Hoping to set up an organization to promote understanding of gays, Xiang Yuhan was told by the local government homosexuality was “against spiritual civilization,” in a rare expression of usually silent opposition to homosexuality in China.
The Denver Sheriff's Department has revamped its policies on dealing with inmate allegations of deputy misconduct, days after the city's independent monitor criticized officials for failing to formally investigate dozens of serious complaints of excessive force, sexual abuse and bias.
The federal government on Thursday said nearly $63 million in disaster-recovery funds will flow into Colorado to help counties with housing, infrastructure and economic rehab projects in the wake of September's deadly floods.
Nelson Mandela, the former political prisoner who became the first president of a post-apartheid South Africa and whose heroic life and towering moral stature made him one of history's most influential statesmen, died Thursday, the government announced. He was 95.