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First black starting QB reflects on changes in game, society

Sep. 25, 2018 2:48 AM EDT

Marlin Briscoe didn't want to be pigeonholed simply because of stereotypes against black men. He was a star quarterback in college and he believed he had the talent, intelligence and leadership skills to be one in the pros. Fifty years ago, during an era of massive social upheaval in the United States, just...

Mandela's widow urges world: put egos aside and end violence

Sep. 24, 2018 11:43 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Nelson Mandela's widow challenged world leaders celebrating his life on Monday to put their egos and partisan politics aside and honor his legacy by ending the "senseless violence" plaguing too much of the world. "History will judge you should you stagnate too long in inaction," Graca...

Ernst & Young faces 2nd sexual harassment complaint

Sep. 24, 2018 7:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ernst & Young was slapped Monday with a second sexual harassment complaint in less than year describing a culture of discrimination and lewd behavior toward women at the accounting company. Karen Ward, a former partner with EY, said her supervisor routinely commented her breasts,...

As Trump arrives at UN, world leaders honor Mandela

Sep. 24, 2018 2:20 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — World leaders kicked off their annual gathering at the United Nations on Monday by honoring a global icon of peace and reconciliation — drawing some pointed contrast with a U.S. president who has shaken up the international order with his assertion of "America First." A statue...

Pope praises Latvians for keeping faith during occupation

Sep. 24, 2018 10:16 AM EDT

AGLONA, Latvia (AP) — Pope Francis praised Latvians on Monday for persevering through the horrors of Soviet and Nazi occupation, persecution and exile, and urged them to keep their Christian faith alive as subsequent generations confront new oppressions today. On the third day of his Baltic pilgrimage,...

Mandela: A life of soaring symbolism, now harnessed by UN

Sep. 24, 2018 9:54 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nelson Mandela's South African journey from anti-apartheid leader to prisoner to president to global statesman — the "Long Walk to Freedom" of his autobiography title — is one of the 20th century's great stories of struggle, sacrifice and reconciliation. Now the United...

Pope warns Lithuanians against rebirth of anti-Semitism

Sep. 23, 2018 1:20 PM EDT

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Pope Francis warned against historic revisionism and any rebirth of anti-Semitism that fueled the Holocaust as he marked the annual remembrance Sunday for Lithuania's centuries-old Jewish community that was nearly wiped out during World War II. Francis began his second day in the...

AP Interview: UNESCO chief says schools must fight extremism

Sep. 23, 2018 1:04 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The head of the U.N. education agency says schools are ground zero in the fight against anti-Semitism and extremist violence — and she will push world leaders meeting in New York this week to invest more in teaching tolerance. "No one is born a violent extremist," Azoulay said in an...

Mix of setbacks, gains unsettles many transgender Americans

Sep. 23, 2018 11:25 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For transgender Americans, 2018 has been marked by series of advancements and setbacks. The steps forward have included numerous legislative actions and court rulings buttressing civil rights and a victory by a transgender candidate in Vermont's Democratic gubernatorial primary. The steps...

The Latest: Pope visits ex-KGB headquarters in Lithuania

Sep. 23, 2018 11:19 AM EDT

KAUNAS, Lithuania (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' trip to the three Baltic nations of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Pope Francis has warned Lithuanians not to forget the suffering of past generations and stay alert to future threats as he visited a museum dedicated to the...