By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A string of deadly confrontations between mostly white police and black men will be among the challenges immediately facing new Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who was sworn in on Monday. Lynch, 55, takes over as the country's top law enforcement official after a weekend that saw thousands of people in Baltimore take to the streets in mostly peaceful protests over the latest such case. A 25-year-old black man died a week after being injured while in police custody. Following her swearing in by Vice President Joe Biden, Lynch signaled that improving relations between police and the communities they protect will be high on her agenda.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday his administration is trying to improve the status of women in his country as it also seeks to protect women's rights on the international stage.