Times a changin’? Why America is ripe for protest in 2018

In this March 24, 2018 photo, Jan Rose Kasmir holds a sign with a photo of her offering a flower to soldiers in a 1967 protest against the Vietnam War, during a rally for gun safety laws in Bluffton, S.C. Kasmir gave up protesting when public opposition failed to stop the Iraq War in 2003. But after the 2017 Women's March, she returned to the lines this spring to rally for gun control near her home in Hilton Head, South Carolina, joining a series of recent protests by millions of Americans demanding change. "I think we've reached a tipping point," Kasmir said. (Courtesy Jan Rose Kasmir via AP)

She was the face of mass protest, but long ago lost her faith in protesting.

Travel ban case is justices’ first dive into Trump policy

FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017, file photo, the Supreme Court is seen in the morning in Washington. The Supreme Court has so far had little to say about Donald Trump’s time as president. That’s about to change. The justices’ first deep dive into a Trump administration policy comes in a dispute over the administration’s ban on travel from some countries with majority Muslim populations. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has so far had little to say about Donald Trump’s time as president, even as the nation has moved from one Trump controversy to another. That’s about to change.

EPA head showed penchant for travel, drivers before DC

FILE - In this June 13, 2013 file photo, then-Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt gestures as he answers a question during a news conference in Oklahoma City. Newly obtained records show Pruitt’s penchant for travel and concerns about security was notable even before he became head of the Environmental Protection Agency. The records show that as Oklahoma’s attorney general, Pruitt frequently traveled out-of-state for appearances before conservative groups and used an office investigator as a driver. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Scott Pruitt’s penchant for travel and concerns about security were notable even before he became head of the Environmental Protection Agency, according to newly obtained records that show that as Oklahoma’s attorney general he frequently traveled out-of-state for appearances before conservative groups and used an office investigator as a driver.

Moon faces tough challenges ahead of summit with Kim

FILE - In this March 5, 2018, file photo, provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, front right, shakes hands with South Korean National Security Director Chung Eui-yong after Chung gave Kim the letter from South Korean President Moon Jae-in, in Pyongyang, North Korea. The upcoming meeting between the leaders of the rival Koreas will be the ultimate test of Moon’s belief that his nation should lead international efforts to deal with North Korea. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The meeting next week between the leaders of the rival Koreas will be the ultimate test of South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s belief that his nation should lead international efforts to deal with North Korea.

Saudi women spend big on makeup, even if it’s just a glimpse

In this Thursday, April 19, 2018 photo, Najla Sultan bin Awwad works at Sephora in Riyadh. The mother of two in her 30s started working for the first time a year ago at the store, says even women who cover their face with a veil are becoming bolder in public, wearing colored contact lenses, eyelashes and drawing their eyeliner they way they want.(AP Photo/Aya Batrawy)

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Green lipstick, blue lipstick and 40 shades of foundation to choose from are just some of the reasons why 18-year-old Shahad al-Qahtani is excited about superstar Rihanna’s makeup line debut in Saudi Arabia.

Jailed Chinese pastor’s U.S. family seeks mercy

In this May 2014, photo released by Ben Cao, Rev. John Sanqiang Cao breaks a ground on a new school in Wa State, Myanmar. The prominent Chinese pastor who has been detained by Chinese authorities since March 5, 2017 was sentenced in March 2018 to seven years in prison for "organizing others to illegally cross the border." (Ben Cao via AP)

BEIJING (AP) — The Rev. John Sanqiang Cao paid no more than three dollars for the trip that would end up costing him his freedom.

Analysis: Gaza flare-up driven by deep misery in strip

FILE - In this Friday, March 30, 2018 file photo, Israeli soldiers shoot tear gas toward Palestinian protesters as they gather at the Israel Gaza border. The flareup of deadly violence in Gaza is of a new kind, even in the inventive annals of Mideast conflicts: Israeli soldiers shooting at Palestinian demonstrators burning tires and hurling firebombs across what looks like an international border, inflicting casualties while claiming concerns of a mass breach of the barrier. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov, File)

ALONG THE ISRAEL-GAZA BORDER (AP) — The flareup of deadly violence in Gaza is of a new kind, even in the inventive annals of Mideast conflicts: Israeli soldiers shooting at Palestinian demonstrators burning tires and hurling firebombs across what looks like an international border, inflicting casualties while claiming concerns of a mass breach of the barrier.

AP investigation: #MeToo has little impact on medical world

In this image provided by the Conway (Ark.) Police Department, Robert Rook is seen in this June 3, 2016, photo. An Associated Press investigation finds that even as Hollywood moguls, elite journalists and politicians have been pushed out of their jobs or resigned amid allegations of sexual misconduct, the world of medicine is more forgiving. Rook was allowed to keep his family practice open, so long as he’s chaperoned, despite facing multiple criminal charges for rape. Prosecutors subsequently downgraded the charges to more than 20 counts of sexual assault in the second- and third-degree, charges for which Rook says he is innocent. (Conway Police Department via AP)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first time that Dr. Anthony Bianchi came onto a patient, California’s medical board alleged, the gynecologist placed a chair against the exam room door, put his fingers into the woman’s vagina and exposed his erect penis.

At the EEOC, harassment cases can languish for years

Graphic shows number of EEOC cases resolved by fiscal year and percentage resolved with a finding of reasonable cause; 2c x 4 1/4 inches; 96.3 mm x 107 mm;

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal agency handling workplace harassment complaints has become a crowded waystation in an overwhelmed bureaucracy, with wait times often stretching years. And as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission takes on renewed significance in light of the growing #MeToo movement, lawyers worry the increased caseload will lead to even longer delays.

Battle to save Africa’s elephants is gains ground

In this photo taken Wednesday, March 21, 2018, a herd of elephants form a protective circle against a perceived threat, just after one was shot with a tranquilizer dart during an operation to attach GPS tracking collars in Mikumi National Park, Tanzania. The battle to save Africa's elephants appears to be gaining momentum in Mikumi, where killings are declining and some populations are starting to grow again. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

MIKUMI NATIONAL PARK, Tanzania (AP) — The elephant staggered and keeled over in the tall grass in southern Tanzania, where some of the world’s worst poaching has happened.

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