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UN Rights Body Backs Call for Accountability in Gaza War

The U.N.'s top human rights body backed calls Friday for accountability in last year's conflict in Gaza, in which hundreds of Palestinian civilians and six Israeli civilians were killed.


Hispanic Leaders Want GOP Field to Condemn Trump's 'Idiocy'

Hispanic leaders are bristling at the largely tepid response by Republican presidential candidates to Donald Trump's characterization of Mexican immigrants as rapists and drug dealers.


Germany Wants Quick Clarification of New NSA Spy Allegations

Germany's foreign minister said Friday that new allegations of U.S. eavesdropping on senior German government officials' telephones need to be clarified "as quickly as possible" and that he hoped Washington ...


WikiLeaks' Assange Seeks Asylum in France; President Says No

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has failed in a bid to win asylum in France.


Russian Parliament Votes to Adopt Controversial Privacy Law

Lawmakers in the Russian parliament on Friday voted for a bill forcing online search engines to remove search results about a specific person at that person's request.


Gulf States Reach $18.7B Settlement with BP Over Oil Spill

BP and five Gulf states announced a record $18.7 billion record settlement Thursday that resolves years of legal fighting over the environmental and economic damage done by the energy giant's ...


Episcopalians OK Allowing Gay Marriage in Churches

The Episcopal Church has completed its embrace of gay rights, changing church law to allow same-sex religious marriages throughout the denomination, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay ...

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Mississippi Bans Text-and-Drive, Repeals Inspection Sticker

Starting Wednesday, people driving in Mississippi can be penalized for sending text messages or posting to social media sites while they're behind the wheel.


Supreme Court Will Re-Hear Texas Affirmative Action

The Supreme Court said Monday it will dive back into the fight over the use of race in admissions at the University of Texas, a decision that presages tighter limits ...


Gov. Cuomo: Inmates Had Sights on Mexico but Ride Backed Out

Two convicted murderers who escaped from prison and eluded a massive manhunt for three weeks had initially planned to drive to Mexico but headed toward Canada on foot when their ...


Boston 2024 Olympics Organizers Update $4.6B Bid

The group trying to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston released the most detailed look yet at its bid for the Summer Games on Monday, unveiling a $4.6 billion plan ...

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Mississippi Flag Not Flown at USA Track and Field Event

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Only 49 state flags are being displayed at the USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships in Eugene this week.


Unmanned SpaceX Rocket Fails on Lift-off

An unmanned SpaceX rocket carrying supplies and the first-of-its-kind docking port to the International Space Station broke apart Sunday shortly after liftoff. It was a severe blow to NASA, still ...


Ole Miss Tackle Arrested For Domestic Violence Involving Stepfather

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — University of Mississippi football coach Hugh Freeze confirmed Saturday that offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil has been arrested in a domestic violence case involving his stepfather in ...


Same-Sex Marriage: Some in Mississippi Applaud, Some Condemn Ruling

Quotes from people on different side of the debate on same-sex marriage reveal different responses to the Supreme Courts ruling that overturns the ban on same-sex marriage in Mississippi.