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Some decry Gov. Cuomo for using racial slur during interview

Oct. 15, 2019 10:26 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Some criticized New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Tuesday for using a racial slur for African Americans while discussing historical discrimination toward darker-skinned Italian immigrants. The Democrat used the slur in an interview on WAMC radio while speaking about Columbus Day and a recent...

The Latest: Spokesman says Cuomo was quoting New York Times

Oct. 15, 2019 10:24 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo using a racial slur (all times local): 10:25 p.m. A spokesman for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the governor prefaced his comment in which he used a racial slur by saying he was quoting a New York Times article. Cuomo used the slur Tuesday in...

Intel to pay $5M to settle pay discrimination allegations

Oct. 15, 2019 7:22 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Labor Department says it has reached a $5 million settlement with chip maker Intel Corp. over allegations of pay discrimination against its female, African American and Hispanic employees. As part of the agreement, Intel will pay $3.5 million in back wages and interest. It is also...

Chief: Officer's Proud Boys membership didn't break policy

Oct. 15, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

A Connecticut police officer's membership in the Proud Boys, a far-right group known for engaging in violent clashes at political rallies, didn't violate department policies, the town's police chief has concluded in response to a civil rights group's concerns. The East Hampton officer, Kevin P. Wilcox, "stopped...

President of Bulgarian soccer resigns after fan racism, loss

Oct. 15, 2019 11:24 AM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Criticized around Europe for the racist behavior of Bulgarian fans and under pressure from the country's prime minister following a run of poor results, the president of the country's soccer federation resigned on Tuesday. A few hours later, Bulgarian special police forces raided the...

Money, hatred for the Kurds drives Turkey's Syrian fighters

Oct. 15, 2019 4:57 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian fighters vowed to kill "pigs" and "infidels," paraded their Kurdish captives in front of cameras and, in one graphic video, fired several rounds into a man lying on the side of a highway with his hands bound behind his back. They are part of the self-styled Syrian National Army,...

Racist abuse, military salutes mar European qualifying

Oct. 14, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

Racism and politics overshadowed results in European Championship qualifying on Monday as England's players were subjected to a barrage of racist abuse in Bulgaria and Turkey celebrated an equalizer against France by lining up to give a military salute. The game in Bulgaria was halted twice because of fans...

It's a tie: Atwood and Evaristo share fiction's Booker Prize

Oct. 14, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Canadian writer Margaret Atwood and British author Bernardine Evaristo split the Booker Prize on Monday, after the judging panel ripped up the rulebook and refused to name one winner for the prestigious fiction trophy. Chairman Peter Florence said the five judges simply couldn't choose...

England's Euro qualifier in Bulgaria marred by racist abuse

Oct. 14, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — England's Football Association called on UEFA to take "very stringent" action after the country's European Championship qualifier against Bulgaria was stopped twice in the first half because of racist chants and Nazi salutes from the home supporters. England's 6-0 win was halted in...

Lawsuit: Inmate kept in Missouri restraint chair 5 days

Oct. 14, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal lawsuit claims that a Missouri man who suffered a manic attack was held shackled in a rural jail's restraint chair in lieu of medical treatment for five days, subjected to racial slurs, force-fed and allowed to defecate all over himself. The lawsuit filed last month on behalf of...