Education secretary calls for repeal of 2 transgender laws

BOSTON (AP) — Laws in North Carolina and Mississippi that restrict the rights of transgender Americans are hateful and should be repealed, Education Secretary John B. King Jr. said Monday.

  • Written by JENNIFER C. KERR, Associated Press CHRISTINE ARMARIO, Associated Press

Gaza sewage crisis, festering in conflict, poisons coast

SHATI REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) — Each day, millions of gallons of raw sewage pour into the Gaza Strip's Mediterranean beachfront, spewing out of a metal pipe and turning miles of once-scenic coastline into a stagnant dead zone.

  • Written by FARES AKRAM, Associated Press DANIELLA CHESLOW, Associated Press

Fingernails spotted in trash led to arrest of alleged killer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A serial killer preying on vulnerable young black women on the rough streets of south Los Angeles eluded police for two decades until someone rifling through a dumpster in 2007 noticed red fingernails poking out of a garbage bag.

  • Written by BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press

Tiny Nebraska town says no to 1,100 jobs, citing way of life

NICKERSON, Neb. (AP) — Half-ton pickup trucks crowd the curb outside the One Horse Saloon, a neon Coors Light sign in the window and rib-eye steaks on the menu, but otherwise Nickerson, Nebraska, is nearly silent on a spring evening, with only rumbling freight trains interrupting bird songs.

  • Written by SCOTT McFETRIDGE, Associated Press