Human rights and civil liberties

In this Sunday Aug. 26, 2018 photo, the China eSports team play Taiwan in the eSports exhibition at the 18th Asian Games Arena of Valor, Britama Arena, Jakarta. Esports is debuting as an exhibition sport in the on-going Asian Games and is targeted for full inclusion in four years at the games in Hangzhou, China. (Dhemas Reviyanto,INASGOC via AP)
August 29, 2018 - 2:45 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Esports organizers say don't blame the games. Executives at the Asian Games have expressed sympathy for the victims of the deadly shooting at a video game tournament in a Florida shopping mall. But Kenneth Fok, president of the Asian Electronic Sports Federation, said the...
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August 28, 2018 - 4:36 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — For months they've circled each other, the liberal actress and activist looking to knock off the state's consummate political insider, a two-term incumbent and possible presidential candidate. Now, Cynthia Nixon and Andrew Cuomo will square off Wednesday in their only scheduled...
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Since March last year, the U.N.'s humanitarian aid agency has said Yemen — already the Arab world's poorest country — is facing the world's worst humanitarian crisis.
August 28, 2018 - 4:33 pm
GENEVA (AP) — U.N. human rights experts said Tuesday the governments of Yemen, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia may have been responsible for war crimes since Yemen's conflict intensified 3½ years ago, including rape, torture, arbitrary detention and use of child soldiers. Their report —...
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FILE -- In this file photo from Monday, May 6, 2013, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., laughs as he and Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., left, cross paths in the Russell Senate Office Building, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Schumer of New York said in a statement he plans to introduce a resolution to rename that Senate office building after the war hero. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, file)
August 28, 2018 - 3:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A proposal to rename the Senate's oldest office building for John McCain ran into resistance Tuesday from Republican senators reluctant to take away an honor already bestowed on an earlier Senate titan — and a leader of Southern senators during a tumultuous era in the nation's...
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A single candle and a few flowers were left on the grass outside the Jacksonville Landing Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, as the facility prepared to reopen after Sunday's mass shooting there Sunday during a Madden Championship Series video game competition at the Good Luck Have Fun video game bar inside Chicago Pizza. The shooter David Katz from Baltimore, MD left three people dead, including himself and many more wounded in the crowded competition space. (Bob Self/The Florida Times-Union via AP)
August 28, 2018 - 3:36 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — The young man who opened fire at a Florida video game tournament had shown abundant signs he was struggling with a mental disorder: He was prescribed an anti-psychotic drug as an adolescent and had been hospitalized at least twice for mental illness. Yet David Katz landed at the...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., joined by Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., left, and Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, speaks with reporters following their weekly policy meetings, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
August 28, 2018 - 3:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a proposal to rename the Senate's oldest office building for John McCain (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he was not notified in advance that Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer would propose renaming a Senate office...
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Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis speaks to reporters during a news conference at the Pentagon, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
August 28, 2018 - 2:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday the U.S. intends to continue backing the Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen despite civilian casualties and questions about the Saudis' commitment to avoiding killing innocents. At a rare Pentagon news conference, Mattis...
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FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2018, file photo, Cody Wilson, with Defense Distributed, holds a 3D-printed gun called the Liberator at his shop in Austin, Texas. A federal judge in Seattle has granted an injunction that prohibits the Trump administration from allowing a Texas company to post 3D gun-making plans online. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, file)
August 28, 2018 - 11:55 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The owner of a Texas company that makes untraceable 3D-printed guns says he has begun selling the blueprints through his website to anyone who wants to make one, despite a federal court order barring him from posting the plans online. Cody Wilson says he began selling the plans...
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In this circa 1992 photo provided by Jim Brochin and made by Martha Kavanaugh, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, front row far right, poses with Yale University Law School classmates at Kavanaugh's parents' home in St. Michaels, Md. Front row from left are Steve Hartmann, Jim Brochin, Richard Roberts, and Kavanaugh. Back row from left are Ken Christmas, James Boasberg, Zeb Landsman, and Edmund Burns. (Martha Kavanaugh via AP)
August 28, 2018 - 10:16 am
When Brett Kavanaugh was a student at Yale University in the 1980s, some of his classmates were protesting South Africa's apartheid system, rallying for gay rights and backing dining hall workers in a labor dispute. But people who knew Kavanaugh an undergraduate and law student at Yale say the...
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FILE - In this Aug 27, 2018 file photo protesters light fireworks during a far-right demonstration in Chemnitz, Germany, after a man has died and two others were injured in an altercation between several people of "various nationalities" in the eastern German city of Chemnitz on Sunday. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer, file)
August 28, 2018 - 6:40 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's top security official offered to send federal assistance to the eastern state of Saxony on Tuesday following violence during a far-right protest in the city of Chemnitz that left at least six people injured. The protest late Monday, sparked by the killing of a 35-year-old...
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