- Legislature passes bill limiting who can teach sex education Updated: May-05-16 10:28 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - The Alaska Legislature has passed an education bill limiting who can teach sex education in public schools.
- Hawaii plans to take up police reform, health care in 2017 Updated: May-05-16 10:16 pm
HONOLULU - The 2016 Hawaii legislative session has ended, and Hawaii lawmakers have passed dozens of bills including those to ban sex trafficking and combat homelessness.
- NC college system's federal funds in crosshairs of LGBT law Updated: May-05-16 6:54 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina's prized public universities could be the biggest losers as state leaders defend a new law limiting the rights of LGBT people.
- Supreme Court orders hearing over judge disqualification Updated: May-04-16 2:47 pm
HELENA, Montana - A hearing should be held to determine if a state judge should have disqualified himself from a case in which he approved a $10 million settlement to be paid by an insurance company without the company's input, the Montana Supreme Court ruled.
- The Latest: Hawaii OKs bills on mental health, prison, guns Updated: May-03-16 11:06 pm
HONOLULU - The Latest on the Hawaii Legislature passing dozens of bills ahead of a legislative deadline (all times local):
- House backs bid to allow national sex survey in high schools Updated: May-03-16 7:32 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - State senators will consider whether to allow a national sex survey in Louisiana public high schools.
- Louisville students' lawsuit against escort is dismissed Updated: May-03-16 5:23 pm
A Louisville judge has dismissed a lawsuit by University of Louisville students filed against Katina Powell that said the escort's book allegations of sex parties at the men's basketball players' dormitory had devalued their education.
- Sex education foes try to delay Omaha schools' new materials Updated: May-03-16 1:48 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - Sex education opponents have made a last-ditch effort to delay the Omaha school board's rollout of textbooks and materials that will appear in health and sex education classes in the fall.
- Gang rape, murder of Indonesian girl sparks call for reform Updated: May-03-16 8:30 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia - The rape and murder of a teenage girl by 14 men has reignited calls in Indonesia for a sexual violence law that is languishing in Parliament to be enacted.
- Grammy museums director wants repeal of Mississippi LGBT law Updated: Apr-30-16 4:25 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - After opening the only Grammy Museum outside Los Angeles in the Mississippi Delta, the museums' director Bob Santelli had planned to bring his 28-year-old son to visit the high-tech facility honoring the cradle of the blues.
- Correction: Underage Online Lawsuit story Updated: Apr-30-16 11:45 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - In a story April 29 about a federal judge blocking enforcement of a Louisiana criminal law that requires online booksellers, publishers and other website owners to electronically verify customers' ages, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the law was enacted in 2005. The law was enacted in 2015.
- Driver accused of harassing reporter no longer with Uber Updated: Apr-29-16 6:42 pm
BOSTON - An Uber driver accused of making strong sexual advances toward a reporter last month is "no longer active" on the popular ride-hailing car service, Uber said Friday.
- Police criticize BYU investigations into sex assault victims Updated: Apr-29-16 2:03 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Several Utah police officials are joining in calls to change Brigham Young University's practice of opening honor code investigations into students after they report being sexually assaulted, as more sexual assault victims reach out to police to say they have felt silenced by the policy.
- 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.
- Ex-state police sergeant gets $350K in case over harassment Updated: Apr-29-16 6:13 am
GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan - A federal jury has awarded $350,000 to a former state police sergeant who said she suffered retaliation for reporting sexual harassment.
- 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.
- New Mexico appoints new Health Department secretary Updated: Apr-28-16 5:32 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - A new Cabinet secretary has been appointed to lead the New Mexico Department of Health after the death of Sec. Retta Ward in March.
- Correction: Supreme Court-Campaign Advisers story Updated: Apr-28-16 2:03 pm
BOISE, Idaho - In a story April 27 about Idaho Supreme Court candidate advisers, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of the communications adviser for candidate Clive Strong. It's Melinda Nothern, not Northern.
- Oklahoma Senate gives final passage to revenge pornography measure Updated: Apr-28-16 12:31 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Legislation that makes revenge pornography a crime in Oklahoma has been sent to Gov. Mary Fallin to be signed into law.
- Woman, 34, who ran network of brothels is heading to prison Updated: Apr-28-16 3:59 am
NEWARK, New Jersey - A New Jersey woman who illegally managed a network of at least eight brothels across the state is heading to prison.
- Hastert judge delivered verbal equivalent of public flogging Updated: Apr-28-16 2:35 am
CHICAGO - When he sentenced Dennis Hastert to more than a year in prison, the judge in the former House speaker's hush-money case delivered the verbal equivalent of a public flogging.
- The Latest: With sentencing Hastert loses teacher pension Updated: Apr-27-16 8:42 pm
CHICAGO - The Latest on the sentencing of former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert (all times local):
- Missouri religious objections proposal fails in committee Updated: Apr-27-16 4:19 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A Missouri religious objections proposal failed to get the approval of a key legislative committee on Wednesday in a setback for conservatives who hoped to add protections for those who cite their faith in denying services such as flowers or cakes for same-sex weddings.
- Kansas State University asked to examine off-campus rapes Updated: Apr-27-16 3:11 pm
MANHATTAN, Kansas - Kansas State University fraternities are calling on the university to begin investigating episodes of alleged sexual violence that occur off campus.
- New book examines gender's role in press freedom Updated: Apr-27-16 8:22 am
NEW YORK - Sexualized violence, online harassment and gender-based discrimination all play a role in inhibiting press freedom according to a new book released by the Committee to Protect Journalists on Wednesday.