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California Senate OKs ban on hairstyle discrimination

Apr. 22, 2019 8:15 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California could become one of the first states to outlaw racial discrimination because of hairstyles — such as braids and dreadlocks — in a move aimed at challenging long-held standards of professionalism in the workplace. The California Senate voted 37-0 on Monday...

Appeals court nixes condo's coed swimming restrictions

Apr. 22, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that a New Jersey condominium association violated women's rights by setting separate swimming hours for male and female residents. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the schedule adopted by A Country Place's condominium association was...

A Trump Fed choice steps aside, and another faces new doubts

Apr. 22, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's efforts to reshape the Federal Reserve stumbled on Monday, with one of his potential nominees for the Fed's board withdrawing from consideration and another being enveloped by fresh doubts. Herman Cain, a former CEO of Godfather's Pizza, asked to be taken out of...

School marks Confederate Memorial Day with lynching teach-in

Apr. 22, 2019 2:59 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A historically black college in Alabama used the state's Confederate Memorial Day observance Monday to highlight the 1981 lynching of a black teenager by Ku Klux Klan members. An afternoon "teach-in" about the slaying of 19-year-old Michael Donald was planned at Alabama State...

Supreme Court to take up LGBT job discrimination cases

Apr. 22, 2019 2:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking on a major test of LGBT rights in cases that look at whether federal civil rights law bans job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The justices said Monday they will hear cases involving people who claim they were fired...

2 men arrested for putting KKK hoods on Confederate statues

Apr. 22, 2019 2:14 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Police say they arrested two people who climbed and placed Ku Klux Klan hoods on statues at a Confederate monument in North Carolina. News outlets report that Enzo Niebuhr and Jody Anderson were detained Sunday during a protest near the North Carolina Women of the Confederacy monument....

Polish church condemns beating of Jewish effigy in Poland

Apr. 22, 2019 12:07 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Catholic Church in Poland poured scorn Monday on an anti-Semitic ritual enacted over the Easter holiday that involved an effigy of Judas represented by a stereotypical Jew being hanged, burned and beaten. Residents, among them children, beat and burned the effigy in Pruchnik, a...

Supreme Court to hear cases on gay, transgender discrimination in the workplace.

Apr. 22, 2019 9:34 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court to hear cases on gay, transgender discrimination in the workplace.

Faith-based group to settle religious discrimination claim

Apr. 22, 2019 6:34 AM EDT

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's leading faith-based health care system is set to pay $75,000 to a worker fired for not getting a required flu shot due to his religion. News outlets report the settlement also requires that Saint Thomas Health update its policy to ensure employees may appeal denied...

Flyers remove statue of late singer Kate Smith

Apr. 21, 2019 7:40 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers removed a statue of late singer Kate Smith outside NHL team's arena Sunday, two days after covering it amid allegations of racism against the 1930s star with a popular recording of "God Bless America." "The NHL principle 'Hockey is for Everyone' is at the heart...