Tag: Human rights and civil liberties

Bardot or de Beauvoir? France in bind over Weinstein fallout

PARIS — France, the country of both Brigitte Bardot and Simone de Beauvoir, is in a bind over where seduction ends and sexual harassment...
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ISTANBUL — Turkish officials have banned all events by lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights groups in the country's capital. ...
Anti-gerrymandering group defies odds with 2018 ballot drive

LANSING, Mich. — An all-volunteer group of activists has defied the odds by collecting hundreds of thousands of voter signatures for a 2018 initiative...
House fire in southern Beijing suburb kills 19, injures 8

BEIJING — A fire at a building advertising low-cost rental apartments in a southern Beijing suburb killed 19 people and injured eight others, official...
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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — A Jordanian man faces a federal charge of falsely claiming he was a U.S. citizen after authorities were alerted by an...
FBI report on black ‘extremists’ raises new monitoring fears

WASHINGTON — An FBI report on the rise of black "extremists" is stirring fears of a return to practices used during the civil rights...
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CHARLESTON, S.C. — The South Carolina Supreme Court ruled Friday that two sections of the state's domestic violence law should stand as written. ...
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ALBANY, N.Y. — In this week's New York state government news, lawmakers are looking ahead to the 2018 legislative session and predicting the return...
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PORTLAND, Ore. — Two school district employees north of Portland who say they defied a district administrator's orders to remain quiet about a 6-year-old...
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WASHINGTON — The government has paid more than $17 million in taxpayer money over the last 20 years to resolve claims of sexual harassment,...

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