- China urged to free reporter detained for stock market story Updated: Sep-01-15 4:11 am
BEIJING - The Committee to Protect Journalists is urging Chinese authorities to release a reporter accused of spreading false information on the country's stock market meltdown.
- University survey looks at issues for transgendered Updated: Sep-01-15 4:08 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A national survey conducted by the University of Illinois-Springfield shows positive attitudes toward the rights of transgendered people.
- NAACP branches deliver letters supporting Voting Rights Act Updated: Sep-01-15 4:07 am
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina NAACP branches are holding 17 simultaneous news conferences and delivering letters stating their support of a proposal to restore and strengthen the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
- Christian school founder in court over sex offender's work Updated: Sep-01-15 4:06 am
FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina - The co-founder and principal of a private Christian school in Fayetteville is due in court after authorities say a registered sex offender was allowed to work there in violation of state law.
- Dems introduce bill to allow gun ban at sports, music venues Updated: Sep-01-15 4:05 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Two Democrats are introducing legislation to allow all firearms to be banned at major sports and music venues.
- Search continues for missing Denison University student Updated: Sep-01-15 3:25 am
GRANVILLE, Ohio - Denison University officials say a search is ongoing for an undergraduate student who has been reported missing from the central Ohio school since Sunday evening.
- College invests in disposal system that turns waste to water Updated: Sep-01-15 3:17 am
OXFORD, Ohio - A southwest Ohio university has invested in new energy-saving initiatives including a disposal system that turns food waste into water.
- Parents object to transgender student using men's restroom Updated: Sep-01-15 3:16 am
TROY, Ohio - A group of parents have voiced their displeasure with a western Ohio school district's decision to grant access to the men's restroom for a transgender student.
- Black Lives Matter movement experiencing growing pains Updated: Sep-01-15 3:15 am
WASHINGTON - Hundreds of Black Lives Matter activists, black and white, marched outside the Minnesota State Fair this weekend, hoping to bring attention to the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of police.
- Lawsuit filed against Fayetteville anti-discrimination vote Updated: Sep-01-15 3:07 am
FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas - A Fayetteville group has filed a class-action lawsuit seeking to stop a special election on the city's proposed civil-rights ordinance to protect gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender residents from discrimination.
- Nearly 1,000 suitcases collected for foster kids Updated: Sep-01-15 3:06 am
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida's Guardian ad Litem program is giving nearly 1,000 suitcases to foster children.
- UF, Mount Sinai partner in new Alzheimer's research center Updated: Sep-01-15 3:05 am
MIAMI - Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida and the University of Florida are partnering to open an Alzheimer's Disease Research Center.
- Pope Francis asks bullied Chicago girl to sing for him Updated: Sep-01-15 2:58 am
NEW YORK - Pope Francis, speaking Monday from the Vatican via satellite to people in three American cities, asked a teenage girl to sing for him as he sought prayers for his upcoming trip to the United States.
- Whitaker urges lawmakers to speak out for young people Updated: Sep-01-15 2:58 am
UNITED NATIONS - Oscar-winning actor and U.N. goodwill ambassador Forest Whitaker urged world lawmakers on Monday to speak out to help former child soldiers in Uganda, South Sudan and Myanmar, gang members in Mexico and the United States, and orphans in Syria and other countries.
- Supreme Court rules against clerk in gay marriage case Updated: Sep-01-15 2:55 am
MOREHEAD, Kentucky - The Supreme Court on Monday ruled against the Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses, and the clerk will arrive at work Tuesday morning to face her moment of truth.
- Franchises want more time to pay Seattle $15 minimum wage Updated: Sep-01-15 2:22 am
SEATTLE - A federal appeals court panel is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday from lawyers for a franchise association who say they shouldn't have to meet the same deadline as large companies when it comes to implementing Seattle's $15 minimum wage law.
- Delaware congressional delegation touts education grant Updated: Sep-01-15 2:19 am
WILMINGTON, Delaware - Delaware's congressional delegation is touring a federal grant aimed at getting more minority students to take up careers in science and technology.
- Volunteers recognize mentally ill buried in unmarked graves Updated: Sep-01-15 2:13 am
APPLETON, Wisconsin - For almost 80 years, no one is thought to have visited Peter Gauslin's grave.
- Study: Pot more a habit for college students than cigarettes Updated: Sep-01-15 1:59 am
University of Michigan researchers say more U.S. college students are making a habit of using marijuana.
- Wayne State scholarships given out in name of self-help guru Updated: Sep-01-15 1:55 am
DETROIT - Dozens of Wayne State University students have received scholarships in the name of the late motivational author Wayne Dyer since 2008.
- Jury to weigh death sentence for man in Jewish site killings Updated: Sep-01-15 1:35 am
OLATHE, Kansas - Jurors who convicted a white supremacist of killing three people at Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City will begin hearing more evidence Tuesday before deciding whether to recommend a death sentence.
- Pasco teachers to go on strike Tuesday; no school Updated: Sep-01-15 1:29 am
PASCO, Washington - Pasco teachers plan to strike Tuesday after contract talks broke down between the union and school district.
- Harvard launches 'virtual classroom' for students anywhere Updated: Sep-01-15 1:22 am
BOSTON - The newest classroom at Harvard's business school has no desks or chairs. Instead, the professor teaches facing a towering digital screen that stretches from wall to wall, filled with the live video feeds of up to 60 students tuned in from their computers.
- New laws on marijuana, truancy, drones take effect in Texas Updated: Sep-01-15 1:08 am
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas is taking its first step toward easing limits on medical marijuana - even as it imposes bans on synthetic forms of the drug.
- Teen admits to causing fire that prompted schools closures Updated: Sep-01-15 12:43 am
SANTA CRUZ, California - Officials say an early-morning fire that damaged two Northern California schools and a police substation was started by a teenager who placed smoldering ashes from a cardboard box in a trash can.