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In this March 31, 2020, photo, Kyle Navarro poses in San Francisco. The school nurse was recently unlocking his bicycle when an older white man called him a racial slur and spat at him. Asian Americans are using social media to organize and fight back against racially motivated attacks during the coronavirus pandemic, which the FBI predicts will increase as infections grow. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Asian Americans use social media to mobilize against attacks

Apr. 4, 2020 11:08 AM EDT

Kyle Navarro was kneeling down to unlock his bicycle when he noticed an older white man staring at him. Navarro, who is Filipino, tried to ignore him, but that soon became impossible. The man walked by, looked back and called Navarro a racial slur. He “spat in my direction, and kept walking," Navarro said....

Gonzaga players celebrate after defeating Saint Mary's in an NCAA college basketball game in the final of the West Coast Conference men's tournament Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Study: Gonzaga, Michigan top academics-based NCAA brackets

Apr. 2, 2020 2:59 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gonzaga and Michigan stood out in a study that seeded men’s and women’s NCAA Tournament brackets based on graduation rates, academic success and diversity in the head-coaching ranks. The Zags were a No. 1 seed in both brackets released Thursday by The Institute for...

Study: racial graduation-rate gap grows for men's NCAA teams

Apr. 1, 2020 4:24 PM EDT

A diversity report for graduation rates among potential NCAA Tournament teams found a larger gap between white and black men’s players from the previous year, while male players continue to lag behind their female counterparts overall. The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at Central...

Idaho governor signs affirmative action ban into law

Mar. 31, 2020 11:16 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little has signed into law legislation banning affirmative action for state agencies, state contracting and public education. The Republican governor on Monday signed the measure that adds a new section to laws that opponents said negates another section prohibiting...

Chicago Cubs minor league hitting coach Rachel Folden hits infield ground balls at the Cubs spring trainng facility in Mesa, Ariz., Feb. 5, 2020. Folden figured something out early on during her first spring training with the Chicago Cubs — long before the coronavirus pandemic wiped out team activities. None of the players care all that much that one of their coaches is a woman. (John Antonoff/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Tech boom, MLB programs helping women find jobs in baseball

Mar. 29, 2020 11:18 AM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Rachel Folden figured something out early on during her first spring training with the Chicago Cubs — long before the coronavirus pandemic wiped out team activities. None of the players care all that much that one of their coaches is a woman. As for the girls she encounters, they...

State senator sanctioned after release of ethics report

Mar. 26, 2020 7:47 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Senate has barred state Sen. Dean Tran from interacting with his staff except through official emails in the wake of an ethics investigation. The action followed the release of a report Thursday that found the Fitchburg Republican had his staff conduct campaign work during...

Affirmative action ban heads to Idaho governor's desk

Mar. 18, 2020 11:34 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Legislation banning affirmative action for state agencies, state contracting and public education headed to the Idaho governor's desk on Wednesday. The House voted 56-14 to approve the legislation that has already passed the Senate. The Senate amended the bill to avoid losing federal...

Idaho Senate approves affirmative action ban

Mar. 12, 2020 8:17 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Senate on Thursday approved a measure banning affirmative action for state agencies, state contracting and public education. The Senate voted 25-10 to pass the legislation that adds a new section to laws that opponents said negates another section prohibiting discrimination...

Iowa State paying admissions official to look for other jobs

Mar. 10, 2020 11:26 AM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — For the second time this academic year, a public university in Iowa is paying an administrator to stay home and look for other jobs as part of a legal agreement to quit and not sue. An agreement that was reached in December but only recently made public shows that Iowa State...

Idaho Senate committee advances affirmative action ban

Mar. 9, 2020 2:20 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Senate panel on Monday approved a measure banning affirmative action for state agencies, state contracting and public education. The Senate State Affairs Committee sent the bill to the full Senate for amending out of concern the state could lose federal funding if it becomes law as...