Fury over reported federal plan targeting transgender people
LGBT leaders are reacting furiously to a report the Trump administration is considering a new definition of gender that would effectively deny federal recognition and civil rights protections to transgender Americans.
Authorities seek 2 vehicles in missing Wisconsin girl's case
Authorities are asking for 2,000 volunteers to help in a ground search for clues in the disappearance of a western Wisconsin girl who has been missing since her parents were gunned down in their home last week.
Florida man faces groping charge after flight from Houston
A Florida man is accused of groping a female passenger while on a flight Sunday from Houston to Albuquerque and later telling authorities that the president of the United States says it's OK to grab women by their private parts.
USC agrees to pay $215M to settle doctor sex abuse claims
The University of Southern California has announced an agreement in principle for a $215 million class-action settlement of claims involving alleged sexual harassment and abuse by a gynecologist who treated students for years.
Oakland mayor: Police won't ask applicants about sex assualt
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf says she has ordered an end to a police department's policy that forced job applicants to give it access to confidential records, including those that would disclose if they had been sexually assaulted.
US temporarily stops youth climate lawsuit days before trial
The U.S. government is trying once again to block a major climate change lawsuit days before young activists are set to argue at trial that the government has violated their constitutional rights by failing to take action climate change.
"I don't feel real": Mental stress mounting after Michael
Health workers say they are seeing signs of mental fatigue in residents more than a week after Michael, and problems could continue as a short-term disaster turns into a long-term recovery that will take years.
GOP on defense to explain pre-existing condition protections
Republican candidates who are still calling for repeal of the Obama-era health care law find themselves on the defensive about how they will preserve protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions.
Girl dies after court allows more time on life support
A 9-year-old Texas girl at the center of a three-week court battle with a hospital to keep her on life support has died hours after an appeals court allowed her parents more time to find a facility to maintain her life support.
Police hire raises criticism in New Mexico's largest city
The Albuquerque mayor's hiring of a New Jersey law enforcement veteran accused of excessive force in a more than decade-old lawsuit was met Friday with strong criticism among multiple police reform advocates in New Mexico's largest city.
Candid candidate voluntarily airs dirty laundry
Delegate Lee Carter of Virginia is expecting a rough campaign when he's up for re-election, so he's getting a jump on the opposition by self-disclosing a series of private, sometimes embarrassing details about his personal life.
Pressure turns to Mexico as migrant caravan heads for border
Many of the more than 2,000 Hondurans in a migrant caravan trying to wend its way to the United States have been helped at every turn in Guatemala by residents offering food, water, and rides in private pickups or on flatbed of semi-trailer trucks.
Man rescued from Arizona mine lucky to survive fall, snakes
The head of a rescue team says an Arizona man is lucky to be alive after he fell to the bottom of an abandoned mine shaft, broke both his legs, fought off a trio of rattlesnakes and went two days without food or water.
APNewsBreak: NTSB hasn't fully examined limo in fatal crash
A criminal case is preventing federal safety officials from being able to conduct a full examination of the limousine involved in a crash that killed 20 people nearly two weeks ago in upstate New York.
Trump administration seeks prompt immigration ruling
The Trump administration says it will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene if a federal appeals court does not rule soon on the administration's decision to end legal protections for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants.
Interior Dept. contradicts Ben Carson on new watchdog hiring
Contradicting a Cabinet secretary, the Interior Department says a political appointee at the Department of Housing and Urban Development will not be reassigned to lead an internal watchdog agency at Interior.