Tag: Human rights and civil liberties

Spanish court rules to extradite broker to Venezuela

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MADRID — Spain's National Court has approved the extradition of a financial broker wanted in Venezuela on charges of fraud and embezzlement of funds. ...

Police ‘unlawful assembly’ powers come under fire in Oregon

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SALEM, Ore. — As racial injustice protesters swarmed the streets of Portland, Oregon, day after day last year, a voice would come over a...

Court rules against Arkansas’ Israel boycott pledge law

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A federal appeals court on Friday ruled that Arkansas' law requiring state contractors to pledge not to boycott Israel is...

Judge: No media protection for blogger, must reveal sources

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A blogger who was sued for defamation over an article criticizing a former Arkansas school board member must disclose her...

Birmingham jail logs with MLK signatures up for sale

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Arrested for leading a march against racial segregation in 1963, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. spent days in solitary confinement...

MLB opens harassment hotline after Porter, Callaway scandals

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NEW YORK — Major League Baseball has created a hotline for people not employed by the league or teams to report harassment or discrimination...

‘The Bachelor’ host stepping away after racial controversy

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Chris Harrison, host of “The Bachelor,” says he is stepping down from his TV role and is “ashamed” for his handling of a swirling...

UN agencies press EU over rising migrant pushback cases

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BRUSSELS — U.N. agencies are pressing the European Union to end the growing practices of denying migrants their right to apply for asylum, collectively...

Man United’s chase of Premier League leader City hit by draw

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LONDON — Manchester United’s Premier League title hopes took another blow in a 1-1 draw at West Bromwich Albion on Sunday. ...

History of abuse for Mexican police unit in migrant massacre

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CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico — When state police in northern Mexico allegedly shot 19 people, including at least 14 Guatemalan migrants, to death in late...