DAVID CRARY

AP Poll: US election voted top news story of 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — The turbulent U.S. election, featuring Donald Trump's unexpected victory over Hillary Clinton in the presidential race, was the overwhelming pick for the top news story of 2016, according to The Associated Press' annual poll of U.

Dec. 21, 2016 10:55 AM EST
ACLU, other groups report post-election surge of donations

NEW YORK (AP) — In the week since Donald Trump's election, there's been a dramatic surge in donations to the American Civil Liberties Union, Planned Parenthood, the Sierra Club and other progressive organizations which have pledged to resist any moves by the new administration that would undercut their causes.

Nov. 15, 2016 4:01 PM EST
WHY IT MATTERS: LGBT

NEW YORK (AP) — THE ISSUE: Same-sex marriage is now the law of the land, but there are other battlegrounds related to civil rights and nondiscrimination protections for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people.

Oct. 22, 2016 4:04 AM EDT
WHY IT MATTERS: Abortion

NEW YORK (AP) — THE ISSUE: Persistent Republican-led efforts to restrict access to abortion and to curb government funding for Planned Parenthood have been hotly debated in Washington and in states, and will be shaped in some way by the next president.

Oct. 22, 2016 1:40 AM EDT
WHY IT MATTERS: Abortion

NEW YORK (AP) — THE ISSUE: Persistent Republican-led efforts to restrict access to abortion and to curb government funding for Planned Parenthood have been hotly debated in Washington and in states, and will be shaped in some way by the next president.

Oct. 17, 2016 12:21 PM EDT
Trump's lewd remarks concern campuses fighting sex assault

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — At Connecticut College, as at a growing number of campuses nationwide, students are encouraged to speak up if they hear remarks celebrating or condoning sexual aggression against women.

Oct. 12, 2016 11:47 AM EDT
WHY IT MATTERS: LGBT

NEW YORK (AP) — THE ISSUE: Same-sex marriage is now the law of the land, but there are other battlegrounds related to civil rights and nondiscrimination protections for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people.

Oct. 11, 2016 2:05 PM EDT
With Cruz out, social conservative leaders rethink Trump

NEW YORK (AP) — With their champion, Sen. Ted Cruz, now out of the presidential race, groups opposing abortion and same-sex marriage say they'll bide their time and warily assess Donald Trump before deciding whether to back him as the Republican nominee.

May. 5, 2016 2:32 PM EDT
Anti-abortion movement unified in swift rebuke of Trump

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump's remark that women getting abortions were they to be banned should be punished drew swift, unified condemnation from the anti-abortion movement — evidence of the distinctive role it plays at a time when many right-of-center constituencies are struggling with their responses to the Republican presidential front-runner.

Mar. 31, 2016 5:04 PM EDT
Hillary Clinton chided for praising Nancy Reagan's AIDS role

NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton apologized Friday after gay-rights and AIDS activists assailed her for saying Nancy Reagan helped start a "national conversation" about AIDS in the 1980s, when protesters were struggling to get more federal help in fighting the disease.

Mar. 11, 2016 9:34 PM EST
Hillary Clinton chided for praising Nancy Reagan's AIDS role

NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton apologized Friday after gay-rights and AIDS activists assailed her for saying Nancy Reagan helped start a "national conversation" about AIDS in the 1980s, when protesters were struggling to get more federal help in fighting the disease.

Mar. 11, 2016 7:32 PM EST