PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Regina Ferrell, a fourth-grade teacher in Bay County, stood before the local school board this week and pleaded: Please be flexible with teachers returning to classrooms after Hurricane Michael.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — One by one, U.S. Magistrate Judge William Gallo called the names of 14 defendants who were charged with entering the country illegally. Defense attorneys told him the government had already deported them to Mexico, making it impossible for them to appear.
This week, the Compassion Collective, a group of writers including author Cheryl Strayed (“Wild”) and Elizabeth Gilbert (“Eat, Pray, Love”), initiated a campaign to raise $1-million for Syrian refugees, a goal they reached in just over a day
Investigative documentary “Rape of the Night Shift” has propelled legislation in California to improve protection in companies against sexual assault and rape, especially for janitorial staff who are most vulnerable.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — More than 100 countries don’t keep accurate counts of births and deaths. More than 70 don’t have robust data on poverty. There’s a dearth of accurate, comparable figures on the number of disabled children in almost every nation, U.N. statisticians say.
BOSTON (AP) — For 35 years, Ruth D’Eredita tried to dismiss her former professor’s behavior — the way he touched her, groped her and kissed her. But last year, as dozens of women came forward to share similar encounters with powerful men, she started to see her memories differently.
VALIER, Mont. (AP) — The searchers rummage through the abandoned trailer, flipping over a battered couch, unfurling a stained sheet, looking for clues. It’s blistering hot and a grizzly bear lurking in the brush unleashes a menacing growl. But they can’t stop.
A new survey indicates that the number of people who identify as transgender in America is double the size that policy-makers had predicted, potentially creating a greater sense of urgency to expand services for transgender individuals.