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Disability-rights movement takes spotlight at Sundance

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) - During the thunderous reception for the celebratory disability-rights documentary “Crip Camp” at the Sundance Film Festival, the loudest response...

Amnesty: Yemen’s disabled are neglected, and suffering

CAIRO (AP) - Yemen’s civil war has exacted an enormous toll on people with disabilities, who find themselves on the margins of society and...

Kids with autism in UK detained in “horrific” conditions

LONDON (AP) - A British Parliamentary committee says many people with autism or learning disabilities are being detained in "horrific" conditions and is calling...

Kids with autism in UK detained in “horrific” conditions

LONDON (AP) - A British Parliamentary committee says many people with autism or learning disabilities are being detained in "horrific" conditions and is calling...

Shaq donates home to Atlanta boy paralyzed by shooting

ATLANTA (AP) - Basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal has donated a home to an Atlanta woman whose 12-year-old son was shot at a...

Jury selected in NC defamation lawsuit against author Sparks

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A jury is ready to start hearing evidence in a federal lawsuit accusing novelist Nicholas Sparks of defaming the former...

New emperor opens Japan’s Diet, now wheelchair accessible

TOKYO (AP) - Japan's Diet convened Thursday after elections and a renovation at the upper house to improve its accessibility for two new lawmakers...

Prison health care provider resolves disabilities lawsuit

PHOENIX (AP) - Two companies that provide health care in jails and prisons across the United States have agreed to pay $950,000 to resolve...

Companies navigate dementia conversations with older workers

CHICAGO (AP) - Faced with an aging American workforce, companies are increasingly navigating delicate conversations with employees grappling with cognitive declines, experts say.Workers experiencing...

George H.W. Bush dies at 94; made greatest mark in Gulf...

HOUSTON (AP) - He was the man who sought a "kinder, and gentler nation," and the one who sternly invited Americans to read his...