of ex-Chad dictator Updated: May-29-16 11:56 am
DAKAR, Senegal - Souleymane Guengueng was among thousands imprisoned in Chad during the 1982-1990 rule of dictator Hissene Habre. When Guengueng, an accountant accused of working with the opposition, was released in 1990 he collected more than 800 accounts of fellow prisoners and vowed to seek justice for their torture and suffering.
- Bates College commencement hosts civil rights leader Lewis Updated: May-29-16 8:47 am
LEWISTON, Maine - Civil Rights leader John Lewis is delivering the commencement address at Bates College.
- German nationalist slammed over black soccer player comment Updated: May-29-16 7:31 am
BERLIN - A top member of a rising German nationalist party drew sharp criticism Sunday for reportedly saying that many people wouldn't want Jerome Boateng, a key player on Germany's national soccer team whose father was born in Ghana, as their neighbor.
- Chinese detergent maker sorry for harm done by racist ad Updated: May-29-16 2:12 am
BEIJING - A Chinese laundry detergent maker apologized for the harm caused by the spread of an ad in which a black man "washed" by its product was transformed into a fair-skinned Asian man.
- Correction: Argentina-Operation Condor story Updated: May-28-16 5:02 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - In a story May 27 about an Argentina court ruling on human rights crimes related to the Operation Condor conspiracy in South America, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Ronni Moffitt was an aide to former Chilean ambassador Orlando Letelier. She was the aide's wife.
- Anti-Islam speech draws protesters Updated: May-28-16 2:07 pm
ST. CLOUD, Minnesota - Scores of protesters stood in the rain outside a St. Cloud church to denounce a speech by a critic of Islam.
- Students accused in campus sex assaults target federal rules Updated: May-28-16 1:27 pm
ATLANTA - As colleges face increasing pressure to aggressively investigate reports of sex assaults, some critics say the rights of the accused are being trampled. Now they want federal guidance on the issue to be tossed out.
- Taxpayers to foot bill for Arpaio's defiance of court order Updated: May-28-16 12:08 pm
PHOENIX - Taxpayers already on the hook for $54 million in a racial profiling case against the longtime sheriff of metro Phoenix are about to get walloped with another worrisome cost.
- Labour Party activist reinstated after anti-Semitism inquiry Updated: May-28-16 8:16 am
LONDON - A Labour Party activist who had been suspended while allegations of anti-Semitism were investigated has been cleared.
- The Latest: About 12 arrested at San Diego Trump rally Updated: May-27-16 9:54 pm
SAN DIEGO - The Latest on protests at Donald Trump campaign events in California (all times local):
- Arpaio foes want criminal investigation of sheriff, top aide Updated: May-27-16 8:39 pm
PHOENIX - Immigrant rights advocates who pressed a racial profiling case against metro Phoenix's sheriff are urging a judge to recommend that a criminal investigation be launched against the lawman and his top aide for his defiance of court orders.
- Report: Colorado prison chief's killing was gang hit Updated: May-27-16 8:10 pm
DENVER - Newly released documents show authorities believe the killing of Colorado's prisons chief was ordered by members of a white supremacist prison gang - the clearest indication yet that more than one person was involved in the slaying.
- Brazil police identify 4 of 30-plus men wanted in gang rape Updated: May-27-16 8:00 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Police said Friday that they have identified and are searching for four of the more than 30 men suspected in the gang rape of a 16-year-old girl, a case that has rocked Latin America's largest nation and highlighted its endemic problem of violence against women.
- Police officer accused of sexually abusing woman in custody Updated: May-27-16 7:56 pm
SCOTTSDALE, Arizona - A Salt River Police Department officer is accused of sexually abusing a woman in his custody.
- Pentagon brass seek to mollify Guantanamo judge in 9/11 case Updated: May-27-16 7:29 pm
MIAMI - Two top officials at the Pentagon issued a conciliatory response Friday to the military judge presiding over the Sept. 11 war crimes case at Guantanamo Bay who had faulted both men in a ruling last month for publicly criticizing a temporary ban he issued on the use of female guards to transport the defendants.
- UNC system says it won't enforce transgender restroom rules Updated: May-27-16 7:18 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The University of North Carolina system told a federal court Friday that it won't enforce a law requiring transgender students to use restrooms corresponding to the sex on their birth certificates.
- Mississippi attorney: Don't block religious objections law Updated: May-27-16 6:24 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi government attorneys are opposing two legal challenges to a new state law that will let circuit clerks cite religious objections to recuse themselves from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples
- The Latest: Mississippi objects to 2 challenges to LGBT law Updated: May-27-16 5:45 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - The Latest on lawsuits over a Mississippi religious-objections law (all times local):
- Suspended Alabama chief justice sues state judicial panel Updated: May-27-16 5:12 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore filed a federal lawsuit Friday against the state agency that leveled ethics charges against him, claiming the state law that led to his removal from the bench is unconstitutional.
- Appeals court allows enforcement of DC gun law for now Updated: May-27-16 4:54 pm
WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court says the District of Columbia can temporarily continue to enforce its strict gun law, despite a lower court ruling that part of the law is unconstitutional.
- UNC board retains 2 law firms in lawsuit over House Bill 2 Updated: May-27-16 4:41 pm
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina - The University of North Carolina system has hired two law firms to defend it against a federal lawsuit over House Bill 2.
- Hassan vetoes bill to remove concealed carry gun license Updated: May-27-16 4:38 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan has vetoed a bill to remove the licensing requirement for carrying concealed guns as expected.
- Virginia AG opposes GOP push to expedite voting lawsuit Updated: May-27-16 4:25 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Democratic Attorney General Mark Herring is urging the Virginia Supreme Court not to expedite a lawsuit brought by Republican lawmakers over felons' voting rights.
- Oklahoma fails to make doctor-performed abortions a felony Updated: May-27-16 3:59 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Doctors who perform abortions in Oklahoma won't be guilty of a felony after the state Senate adjourned for the year without trying to override Republican Gov. Mary Fallin's veto of a bill to make it a felony crime.
- McCrory writes congressional leaders to act on LGBT conflict Updated: May-27-16 3:58 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory wants Congress to clarify U.S. Civil Rights Act protections after President Barack Obama's administration challenged bathroom provisions in the state's new law known as House Bill 2.