Human rights and civil liberties

FILE - This June 16, 2015, aerial file photo, shows the Badger-Two Medicine area near the Blackfeet Indian Reservation and Glacier National Park, rear, in Montana. President Donald Trump's public lands steward, acting U.S. Bureau of Land Management Director William Perry Pendley, has recused himself from dealings with a company seeking to drill in the Badger-Two Medicine following criticism from U.S. Sen. Jon Tester and environmentalists. (Tristan Scott/Flathead Beacon via AP, File)
September 25, 2019 - 3:03 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration's top steward of public lands has recused himself from work involving dozens of former clients following conflict of interest allegations from lawmakers and environmental advocates, federal officials disclosed Wednesday. Acting Bureau of Land...
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Environmental activist Greta Thunberg, of Sweden, addresses the Climate Action Summit in the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
September 25, 2019 - 3:33 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg is among four people named Wednesday as the winners of a Right Livelihood Award, also known as the "Alternative Nobel." Thunberg is being recognized "for inspiring and amplifying political demands for urgent climate action...
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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2019 photo, Clarice "Bun" Hardy, who is of Inupiaq heritage, stands on the beach with her dog, Marley, in the Native Village of Shaktoolik, Alaska. On Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, the American Civil Liberties Union’s Alaska branch demanded that the city pay $500,000 to compensate the former 911 dispatcher who says her colleagues at the police department failed to investigate her report that a man had raped her in her home. The ACLU accused the Nome Police Department of “a systemic and disastrous failure” to keep Alaska Native women safe from sexual assault. (AP Photo/Victoria Mckenzie)
September 24, 2019 - 6:51 pm
NOME, Alaska (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday accused police in this small Alaska city of "a systemic and disastrous failure" to keep Native women safe from sexual assault. ACLU's Alaska branch made that charge in a letter demanding the city pay $500,000 to a former 911...
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This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Joaquin Phoenix in a scene from "Joker," in theaters on Oct. 4. Alarmed by violence depicted in a trailer for the upcoming movie “Joker,” some relatives of victims of the 2012 Aurora movie theater shooting asked distributor Warner Bros. on Tuesday to commit to gun control causes. Twelve people were killed in the suburban Denver theater during a midnight showing of the Batman film, “The Dark Knight Rises,” also distributed by Warner Bros. (Niko Tavernise/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)
September 24, 2019 - 6:34 pm
DENVER (AP) — Alarmed by violence depicted in a trailer for the upcoming movie "Joker," some relatives of victims of the 2012 Aurora movie theater shooting asked distributor Warner Bros. on Tuesday to commit to gun control causes. Sandy Phillips' daughter, Jessica Ghawi, was one of 12 people killed...
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In this Aug. 8, 2018, photo an employee works at a McDonald's restaurant in Chicago. The Trump administration has issued a rule that will make overtime pay available to 1.3 million additional workers, though the proposal replaces a more generous one advanced by former President Barack Obama. The Labor Department said Tuesday, Sept. 24, 20119, that it is raising the salary level that companies will have to pay to exempt workers from overtime to $35,308 a year, up from $23,660. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
September 24, 2019 - 4:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has issued a rule that will make overtime pay available to 1.3 million additional workers, though the proposal replaces a more generous one advanced by former President Barack Obama. The Labor Department said Tuesday that it is raising the salary level...
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FILE - This Nov. 1, 2018, file photo shows a photo of the Google logo at their offices in Granary Square, London. The European Court of Justice's ruled Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, that there is no obligation under EU law, for a search engine operator to extend beyond the EU member states the court's 2014 ruling that people have the right to control what appears when their name is searched online. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
September 24, 2019 - 2:55 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — Handing Google a major victory, the European Union's highest court ruled Tuesday that the EU's "right to be forgotten" rules that allow people to control what comes up when their name is searched online do not apply outside the 28-nation bloc. Over the past five years, people in...
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September 24, 2019 - 2:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican-led Senate committee voted along party lines Tuesday to advance the nomination of President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Labor Department. The Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee approved attorney Eugene Scalia's nomination, 12-11, clearing the way for...
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FILE - This undated portrait shows Emmett Till. The government is still investigating the brutal slaying of the black teenager that helped spur the civil rights movement more than 60 years ago. A Justice Department report issued to Congress about civil rights cold case investigations lists the 1955 slaying of 14-year-old Till as being among the unit’s active cases. Till, who was from Chicago, was abducted and beaten to death hours after he whistled at a white woman while visiting Mississippi. His body was found in a river days later. (AP Photo/File)
September 24, 2019 - 1:30 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The government is still investigating the brutal slaying of a black teenager that helped spur the civil rights movement more than 60 years ago. A Justice Department report issued to Congress about civil rights cold case investigations lists the 1955 slaying of 14-year-old...
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President Donald Trump meets with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 24, 2019 - 12:47 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump at the United Nations (all times local): 12:35 p.m. President Donald Trump is seeking to assure British Prime Minister Boris Johnson that he'll win future court battles after his suspension of Parliament was ruled illegal. Trump says his...
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President Donald Trump meets with Polish President Andrzej Duda at the InterContinental Barclay hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 24, 2019 - 12:11 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Donald Trump made his political priorities clear Monday within an hour of arriving at the United Nations for a three-day visit: He breezed by a major climate change summit to focus instead on religious persecution, an issue that resonates with his evangelical...
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