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Trump digs in on racist tweets: 'Many people agree with me'

Jul. 15, 2019 9:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defiant in the face of widespread criticism, President Donald Trump renewed his belligerent call on Monday for four Democratic congresswomen of color to get out of the U.S. "right now," cementing his position as the most willing U.S. leader in generations to stoke the discord that helped...

Former Iowa official wins $1.5M in discrimination case

Jul. 15, 2019 9:25 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and a staffer discriminated against the state's then-commissioner of workers' compensation in 2011 because he's gay, and the ex-official is entitled to $1.5 million for emotional distress, a jury said Monday. Polk County jurors found that Chris...

Missouri woman who put bra in X-ray machine put on leave

Jul. 15, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri jail employee said she was placed on leave after putting her underwire bra through an X-ray machine following the implementation of new security measures. Charlotte Hardin said she had to take off her bra because it set off the metal detector at Jackson County Detention...

Prison worker: Confederate flag complaint got me suspended

Jul. 11, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A black prison employee is suing the Connecticut Department of Correction, alleging she was suspended without pay for complaining about a corrections officer who displayed a Confederate flag in his vehicle. Carla Moore, a correctional identification records specialist at the...

NY expands pay equity law on day honoring US soccer team

Jul. 10, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state expanded a state law Wednesday that prohibits gender pay discrimination, making it illegal to pay someone less based on characteristics including race, religion, disability or gender identity. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the changes into law in Manhattan, just...

Illinois cancels band from fair lineup over Confederate flag

Jul. 10, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Country rock band Confederate Railroad has been barred from performing at an Illinois state fair because of its use of the Confederate flag, setting off a firestorm by southern Illinois fans who believe they're under Chicago liberals' thumb of political correctness. The band was...

Beverly Hills police get $1.1 million in harassment lawsuit

Jul. 9, 2019 9:27 PM EDT

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A jury has awarded $1.1 million to four Beverly Hills police employees who said they faced harassment and retaliation from the police chief. Jurors Tuesday found for three lieutenants and a civilian worker in a lawsuit naming Police Chief Sandra Spagnoli. The suit also alleged...

Illinois cancels band from fair lineup over Confederate flag

Jul. 9, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Country rock band Confederate Railroad has been barred from performing at an Illinois state fair because of its use of the Confederate flag, setting off a firestorm by southern Illinois fans who believe they're under Chicago liberals' thumb of political correctness. The band was...

Japan gov't to pay damages to kin over leprosy isolation

Jul. 9, 2019 9:10 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's prime minister said Tuesday that the government will abide by a court ruling ordering it to compensate former leprosy patients' families over a lengthy segregation policy that severed family ties and caused long-lasting prejudice. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the government will not...

Zuckerberg security chief accused of misconduct leaves job

Jul. 8, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's personal security chief won't be returning to his job after being accused of sexual misconduct and slurs that included racist remarks about Zuckerberg's wife, Priscilla Chan. The parting of ways announced Monday comes five weeks after a Business Insider...