Excluding transgender people from military service is nothing more than discrimination.
WASHINGTON — A sweeping proposal to revamp the Department of Veterans Affairs and the nation’s medical care for military veterans should have enough support to pass the House and Senate this week before lawmakers leave town for a summer recess, lead negotiators said Monday.
WASHINGTON — Even as they grapple with an immigration crisis at the border, White House officials are making plans to act before November’s midterm elections to grant work permits to potentially millions of immigrants who are in this country illegally, allowing them to stay in the United Sta…
FILE - This July 18, 2014, file photo shows demonstrators with signs on an overpass in Indianapolis, to protest against people who immigrate illegally. Even as they grapple with an immigration crisis at the border, White House officials are making plans to act before November’s mid-term elec…
NEW YORK — Revelations over the past few years about how U.S. security officials have the ability to track people through phone, email and other electronic records are making it harder for journalists to report on what the government is doing, two human rights groups say.
PARIS (AP) — France is ready to open its door to Christians from northern Iraq who were hounded out of their homes by extremist Islamic militants.
Proposal is to extend the territory for releasing wolves.
Self-proclamed Donetsk People’s Republic policemen watch refugees leaving Shakhtersk, in the Donetsk region of Ukraine, on Monday. “Mom, hang in there,” exclaimed one weeping woman fleeing with her mother.
SAO PAULO (AP) — Torture remains a serious problem in Brazil despite government efforts to curb it, a leading human rights group said Monday.
WASHINGTON — In a victory for airlines and their workers’ unions, the House rejected consumers’ complaints and easily passed legislation Monday letting airline advertising emphasize the base price of tickets, before taxes and fees are added.
WASHINGTON — Minorities and people of color have not managed to break the “green ceiling” inside environmental organizations, and remain underrepresented on their staffs, according to a report released Monday.
BAGHDAD — Residents of Mosul have watched helplessly as extremists ruling the northern Iraqi city blew up some of their most beloved landmarks and shrines to impose a stark vision of Islam. Next up for destruction, they feared: the Crooked Minaret, a more than 840-year-old tower that leans l…
The tilting al-Hadba minaret in Mosul, Iraq. City residents recently resisted an Islamic State attempt to level the centuries-old landmark, but they fear the group will try again.
WASHINGTON — Millions of people were forced from their homes because of their religious beliefs last year, the U.S. government said Monday, citing the devastating impact of conflicts in Syria, Iraq and the Central African Republic.
NAIROBI, Kenya — Market shelves are bare. Children are getting skinnier. Warnings of mass hunger have been made. The question now being considered is the big one: Is it a famine?
A child with suspected malnutrition is examined at a nutrition program clinic in Malakal, South Sudan. Health experts are deciding whether to declare a famine.
BEIJING (AP) — Hundreds of police took down a church's cross Monday in a city known as "China's Jerusalem" for its many houses of worship amid a crackdown on church buildings in a coastal region where thousands of people are embracing Christianity.
In this photo taken July 16, 2014, a church member of Zengshan Village Christian Church stands near rocks piled up in front of the gate to prevent government workers from moving in equipment to demolish the cross, in Zengshan village, Pingyang county of Wenzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang pr…
In this photo taken July 16, 2014, church members pray in a private room in Jiu'en Tang, a Christian church, in the Shuitou township in Wenzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang province. Across Zhejiang province, which hugs China’s rocky southeastern coast, authorities have toppled, or threatened…