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Women push against being left behind amid pandemic recovery

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ROME — Proponents of women’s progress on Tuesday launched a political push in Rome to ensure that global pandemic recovery efforts won’t leave women...

Tears, politics and money: School boards become battle zones

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RAPID CITY, S.D. — Local school boards around the country are increasingly becoming cauldrons of anger and political division, boiling with disputes over such...

Caitlyn Jenner’s 1st news conference short on substance

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Caitlyn Jenner held her first news conference Friday as a Republican candidate for California governor, 77 days after announcing she was...

Franklin mixed-use development moves forward

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A mixed-use development proposed on Franklin’s northside inched closer to approval during a public hearing Tuesday night. Indianapolis developer Platinum Properties Management Company, LLC is...

Judge asked to dismiss lawsuit over WVa transgender ban

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Education officials are asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging West Virginia’s new law that bans transgender athletes from...

European watchdog warns Hungary over possible rights abuses

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BRUSSELS — Recent laws introduced in Hungary regulating marriage and gender identity risk discriminating against LGBT people and should have been put to citizens...

Transgender athlete to make history in Olympic weightlifting

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM RIO: China led the way with five gold medals and world records were broken in five different events. Sarah Robles won bronze...

Two artworks chosen for display in London’s Trafalgar Square

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LONDON — A sculpture symbolizing Britain’s complex colonial ties and...

American teen aims for gold in new Olympic canoe sprint race

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Sometime before she races across Tokyo Bay, American teenager Nevin Harrison will likely paddle her canoe to a quiet spot and have a good...

New US LGBTQ-rights envoy sees reasons for hope and worry

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NEW YORK — Jessica Stern, soon to become the State Department's special diplomatic envoy for LGBTQ rights, sees a mix of promising news and...