Rights advocate urges democracies to step up in Trump era

GENEVA (AP) — The head of Human Rights Watch has expressed concern "we will lose the U.S. voice as a defender of human rights around the world" under President Donald Trump, and urged other democracies to "take a leadership position."

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Sexist, vulgar posts on women's marches rebound on officials

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A school board member in Hillary Clinton's hometown resigned after making a derogatory reference on Twitter to the female anatomy in describing women marching against President Donald Trump. An Illinois teacher was pulled from the classroom for a tweet deemed sexist. And a freshman Indiana lawmaker was inundated with criticism over a Facebook post mocking "fat women."

  • Written by BRIAN SLODYSKO , Associated Press

Trump acts to advance Keystone XL, Dakota Access pipelines

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed executive actions Tuesday to advance construction of the huge Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines, moving aggressively to overhaul America's energy policy and dealing a swift blow to Barack Obama's legacy on climate change.

  • Written by MATTHEW DALY and KEN THOMAS , Associated Press