- 'Frisco Five' fast to protest San Francisco police brutality Updated: Apr-29-16 10:11 am
SAN FRANCISCO - Five people in San Francisco are on the ninth day of a hunger strike, saying they won't eat until San Francisco's police chief is fired or resigns.
- San Francisco chief releases racist texts Updated: Apr-29-16 9:48 am
SAN FRANCISCO - San Francisco's police chief has ordered effective immediately that all officers attend an anti-harassment class, even as he released more transcripts of a former lieutenant and two former officers exchanging racist text messages.
- Prominent Russian novelist attacked Updated: Apr-29-16 9:46 am
MOSCOW - The Kremlin's spokesman has denounced nationalist demonstrators who threw green liquid on a prominent Russian novelist.
- Cambodia: 5 rights activists helped hide politician's affair Updated: Apr-29-16 9:39 am
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - Cambodian authorities arrested five human rights workers Friday on accusations they tried to help cover up a woman's affair with the deputy leader of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party. The action is the latest in a series by Prime Minister Hun Sen's government putting legal pressure on its critics and political opponents.
- Violence follows California Trump rally, about 20 arrested Updated: Apr-29-16 9:37 am
COSTA MESA, California - Raucous protesters and supporters of Donald Trump violently confronted each other in California leading to some 20 arrests as the Republican presidential contender brought his campaign to conservative Orange County.
- Violence in Syria's Aleppo kills many including worshippers Updated: Apr-29-16 9:32 am
DAMASCUS, Syria - Insurgents shelled a mosque in a government-held neighborhood of Aleppo, killing at least 15 people as they left Friday prayers, while government airstrikes struck rebel-held parts of Syria's largest city - even as the army unilaterally declared a brief truce in other parts of the country.
- Lawmaker accused of harassment is all alone with his M&Ms Updated: Apr-29-16 9:32 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Amid the frenzied negotiations, flaring tempers and occasional frivolity marking the end of another Tennessee legislative session, one lawmaker stayed conspicuously alone and quiet.
- The Latest: Syrian TV: Rebels shell Aleppo mosque, kill 15 Updated: Apr-29-16 7:36 am
BEIRUT - The Latest on developments in Syria's civil war (all times local):
- Tennessee ACLU, family sue over teen solitary confinement Updated: Apr-29-16 7:04 am
MURFREESBORO, Tennessee - The American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee has joined a lawsuit against the Department of Children's Services and the Rutherford County Juvenile Detention Center to end the use of solitary confinement for children.
- CIAA will stay in North Carolina despite state's LGBT law Updated: Apr-29-16 6:32 am
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association says it won't move its headquarters, its basketball tournament or other conference championships from North Carolina, despite the state's controversial new LGBT law.
- Jordan lifts ban on performance by popular Lebanese band Updated: Apr-29-16 5:07 am
AMMAN, Jordan - Jordan is permitting a popular Lebanese rock band to perform, lifting an earlier ban imposed amid claims the group's songs promoting religious and sexual freedom violate local customs and religious beliefs.
- ACLU files civil rights lawsuit against Woonsocket police Updated: Apr-29-16 4:36 am
WOONSOCKET, Rhode Island - The Rhode Island chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has filed a civil rights lawsuit against the Woonsocket Police Department over the arrest of a deaf man in 2015.
- Supreme Court rules fired dispatcher should get new trial Updated: Apr-29-16 4:12 am
BRIDGEWATER, New Jersey - New Jersey's Supreme Court says a former dispatcher who says she was discriminated against because she refused to work the midnight shift should get a new trial on her claims that she was unfairly terminated.
- US fears rise of jihadists in moderate Bangladesh Updated: Apr-29-16 3:47 am
WASHINGTON - The slaying in Bangladesh of a U.S. Agency for International Development employee has intensified U.S. concern that the strategically located South Asian country with traditions of religious tolerance is under threat from Islamic extremists.
- Giant Chinese zodiac sculptures are turning heads in Boston Updated: Apr-29-16 1:11 am
BOSTON - A dozen giant bronze animal heads representing the signs of the Chinese zodiac are stopping people in their tracks in downtown Boston and sparking conversations.
- Lawsuit claims discrimination at the New York Times Updated: Apr-29-16 1:01 am
NEW YORK - Two women who work in the advertising department at The New York Times have filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against the newspaper, its chief executive and chief revenue officer.
- Flint residents tell civil rights panel of fear, distrust Updated: Apr-28-16 9:05 pm
FLINT, Michigan - Half a century after a civil rights panel investigated Flint's segregated housing, the commission held its first hearing Thursday into whether city residents again faced discrimination or racial bias - this time related to the city's crisis over lead-tainted drinking water.
- Psychologists call suspect in clinic shooting delusional Updated: Apr-28-16 8:39 pm
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado - A man who acknowledges killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic has a delusional disorder that has caused him to believe for decades that the FBI is persecuting him and that President Barack Obama is the Antichrist, two forensic psychologists testified Thursday.
- Signatures readied to qualify gun control measure for ballot Updated: Apr-28-16 8:23 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Gun control proponents intend to turn in more than a half-million signatures to qualify an initiative for the November ballot to tighten California's already tough gun laws, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, a sponsor of the measure, said Thursday.
- The Latest: State: 11M liters of water distributed in Flint Updated: Apr-28-16 8:15 pm
FLINT, Michigan - The Latest on the lead-tainted water crisis in Flint, Michigan: (all times local):
- Michigan law limiting talk about elections won't be enforced Updated: Apr-28-16 7:57 pm
ANN ARBOR, Michigan - The state of Michigan won't enforce a law that blocks local government officials from talking about a ballot question before an election, under a deal approved Thursday by a federal judge.
- Lawsuit: 2 Missouri school officials slammed girl to ground Updated: Apr-28-16 7:56 pm
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Missouri - A lawsuit says two white school officials in southeast Missouri slammed a black teenager to the ground three times, injuring her neck and back and requiring hospital treatment.
- Missing students' parents demand Mexican prosecutor be fired Updated: Apr-28-16 7:32 pm
MEXICO CITY - Parents of 43 college students who disappeared in 2014 called Thursday for the firing of the head of Mexico's criminal investigation agency, the AIC, for what they called missteps in the investigation.
- The Latest: Competency hearing ends for day without ruling Updated: Apr-28-16 7:18 pm
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado - The latest on a mental competency hearing for a man who acknowledges killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic: (All times local)
- China passes law tightening controls on foreign nonprofits Updated: Apr-28-16 7:11 pm
BEIJING - China passed a law Thursday tightening controls over foreign non-governmental organizations by subjecting them to close police supervision, a move officials say will help the groups but critics charge is the latest attempt by authorities to clamp down on perceived threats to the ruling Communist Party's control.