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ESPN reasserts political talk policy after attack on Trump

Jul. 21, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — ESPN is making sure that its employees know there is not change in the network's policy to avoid talking about politics unless it intersects with sports after radio talk show host Dan Le Batard criticized President Donald Trump and his recent racist comments and ESPN itself on the air this...

Trump's 'go back' remark: In workplace, it might be illegal

Jul. 20, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's suggestion that four activist Democratic congresswomen of color "go back" to countries "from which they came" has excited some in his political base. Yet in many of America's workplaces and institutions, the same language would be unacceptable and possibly illegal....

Trump's harsh words on 'squad' reinforce dark posts online

Jul. 19, 2019 10:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long before President Donald Trump turned up the heat on four Democratic congresswomen of color, saying they should "go back" to their home countries, hateful rhetoric and disinformation about the self-described squad was lurking online. Racist, inflammatory and inaccurate content has...

Mayor, police chief offended by officer's alleged behavior

Jul. 18, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee mayor and police chief say the alleged behavior of a former police sergeant was offensive and embarrassing, but they declined to discuss details of an internal investigation. News outlets report Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief Eve Thomas called...

Circle K Mexico apologizes for "sexist" Secretary Day ad

Jul. 18, 2019 1:35 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Circle K Mexico is apologizing for an ad on "Secretary Day" promoting a deal on chocolate, red wine and condoms. The convenience store brand said in a Wednesday statement that it did not intend to "promote any stereotype" and highlighted its "promise to be a business that doesn't...

Trump digs in on racist tweets: 'Many people agree with me'

Jul. 15, 2019 9:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defiant in the face of widespread criticism, President Donald Trump renewed his belligerent call on Monday for four Democratic congresswomen of color to get out of the U.S. "right now," cementing his position as the most willing U.S. leader in generations to stoke the discord that helped...

Former Iowa official wins $1.5M in discrimination case

Jul. 15, 2019 9:25 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and a staffer discriminated against the state's then-commissioner of workers' compensation in 2011 because he's gay, and the ex-official is entitled to $1.5 million for emotional distress, a jury said Monday. Polk County jurors found that Chris...

Missouri woman who put bra in X-ray machine put on leave

Jul. 15, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri jail employee said she was placed on leave after putting her underwire bra through an X-ray machine following the implementation of new security measures. Charlotte Hardin said she had to take off her bra because it set off the metal detector at Jackson County Detention...

Prison worker: Confederate flag complaint got me suspended

Jul. 11, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A black prison employee is suing the Connecticut Department of Correction, alleging she was suspended without pay for complaining about a corrections officer who displayed a Confederate flag in his vehicle. Carla Moore, a correctional identification records specialist at the...

NY expands pay equity law on day honoring US soccer team

Jul. 10, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state expanded a state law Wednesday that prohibits gender pay discrimination, making it illegal to pay someone less based on characteristics including race, religion, disability or gender identity. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the changes into law in Manhattan, just...