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Hobbs issues forceful apology for role in firing Black aide

Dec. 08, 2021 19:47 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs apologized “unequivocally” Wednesday to a Black woman who was fired from her legislative job six years ago, her most forceful response to a firestorm that has threatened to upend her frontrunner campaign for governor. Hobbs...

Top female officer sues Iowa for gender bias, retaliation

Dec. 08, 2021 12:39 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A top-ranking female Iowa law enforcement officer is suing the state police department, saying she has faced years of retaliation after reporting misspending and gender discrimination. Charis Paulson alleges that she is the only director with the Iowa...

Study: Guatemala's tortilla industry depends on girls' labor

Dec. 08, 2021 11:37 AM EST

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — For millions of Guatemalan families handmade corn tortillas are indispensable with every meal, but many of those tortillas pass through the hands of girls and young women from impoverished families who work extraordinarily hours seven days a week. Few if any...

Bob Dole to lie in state at Capitol as nation honors senator

Dec. 06, 2021 15:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bob Dole's casket will lie in state in the U.S. Capitol on Thursday as congressional leaders honor the former Republican presidential candidate and World War II veteran who served in Congress for 36 years. Dole died Sunday at the age of 98. He was a leader...

Deutsche Welle suspends cooperation with Jordan broadcaster

Dec. 05, 2021 13:46 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle said Sunday it is suspending cooperation with a Jordanian partner, Roya TV, because of concerns about anti-Israeli and antisemitic content and caricatures on its social media. Deutsche Welle said it had...

Pipeline: Cascade of white owners has slowed NFL change

Dec. 03, 2021 21:50 PM EST

Over the past 100 years, around 110 people have owned controlling portions of NFL teams. Of that select group, all but two have been white. This basic head count might offer the simplest explanation for how, even with rules in place for nearly two decades that are...

11th Circuit rejects bias claim by one-time House member

Dec. 03, 2021 13:38 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A Black attorney who represented Alabama in Congress for four terms and ran for governor can't pursue a racial discrimination claim against the nonprofit legal organization he once headed, a federal appeals court ruled. The 11th U.S. Circuit...

German broadcaster suspends workers amid antisemitism probe

Dec. 03, 2021 07:12 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle said Friday it is suspending four employees and one freelancer during an investigation into allegations that they expressed anti-Israel and antisemitic views. Munich daily newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung this week...

‘We just feel it’: Racism plagues US military academies

Dec. 03, 2021 00:39 AM EST

Eight years after he graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Geoffrey Easterling remains astonished by the Confederate history still memorialized on the storied academy’s campus – the six-foot-tall painting of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in the library, the barracks...

Larson comes full circle with Hendrick in winning 1st title

Dec. 02, 2021 15:27 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kyle Larson was 18 years old and looking to jump from dirt racing to the big leagues when he went into a meeting at Hendrick Motorsports with childhood idol Jeff Gordon. “I was like star struck a little bit,” Larson recalled. “We were...