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Grand Canyon chief being investigated, will be reassigned

Oct. 23, 2018 6:55 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The superintendent at the Grand Canyon will be reassigned amid a federal investigation into undisclosed allegations, the National Park Service said Tuesday, marking the latest upheaval at one of the country's most popular national parks. Investigators from the Interior Department's...

A year into #MeToo, what's next for the movement?

Oct. 23, 2018 1:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — By the end of her impassioned speech last week in front of a crowded hotel ballroom, Alyssa Milano was choking back tears. The words "Me Too," the actress and activist told her audience, would continue to ring out as long as society needed them, "reverberating off every closed door,...

Clergy members allege discrimination in police division

Oct. 22, 2018 1:03 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Members of the clergy in Ohio's capital city are demanding changes regarding allegations of a climate of discrimination in its police department. More than 30 members signed a letter that was recently delivered to Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther's office asking for several changes,...

Yara Shahidi urges fight against 'identity blind narrative'

Oct. 20, 2018 7:35 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yara Shahidi brought the crowd to its feet at the GLSEN Respect Awards as she warned against an "identity blind narrative" in the struggle for acceptance of all. "We should all feel deserved and supported in expressing our right to being our whole selves, limited by nothing regardless of...

CFPB investigates controversial writings of Trump appointee

Oct. 18, 2018 1:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's financial watchdog has opened a formal investigation into writings and comments by Eric Blankenstein, a Republican appointee overseeing the agency's anti-discrimination efforts, which he alleged that most hate crimes were fake and argued that using racial epithets did not mean...

Correction: Fired Fire Chief-Atlanta story

Oct. 18, 2018 9:38 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — In a story Oct. 16 about a settlement reached between the city of Atlanta and its former fire chief, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the mayor would have to sign off on the settlement. The settlement was part of a resolution that does not require action from the mayor. A...

Tennessee women slow to back GOP's Blackburn in Senate race

Oct. 18, 2018 9:35 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — If Republican Marsha Blackburn were to win in November, the congresswoman would become the first female U.S. senator in Tennessee history. And yet women have been slow to embrace her campaign. A Vanderbilt University poll conducted Oct. 8-13 showed Blackburn trailing former...

Kentucky female prison guards settle harassment suit: $1.5M

Oct. 16, 2018 5:36 PM EDT

SANDY HOOK, Ky. (AP) — The state of Kentucky will pay $1.5 million to four women who accused their supervisor at a prison of sexually harassing them while they worked there. The four women had sued Sgt. Stephen Harper and won a $1.6 million jury verdict, but the Department of Corrections appealed the...

Study: Widespread sexual harassment in European parliaments

Oct. 16, 2018 7:58 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — A study of women serving in European parliaments indicates widespread sexual harassment relating to their work, with almost half the female lawmakers interviewed saying they have received violent threats. The independent Inter-Parliamentary Union said Tuesday its study showed that 47 percent...

Nevada bear biologist gets protective order against activist

Oct. 15, 2018 3:30 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A judge has issued a temporary protective order to keep a Lake Tahoe activist away from a state bear biologist who says the woman stalked her during a long-running dispute over the capture of nuisance bears. Court documents describe a tense encounter on a highway between animal rights...