Social issues

August 02, 2018 - 1:17 pm
AMSTERDAM (AP) — A top European orchestra has fired its chief conductor following accusations of sexual misconduct. The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in the Netherlands said on Thursday it had ended its affiliation with Daniele Gatti in the wake of a Washington Post story last week in which the...
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A supporter of Zimbabwean's main opposition party MDC, who was arrested following clashes, is seen detained in a police vehicle outside the MDC headquarters, in Harare, Thursday Aug. 2, 2018. Gunfire, tear gas, and burning cars disrupted Harare's streets Wednesday as armed riot police and army troops clashed with rock-throwing opposition supporters after the Electoral Commission announced it would not give the results in July 30 2018 presidential elections today.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
August 02, 2018 - 1:10 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's ruling party and the main opposition group on Thursday both declared that they won the presidential election ahead of the imminent announcement of the result, reflecting a bitter rivalry that was exacerbated by deadly violence in the capital. The death toll from...
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August 02, 2018 - 12:21 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — A new survey has found that the majority of U.S. Catholic religious orders believe women should be allowed to serve as ordained deacons in the church, lending support to an issue that is being studied at the Vatican amid pressure for women to be given greater roles in the church...
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FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2016, file photo, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer hugs his wife, Shelley, after their 44-28 win over Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl NCAA college football game, in Glendale, Ariz. Ohio State placed Meyer on paid administrative leave Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, while it investigates claims that his wife knew about allegations of abuse against former Buckeyes assistant Zach Smith, who was fired last week. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
August 02, 2018 - 9:33 am
Urban Meyer's Ohio State program has been one of the best in college football and for the most part has avoided major off-field issues and player behavior problems that tarnished his championship teams at Florida. Now Meyer appears to be in jeopardy of losing his job as Buckeyes coach over the...
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Tourists walk past the Eiffel Tower, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018 in Paris. The visitors descending on the Eiffel Tower at the peak of the August tourist season are voicing frustration that the beloved Paris monument is closed. Since Wednesday, Eiffel Tower workers have been on strike over the new visitor access policy, which they say is responsible for inordinately long queues.(AP Photo/Michel Euler)
August 02, 2018 - 9:32 am
PARIS (AP) — Visitors descending upon the Eiffel Tower at the peak of the August tourist season are voicing frustration that the beloved Paris monument is closed. Since Wednesday, Eiffel Tower workers have been on strike over a new visitor access policy, which they say is responsible for...
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Tokyo Medical University is seen Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Tokyo. A Tokyo medical school is investigating a reported allegation that it has discriminated against female applicants on grounds they tend to quit as doctors after starting families. (Ayaka Aizawa/Kyodo News via AP)
August 02, 2018 - 6:58 am
TOKYO (AP) — A Tokyo medical university faced a new allegation after a newspaper report Thursday that the school has allegedly discriminated against female applicants on grounds they tend to quit as doctors after starting families, causing staffing shortages. The Yomiuri newspaper said that Tokyo...
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August 02, 2018 - 12:24 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Abortion-rights advocates are stepping up efforts to make it easier for women to get abortions amid a new wave of state-level restrictions expected to occur under a reconfigured U.S. Supreme Court. The efforts include boosting financial aid for women needing to travel long distances...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2012, file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia. Facebook said it has uncovered “sophisticated” efforts, possibly linked to Russia, to influence U.S. politics on its platforms. The company said it removed more than 30 accounts from Facebook and Instagram because they were involved in “coordinated” behavior and appeared to be fake. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
August 02, 2018 - 12:21 am
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Organizers of a counter-protest of a white supremacist rally in the nation's capital say they are shocked and upset that Facebook disabled their event's page this week, saying it had been created by "bad actors" misusing the social media platform. Facebook defended the...
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FILE - In this July 5, 2018, file photo, state Sen. Laura Kelly, D-Topeka, makes a comment during a forum for Democratic candidates for governor in Topeka, Kan. Kelly the leading Democratic candidate for Kansas governor is under attack for her past backing of tough voter identification policies as her party prepares for the possibility that the champion of those measures, conservative Kris Kobach, will win the Republican nomination. (AP Photo/John Hanna File)
August 01, 2018 - 8:26 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The leading Democratic candidate for Kansas governor is under attack for her past backing of tough voter identification policies as her party prepares for the possibility that the champion of those measures, conservative Kris Kobach, will win the Republican nomination. Democrats...
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August 01, 2018 - 7:20 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds on Wednesday promoted a female district judge to the Supreme Court in Iowa, the only state where all of its current justices are men. Susan Christensen will be the first woman on Iowa's high court in roughly eight years. The appointment doesn't...
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