EPA chief defends spending on travel and soundproof booth

WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt on Thursday defended his frequent taxpayer-funded travel and his purchase of a custom soundproof communications booth for his office, saying both were justified.

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Can better policies prevent workplace sexual harassment?

NEW YORK (AP) — Sexual misconduct happens at work not because companies don't publish anti-harassment policies, experts say, but because managers don't enforce them — and because people fail to apply them to themselves.

  • Written by By BARBARA ORTUTAY , AP Technology Writer

Angry worshippers lash out against Trump across Muslim world

JERUSALEM (AP) — Large crowds of worshippers across the Muslim world staged anti-U.S. marches Friday, some stomping on posters of Donald Trump or burning American flags in the largest outpouring of anger yet at the U.S. president's recognition of bitterly contested Jerusalem as Israel's capital.


  • Written by By KARIN LAUB and ILAN BEN ZION , Associated Press

Arkansas judge blocks state from issuing birth certificates


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas judge on Friday blocked the state from issuing any birth certificates until officials are able to comply with a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that the state's birth certificate law illegally favors heterosexual parents.

  • Written by By ANDREW DeMILLO , Associated Press