SALT LAKE CITY The secluded polygamous towns tucked between stunning red-rock cliffs have survived for more than 100 years, despite Utah and Arizona’s efforts to dismantle them and expose abuses.
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The U.S. government says it will begin using the term “sexual rights” in discussions of human rights and global development.
The statement at a U.N. meeting this week comes after years of lobbying from rights groups who have argued that the U.S. should show global leadership on the rights of people of all gender identities and sexual orientations.
LONDON Britain is abuzz with U.S. presidential candidate Jeb Bush’s suggestion that Margaret Thatcher should grace the new $10 bill.
Mock-ups of a $10 note featuring the former prime minister feature prominently on newspaper websites Thursday. Even the BBC couldn’t resist, pasting an image of a steely-eyed, if slightly smiling, Thatcher onto the bill.
COCULA, Mexico On the morning of her high school graduation, Berenice Navarijo Segura was delayed for a hair and makeup appointment by an explosion of gunfire in the centre of town. Her mother was up before dawn preparing stewed goat and beans for the celebration, and didn’t want her to risk going out.
WASHINGTON Russia is in the midst of a steady military buildup at a Syrian airport, indicating Moscow intends to create an air operations base there, although no fighter jets or helicopters have arrived yet, the Pentagon said Monday.
BRUSSELS Germany announced Monday it expects to handle one million people fleeing their homelands this year and Slovakia joined Berlin in reintroducing border checks with Austria, underscoring the need for European Union nations to quickly forge a common strategy to deal with Europe’s immigration crisis.
CANBERRA, Australia Australia’s beleaguered prime minister was ousted from power in an internal party ballot on Monday as the ruling conservative party attempts to win back a disenchanted public by replacing the nation’s polarizing, gaffe-prone leader with his more moderate rival.
HILO, Hawaii: Part of King Kamehameha’s (cah-MEH’-ha-MEH’-ha) spear is missing.
Police on Hawaii’s Big Island are asking the public for help locating the top section of the spear that’s part of the statue of the Hawaiian warrior in Hilo (HEE’-loh).
Police say the spear was last seen Saturday and was reported missing Sunday.
RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif.: A boat off the coast of Mexico apparently spotted the blue whale Monday that rescuers first saw several days ago entangled in hundreds of feet of fishing line near Los Angeles.
COLUMBUS, Ky. Part of the Mississippi River was closed as crews investigated and cleaned up an oil spill caused by the collision of two tow boats, the U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday.