Social Issues

July 25, 2018 - 10:36 pm
TOKYO (AP) — The last six members of a Japanese doomsday cult who remained on death row were executed Thursday for a series of crimes in the 1990s including a sarin gas attack on Tokyo subways that killed 13 people. Thirteen members of the group had received death sentences. The first seven,...
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July 25, 2018 - 9:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kem Monovithya, a Cambodian political activist, was visiting Switzerland in September when she got a phone call from her father. Kem Sokha, the leader of Cambodia's main opposition party, told his daughter that government agents were raiding their family's home in Phnom Penh. "He...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2018 file photo, Michael Avenatti, attorney for Stormy Daniels, who alleges she had an affair with President Donald Trump, leaves federal court in New York after a hearing for Michael Cohen, Trump's personal attorney. Avenatti, the attorney who's garnered national attention demanding transparency as one of President Donald Trump's chief critics, convinced a federal judge to bar the media from covering a bankruptcy court case involving his former law firm. Bankruptcy Judge Catherine Bauer allowed Avenatti to give testimony Wednesday, July 25 behind closed doors. In May, Eagan Avenatti, was ordered to pay $10 million to a lawyer who claimed that the firm misstated its profits and he was owed millions. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
July 25, 2018 - 9:14 pm
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Michael Avenatti, the attorney for porn actress Stormy Daniels, convinced a federal judge on Wednesday to bar the media from covering his testimony in an unrelated case involving his former law firm's bankruptcy. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Catherine Bauer allowed Avenatti to...
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President Donald Trump meets with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, July 25, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 25, 2018 - 8:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and European leaders pulled back from the brink of a trade war over autos Wednesday and agreed to open talks to tear down trade barriers between the United States and the European Union. But the agreement was vague, the coming negotiations with Europe are...
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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, center, arrives for a closed doors meeting with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Wednesday, July 25, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
July 25, 2018 - 7:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chief of the Homeland Security Department has told members of Congress that the government is "on track" to meet Thursday's court-ordered deadline of reuniting hundreds of migrant children with their families, lawmakers who met privately with her said. Wednesday's assertion by...
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Supporters of Pakistani politician Imran Khan, chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, celebrate projected unofficial results that were announced by television channels indicating their candidates' success in the parliamentary elections in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, July 25, 2018. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)
July 25, 2018 - 6:41 pm
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistanis voted for a new government Wednesday in an election marred by violence and allegations of fraud. The winner will face a crumbling economy and bloodshed by militants whose latest attack saw a suicide bomber kill 31 people outside a polling station. Electoral authorities...
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Wendy Jaffe, the former executive vice president of legal affairs for Lionsgate Entertainment, talks during an interview, Tuesday, July 24, 2018, in New York. Jaffe, a former lawyer at the movie studio behind "The Hunger Games," says a powerful boss she once viewed as a father figure demanded she be his slave and subjected her to nonconsensual sexual contact. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
July 25, 2018 - 5:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A former lawyer at the studio behind "The Hunger Games" and "Twilight" movies said a powerful boss she once viewed as a father figure demanded she be his slave and subjected her to nonconsensual sexual contact. She said she stayed quiet about it for years because she feared losing...
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Chilean singer Mon Laferte performs at the Latin Grammy Acoustic Session in Mexico City on Sept. 28, 2016, left, and Gaby Moreno arrives at the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year Tribute honoring Marc Anthony in Las Vegas on Nov. 16, 2016. On Thursday, Latin Grammy-winners Mon Laferte and Gaby Moreno, with the late Tejano star’s guitarist husband Chris Perez, will perform in a free show in New York dubbed “Selena for Sanctuary”, part of the summer festival Lincoln Center Out of Doors. (AP Photo)
July 25, 2018 - 3:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The music of Selena will be used to entertain and educate during a free concert that is in part designed to raise awareness about the plight of undocumented immigrants facing deportation. Gaby Moreno is one of the singers slated to perform at the Thursday concert "Selena for...
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July 25, 2018 - 3:35 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Facebook and Washington state have reached a legally binding agreement that requires the tech giant to stop enabling advertisers to unlawfully discriminate in who sees their ads. Facebook says it was already doing so. Under pressure from civil rights activists, it announced in April...
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Palestinians prevent an UNWRA employee form setting himself on fire employee sits during a protest at the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) headquarters in Gaza City, Wednesday, July 25, 2018. UNWRA staff are protesting the agency's decision to fire dozens of Palestinian staff in Gaza in the Gaza Strip. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
July 25, 2018 - 2:57 pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Employees of the U.N. Palestinian refugee agency escalated their protest Wednesday in the Gaza Strip against sweeping pay cuts and dismissals as the organization blamed U.S. funding cuts on the crisis. Hundreds of UNRWA staff continued a sit-in that began Monday at the...
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