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  • China's Weibo site backtracks on gay censorship after outcry

    China's Weibo site backtracks on gay censorship after outcry

    Monday, April 16 2018 10:30 PM EDT2018-04-17 02:30:44 GMT
    Tuesday, April 17 2018 6:30 AM EDT2018-04-17 10:30:40 GMT
    (Jiangsu Tongtian Volunteer Group via AP). In this April 15, 2018 photo released by Jiangsu Tongtian Volunteer Group, more than 20,000 people take part in a "Rainbow Marathon," organized months earlier, to raise awareness of LGBT issues in Nanjing in e...(Jiangsu Tongtian Volunteer Group via AP). In this April 15, 2018 photo released by Jiangsu Tongtian Volunteer Group, more than 20,000 people take part in a "Rainbow Marathon," organized months earlier, to raise awareness of LGBT issues in Nanjing in e...
    One of China's top social networking sites has announced that it will no longer be "cleaning up" content related to homosexuality following strong online opposition to the plan.
    One of China's top social networking sites has announced that it will no longer be "cleaning up" content related to homosexuality following strong online opposition to the plan.
  • Judge: Trump's ban on transgender troops on hold until trial

    Judge: Trump's ban on transgender troops on hold until trial

    Monday, April 16 2018 4:55 PM EDT2018-04-16 20:55:27 GMT
    Monday, April 16 2018 5:20 PM EDT2018-04-16 21:20:25 GMT
    (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson). FILE - In this March 27, 2018, file photo, plaintiffs Cathrine Schmid, second left, and Conner Callahan, second right, listens with supporters during a news conference in front of a federal courthouse following a hearing in ...(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson). FILE - In this March 27, 2018, file photo, plaintiffs Cathrine Schmid, second left, and Conner Callahan, second right, listens with supporters during a news conference in front of a federal courthouse following a hearing in ...
    A U.S. judge in Seattle has ordered President Donald Trump not to ban transgender troops from serving in the military.
    A U.S. judge in Seattle has ordered President Donald Trump not to ban transgender troops from serving in the military.
  • Gay rights lawyer immolates self in NYC in ecology protest

    Gay rights lawyer immolates self in NYC in ecology protest

    Saturday, April 14 2018 8:37 PM EDT2018-04-15 00:37:11 GMT
    Sunday, April 15 2018 11:48 AM EDT2018-04-15 15:48:21 GMT
    A well-known gay rights lawyer and environmental advocate has burned himself to death in a grisly protest against ecological destruction.
    A well-known gay rights lawyer and environmental advocate has burned himself to death in a grisly protest against ecological destruction.
  • Anchorage voters are 1st in US to defeat 'bathroom bill'

    Anchorage voters are 1st in US to defeat 'bathroom bill'

    Thursday, April 12 2018 2:14 AM EDT2018-04-12 06:14:34 GMT
    Friday, April 13 2018 11:31 AM EDT2018-04-13 15:31:30 GMT
    Residents of Anchorage, Alaska's largest city, became the first voters in the nation to reject a so-called bathroom bill at the ballot.
    Residents of Anchorage, Alaska's largest city, became the first voters in the nation to reject a so-called bathroom bill at the ballot.
  • Gulfport man at the Pulse: 'My main thought was hide'

    Gulfport man at the Pulse: 'My main thought was hide'

    Sunday, June 12 2016 8:49 PM EDT2016-06-13 00:49:45 GMT
    Gulfport native Joshua McGill, 26, managed to escape from an Orlando nightclub during what authorities are calling the worst shooting in U.S. history. (Photo source: Facebook)Gulfport native Joshua McGill, 26, managed to escape from an Orlando nightclub during what authorities are calling the worst shooting in U.S. history. (Photo source: Facebook)
    Gulfport native Joshua McGill, 26, managed to escape from an Orlando nightclub during what authorities are calling the worst shooting in U.S. history. (Photo source: Facebook)Gulfport native Joshua McGill, 26, managed to escape from an Orlando nightclub during what authorities are calling the worst shooting in U.S. history. (Photo source: Facebook)

    Josh McGill spent Saturday night at the Pulse. “Everyone was having fun,” the Gulfport native said. “Typical night. They always have last call at 1:45 a.m.” McGill and his two roommates stood near a door leading to an outdoor patio. It all seemed so normal. And then, “We heard the three initial shots,” the nursing student remembered. “You just hear gunshot after gunshot after gunshot and that was very scary. And my main thought was hide.”

    Josh McGill spent Saturday night at the Pulse. “Everyone was having fun,” the Gulfport native said. “Typical night. They always have last call at 1:45 a.m.” McGill and his two roommates stood near a door leading to an outdoor patio. It all seemed so normal. And then, “We heard the three initial shots,” the nursing student remembered. “You just hear gunshot after gunshot after gunshot and that was very scary. And my main thought was hide.”

  • Questions of discrimination surround Central Heights prom cancellation

    Questions of discrimination surround Central Heights prom cancellation

    Questions of discrimination surround Central Heights prom cancellation

    Monday, September 26 2016 8:38 PM EDT2016-09-27 00:38:42 GMT
    Source: Community Prom Committee FacebookSource: Community Prom Committee Facebook

    Prom is supposed to be the night every senior looks forward to, but those dreams were canceled the moment Central Heights High School administrators decided the liability wasn’t worth the risk of planning the off-campus dance.

    Prom is supposed to be the night every senior looks forward to, but those dreams were canceled the moment Central Heights High School administrators decided the liability wasn’t worth the risk of planning the off-campus dance.

  • Father of the LGBT rainbow flag dead at 65

    Father of the LGBT rainbow flag dead at 65

    Saturday, April 1 2017 4:45 PM EDT2017-04-01 20:45:56 GMT

    Nearly 40 years after he created the multi-color symbol of the LGBT movement, Gilbert Baker died Friday at the age of 65. 

    Nearly 40 years after he created the multi-color symbol of the LGBT movement, Gilbert Baker died Friday at the age of 65. 

  • ACLU files suit challenging MS 'religious freedom' law

    ACLU files suit challenging MS 'religious freedom' law

    Monday, May 9 2016 11:21 AM EDT2016-05-09 15:21:13 GMT
    Wednesday, December 13 2017 12:22 PM EST2017-12-13 17:22:55 GMT

    The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Mississippi have filed a lawsuit challenging HB 1523.

    The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Mississippi have filed a lawsuit challenging HB 1523.

  • Belinda Carlisle blasts Gov. Bryant; Urges repeal of HB 1523

    Belinda Carlisle blasts Gov. Bryant; Urges repeal of HB 1523

    Tuesday, April 19 2016 3:50 PM EDT2016-04-19 19:50:44 GMT
    Wednesday, December 13 2017 12:22 PM EST2017-12-13 17:22:54 GMT
    Belinda Carlisle (Photo source: Twitter/@belindaofficial)Belinda Carlisle (Photo source: Twitter/@belindaofficial)

    World-renowned pop star Belinda Carlisle is joining the chorus of voices calling for the repeal of Mississippi’s Religious Liberty Accommodations Act.

    World-renowned pop star Belinda Carlisle is joining the chorus of voices calling for the repeal of Mississippi’s Religious Liberty Accommodations Act.

  • Gay Pine Belt couple legally adopts son

    Wednesday, May 4 2016 11:19 PM EDT2016-05-05 03:19:00 GMT
    Tuesday, January 30 2018 3:43 PM EST2018-01-30 20:43:57 GMT
    Photo Credit: WDAM Gay Pine Belt couple legally adopts sonPhoto Credit: WDAM Gay Pine Belt couple legally adopts son

    The deadline has passed for the state to oppose the federal same sex adoption, and the first couple in the Pine Belt wasted no time getting to the Forrest County Chancery Court Wednesday. 

    The deadline has passed for the state to oppose the federal same sex adoption, and the first couple in the Pine Belt wasted no time getting to the Forrest County Chancery Court Wednesday. 

  • Democrat becomes first openly transgender House member

    Democrat becomes first openly transgender House member

    Wednesday, November 8 2017 8:09 AM EST2017-11-08 13:09:46 GMT
    Danica Roem (Source: Facebook)Danica Roem (Source: Facebook)

    Democrat Danica Roem has defeated Del. Bob Marshall in the 13th House District race to become the first transgender person election to Virginia's state legislature. 

    Democrat Danica Roem has defeated Del. Bob Marshall in the 13th House District race to become the first transgender person election to Virginia's state legislature. 

  • La. governor, attorney general at odds over protections for LGBT community

    La. governor, attorney general at odds over protections for LGBT community

    Thursday, May 26 2016 12:53 AM EDT2016-05-26 04:53:13 GMT
    Gov. John Bel Edwards and Attorney General Jeff Landry (Source: WAFB)Gov. John Bel Edwards and Attorney General Jeff Landry (Source: WAFB)

    The state's attorney general is calling out Gov. John Bel Edwards regarding his executive order protecting the LGBT community. 

    The state's attorney general is calling out Gov. John Bel Edwards regarding his executive order protecting the LGBT community. 

  • Transgender student-athlete breaks barriers at BGSU

    Transgender student-athlete breaks barriers at BGSU

    Tuesday, May 24 2016 3:31 PM EDT2016-05-24 19:31:49 GMT
    Brent Darah started transitioning from female to male in college. (Source: WTOL)Brent Darah started transitioning from female to male in college. (Source: WTOL)

    A transgender student-athlete from Bowling Green State University sat down with WTOL 11's Jordan Strack to share his journey to happiness. 

    A transgender student-athlete from Bowling Green State University sat down with WTOL 11's Jordan Strack to share his journey to happiness. 

  • Court: Mississippi can enforce LGBT religious objections law

    Court: Mississippi can enforce LGBT religious objections law

    Thursday, June 22 2017 12:45 PM EDT2017-06-22 16:45:54 GMT

    A federal appeals court says Mississippi can start enforcing a law that will let merchants and government employees cite religious beliefs to deny services to same-sex couples.

    A federal appeals court says Mississippi can start enforcing a law that will let merchants and government employees cite religious beliefs to deny services to same-sex couples.

  • Texas governor calls special legislative session to address bathroom bill

    Texas governor calls special legislative session to address bathroom bill

    Tuesday, June 6 2017 6:06 PM EDT2017-06-06 22:06:52 GMT
    Tuesday, June 6 2017 6:06 PM EDT2017-06-06 22:06:52 GMT

    The bill would preempt local regulations that conflict with state regulations. 

    The bill would preempt local regulations that conflict with state regulations. 

  • Award-winning director creates 'I Pee With LGBT' ad against TX bathroom bill

    Award-winning director creates 'I Pee With LGBT' ad against TX bathroom bill

    Monday, February 20 2017 4:15 PM EST2017-02-20 21:15:48 GMT

    The ACLU of Texas and non-profit Legacy Community Health worked with Academy Award-nominated director Richard Linklater to create an ad that criticizes the proposed Texas transgender bathroom bill. 

    The ACLU of Texas and non-profit Legacy Community Health worked with Academy Award-nominated director Richard Linklater to create an ad that criticizes the proposed Texas transgender bathroom bill. 

  • Orlando police chief shows gratitude to department following nightclub shooting

    Orlando police chief shows gratitude to department following nightclub shooting

    Sunday, June 12 2016 10:30 PM EDT2016-06-13 02:30:54 GMT
    A powerful message from the Orlando police chief following the shooting at Pulse Nightclub on Sunday. (Source: Twitter/screenshot)A powerful message from the Orlando police chief following the shooting at Pulse Nightclub on Sunday. (Source: Twitter/screenshot)

    Following the mass shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando where 50 people were killed and 53 were injured, the Orlando Police Department was placed at the center of a devastating scene - and the department's leader is expressing his gratitude. 

    Following the mass shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando where 50 people were killed and 53 were injured, the Orlando Police Department was placed at the center of a devastating scene - and the department's leader is expressing his gratitude. 

  • Fort Benning soldier mourns loss of brother to Orlando massacre

    Fort Benning soldier mourns loss of brother to Orlando massacre

    Tuesday, January 10 2017 10:42 AM EST2017-01-10 15:42:03 GMT

    A Fort Benning solider is mourning the loss of her brother who died in the horrific Orlando massacre. Eddie Justice, along with 48 others, are remembered for their lives, the lives they touched, and the ones they leave behind. 

    A Fort Benning solider is mourning the loss of her brother who died in the horrific Orlando massacre. Eddie Justice, along with 48 others, are remembered for their lives, the lives they touched, and the ones they leave behind. 

  • Gov. Edwards' LGBT rights order ruled unconstitutional by judge

    Gov. Edwards' LGBT rights order ruled unconstitutional by judge

    Gov. John Bel Edwards and AG Jeff Landry (Source: WAFB)Gov. John Bel Edwards and AG Jeff Landry (Source: WAFB)

    An executive order intended to protect the rights of members in the LGBT community, which was issued by Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, has been tossed out after a judge's ruling. 

    An executive order intended to protect the rights of members in the LGBT community, which was issued by Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, has been tossed out after a judge's ruling. 

  • Maui residents to make mile-long lei for Orlando shooting victims

    Maui residents to make mile-long lei for Orlando shooting victims

    Thursday, June 16 2016 12:06 AM EDT2016-06-16 04:06:39 GMT
    (Image: Sherrie Austin/File)(Image: Sherrie Austin/File)

    A group on Maui is organizing an effort to make a mile-long lei that will be sent to Orlando to honor the victims in Sunday's shooting, but they need some help.

    A group on Maui is organizing an effort to make a mile-long lei that will be sent to Orlando to honor the victims in Sunday's shooting, but they need some help.

  • Gay Big Island father says he and two sons are victims of hate crimes

    Gay Big Island father says he and two sons are victims of hate crimes

    Wednesday, November 2 2016 5:59 PM EDT2016-11-02 21:59:54 GMT
    (Image: Joshua Franklin Alameda)(Image: Joshua Franklin Alameda)

    A gay Big Island father whose home and car were targeted with slurs about his sexual orientation says he and his two sons fear for their safety.

    A gay Big Island father whose home and car were targeted with slurs about his sexual orientation says he and his two sons fear for their safety.

  • CBHS student files suit for $1M in discrimination case

    CBHS student files suit for $1M in discrimination case

    Wednesday, September 21 2016 9:07 PM EDT2016-09-22 01:07:30 GMT
    (SOURCE: WMC Action News 5)(SOURCE: WMC Action News 5)

    A former student has filed a lawsuit against Christian Brothers High School after the student said he was denied bringing a same sex date to a school dance last year. 

    A former student has filed a lawsuit against Christian Brothers High School after the student said he was denied bringing a same sex date to a school dance last year. 

  • Breaking

    MS Attorney General says MS will not join transgender bathroom lawsuit

    MS Attorney General says MS will not join transgender bathroom lawsuit

    Monday, August 8 2016 5:06 PM EDT2016-08-08 21:06:07 GMT

    Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says Mississippi will not join 11 other states in the federal lawsuit against the Obama administration over it's directive on transgender bathrooms.

    Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says Mississippi will not join 11 other states in the federal lawsuit against the Obama administration over it's directive on transgender bathrooms.

  • Activists raise their voice in HB2 event

    Activists raise their voice in HB2 event

    Monday, August 1 2016 8:02 AM EDT2016-08-01 12:02:21 GMT

    Activists were in downtown Wilmington Sunday, raising their voices against HB2. 

    Activists were in downtown Wilmington Sunday, raising their voices against HB2. 

  • NCAA: Championship host cities must submit non-discrimination details

    NCAA: Championship host cities must submit non-discrimination details

    Friday, July 22 2016 2:58 PM EDT2016-07-22 18:58:01 GMT
    (Source: WBTV/File)(Source: WBTV/File)

    Cities hoping to be the host of future National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) championships are being asked to specifically outline how they will protect participants and spectators from discrimination.

    Cities hoping to be the host of future National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) championships are being asked to specifically outline how they will protect participants and spectators from discrimination.

  • McCrory calls NBA moving All-Star game over HB2 "P.C. B.S."

    McCrory calls NBA moving All-Star game over HB2 "P.C. B.S."

    Friday, July 22 2016 12:22 PM EDT2016-07-22 16:22:12 GMT
    (Source: Nick Ochsner | WBTV)(Source: Nick Ochsner | WBTV)

    North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory was blunt Friday morning, when he appeared on a Charlotte-area radio show and the discussion of Charlotte losing the All-Star Game was broached.

    North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory was blunt Friday morning, when he appeared on a Charlotte-area radio show and the discussion of Charlotte losing the All-Star Game was broached.

  • NBA releases statement, moving All-Star Game from Charlotte over HB2

    NBA releases statement, moving All-Star Game from Charlotte over HB2

    Friday, July 22 2016 12:44 AM EDT2016-07-22 04:44:01 GMT
    The 2017 NBA All-Star Game has reportedly been pulled from Charlotte over controversy from House Bill 2 (Source: NBA)The 2017 NBA All-Star Game has reportedly been pulled from Charlotte over controversy from House Bill 2 (Source: NBA)

    The city of Charlotte is reportedly losing the 2017 NBA All-Star Game over controversy stemming from North Carolina's House Bill 2.

    The city of Charlotte is reportedly losing the 2017 NBA All-Star Game over controversy stemming from North Carolina's House Bill 2.

  • City of Jackson violated drinking water requirement

    City of Jackson violated drinking water requiremement

    City of Jackson violated drinking water requiremement

    Friday, June 10 2016 10:32 AM EDT2016-06-10 14:32:55 GMT
    Source: WLBT archivesSource: WLBT archives

    Jackson residents have received notice that the city recently violated a drinking water requirement in regard to its treatment methods.

    Jackson residents have received notice that the city recently violated a drinking water requirement in regard to its treatment methods.

  • Shots fired into home on Gibralter Drive

    Shots fired into home on Gibralter Drive

    Tuesday, May 24 2016 10:08 AM EDT2016-05-24 14:08:42 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    Police responded to a call about shots being fired into a home on Gibralter Drive in Jackson Tuesday morning. 

    Police responded to a call about shots being fired into a home on Gibralter Drive in Jackson Tuesday morning. 

  • ACLU files lawsuit to challenge constitutionality of religious freedom law

    ACLU files lawsuit to challenge constitutionality of religious freedom law

    Monday, May 9 2016 11:30 AM EDT2016-05-09 15:30:58 GMT
    Tuesday, May 10 2016 6:23 AM EDT2016-05-10 10:23:16 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    As predicted by some state lawmakers, the passage of House Bill 1523 last month has now prompted a federal lawsuit filed on behalf of a same-sex couple from Mississippi.

    As predicted by some state lawmakers, the passage of House Bill 1523 last month has now prompted a federal lawsuit filed on behalf of a same-sex couple from Mississippi.

  • Man arrested in Adams County murder

    Man arrested in Adams County murder

    Monday, April 25 2016 11:08 AM EDT2016-04-25 15:08:02 GMT
    Monday, April 25 2016 11:08 AM EDT2016-04-25 15:08:02 GMT
    Source: Adams County Sheriff's officeSource: Adams County Sheriff's office

    The Adams County Sheriff’s Office arrested 22-year-old Trodarrius Carter of Natchez, Mississippi for the murder of 39-year-old Eric Dewayne Hall. The incident happened around 4 p.m. at 194 Morgantown Rd.

    The Adams County Sheriff’s Office arrested 22-year-old Trodarrius Carter of Natchez, Mississippi for the murder of 39-year-old Eric Dewayne Hall. The incident happened around 4 p.m. at 194 Morgantown Rd.

  • Requests to halt implementation of HB2 to be heard in court next month

    Requests to halt implementation of HB2 to be heard in court next month

    Thursday, July 14 2016 4:18 PM EDT2016-07-14 20:18:16 GMT
    (Source: WBTV/File)(Source: WBTV/File)

    A federal judge is set to hear arguments over whether the implementation of House Bill 2 should be delayed early next month.

    A federal judge is set to hear arguments over whether the implementation of House Bill 2 should be delayed early next month.

  • Exclusive: Cooper, McCrory discuss HB2 as opposition from business mounts

    Exclusive: Cooper, McCrory discuss HB2 as opposition from business mounts

    Tuesday, July 12 2016 6:15 PM EDT2016-07-12 22:15:14 GMT

    The passage of HB2 sparked a firestorm of controversy and drew criticism from equal rights groups, businesses and sports groups across the country.

    The passage of HB2 sparked a firestorm of controversy and drew criticism from equal rights groups, businesses and sports groups across the country.

  • Department of Justice asks judge to halt implementation of HB2

    Department of Justice asks judge to halt implementation of HB2

    Wednesday, July 6 2016 5:44 PM EDT2016-07-06 21:44:14 GMT
    (Source: WBTV/File)(Source: WBTV/File)

    The United States Department of Justice asked a federal judge on Tuesday to halt implementation of controversial legislation requiring individuals to use the bathroom corresponding with the gender on their birth certificate.

    The United States Department of Justice asked a federal judge on Tuesday to halt implementation of controversial legislation requiring individuals to use the bathroom corresponding with the gender on their birth certificate.

  • Next steps for Charlotte, NBA amid HB2 fallout

    Next steps for Charlotte, NBA amid HB2 fallout

    Monday, July 4 2016 6:03 PM EDT2016-07-04 22:03:53 GMT
    (Source: WBTV/File)(Source: WBTV/File)

    State lawmakers did restore the right for individuals to sue over workplace discrimination, which was also a change Governor Pat McCrory supported earlier through an executive order. 

    State lawmakers did restore the right for individuals to sue over workplace discrimination, which was also a change Governor Pat McCrory supported earlier through an executive order. 

  • breaking

    Legislation making narrow changes to HB2 to be introduced Friday

    Legislation making narrow changes to HB2 to be introduced Friday

    Friday, July 1 2016 4:15 PM EDT2016-07-01 20:15:16 GMT
    (Source: WBTV/File)(Source: WBTV/File)

    House Republicans plan to include language to alter part of House Bill 2 in an upcoming technical corrections bill, On Your Side Investigates has learned.

    House Republicans plan to include language to alter part of House Bill 2 in an upcoming technical corrections bill, On Your Side Investigates has learned.

  • NBA: We do not endorse amended HB2 legislation

    NBA: We do not endorse amended HB2 legislation

    Friday, July 1 2016 7:32 AM EDT2016-07-01 11:32:48 GMT
    (Source: WBTV/File)(Source: WBTV/File)

    The National Basketball League (NBA) and the Charlotte Hornets have issued a joint statement about an amended HB2 legislation first obtained by On Your Side Investigates.

    The National Basketball League (NBA) and the Charlotte Hornets have issued a joint statement about an amended HB2 legislation first obtained by On Your Side Investigates.

  • House leaders update proposed HB2 legislation following WBTV report

    House leaders update proposed HB2 legislation following WBTV report

    Wednesday, June 29 2016 8:00 PM EDT2016-06-30 00:00:29 GMT
    (Source: WBTV/File)(Source: WBTV/File)

    Changes to the draft bill include new penalties for trespassing in bathrooms and changing facilities and a blue ribbon commission to study discrimination, among others.

    Changes to the draft bill include new penalties for trespassing in bathrooms and changing facilities and a blue ribbon commission to study discrimination, among others.

  • Nola native missing after mass shooting in Orlando

    Nola native missing after mass shooting in Orlando

    A Metairie family is in Orlando Sunday night, looking for their loved one. They say New Orleans-native, 39-year-old Leonel Melendez was at Pulse nightclub at the time of the shooting, and is still missing.

    A Metairie family is in Orlando Sunday night, looking for their loved one. They say New Orleans-native, 39-year-old Leonel Melendez was at Pulse nightclub at the time of the shooting, and is still missing.

  • Orlando man moves to New Orleans on week of massacre, loses friends in shooting

    Orlando man moves to New Orleans on week of massacre, loses friends in shooting

    A young man who moved to New Orleans from the Orlando area, seven days ago, says he's struggling to cope with the massacre. 

    A young man who moved to New Orleans from the Orlando area, seven days ago, says he's struggling to cope with the massacre. 

  • McCrory holds private meeting with GOP leaders after potential HB2 changes surface

    McCrory holds private meeting with GOP leaders after potential HB2 changes surface

    Wednesday, June 29 2016 12:40 PM EDT2016-06-29 16:40:21 GMT
    (Source: WBTV/File)(Source: WBTV/File)

    The meeting comes less than 24 hours after WBTV obtained a draft bill that seeks to walk back portions of the controversial House Bill 2, passed during a special session this spring restricting the rights of transgender individuals to use the bathroom of their choice.

    The meeting comes less than 24 hours after WBTV obtained a draft bill that seeks to walk back portions of the controversial House Bill 2, passed during a special session this spring restricting the rights of transgender individuals to use the bathroom of their choice.

  • Rep. Davis among lawmakers working on bill related to HB2

    Rep. Davis among lawmakers working on bill related to HB2

    Wednesday, June 29 2016 7:36 AM EDT2016-06-29 11:36:48 GMT

    Rep. Ted Davis of Wilmington says he is one of a small group of lawmakers "working on a possible resolution to certain parts of HB2."

    Rep. Ted Davis of Wilmington says he is one of a small group of lawmakers "working on a possible resolution to certain parts of HB2."

  • NC House leadership drafts HB2 changes amid pressure from NBA

    NC House leadership drafts HB2 changes amid pressure from NBA

    Tuesday, June 28 2016 10:13 PM EDT2016-06-29 02:13:43 GMT
    (Source: WBTV/File)(Source: WBTV/File)

    New legislation drafted by leadership in the North Carolina House of Representatives seeks to walk back portions of a controversial bill passed during a special session this spring restricting the rights of transgender individuals to use the bathroom of their choice.

    New legislation drafted by leadership in the North Carolina House of Representatives seeks to walk back portions of a controversial bill passed during a special session this spring restricting the rights of transgender individuals to use the bathroom of their choice.

  • Portland spice and tea shop donates proceeds to Orlando shooting victims

    Portland spice and tea shop donates proceeds to Orlando shooting victims

    Sunday, June 19 2016 9:36 PM EDT2016-06-20 01:36:56 GMT
    Sunday, June 19 2016 10:39 PM EDT2016-06-20 02:39:35 GMT

    A spice and tea shop in Portland is giving back in a big way after last week’s shooting in Orlando

    A spice and tea shop in Portland is giving back in a big way after last week’s shooting in Orlando.

  • Family, school support 6-year-old transgender girl

    Family, school support 6-year-old transgender girl

    Friday, June 17 2016 8:26 PM EDT2016-06-18 00:26:32 GMT
    (Image: Hawaii News Now)(Image: Hawaii News Now)

    Bo Frank and his partner Thomas Luna were there when little Sakoda Frank was born six years ago. They adopted the baby boy and raised him as their own. But last Christmas, Sakoda declared that she was a girl.

    Bo Frank and his partner Thomas Luna were there when little Sakoda Frank was born six years ago. They adopted the baby boy and raised him as their own. But last Christmas, Sakoda declared that she was a girl.

  • Orlando mass shooting is a haunting reminder of Upstairs Lounge arson

    Orlando mass shooting is a haunting reminder of Upstairs Lounge arson

    The cover of The Times-Picayune the morning after an arsonist set fire to the entrance of the Upstairs Lounge, a gay club in the French Quarter. The death toll would rise to 32. (Source: NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune)The cover of The Times-Picayune the morning after an arsonist set fire to the entrance of the Upstairs Lounge, a gay club in the French Quarter. The death toll would rise to 32. (Source: NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune)

    The Orlando mass shooting brings back memories of a massive fire that killed 32 people inside a gay club in New Orleans. 

    The Orlando mass shooting brings back memories of a massive fire that killed 32 people inside a gay club in New Orleans. 

  • Hundreds hold vigil for Mesa victim of Orlando shooting

    Hundreds hold vigil for Mesa victim of Orlando shooting

    Thursday, June 16 2016 2:13 AM EDT2016-06-16 06:13:07 GMT
    Thursday, June 16 2016 11:07 PM EDT2016-06-17 03:07:19 GMT
    A candlelight vigil was held in Mesa in honor of the 19-year-old who was killed in the Orlando massacre. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)A candlelight vigil was held in Mesa in honor of the 19-year-old who was killed in the Orlando massacre. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    One by one, speakers shared memories of 19-year-old Jason Josaphat, who many described as a "wonderful kid" with a contagious smile who cartwheeled his way through life.

    One by one, speakers shared memories of 19-year-old Jason Josaphat, who many described as a "wonderful kid" with a contagious smile who cartwheeled his way through life.

  • Study: Mass shooters may not suffer from mental illness

    Study: Mass shooters may not suffer from mental illness

    Wednesday, June 15 2016 10:42 AM EDT2016-06-15 14:42:54 GMT

    New research suggests mass shooters might suffer from "extreme overvalued belief" which causes them to take extreme actions. 

    New research suggests mass shooters might suffer from "extreme overvalued belief" which causes them to take extreme actions. 

  • BBB: Beware of scams when giving to victims of Orlando terror attack

    BBB: Beware of scams when giving to victims of Orlando terror attack

    Wednesday, June 15 2016 9:00 AM EDT2016-06-15 13:00:04 GMT
    (Source: BBB)(Source: BBB)

    Giving blood and money to help victims of the Orlando terrorist attack is noble and commendable. But the Better Business Bureau warns there may be some preying on your desire to help.

    Giving blood and money to help victims of the Orlando terrorist attack is noble and commendable. But the Better Business Bureau warns there may be some preying on your desire to help.

  • ER doctors not immune to tragedy

    ER doctors not immune to tragedy

    Wednesday, June 15 2016 6:10 AM EDT2016-06-15 10:10:18 GMT
    Hospital workers work hard under emergencies, but sometimes traumatic events can be tough to handle for them too. (Source: WOIO)Hospital workers work hard under emergencies, but sometimes traumatic events can be tough to handle for them too. (Source: WOIO)

    Doctors are trained to save lives and put their emotions aside during emergencies, but mass trauma like the nation saw in Orlando this week can have a lasting impact.

    Doctors are trained to save lives and put their emotions aside during emergencies, but mass trauma like the nation saw in Orlando this week can have a lasting impact.

  • Former FBI assistant director talks about Orlando shooting

    Former FBI assistant director talks about Orlando shooting

    Monday, June 13 2016 10:08 PM EDT2016-06-14 02:08:46 GMT
    Former FBI assistant director speaks with WMBF News (Source: Jon Dick)Former FBI assistant director speaks with WMBF News (Source: Jon Dick)

    Chris Swecker, the former assistant director for the FBI's Criminal Investigations Division, called the mass shooting at Pulse in Orlando an, “extraordinarily vicious attack.”

    Chris Swecker, the former assistant director for the FBI's Criminal Investigations Division, called the mass shooting at Pulse in Orlando an, “extraordinarily vicious attack.”

  • TERROR IN ORLANDO

    Torrington native killed in Orlando mass shooting

    Torrington native killed in Orlando mass shooting

    Monday, June 13 2016 6:29 AM EDT2016-06-13 10:29:20 GMT
    Monday, June 13 2016 9:13 PM EDT2016-06-14 01:13:41 GMT

    As the dust settles from this weekend's mass shooting in Orlando, ties to Connecticut are becoming revealed.

    As the dust settles from this weekend's mass shooting in Orlando, ties to Connecticut are becoming revealed.

  • Breaking

    Pulse Ultra Club in Myrtle Beach holds moments of silence for Orlando shooting

    Pulse Ultra Club in Myrtle Beach holds moments of silence for Orlando shooting

    Monday, June 13 2016 8:24 AM EDT2016-06-13 12:24:57 GMT
    Pulse Ultra Club. (Source: Facebook)Pulse Ultra Club. (Source: Facebook)

    The Pulse Ultra Club in Myrtle Beach held two moments of silence at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. Sunday in light of the tragedy in Orlando. The first moment of silence was held at 6 p.m. as the City of Orlando held their vigil, and the second was held at 11 p.m. during the club’s karaoke night, which began at 10:30 p.m.

    The Pulse Ultra Club in Myrtle Beach held two moments of silence at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. Sunday in light of the tragedy in Orlando. The first moment of silence was held at 6 p.m. as the City of Orlando held their vigil, and the second was held at 11 p.m. during the club’s karaoke night, which began at 10:30 p.m.

  • Parents react to debate on transgender bathrooms for Mississippi schools

    Parents react to debate on transgender bathrooms for Mississippi schools

    Wednesday, May 25 2016 8:03 AM EDT2016-05-25 12:03:17 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    The board for the State Department of Education votes unanimously to support the state position and not federal guidelines on transgender bathrooms that called for transgender students to be treated in accord with their identified gender. Two concerned parents waiting to hear the board’s decision had a heated and emotional exchange with reporters. 

    The board for the State Department of Education votes unanimously to support the state position and not federal guidelines on transgender bathrooms that called for transgender students to be treated in accord with their identified gender. 

  • La. Senate kills LGBT anti-discrimination hiring bill

    La. Senate kills LGBT anti-discrimination hiring bill

    Tuesday, May 24 2016 11:50 PM EDT2016-05-25 03:50:04 GMT
    (Source: WAFB)(Source: WAFB)

    The Senate killed an anti-discrimination bill aimed at protecting members of the LGBT community. With a vote of 25-8, the upper chamber voted against sending it to the House. 

    The Senate killed an anti-discrimination bill aimed at protecting members of the LGBT community. With a vote of 25-8, the upper chamber voted against sending it to the House. 

  • Woodstock Academy will no longer name prom king, queen

    Woodstock Academy will no longer name prom king, queen

    Thursday, May 19 2016 2:56 PM EDT2016-05-19 18:56:57 GMT
    Thursday, May 19 2016 2:56 PM EDT2016-05-19 18:56:58 GMT
    Woodstock Academy (WFSB file photo)Woodstock Academy (WFSB file photo)

    The Woodstock Academy announced that it will no longer continue the tradition of naming a prom king and queen.

    The Woodstock Academy announced that it will no longer continue the tradition of naming a prom king and queen.

  • La. attorney general responds to mandate on transgender bathrooms

    La. attorney general responds to mandate on transgender bathrooms

    Thursday, May 19 2016 1:39 AM EDT2016-05-19 05:39:15 GMT
    Attorney General Jeff Landry (Source: WAFB)Attorney General Jeff Landry (Source: WAFB)

    One Louisiana leader is challenging President Obama's mandate on transgender bathrooms. 

    One Louisiana leader is challenging President Obama's mandate on transgender bathrooms. 

  • Prank letter informs students of mandatory genitalia 'inspections'

    Prank letter informs students of mandatory genitalia 'inspections'

    Wednesday, May 18 2016 10:25 PM EDT2016-05-19 02:25:01 GMT
    (PHOTO: http://daterhighschool.cps-k12.org/)(PHOTO: http://daterhighschool.cps-k12.org/)

    A senior prank at one Cincinnati Public School could land the culprit behind bars.

    A senior prank at one Cincinnati Public School could land the culprit behind bars.

  • Gov. Ducey speaks out on transgender restroom policy

    Gov. Ducey speaks out on transgender restroom policy

    Monday, May 16 2016 11:10 PM EDT2016-05-17 03:10:30 GMT
    Tuesday, May 17 2016 12:19 PM EDT2016-05-17 16:19:54 GMT

    Gov. Doug Ducey scolded the White House on Monday, saying the president's directive on transgender restroom's is neither wanted nor needed in Arizona.  

    Gov. Doug Ducey scolded the White House on Monday, saying the president's directive on transgender restroom's is neither wanted nor needed in Arizona.  

  • Activists bring message to United Methodist Church leaders meeting in Portland

    Activists bring message to United Methodist Church leaders meeting in Portland

    Tuesday, May 17 2016 1:11 AM EDT2016-05-17 05:11:42 GMT
    Tuesday, May 17 2016 1:12 AM EDT2016-05-17 05:12:25 GMT
    (KPTV)(KPTV)

    Dozens of activists marched to the Oregon Convention Center Monday morning to bring their message to the leaders of the United Methodist Church.

    Dozens of activists marched to the Oregon Convention Center Monday morning to bring their message to the leaders of the United Methodist Church.

  • No Hate in Our State rally draws big crowd

    No Hate in Our State rally draws big crowd

    Sunday, May 15 2016 11:14 PM EDT2016-05-16 03:14:47 GMT
    Sunday, May 15 2016 11:15 PM EDT2016-05-16 03:15:09 GMT
    The protesters want Mississippi lawmakers to repeal the Religious Accommodations Act. (Photo source: WLOX News)The protesters want Mississippi lawmakers to repeal the Religious Accommodations Act. (Photo source: WLOX News)

    A multi-agency collaboration is giving more pushback against Mississippi's Religious Accommodations Act, also known as House Bill 1523. The No Hate In Our State Rally and unity celebration took place at the foot of the Bay St. Louis bridge at the corner of U.S. 90 and North Beach Boulevard. 

    A multi-agency collaboration is giving more pushback against Mississippi's Religious Accommodations Act, also known as House Bill 1523. The No Hate In Our State Rally and unity celebration took place at the foot of the Bay St. Louis bridge at the corner of U.S. 90 and North Beach Boulevard. 

  • Governor Pat McCrory defended House Bill Two on CNBC

    Governor Pat McCrory defended House Bill Two on CNBC

    Wednesday, May 11 2016 5:41 PM EDT2016-05-11 21:41:02 GMT
    Thursday, May 12 2016 7:22 AM EDT2016-05-12 11:22:29 GMT

    Governor Pat McCrory defended House Bill Two on CNBC this afternoon, downplaying the economic impact of the measure, which limits legal protections for those in the LGBT community and dictates which bathroom transgender people much use. 

    Governor Pat McCrory defended House Bill Two on CNBC this afternoon, downplaying the economic impact of the measure, which limits legal protections for those in the LGBT community and dictates which bathroom transgender people much use. 

  • NC Democrats file bill rewriting anti-discrimination laws

    NC Democrats file bill rewriting anti-discrimination laws

    Tuesday, May 10 2016 4:54 PM EDT2016-05-10 20:54:44 GMT
    Tuesday, May 10 2016 5:12 PM EDT2016-05-10 21:12:47 GMT
    (Source: WBTV/File)(Source: WBTV/File)

    New legislation was filed Tuesday by a group of North Carolina Democrats in what they hope to be the "most comprehensive non-discrimination legislation for LGBT and other North Carolinians."

    New legislation was filed Tuesday by a group of North Carolina Democrats in what they hope to be the "most comprehensive non-discrimination legislation for LGBT and other North Carolinians."

  • Legal expert: Battle over HB2 could end at Supreme Court

    Legal expert: Battle over HB2 could end at Supreme Court

    Monday, May 9 2016 11:27 PM EDT2016-05-10 03:27:18 GMT
    Tuesday, May 10 2016 7:56 AM EDT2016-05-10 11:56:00 GMT

    It may take months, even years, before the state and the federal government to settle the dispute over House Bill 2. 

    It may take months, even years, before the state and the federal government to settle the dispute over House Bill 2. 

  • Berkeley County Schools to receive legal advice on transgender restroom policies

    Berkeley County Schools to receive legal advice on transgender restroom policies

    Tuesday, May 10 2016 5:43 AM EDT2016-05-10 09:43:48 GMT
    Photo Source: Live 5Photo Source: Live 5

    Berkeley County School District officials will privately meet with an attorney Tuesday for legal advice on Title IX laws, with a focus on transgender restroom debates. 

    Berkeley County School District officials will privately meet with an attorney Tuesday for legal advice on Title IX laws, with a focus on transgender restroom debates. 

  • Attorney General: HB2 creates 'state-sponsored discrimination'

    Attorney General: HB2 creates 'state-sponsored discrimination'

    Monday, May 9 2016 10:16 AM EDT2016-05-09 14:16:10 GMT
    Monday, May 9 2016 10:37 PM EDT2016-05-10 02:37:06 GMT
    (Source: WBTV  | File)(Source: WBTV | File)

    The lawsuit, filed Monday morning, names the federal government, United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta.

    The lawsuit, filed Monday morning, names the federal government, United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta.

  • Steady progress along Lakeland Drive

    Steady progress along Lakeland Drive

    Wednesday, May 4 2016 1:53 PM EDT2016-05-04 17:53:50 GMT
    Wednesday, May 4 2016 2:04 PM EDT2016-05-04 18:04:27 GMT
    Source: WLBT ArchivesSource: WLBT Archives

    The ongoing construction on Lakeland Drive in Flowood is nowhere near complete, but it is on schedule. Crews are busy this week paving an area between Old Fannin Road and Grants Ferry Road.  Workers are also doing some piping and bridge work over Flowood Drive. Any necessary lane closures are being done at night in an effort to minimize the impact on traffic. Jennifer Anderson, Flowood's Executive Director at the Chamber of Commerce says it can be toug...

    The ongoing construction on Lakeland Drive in Flowood is nowhere near complete, but it is on schedule. Crews are busy this week paving an area between Old Fannin Road and Grants Ferry Road.  Workers are also doing some piping and bridge work over Flowood Drive. Any necessary lane closures are being done at night in an effort to minimize the impact on traffic. Jennifer Anderson, Flowood's Executive Director at the Chamber of Commerce says it can be toug...

  • Horry County Schools affirm commitment to protecting transgender students from discrimination

    Horry County Schools affirm commitment to protecting transgender students from discrimination

    Thursday, April 28 2016 5:09 PM EDT2016-04-28 21:09:00 GMT
    Friday, April 29 2016 12:55 PM EDT2016-04-29 16:55:46 GMT
    (Source: WMBF News)(Source: WMBF News)

    The Horry County School District is adopting a policy that will allow transgender students to use the restroom consistent with their gender identity. 

    The Horry County School District is adopting a policy that will allow transgender students to use the restroom consistent with their gender identity. 

  • Methodist ministers take a stand against House Bill 1523

    Methodist ministers take a stand against House Bill 1523

    Tuesday, April 26 2016 5:47 PM EDT2016-04-26 21:47:37 GMT
    Tuesday, April 26 2016 10:09 PM EDT2016-04-27 02:09:40 GMT

    Several ministers in South Mississippi are speaking out against the state's new religious objections law. They were joined by ministers across the state and nation who signed an openly-published letter. More than 30 signatures are on the letter. It is the latest backlash against House Bill 1523, signed into law by Governor Phil Bryant earlier this month and set to go in effect July 1. 

    Several ministers in South Mississippi are speaking out against the state's new religious objections law. They were joined by ministers across the state and nation who signed an openly-published letter. More than 30 signatures are on the letter. It is the latest backlash against House Bill 1523, signed into law by Governor Phil Bryant earlier this month and set to go in effect July 1. 

  • Mother of suspended transgender student wants SC district to update bathroom policy

    Mother of suspended transgender student wants SC district to update bathroom policy

    Monday, April 25 2016 11:36 PM EDT2016-04-26 03:36:32 GMT
    Tuesday, April 26 2016 11:40 AM EDT2016-04-26 15:40:14 GMT
    (Source: WMBF News)(Source: WMBF News)

    Following her transgender son’s suspension from Socastee High School for using the boys’ bathroom, the student’s mother has opted to put him in online school.

    Following her transgender son’s suspension from Socastee High School for using the boys’ bathroom, the student’s mother has opted to put him in online school.

  • Obama: North Carolina's HB2 'should be overturned'

    Obama: North Carolina's HB2 'should be overturned'

    Friday, April 22 2016 1:00 PM EDT2016-04-22 17:00:08 GMT
    Friday, April 22 2016 5:54 PM EDT2016-04-22 21:54:08 GMT

    President Barack Obama says North Carolina's law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people should be overturned.

    President Barack Obama says North Carolina's law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people should be overturned.

  • Vote on controversial 'religious freedom' legislation postponed

    Vote on controversial 'religious freedom' legislation postponed

    Wednesday, April 20 2016 6:21 AM EDT2016-04-20 10:21:20 GMT
    Wednesday, April 20 2016 11:37 PM EDT2016-04-21 03:37:39 GMT
    KMOVKMOV

    Lawmakers in Jefferson City canceled a vote on the “religious freedom” legislation Wednesday night

    Lawmakers in Jefferson City canceled a vote on the “religious freedom” legislation Wednesday night

  • British government issues warning to LGBT travelers about NC, Miss.

    British government issues warning to LGBT travelers about NC, Miss.

    Wednesday, April 20 2016 4:18 PM EDT2016-04-20 20:18:46 GMT
    Wednesday, April 20 2016 4:22 PM EDT2016-04-20 20:22:02 GMT
    (Source: Twitter)(Source: Twitter)

    The government is referring to North Carolina's House Bill 2 and Mississippi's House Bill 1523, also known as the Religious Accommodations Act. 

    The government is referring to North Carolina's House Bill 2 and Mississippi's House Bill 1523, also known as the Religious Accommodations Act. 

  • Biloxi City Council passes resolution calling for repeal of HB 1523

    Biloxi City Council passes resolution calling for repeal of HB 1523

    Tuesday, April 19 2016 10:15 PM EDT2016-04-20 02:15:09 GMT
    Tuesday, April 19 2016 11:23 PM EDT2016-04-20 03:23:03 GMT
    Biloxi City Council voted in favor of a resolution opposing HB 1523. (Photo source: WLOX News)Biloxi City Council voted in favor of a resolution opposing HB 1523. (Photo source: WLOX News)

    Following Mayor FoFo Gilich's lead the Biloxi City Council took a stand against the Religious Accommodations Act during Tuesday's council meeting.

    Following Mayor FoFo Gilich's lead the Biloxi City Council took a stand against the Religious Accommodations Act during Tuesday's council meeting.

  • BREAKING

    Appeals court rules in favor of VA transgender teen in bathroom case

    Appeals court rules in favor of VA transgender teen in bathroom case

    Tuesday, April 19 2016 1:10 PM EDT2016-04-19 17:10:57 GMT
    Tuesday, April 19 2016 4:24 PM EDT2016-04-19 20:24:31 GMT
    Gavin Grimm (Source: NBC12)Gavin Grimm (Source: NBC12)

    A federal appeals court in Richmond sided with a Virginia transgender student and overturned a ruling barring him from using the boys' restroom because he was born as a female.

    A federal appeals court in Richmond sided with a Virginia transgender student and overturned a ruling barring him from using the boys' restroom because he was born as a female.

  • Commission approves anti-discrimination ordinance

    Commission approves anti-discrimination ordinance

    Tuesday, April 19 2016 7:23 AM EDT2016-04-19 11:23:43 GMT
    Tuesday, April 19 2016 7:41 AM EDT2016-04-19 11:41:20 GMT
    nonenone

    An anti-discrimination ordinance designed to protect the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in Bay City has been approved. 

    An anti-discrimination ordinance designed to protect the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in Bay City has been approved. 

  • Annual celebration canceled over controversial MS law

    Annual celebration canceled over controversial MS law

    Monday, April 18 2016 11:28 PM EDT2016-04-19 03:28:37 GMT
    Monday, April 18 2016 11:31 PM EDT2016-04-19 03:31:38 GMT
    The Mississippi Weekend is held each June in Atlanta. (Photo source: Facebook / Mississippi Society of Georgia)The Mississippi Weekend is held each June in Atlanta. (Photo source: Facebook / Mississippi Society of Georgia)

    There is more fallout from the signing of House Bill 1523, Mississippi's Religious Accommodations Act. Just one week after the cancellation of the New York-Mississippi Society's annual picnic in Central Park, the Mississippi Society of Georgia is calling off its upcoming celebration, scheduled to take place in June. 

    There is more fallout from the signing of House Bill 1523, Mississippi's Religious Accommodations Act. Just one week after the cancellation of the New York-Mississippi Society's annual picnic in Central Park, the Mississippi Society of Georgia is calling off its upcoming celebration, scheduled to take place in June. 

  • Raycom reportsRaycom reportsMore>>

  • Report: Sessions might quit if Rosenstein is fired

    Report: Sessions might quit if Rosenstein is fired

    Saturday, April 21 2018 1:49 AM EDT2018-04-21 05:49:55 GMT
    Saturday, April 21 2018 2:04 AM EDT2018-04-21 06:04:56 GMT
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions reportedly said he'd consider resigning if President Donald Trump fired Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. (Source: CNN/Pool)Attorney General Jeff Sessions reportedly said he'd consider resigning if President Donald Trump fired Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. (Source: CNN/Pool)

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions reportedly said he'd consider resigning if President Donald Trump fired Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions reportedly said he'd consider resigning if President Donald Trump fired Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

  • FAA orders more engine inspections after Southwest accident

    FAA orders more engine inspections after Southwest accident

    Friday, April 20 2018 4:53 PM EDT2018-04-20 20:53:41 GMT
    Saturday, April 21 2018 1:56 AM EDT2018-04-21 05:56:47 GMT
    (NTSB via AP). National Transportation Safety Board investigators examine damage to the engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. The Southwes...(NTSB via AP). National Transportation Safety Board investigators examine damage to the engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. The Southwes...
    The manufacturer of the jet engine involved in a fatal Southwest Airlines accident Tuesday wants more jets to be inspected for potential problems.
    The manufacturer of the jet engine involved in a fatal Southwest Airlines accident Tuesday wants more jets to be inspected for potential problems.
  • In new walkouts, students look to turn outrage to action

    In new walkouts, students look to turn outrage to action

    Friday, April 20 2018 12:26 AM EDT2018-04-20 04:26:49 GMT
    Saturday, April 21 2018 1:55 AM EDT2018-04-21 05:55:26 GMT
    (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File). FILE - In this March 14, 2018 file photo, young demonstrators hold a rally in front of the White House in Washington. Another wave of school walkouts is expected as students honor victims of gun violence and push for gu...(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File). FILE - In this March 14, 2018 file photo, young demonstrators hold a rally in front of the White House in Washington. Another wave of school walkouts is expected as students honor victims of gun violence and push for gu...

    Another wave of school walkouts is expected as students honor victims of gun violence and push for gun control.

    Another wave of school walkouts is expected as students honor victims of gun violence and push for gun control.

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