The new British Prime Minister Theresa May announced six members of her cabinet today.

Amid a sweeping crackdown on dissent in Egypt, security forces have forcibly disappeared hundreds of people since the beginning of 2015, according to a new report from Amnesty International.

It's an "unprecedented spike," the group says, with an average of three or four people disappeared every day.

The Republican Party, as it prepares for its convention next week has checked off item No. 1 on its housekeeping list — drafting a party platform. The document reflects the conservative views of its authors, many of whom are party activists. So don't look for any concessions to changing views among the broader public on key social issues.

Many public figures who took to Twitter and Facebook following the murder of five police officers in Dallas have faced public blowback and, in some cases, found their employers less than forgiving about inflammatory and sometimes hateful online comments.

As Venezuela unravels — with shortages of food and medicine, as well as runaway inflation — President Nicolas Maduro is increasingly unpopular. But he's still holding onto power.

"The truth in Venezuela is there is real hunger. We are hungry," says a man who has invited me into his house in the northwestern city of Maracaibo, but doesn't want his name used for fear of reprisals by the government.

The wiry man paces angrily as he speaks. It wasn't always this way, he says, showing how loose his pants are now.

Ask a typical teenage girl about the latest slang and girl crushes and you might get answers like "spilling the tea" and Taylor Swift. But at the Girl Up Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C., the answers were "intersectional feminism" — the idea that there's no one-size-fits-all definition of feminism — and U.N. climate chief Christiana Figueres.

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WVAS Local News

Aug 1, 2013

Montgomery has recorded its 34th murder of the year. Police were called to the 600 block of Groveland Drive which is near Lagoon Park Drive, around 1:30 a.m. where they found 24-year-old Antavious Butler shot to death. Investigators say he had been shot multiple times. No arrests have been made and no motive was released. Police ask anyone with information to please call them at 625-2831 or on the Secret Witness Line at 262-4000 or on the CrimeStoppers line which 215-STOP. Domestic Violence As the homicide rate in Montgomery continues to grow so does the number of murders involving domestic violence. So far nearly 15 percent of Montgomery's 34 homicides of 2013 are believed to be a result of a domestic dispute. Interim Police Chief at Alabama State University, Jim Grayboys, say there are warning signs that a relationship has become abusive. If you or someone you know is in abusive relationship. The One Place Family Justice Center is available at 1-800-650-6522 or online at Health Services As the country moves forward with implementation of the Affordable Care Act, outreach and enrollment of those without health insurance will soon begin. Health Services Incorporated in Montgomery announced Thursday that it has recieved a grant to handle that part of Federal health care in the River Region. The grant is for $218,000 which HSI and its partners will use to hire staff and service an area of six counties, including Lowndes, Montgomery, Autauga, Elmore, Coosa and Chilton. Gaslight Dedication The Reverend Cromwell Handy, the pastor of the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church in Montgomery said he was overjoyed by a commemorative gaslight honoring it's famous pastor, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. King served the church from 1954 to 1960. Montgomery's location is the third of five statewide that will received commemorative gaslights from the Alabama Gas Corporation.