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Churches sue over Massachusetts transgender bathroom law

BOSTON (AP) — A conservative Christian organization has filed a federal lawsuit challenging a new Massachusetts law that prohibits discrimination against transgender people in public restrooms. Alliance Defending Freedom filed the lawsuit Tuesday on behalf of four Massachusetts churches to protect their right to operate their facilities “in a manner that doesn’t violate their core […]
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Opponents of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro rallied in the streets Wednesday and he convened a crisis security meeting as the leftist leader resisted their efforts to drive him from power.
Cabin crew at Lufthansa's Germanwings unit will go on strike for 24 hours Thursday, joining their peers at budget carrier Eurowings, union UFO said.
Poland expressed concerns Wednesday over reports that Russia is sharply upgrading the firepower of its Baltic Fleet in Kaliningrad by adding warships with long-range cruise missiles.
If Britain's renegotiation of its relationship with the European Union results in a new treaty, that will be examined by both houses of parliament, junior Brexit minister David Jones said Wednesday.
The United States Wednesday will abstain for the first time from a U.N. resolution criticizing America's economic embargo against Cuba, according to diplomats familiar with the matter.
South African police Wednesday fired stun grenades to disperse student protesters outside parliament as the finance minister delivered a speech warning of the country's weakening economy.
A 76-year-old Hungarian suspected of running a far-right paramilitary group shot dead a policeman during a house search in a village in northwest Hungary Wednesday, officials said.
Democratic White House candidate Hillary Clinton is leading among likely voters aged 18 to 29, according to a Harvard University opinion poll released on Wednesday.
Democratic White House candidate Hillary Clinton is leading among likely voters aged 18 to 29, according to a Harvard University opinion poll released on Wednesday.
At least 3,800 migrants and refugees have perished this year while trying to cross the Mediterranean to reach Europe, the highest ever toll ever on the harrowing route, the UN said Wednesday
Democratic White House candidate Hillary Clinton is leading among likely voters aged 18 to 29, according to a Harvard University opinion poll released Wednesday.
A German court Wednesday gave a woman a year's suspended jail sentence for posing as the cousin of a victim in last year's Germanwings plane crash and obtaining compensation offered by the airline.
Britain's media regulator Wednesday said it had fined telecoms giant Vodafone £4.6 million ($5.6 million, 5.2 million euros) for breaching rules designed to protect customers.
Peace talks between Mozambique's opposition leader Afonso Dhlakama and mediators were called off at the weekend after fighting broke out between the military and ex-rebel fighters, local media reporte
Russia has cancelled plans to refuel warships heading for the Syrian coast at a Spanish port, Spain's foreign ministry said Wednesday, after Madrid came under pressure to refuse them permission.
NEW YORK - Donald Trump praised Newt Gingrich Wednesday for an "amazing interview" with Fox News Channel host Megyn Kelly, in which the former speaker told Kelly that she is "fascinated with sex." Th
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Nine more athletes, including six medal winners, have been retroactively disqualified from the 2008 Beijing Olympics after failing retests of their doping samples. The Interna
WASHINGTON - Facing a public outcry, Defence Secretary Ash Carter on Wednesday ordered the Pentagon to suspend its effort to seek repayments of enlistment bonuses given to thousands of California Nati
Russia is reinforcing its Baltic Fleet in Kaliningrad with two small warships armed with long-range cruise missiles to counter what it sees as a worrying NATO build-up in the region, Russia's daily Iz
Russia is reinforcing its Baltic Fleet in Kaliningrad with two small warships armed with long-range cruise missiles to counter what it sees as a worrying NATO build-up in the region, Russia's daily Iz
A major Pakistani militant group worked with ISIS to carry out a huge raid on a police academy in the country's southwest this week that left more than 60 dead, a spokesman said Wednesday
Bashir had abolished the post of prime minister when he came to power in 1989
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday he wants US troops out of his country in the next two years and is willing to scrap defense pacts with longtime ally Washington if necessary.
QUEBEC - One of the accused in an alleged series of break-ins and sexual assaults at a Quebec university student residence is now facing a dozen additional charges. Thierno-Ourny Barry, 19, was first
MOSCOW (AP) — A group of Ukrainian hackers has released thousands of emails from an account used by a senior Kremlin official that appear to show close financial and political ties between Moscow and
BALTIMORE (AP) — The mother of a baby killed during a police chase in northeast Baltimore is suing Baltimore County Police. Media outlets report that on Nov. 1, 2015, Teaira Smallwood was waiting for
The negotiation teams of Wallonia and the EU are discussing the new texts requested by the Belgian region regarding the trade agreement with Canada. Earlier, regional Walloon authorities presented a l
Only Africans have been charged in the six ICC cases that are ongoing or will start soon.              
The main reason an Islamic State attack on the Iraqi city of Kirkuk failed is that Sunni Arabs, many of whom once viewed Islamic State as a liberator, have grown increasingly disgusted by the militant
Norpoth developed a model that correctly predicted winner of every presidential election in past 100 years
BRUSSELS (AP) — Russia on Wednesday withdrew a request to refuel a fleet of Russian warships in Spain, as Britain and NATO allies piled pressure on Madrid over concerns that the ships could be used t
The presidential race is not the only contest where hard-hitting political ads funded by independent groups are on the rise. Outside political organizations are paying for fliers and TV ads in state-
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A defense lawyer says Pakistani authorities have set a date for the execution of a death row prisoner diagnosed with schizophrenia after the country’s highest court rejected hi
EU member-states have reached a preliminary compromise on the amounts mobile telecoms may charge each other when their customers are abroad, reported Reuters. The fees for data exchange turned out to

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