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The Latest: Voting activists suing North Carolina

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people...

UN leader says 1B people with disabilities hard hit by virus

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N.'s leader said Wednesday the world's 1 billion people living with disabilities are among the hardest hit by the...

Worker at Japan care home sentenced to hang for mass killing

TOKYO (AP) - A Japanese court on Monday sentenced a former care home employee to hang for knifing to death 19 disabled people and...

Death penalty ordered for mass killing at care home in Japan

TOKYO (AP) - A Japanese court Monday sentenced a former care home employee to hang for knifing to death 19 disabled people and injuring...

Probe finds sexual, physical abuse at school for the deaf

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - An investigation has revealed multiple credible allegations of sexual and physical abuse by former faculty and staff spanning decades...

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...

Verdict nears for priests accused of abuse in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Pope Francis’ homeland faces a complicated week of reckoning with the sex abuse scandal that has plagued the Roman...

Some autistic youths detained in UK in “horrific” conditions

LONDON (AP) - A British Parliamentary committee says some young people with autism or learning disabilities are being detained under "horrific" conditions and has...

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...