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Harris wants to fine companies that pay men more than women

May. 20, 2019 11:29 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris is unveiling a pay inequity proposal that aims to close the gender pay gap by holding corporations accountable when men are paid more than women. Harris' plan would require companies to disclose pay policies while applying for a mandatory...

Jury awards $3M to black strippers in discrimination case

May. 18, 2019 9:36 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi jury has awarded a total of more than $3 million to five African American strippers after a federal judge found the women worked under worse conditions than their white colleagues. U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate ruled in the discrimination case last year. After a...

Shuttle bus driver sues NHL's Senators in harassment case

May. 17, 2019 10:22 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A former Ottawa Senators assistant general manager and the NHL hockey team were sued for negligence on Friday over allegations he harassed a hotel shuttle bus driver last year in Buffalo. Also named as a defendant in the lawsuit along with Randy Lee and the Senators is a bar and grill...

Prison health care provider resolves disabilities lawsuit

May. 17, 2019 2:27 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Two companies that provide health care in jails and prisons across the United States have agreed to pay $950,000 to resolve a lawsuit that alleged it discriminated against employees with disabilities by failing to accommodate them, requiring them to be fully healed before they can return to...

House approves sweeping bill to expand gay rights

May. 17, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats in the House approved sweeping anti-discrimination legislation Friday that would extend civil rights protections to LGBT people by prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The protections would extend to employment, housing, loan applications,...

A separate war: Pioneering black Marines endured, prevailed

May. 17, 2019 1:49 AM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — It was the dress blue uniforms that drew John Thompson to join the U.S. Marines, where black men were not welcome, so he could defend a country that denied him the rights he wanted to fight for. "I said, 'Wow, that's a real pretty uniform,'" recalls Thompson, now 94. It took...

For Harris, memories of a warrior mother guide her campaign

May. 11, 2019 2:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Speaking from the Senate floor for the first time, Kamala Harris expressed gratitude for a woman on whose shoulders she said she stood. In her autobiography, Harris interspersed the well-worn details of her resume with an extended ode to the one she calls "the reason for everything." And...

New French rules for Facebook? Zuckerberg likes the idea

May. 10, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France welcomed Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to Paris on Friday with the threat of sweeping new regulations against his social media behemoth — and Zuckerberg himself called that proposal a good thing. With his company under fire on multiple fronts, Zuckerberg came to France to show...

Judge transferring decision on Smollett special prosecutor

May. 10, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge in Chicago says another judge will decide if a special prosecutor is needed to investigate why the state prosecutor's office dropped charges accusing Jussie Smollett of staging a racist, anti-gay attack against himself. Judge LeRoy Martin Jr. insisted Friday he was merely...

Facebook auto-generates videos celebrating extremist images

May. 9, 2019 2:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The animated video begins with a photo of the black flags of jihad. Seconds later, it flashes highlights of a year of social media posts: plaques of anti-Semitic verses, talk of retribution and a photo of two men carrying more jihadi flags while they burn the stars and stripes. It wasn't...