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Equal pay bill nears approval in House, long odds in Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats were poised to pass legislation Thursday that they say would help close the gap between what men and women...

Alaska denied benefits to gay couples despite court rulings

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska wrongly denied some same-sex spouses benefits for years by claiming their unions were not recognized even after courts struck...

McDonald’s to mandate anti-harassment training worldwide

McDonald’s said Wednesday that it will mandate worker training to combat harassment, discrimination and violence in its restaurants worldwide starting next year. ...

In Minnesota, suburban mayor is thrust into policing debate

Mike Elliott is among many who celebrated his election as mayor of Brooklyn Center as the beginning of a new era, marking the first...

‘Skilled predator’ FBI boss harassed 8 women, watchdog finds

NEW YORK (AP) — One woman carried a ruler at FBI headquarters so she could smack James Hendricks’ hands when he reached for her...

Plan would return beachfront taken from Black family in ’20s

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County plans to return prime beachfront property to descendants of a Black couple who built a seaside resort...

Study: Facebook delivers biased job ads, skewed by gender

Facebook is showing different job ads to women and men in a way that might run afoul of anti-discrimination laws, according to a new...

A look at the workplace sex harassment claims against Cuomo

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing allegations that he sexually harassed or behaved inappropriately toward a half-dozen women who...

EXPLAINER: Minneapolis chief has sought to reform department

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo was a star witness for the prosecution Monday at the trial of a former officer charged...

Bucs CB Davis apologizes for tweeting anti-Asian slur

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Carlton Davis has apologized for tweeting an anti-Asian slur, saying he didn’t understand the offensive nature...

Floyd’s girlfriend recalls their struggles with addiction

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — George Floyd’s girlfriend tearfully told a jury Thursday the story of how they met — at a Salvation Army shelter where...

Claims against Cuomo: A look at the women’s allegations

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing allegations that he sexually harassed or behaved inappropriately toward women who worked with...

Many history interpreters of color carry weight of racism

Stephen Seals stood onstage waiting to be auctioned off. Moments later, a white slave auctioneer pointed a gun at one of the other Black...

Osbourne off ‘The Talk’ after inquiry into racism discussion

LOS ANGELES (AP) — CBS says Sharon Osbourne will no longer appear on its daytime show “The Talk” after a heated on-air discussion about...

AP Interview: Emmert says poor communication led to inequity

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Mark Emmert acknowledged the glaring failures to give the coaches and players in the women's tournament the same attention the...

Anti-Semitic play calling renews push for genocide education

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts lawmakers are renewing a push for mandatory genocide education after a high school football coach was fired following reports that...

AP Interview: Serie A trying to get it right on anti-racism

ROME (AP) — A botched anti-racism campaign launch involving a painting of apes. Consistent failures to punish clubs whose fans direct monkey chants at...

UK supermarket chain Asda loses ruling over equal pay claim

LONDON (AP) — More than 40,000 store workers at Asda, Britain's third-largest supermarket chain, can proceed with their yearslong claim for equal pay following...

In a nation founded on whiteness, how to really discuss it?

John Bost seems precisely the kind of person that his fellow Americans could have a conversation with — politically moderate, neither an Obama voter...

Watchdog: Ex-Navy auditor sexually harassed female workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Navy civilian auditor sexually harassed at least a dozen female employees for more than two decades as part of...

School fires football coach after anti-Semitic play calls

DUXBURY, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts high school fired its successful football coach and hired an outside consultant Wednesday to assist an investigation into...

Miami Beach curfew aims to shut down Spring Break partying

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A party-ending curfew imposed after fights, gunfire, property destruction and dangerous stampedes broke out among huge crowds of people...

Asian women say shootings point to relentless, racist tropes

For Christine Liwag Dixon and others, the bloodshed in Georgia — six Asian women among the dead, allegedly killed by a man who blamed...

Stigmas on race, gender and sex overlap in Atlanta slayings

Seven of the eight people killed were women; six were of Asian descent. The suspect, according to police, appeared to blame his actions on...

The Latest: Georgia sheriff’s spokesman replaced on case

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the shootings at three Atlanta-area massage parlors where eight people were killed (all times local): ...

Collaboration with police divides social workers across US

CHICAGO (AP) — Rayshard Brooks was killed last June when Atlanta police responding to a report of a man asleep in a car blocking...

Berlin theater manager quits after harassment claims

BERLIN (AP) — The manager of a prominent Berlin theater has stepped down in the wake of accusations by women of bullying and sexual...

Biden: Cuomo should resign if investigation confirms claims

NEW YORK (AP) — The pressure against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo over sexual harassment allegations reached the White House on Tuesday, with President...

Andrew Cuomo accuser speaks with investigators for 4 hours

As New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo tried to return to the business of governing Monday, one of his sexual harassment accusers met via Zoom...

Former TV presenter puts race on Dutch political agenda

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Sylvana Simons is campaigning for the Dutch general election on a platform of what she calls radical equality. ...

US female firefighters fight discrimination with lawsuits

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — The highest ranking female firefighter in Asheville, North Carolina, says she was repeatedly discriminated against because of her sex and...

Democrats bank on relief aid to win back wary working class

JEANNETTE, Pa. (AP) — When Joe Biden visited this corner of southwestern Pennsylvania in the final weeks before the election, his goal wasn't to...

How Cuomo investigation, possible impeachment could play out

NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has urged New Yorkers to “wait for the facts." ...

One very jumbled year: Glimpses of AP’s pandemic journalism

Hugging loved ones. Shaking hands. Going to school. Grabbing dinner at a restaurant. Visiting elderly family members. ...

Top Dems call on Cuomo to resign amid harassment allegations

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo confronted a stunning series of defections Friday amid allegations of sexual harassment that left the...

Families of Black males killed by police want sheriff out

SEATTLE (AP) — Relatives of Black males who have been shot and killed by law enforcment officers called Friday for the resignation of King...

AP-NORC poll: People of color bear COVID-19’s economic brunt

NEW YORK (AP) — A year ago, Elvia Banuelos’ life was looking up. The 39-year-old mother of two young children said she felt confident...

Bangladesh TV hires country’s 1st transgender news anchor

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A Bangladeshi satellite television station has hired the country’s first transgender news anchor, saying it hopes the appointment will help...

A price tag on trauma? College town weighs Black reparations

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Professor Edwin Driver arrived in Amherst in 1948 as one of the first Black teachers hired at a flagship state...

Explosive Harry, Meghan interview reverberates across globe

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry and Meghan’s explosive TV interview divided people around the world on Monday, rocking an institution that is struggling to...

Black women persevere to lead in Vermont despite harassment

Mia Schultz has watched three other Black women in Vermont leave leadership posts in the mostly white state because of harassment and threats. She’s...

EU wants employers to report pay levels to fix gender gap

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union executive wants to force employers to be much more open about how much their staff earn to make...

Cuomo addresses harassment claims, vows to stay in office

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday rejected calls for his resignation in the face of sexual harassment allegations that...

California GOP employee claims racial discrimination in suit

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Republican Party has been sued by an employee alleging racial discrimination by a colleague and retaliation for reporting...

Critics: Cuomo apology ‘tone-deaf,’ ignores power imbalance

When Yuh-Line Niou first arrived in Albany to work as a legislative aide in 2013, lawmakers grabbed her buttocks, suggested she and her boss...

Cuomo sorry for remarks aide ‘misinterpreted’ as harassment

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo acknowledged for the first time Sunday that some of his behavior with women "may have...

Biden administration promises focus on environmental justice

When President Joe Biden made environmental protection a key element of his campaign, he promised to overhaul the federal office that investigates complaints from...

Calls grow for Cuomo harassment inquiry. But by whom?

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A former aide's allegations that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo subjected her to an unwanted kiss during years of sexual...

Ex-Washington employees ask NFL to release report findings

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twenty former Washington Football Team employees asked NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday to release the final report of an independent...

‘Reply All’ podcast paused amid charges of toxic behavior

The popular “Reply All” podcast has been put on hiatus and is canceling two remaining episodes of a series that explored allegations of structural...

Former aide says Cuomo kissed her, suggested strip poker

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A former member of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration who previously accused him of sexual harassment offered new details...

Mariners CEO Mather resigns after derogatory remarks surface

In one 45-minute conversation, Kevin Mather undermined the Seattle Mariners far beyond being the organization with the longest playoff drought in baseball. ...

Air Force orders new review into racial, ethnic disparities

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force inspector general will do a second investigation into racial and ethnic disparities across the force, service leaders said...

Indian journalist acquitted of defamation in #MeToo case

NEW DELHI (AP) — A New Delhi court on Wednesday acquitted a journalist of criminal defamation after she accused a former editor-turned-politician and junior...

Mets’ Rojas condemns behavior of fired hitting coordinator

Mets manager Luis Rojas condemned the behavior of former New York hitting performance coordinator Ryan Ellis on Wednesday but said he never witnessed his...

Australian PM apologizes to ex-staffer alleging rape at work

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Tuesday apologized to a former government staffer who alleged she was raped by a...

Jaguars split with accused racist strength coach Chris Doyle

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars and embattled strength coach Chris Doyle parted ways Friday night, a few hours after a prominent diversity...

Jags’ Meyer defends hiring ex-Iowa coach accused of racism

Jacksonville Jaguars coach Urban Meyer defended the hiring of a former Iowa assistant accused of racism, saying Thursday he “vetted him thoroughly along with...

How a leading anti-Trump group ignored a crisis in its ranks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Last June, the Lincoln Project was on a high. ...

HUD reverses Trump policy, bans gender identity housing bias

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Housing and Urban Development will begin enforcing a ban on housing discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender...

MLB opens harassment hotline after Porter, Callaway scandals

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball has created a hotline for people not employed by the league or teams to report harassment or...

Black farmers unconvinced by Vilsack’s ‘root out’ racism vow

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — President Joe Biden's nomination of Tom Vilsack to lead the Agriculture Department received a chilly reaction from many Black...

8 minority jail officers allegedly kept off Chauvin’s guard

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eight Minnesota jail guards filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging racial discrimination after they were barred from working on the floor where...

Goodell: Many lessons NFL learned in 2020 will carry forward

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The many lessons learned from 2020 will be needed as the NFL moves forward, Commissioner Roger Goodell noted Thursday in...

Longtime Merck CEO, minority advocate Ken Frazier to retire

Longtime Merck executive Ken Frazier, whose leadership helped bring the drugmaker one of the most lucrative medicines in history and who is one of...

The Latest: Goodell: NFL plans overseas games if it’s safe

The Latest on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's news conference (all times EST): ...

Google antes up $2.6M to settle pay, job discrimination case

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Google will pay $2.6 million to more than 5,500 employees and past job applicants to resolve allegations that the...

O’Ree’s hockey stick reminds Trudeau of fight against racism

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he keeps a signed hockey stick from “living legend” Willie O’Ree as a constant...

Search is on for new leaders in journalism’s upper echelons

NEW YORK (AP) — The “help wanted” list for top management jobs in journalism is suddenly getting very long. ...

Activists: Next Columbus police chief must be an outsider

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The next police chief of Columbus must come from outside the agency and through a national search, community activists critical...

California appeals court judge to be removed for misconduct

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California appeals court justice accused of sexually harassing staff and attorneys will be removed from office after the state...

Biden orders Justice Dept. to end use of private prisons

President Joe Biden on Tuesday ordered the Department of Justice to end its reliance on private prisons and acknowledge the central role government has...

Biden reverses Trump ban on transgender people in military

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden signed an order Monday reversing a Trump-era Pentagon policy that largely barred transgender individuals from serving in the...

South Africa mourns anti-apartheid trombonist Jonas Gwangwa

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Tributes...

For 1st Black Pentagon chief, racism challenge is personal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly...

Aloha shirts on ‘boogaloos’ link symbol of peace to violence

HONOLULU (AP) — People following a violent movement that promotes a second U.S. civil war or the breakdown of modern society have been showing...

For 1st Black Pentagon chief, racism challenge is personal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly...

Biden revokes Trump report promoting ‘patriotic education’

President Joe Biden revoked a recent Trump administration report that aimed to promote “patriotic education” in schools but that historians mocked and rejected as...

White Army vet charged in shooting Black girl at Trump rally

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A white military veteran shot and wounded a 15-year-old girl when he fired his gun into a car carrying...

A theater of propaganda: The Capitol, cameras and selfies

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the defining images of the Capitol siege was of a man dangling from the balcony of the...

What Biden’s Cabinet picks say about how he plans to govern

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden promised that his presidency would mean a return to normalcy. His Cabinet picks help demonstrate how he plans to...

Black leaders cheer Georgia success, push for more progress

What started as a day of celebration for Black organizers, voters and other Georgians who helped deliver two historic Senate runoff victories was overshadowed...

FBI: White supremacists plotted attack on US power grid

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — White supremacists plotted to attack power stations in the southeastern U.S., and an Ohio teenager who allegedly shared the plan said...

Air Force: Black people more often investigated, punished

WASHINGTON (AP) — Black service members in the Air Force are far more likely to be investigated, arrested, face disciplinary actions and be discharged...

Miss France runner-up becomes target of anti-Semitic tweets

PARIS (AP) — The Paris prosecutor's office opened an investigation Monday to identify the authors of online anti-Semitic comments directed at the runner-up for...

Pentagon memo maps out plan to expand diversity in the force

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon has endorsed a new slate of initiatives to expand diversity within the ranks and reduce prejudice, calling for more...

Argentina to add more transgender people to labor force

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Angeles Rojas strides down the hall of the Argentine state bank, passed portraits on the walls of past bank...

Malaysian palm oil giant counters sexual harassment claims

One of the world’s largest palm oil companies said allegations of sexual harassment on one of its plantations already had been withdrawn and the...

Location, education propel Asian income growth in US

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Asian American households saw the biggest income growth of any racial or ethnic group in the United States over the...

Fans jeer as players take a knee in English soccer match

Fans attending an English second-tier match between host Millwall and Derby on Saturday jeered as players took a knee in support of the Black...

Fatal shooting of Black teen roils liberal town in Oregon

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The killing of a young Black man last month by a white man who complained that he was playing loud...

Govt accuses Facebook of discriminating against US workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is accusing Facebook in a lawsuit of discriminating against U.S. workers in favor of foreigners with special visas...

Survey finds race- and sex-based harassment ‘common’ at FEMA

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than a quarter of employees at the Federal Emergency Management Agency said they were harassed or discriminated against based on...

Black firefighters in NC allege racism amid larger reckoning

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — They threw her new cellphone on the roof of the station house and placed nails under the wheels of her...

Germany to compensate gay servicepeople for discrimination

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Cabinet on Wednesday approved legislation that would provide compensation to gay servicepeople who experienced discrimination in the military before a...

New York City’s first Black mayor, David Dinkins, dies at 93

NEW YORK (AP) — Few American leaders have faced the battery of urban ills that confronted David Dinkins when he became New York City's...

Death on eve of Brazil’s Black Consciousness Day sparks fury

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Black man died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in the Brazilian city of Porto Alegre on...

APEC leaders, including Trump, agree on free trade

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Leaders from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, including U.S. President Donald Trump, pledged Friday to work toward free, open...

Diplomats: Rockets fired at Eritrea amid Ethiopian conflict

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Rockets were fired at Eritrea's capital on Saturday, diplomats said, as the deadly fighting in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region appeared...

White separatist who spewed racial hatred dead at 82

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tom Metzger, the notorious former Ku Klux Klan leader who rose to prominence in the 1980s while promoting white separatism...

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