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Sergeant told to tone down 'gayness' to lead diversity unit

Dec. 13, 2019 8:23 AM EST

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A gay St. Louis County police sergeant who was awarded nearly $20 million in a discrimination lawsuit has been promoted to lieutenant and picked as the leader of a newly created diversity and inclusion unit. Police Chief Jon Belmar said in a news release Thursday night announcing the...

Kansas judge admits cursing, says he didn't mistreat staff

Dec. 12, 2019 4:48 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas judge acknowledged Thursday during a disciplinary hearing that he frequently cursed in his conversations with employees and attorneys and was sometimes unprofessional in his conduct, but he insisted he didn't abuse court staff or direct vulgar and sexist terms at female...

Weinstein lawyer says 98% of creditors agreeing to settle

Dec. 12, 2019 4:08 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Ninety-eight percent of The Weinstein Co.'s creditors are joining a tentative settlement that plaintiffs say includes $25 million for over two dozen actresses and former employees who claim Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed them, a lawyer said Thursday. The attorney, Karen Bitar, provided...

Nebraska inmate seeks to overturn prison's pornography ban

Dec. 12, 2019 3:42 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A man serving a life sentence for murder in Nebraska has asked a judge to let him keep racy books that were confiscated after prison officials banned pornography. Danny Robinson Jr. filed a lawsuit last week arguing that the policy is unconstitutionally vague and discriminatory because...

Fears mount that New Jersey shooting was anti-Semitic attack

Dec. 12, 2019 8:24 AM EST

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Fears that a deadly shooting at a Jewish market in Jersey City was an anti-Semitic attack mounted on Wednesday as authorities recounted how a man and woman deliberately pulled up to the place in a stolen rental van with at least one rifle and got out firing. A day after the...

Soros attacks in impeachment saga spark anti-Semitism debate

Dec. 11, 2019 3:27 PM EST

Near the end of a marathon impeachment hearing in the House of Representatives last month, former White House national security aide Fiona Hill tied conservative jabs at George Soros to “the longest-running anti-Semitic trope that we have in history.” Anti-Soros theories amplified by conservatives...

Congress criticizes how Coast Guard investigates harassment

Dec. 11, 2019 2:12 PM EST

The U.S. Coast Guard's leadership has failed to conduct prompt, thorough and impartial investigations of harassment and bullying allegations, according to a congressional investigation released Wednesday. The report, called “Righting the Ship,” also found Coast Guard leaders didn't hold officials...

‘Bombshell’ almost died; How Charlize Theron helped saved it

Dec. 11, 2019 11:45 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was two weeks before cameras were to start rolling on a film about the sexual misconduct scandals at Fox News that ended the reign of Roger Ailes and things were rolling along smoothly. The subject matter couldn’t have been timelier. The leads, including Charlize Theron as...

Wynn lawyers raise jurisdiction issue in Nevada license case

Dec. 10, 2019 7:22 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Attorneys for former Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn say Nevada gambling regulators can’t discipline Wynn over allegations of workplace sexual harassment because he’s no longer licensed by the state or has any ties to the company that carries his name. A document submitted...

Wichita police detective alleges discrimination in lawsuit

Dec. 10, 2019 10:28 AM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An Wichita police detective who is Asian alleges in a lawsuit that she was passed over for promotions in favor of less experienced white men. Kelly Mar claims discrimination and retaliation in the complaint filed last week in federal court. The suit seeks $75,000 in damages, The...