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  • FIFA sponsors Adidas, Coke, Visa express concern over Qatar

    FIFA came under pressure from sponsors Adidas, Coca-Cola and Visa on Wednesday to push Qatar to deliver reforms for migrant workers as the country rapidly expands to host the 2022 World Cup. The calls from high-profile commercial backers of soccer's...
  • New government, same issues as Netanyahu confronts Palestinian conflict

    JERUSALEM With his new hardline government in office less than a week, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday suspended a controversial initiative to bar Palestinian workers from buses carrying Israelis and reiterated his commitment to a two-state...
  • Women priests, fast-track and sugar: Letters

    Women priests, fast-track and sugar: Letters
    Women priests? Thank you for the discourse "The Front Burner: Women priests in Catholic Church?" between guest columnists Joe Wenke and Sister Sara Butler (Orlando Sentinel, Friday). Like Wenke, I'm an advocate for women priests, but I do understand...
  • Our crazy policies for the mentally ill

    Our crazy policies for the mentally ill
    A Bronx man died in police custody last week after police responded to a 911 call. An Iraq combat veteran in El Paso, Texas, serving a two-day DWI sentence died after being subdued by guards. A woman died after being shot by a Taser by sheriff's...
  • Israeli prime minister calls off West Bank bus segregation

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday canceled a plan that would have banned Palestinian laborers from riding on the same buses with Jewish settlers in the West Bank, just hours after it was announced — an embarrassing about-face that...
  • Nigeria: 579 soldiers and officers on trial

    Nearly 600 Nigerian officers and troops faced charges before a court-martial Wednesday, the army said. An unprecedented number of soldiers is believed to be on trial for alleged offenses related to the ongoing fight against an Islamic uprising in the...
  • Comic Chelsea Handler will be at Horseshoe Hammond

    Comedian, actress, author and television host Chelsea Handler, will perform stand-up comedy Sunday at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino in Hammond. Handler is known for her E! Television network show, "Chelsea Lately" and for her five books that have...
  • Correction: Spain-Boy in Suitcase story

    In a story May 8 about Spanish police discovering a boy hidden in a suitcase at a North African border crossing, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the woman traveling with the boy was married to his father. The man and woman are not related....
  • Wandering Eye: The right way to report on sexual assault, an update on SWAT culture, and more

    Wandering Eye: The right way to report on sexual assault, an update on SWAT culture, and more
    On Monday, The Sun published an article by Ian Duncan about a new report from Human Rights Watch, which "says retaliation against military service members who report sexual assaults has contributed to a culture of fear and silence." It's worth reading...
  • Correction: Ukraine-Russian Soldiers story

    In a story May 19 about two men identified as Russian soldiers who were captured in Ukraine, The Associated Press gave an incorrect last name for one of them on second reference. The man's last name is Alexandrov, not Smirnov. A corrected version of...
  • How Mona Eltahawy became a 'full-fledged feminist'

    In parts of the Middle East, some women are groped as a matter of course. There are men who feel free to run their hands over women, like they're buying produce, or a cow. Mona Eltahawy has endured that and much worse, as a young woman and as an...