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U.S. Lawmakers Propose Ban on Export of Tribes' Sacred Items

U.S. Lawmakers Propose Ban on Export of Tribes' Sacred Items

By Mary Hudetz | Jul 21
A group of U.S. lawmakers made another push Thursday to ban collectors and vendors from exporting Native American ceremonial items to foreign markets.

About 10,000 Au Pairs to Get Paid in Class-Action Settlement

About 10,000 Au Pairs to Get Paid in Class-Action Settlement

By Colleen Slevin | Jul 21
About 10,000 live-in childcare workers from around the world will share in a class-action settlement in a case that challenged whether they should be treated as employees entitled to minimum wage or members of the family.

'Go Back'? Omar and the Squad Are Building Strength at Home

'Go Back'? Omar and the Squad Are Building Strength at Home

By Steve Karnowski and Brian Slodysko | Jul 21
President Donald Trump can tell Rep. Ilhan Omar to "go back" to Somalia all he wants. All indications suggest she's not going anywhere.

Hand Signals and Post-its: The Hong Kong Protester Playbook

Hand Signals and Post-its: The Hong Kong Protester Playbook

By Yanan Wang | Jul 20
Hong Kong's youth are no rookies when it comes to protests. The city's young activists have fine-tuned their strategies since Occupy Central in 2014, a months-long pro-democracy demonstration that ended without tangible victories.

Trump Effect the Top Question in Virginia's Key Elections

Trump Effect the Top Question in Virginia's Key Elections

By Alan Sudermanman | Jul 20
Donald Trump has been very good for Virginia Democrats. Voters unhappy with the Republican president, particularly in suburban areas, powered historic Democratic gains in the state House two years ago.

Trump Says Critics Hate America, Despite His Own U.S. Putdowns

Trump Says Critics Hate America, Despite His Own U.S. Putdowns

By Calvin Woodward | Jul 19
Donald Trump has said that the U.S. is "dying," that America has "nothing, and that the nation's dreams are "dead." But he did not leave and "go back" to anywhere, as he's saying other critics of the country should do.

Men Face Sentencing on Riot Charge in Virginia Rally Case

Men Face Sentencing on Riot Charge in Virginia Rally Case

Jul 19
Three members of a white supremacist group face sentencing on a federal riot charge in connection with a white nationalist rally in Virginia and political rallies in California.

Netflix Tells Straight Pride Organizers to Cease and Desist

Netflix Tells Straight Pride Organizers to Cease and Desist

By Sam Cronin | Jul 19
Netflix has sent a cease and desist letter to Super Happy Fun America, the group responsible for organizing the upcoming Straight Pride Parade in Boston, telling them they are not allowed to use their logo or name in any materials.

How to Beat Trump? Dems Divided as He Rams Race onto Ballot

How to Beat Trump? Dems Divided as He Rams Race onto Ballot

By Steve Peoples, Errin Haines Whack, and Kathleen Ronayne | Jul 19
Trump's escalating exploitation of racism puts the rawest divide in American life squarely on the ballot in 2020. Democrats are united in condemning his words and actions, but the question of how to counter them is much more complicated.

AP Fact Check: UK Leadership Contenders Make Wild Promises

AP Fact Check: UK Leadership Contenders Make Wild Promises

By Jill Lawless | Jul 18
Contenders Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt both say they will break the country's political deadlock over Brexit, take Britain out of the European Union, boost the economy and bring a divided country back together.

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