• United Nations staff, some holding signs, stand in a silent protest against a U.N. meeting to designate Wonder Woman as an "Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls," Friday, Oct. 21, 2016 at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    Wonder Woman named a special UN ambassador, despite protests

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations celebrated Wonder Woman’s 75th birthday on Friday by naming the comic book character as its new Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Woman and Girls, despite frustration from both inside and outside the world organization that the spot should go to a real — and less sexualized — woman.

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    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s Republican attorney general asked a judge Thursday to block the Democratic governor’s order banning discrimination in state government against LGBT people, in an escalating dispute over the protection language.