An Associated Press review of bill activity in state legislatures before and after the Parkland, Fla., shooting shows that gun control legislation continues to strictly fall along party lines. This year, gun control bills are unlikely to pass in states beyond Florida.
Yevgeny Roizman is the mayor of Yekaterinburg, Russia's fourth-largest city, and one of the country's only politicians to speak out against the Kremlin. Mr. Roizman argues that President Vladimir Putin's power consolidation has undercut the mayor's ability to govern.
Maud's Cafe, a new coffee shop in Salt Lake City, hires homeless youth as baristas, through an initiative by Volunteers of America-Utah. The coffee shop and the nonprofit's resource center provide young people with a trusted community and job training.
A California law requires pregnancy centers that don't provide abortion services to offer information on what other local facilities perform the procedure. Advocates against abortion challenged the law and the case will be heard by the Supreme Court.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced newly imposed sanctions on 19 Russian officials suspected of interfering in US elections. The move comes amid criticism of the Trump administration for acting too slowly on Russian hacking allegations.
The fast-tracked legislation will extend the statute of limitations, restrict claims of immunity, and require more people to report suspected abuse. The legislation will 'take Michigan out of the dark ages' in terms of sexual assault laws, says one bill sponsor.
The US commonwealth of Saipan relies mostly on Chinese migrant laborers for development. But after discovering companies weren't fully paying these workers on a recent casino project, the US announced last week a $14 million settlement in back wages.
The student-led protest that swept the country March 14 was the largest of its kind in American history. Tens of thousands of students poured out of classrooms to call for stricter gun laws in the wake of the February school massacre in Parkland, Fla.
The initiative, which provides farmers with stronger seeds, is not only helping Cameroon's farmers grow more to feed their families, but is also increasing crop production enough to support processing and export jobs, agriculture authorities say.
Nearly 20 percent of Japan's prison population was 60 or older in 2016. Elderly inmates face a host of unique challenges and struggle with recidivism in a society that does little to accommodate senior citizens with criminal records.
Around the world, regulators are setting rules for the cryptocurrency market, as concerns about virtual currency sales' transparency and the potential for scams grows. One crypto-investment expert calls virtual currency 'a volatile transformation of the world.'
As academia confronts the reverberating effects of the #MeToo movement, increasing interest has turned toward 'masculinities studies' – a relatively new field, born out of sociology, that investigates why and how men act in society.
Nine immigrants and five children filed a lawsuit Monday alleging that the Trump administration's decision to end a federal program giving immigrants temporary protected status is rooted in xenophobia.
On Tuesday, a convoy carrying Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Salem was struck by an explosive device in northern Gaza. The blast has cast a shadow over negotiations between the Hamas militant group in Gaza and the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank.
The residents of Salisbury, England, are adjusting to a new normal as chemical weapons experts and international news crews descend upon the town. Daily life 'is just surreal,' as one resident puts it, after the poisoning of a Russian spy and his daughter.
China has passed a constitutional amendment abolishing presidential limits, enabling President Xi Jinping to rule without restrictions. The country is poised to give Mr. Xi a new tool that will allow him to police the state and further cement his power.
National Geographic says its past coverage looked at the world through a racist lens. Acknowledging the 130-year-old magazine's past, its editor says, is essential 'to move beyond it,' as is hiring a more diverse newsroom.
Middle and high schools across the country are facing serious questions about if and how to coordinate with students on planned political actions – including walkouts – that have spread rapidly in the wake of the Parkland, Fla., shooting.
The nation's gun background check system depends upon sharing information in a timely manner, which often does not happen due to lack of funds, little of knowledge of the system, and no system of audits.