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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...

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...

2 St. Louis police officers fired over Facebook posts

Dec. 10, 2019 9:55 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two of nearly two dozen St. Louis police officers accused this summer by a watchdog group of posting objectionable Facebook messages have been fired. Sgt. Ronald Hasty and Detective Thomas Mabrey are appealing, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. Their attorney, Brian Millikan, said the...

NHL Commissioner: We will not tolerate abusive behavior

Dec. 9, 2019 11:57 PM EST

MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Commissioner Gary Bettman said Monday the NHL will work swiftly to make changes to better deal with personnel conduct issues in the wake of incidents that surfaced in recent weeks. Speaking at the end of the first day of the Board of Governors meeting at the Inn at Spanish Bay...