Spain's PM demands clarity from Catalonia on independence

MADRID (AP) — Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy demanded Wednesday that the leader of Catalonia clarify whether he has declared the region's independence, issuing a veiled threat that the central government could limit or rescind Catalan autonomy if he has.

  • Written by By CIARAN GILES , Associated Press

AP-NORC Poll: Most say Trump making NKorea situation worse

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea's nuclear weapons development is spooking most Americans, and two-thirds of them say President Donald Trump's war of words with the isolated nation's leader is making the situation worse. Less than one in 10 think Trump's comments are making it better.

  • Written by By MATTHEW PENNINGTON and EMILY SWANSON , Associated Press

Teen detained after crossing border fights to have abortion

HOUSTON (AP) — Advocates for a pregnant 17-year-old girl held in a Texas facility for immigrant children who have crossed the border alone are asking a federal judge to allow her to get an abortion, over the opposition of U.S. and state officials.

  • Written by By NOMAAN MERCHANT , Associated Press

National legal network formed to combat sex discrimination

NEW YORK (AP) — A prominent women's rights advocacy group has recruited more than 70 attorneys from 15 states to form a national legal network intended to assist women and girls who are victims of sex discrimination.

  • Written by By DAVID CRARY , AP National Writer

Last Kerner Commission member haunted, hopeful on race in US

CORRALES, N.M. (AP) — Nearly 50 years after the Kerner Commission studied the causes of deadly riots in America's cities, its last surviving member says he remains haunted that its recommendations on U.S. race relations and poverty were never adopted.

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  • Written by By RUSSELL CONTRERAS , Associated Press