Social issues

APNewsBreak: Idaho OKs transgender licenses

The Idaho Transportation Department this week agreed to new regulations allowing transgender…

 

Obama's budget plan limits his bargaining power

President Barack Obama's budget overtures to Republicans may limit his bargaining power…

 

AZ animal advocates warn of fatal dog disease

Animal advocates are warning Arizona dog owners about an often fatal disease…

 

Birth-control ruling rattles Ind. Catholic schools

A federal order requiring religious-based employers such as Catholic colleges to provide…

Kyrgyz prisoners sew lips shut; is mafia to blame?

More than 1,000 prisoners in Kyrgyzstan have sewn their lips together, a…

Wash.: 8 sea lions found dead, apparently shot

Washington wildlife officials say eight sea lions have been found dead in…

2 students facing expulsion over asthma inhaler

Two Monument middle school students are facing expulsion after one loaned the…

3 Calif. students arrested for grade tampering

Three Palos Verdes High School juniors were arrested Thursday as police investigate…

Army chaplain sentenced in Puerto Rico porn case

An assistant U.S. Army chaplain who pleaded guilty to producing child pornography…

Boys pull out knife, gun during classroom argument

Authorities say three South Los Angeles middle school students were taken into…

Closing arguments conclude in honor killing trial

A Canadian prosecutor says evidence against three people accused of killing half…

Ex-PRC member ordered to prison for evaluation

Former state utility regulator Jerome Block Jr. was sent to a state…

Law school holding summit on marijuana laws

The University of Denver Sturm College of Law is holding a summit…

Prison dilemma: surging numbers of older inmates

In corrections systems nationwide, officials are grappling with decisions about geriatric units,…

Prison nurses sue over planned outsourcing of jobs

The union representing Florida's prison nurses is suing the state over the…

UN refugee chief: economic crisis fueling conflict

The U.N.'s refugee chief has warned leaders meeting in Switzerland this week…

Utah police probe school bombing plot

The two teens had a detailed plot, blueprints of the school and…

2 charged in college student's brutal beating

Two men have been charged in the near-death beating of a University…

Barker seeks end to UVa's use of cats in training

Former game show host Bob Barker is asking the University of Virginia…

Farmers eager for right to kill attacking wolves

John Koski is itching to pick up his rifle after losing dozens…