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Biden says HIV/AIDS strategy needs to confront inequity

Dec. 01, 2021 20:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday unveiled his new HIV/AIDS strategy to end the more than 40-year-old epidemic, calling for a renewed focus on vulnerable Americans — including gay and bisexual Black and Latino men, who his administration says are too often stigmatized...

California lawyer defends legality of women board member law

Dec. 01, 2021 19:54 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lawyer for the state of California defended the constitutionality of the nation’s first law requiring women on corporate boards Wednesday as necessary to reverse a culture of discrimination that favors men. In opening statements at a trial that...

Death of bullied Utah girl draws anger over suicides, racism

Dec. 01, 2021 17:28 PM EST

DRAPER, Utah (AP) — When her 10-year-old daughter tried spraying air freshener on herself before school one morning, Brittany Tichenor-Cox suspected something was wrong with the sweet little girl whose beaming smile had gone dormant after she started the fifth grade. ...

Live updates: Greek lawmakers OK vaccine mandate for elderly

Dec. 01, 2021 17:05 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece -- Greek lawmakers have approved legislation making vaccination for COVID-19 mandatory for all people aged over 60 living in the country on pain of a monthly fine, to deal with an infection surge and the emergence of the omicron variant. The draft law...

UK police investigating antisemitic hate crime in London

Dec. 01, 2021 15:38 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British police said Wednesday they are investigating a video which appeared to show a group of men spitting at a bus full of Jewish people celebrating Hanukkah in central London. The Community Security Trust, a charity that monitors antisemitic incidents,...

Alabama governor honors state's first Black poet laureate

Dec. 01, 2021 14:07 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey recognized the state's first Black poet laureate, a creative writing teacher who delves into inequality and the difficulty of being Black in America, on Wednesday in the same building where Southern delegates voted to form the Confederacy 160...

Woman beaten on train in latest SEPTA violence

Dec. 01, 2021 13:56 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia transit officials say a woman was beaten by two juveniles on a train Tuesday evening, just hours after hundreds of people gathered at a rally prompted by an attack on the train last month. The rally against Asian American hate was...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Dec. 01, 2021 13:40 PM EST

Kingsport Times News. Nov. 24, 2021. Editorial: Billboard snafu wasn’t done with malice To the third of Americans over age 50, a suggestion to put “KKK” on a billboard south of the Mason-Dixon line would be met with a blank stare of incredulity....

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Dec. 01, 2021 12:03 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Nov. 30 The Wall Street Journal on U.S. Supreme Court at abortion crossroads: The Supreme Court takes up its most important abortion case in years on Wednesday, and...

Key moments since Jussie Smollett reported Chicago attack

Dec. 01, 2021 12:02 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett is on trial this week on charges that he lied to Chicago police when the former “Empire” actor and R&B singer reported being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack nearly three years ago. Some key moments in the story: Jan....