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  • Indiana lawmakers try to quiet firestorm surrounding new law

    Indiana lawmakers try to quiet firestorm surrounding new law
    Gov. Mike Pence called off public appearances Monday and sports officials planned an "Indy Welcomes All" campaign ahead of this weekend's NCAA Final Four in Indianapolis as lawmakers scrambled to quiet the firestorm over a new law that has much of the...
  • Iran says US drone kills 2 advisers in Iraq; US denies claim

    Iran's Revolutionary Guard says a U.S. drone strike killed two of its advisers near the Iraqi city of Tikrit, where a major offensive is underway against the Islamic State group, but the U.S. said Monday its coalition conducted no airstrikes in the area...
  • Cliffhanger in early returns from Nigeria presidential vote

    In a cliffhanger of an election, early returns Monday night from half the states showed Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari almost even. The U.S. and Britain warned of "disturbing indications" that the...
  • Buhari leads in Nigeria presidential vote as protests persist

    ABUJA, Nigeria Former Nigerian military ruler Muhammadu Buhari took a wide lead in the presidential race with almost half of the 36 states reporting results from the March 28-29 general elections. Buhari led with 61.5 percent of the vote to 34.4...
  • Michael Cohen dies at 79; co-founder of California fashion brand Michael Stars

    Michael Cohen dies at 79; co-founder of California fashion brand Michael Stars
    Michael Cohen, co-founder of the California fashion brand Michael Stars, died Friday at his Manhattan Beach home. He was 79. The cause was prostate cancer, brand publicist Jennifer Cornwall Rojas said. Cohen and Suzanne Lerner co-founded Michael Stars...
  • Malloy Bans State-Funded Travel To Indiana, Says New Law Discriminatory Toward Gays, Lesbians

    Malloy Bans State-Funded Travel To Indiana, Says New Law Discriminatory Toward Gays, Lesbians
    Taking a stand against an Indiana law he called "disturbing, disgraceful and outright discriminatory" toward gays and lesbians, Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Monday banned government-funded travel to the Midwestern state. "We should continue to be...
  • Indiana religious freedom act: What's behind the law and the backlash

    Indiana religious freedom act: What's behind the law and the backlash
    When Indiana approved a law designed to allow residents and business owners to use their religious beliefs as reason to deny services to some people, the conservative state braced for some fallout. But the response was quicker and harder after a...
  • Ruling on U.S. flag raises questions about students' free-speech rights

    Ruling on U.S. flag raises questions about students' free-speech rights
    The Supreme Court rejected a free-speech appeal Monday from several California high school students who were told they could not wear a shirt emblazoned with an American flag on the Cinco de Mayo holiday. The court's action has the effect of upholding...
  • GOP hope to clarify new law; Dems want gay rights protected

     GOP hope to clarify new law; Dems want gay rights protected
    With criticism mounting from businesses, educational institutions and human rights groups, Indiana's Republican legislators are seeking to mitigate the fallout from last week's passage of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Some GOP officials are...
  • Brazil's ex-President Cardoso to defend jailed Venezuelans

    Former Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso will form part of a team defending two jailed opposition leaders in Venezuela. Cardoso, a former university sociologist who was exiled during Brazil's 1964-1985 military dictatorship, said he...
  • Nigeria results show tight presidential race as protests erupt

    ABUJA, Nigeria Early results in Nigeria's presidential election showed a tight race as tensions mounted in the key oil- producing Rivers state and the northern city of Bauchi where the main opposition party alleged the vote was rigged. Results from the...