Counseling group cancels conference to target Tennessee law

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — By canceling its conference in Tennessee next year, the American Counseling Association wants to put other states on notice that new LGBT laws can carry consequences, the group's leader said.

  • Written by SHEILA BURKE, Associated Press

Sexism in French politics: New scandals, and no end in sight

PARIS (AP) — Grabbing breasts, tweaking thong underwear, hitting a female aide in the face — top French politicians stand accused of all this and more, in a wave of allegations emerging recently that have women asking: How do we make it stop?


Islamic State bombing of Shiite area in Baghdad kills 63

BAGHDAD (AP) — A car bomb ripped through a commercial area in a predominantly Shiite neighborhood of Baghdad on Wednesday, killing at least 63 people and wounding dozens in an attack that was swiftly claimed by the extremist Islamic State group.

  • Written by SINAN SALAHEDDIN, Associated Press

Japanese happy Obama to visit Hiroshima, apology or not

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese are welcoming President Barack Obama's decision to visit the atomic-bombed city of Hiroshima, and those interviewed Wednesday said they aren't seeking an apology.

  • Written by MIKI TODA, Associated Press MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press

Shallow quake hits Tibet, causing landslides, 60 hurt

BEIJING (AP) — A shallow magnitude-5.5 earthquake struck the mountainous region of Tibet on Wednesday, injuring 60 people, collapsing houses and damaging bridges and roads, authorities said.