Canadian singer Bryan Adams has canceled a show in Mississippi to protest a new state law that will let people with religious objections deny services to same-sex couples, the second major concert scrapped in the U.S. South over discrimination concerns. On Friday, U.S. rock star Bruce Springsteen called off a weekend concert in North Carolina to show his opposition to a new law there barring transgender people from choosing bathrooms consistent with their gender identity. The cancellations come as a number of U.S. states consider legislation seen as restricting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights.
WASHINGTON (AP) — As U.S. officials dealt with the fallout of the government's once-secret "Cuban Twitter" program, they had one thing on their side: notorious delays in the federal Freedom of Information Act.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Park Police issued 49 citations Monday to disability rights activists who were protesting at the White House and urging President Barack Obama to support legislation to help disabled people stay in their homes when they require long-term support.
BALTIMORE (AP) — A year after the death of Freddie Gray, a small part of his legacy can be seen at a southwest Baltimore recreation center, where the pounding of basketballs and squeak of sneakers echo off the walls as young black men in shorts and sweats face off.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Rural Nevadans suing to block the Obama administration's greater sage grouse protection plan say a trail of internal government documents shows politics drove a pre-determined policy that conflicts with scientific findings.
Former Illinois Congressman Mel Reynolds was arrested in Atlanta on Monday after he had failed to return to the United States by the end of March as a judge had ordered, a U.S. Marshals spokeswoman and Reynolds' lawyer said. Reynolds had been in South Africa tending to what he said was a daughter’s illness, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s office in Chicago said. U.S. Marshals arrested Reynolds on Monday morning after he landed in Atlanta, where he will face a judge later in the day, his lawyer Richard Kling said.
An animal cruelty investigation into celebrity dog trainer Cesar Millan, known as the "Dog Whisperer," has ended and no charges will be filed, a spokeswoman with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said on Monday. The Department of Animal Care and Control in Los Angeles County launched the investigation after a Feb. 26 episode of the Nat Geo WILD TV series "Cesar 911", in which Millan trains a French bulldog-terrier mix called Simon to co-exist with his owner's pot-bellied pigs after having killed two of them. The investigation by the district attorney was dropped due to "insufficient evidence," said Jane Robison, a spokeswoman for the office.
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron fought back Monday after days of criticism over his finances, lashing out at what he called hurtful and untrue claims about his late father's investments sparked by leaked details about the offshore accounts of the rich and famous.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks were slightly higher in midday trading Monday as investors wait for first-quarter company earnings to start rolling in. Overseas markets were also rising as investors hoped for more stimulus in China, the world's second-largest economy.
By Gary Robertson RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe said on Monday he would not sign a bill passed by the legislature that would order executions by electric chair when lethal-injection drugs are not available. McAuliffe is recommending instead that state prison officials be allowed to purchase lethal drugs for executions on an emergency basis, with the identities of the pharmacies providing the drugs to be kept secret. "These amendments deliver a valid path forward to continue VA's capital punishment policy," McAuliffe said on Twitter.