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EU leaders defend LGBT rights amid concern over Hungary law

Jun. 24, 2021 05:47 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Several European Union leaders insisted Thursday that discrimination must not be tolerated in the 27-nation bloc, setting the scene for a heated summit over new legislation in Hungary that would ban showing content about LGBT issues to youth. Hungary’s...

Merkel: Europe 'on thin ice' amid delta virus variant rise

Jun. 24, 2021 04:08 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that Europe is “on thin ice” in its battle against the coronavirus, as the highly contagious delta variant threatens to undo progress made in reducing infections. In what may be her last government...

Teamsters aims to step up efforts to unionize Amazon workers

Jun. 23, 2021 19:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, a union that represents 1.4 million workers, is setting its sights on Amazon. On Thursday, it will vote on whether to make organizing Amazon workers its main priority. The Teamsters accuse the nation’s...

Buckingham Palace releases ethnic makeup of workforce

Jun. 23, 2021 19:11 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Buckingham Palace has for the first time released figures on the ethnic makeup of its staff, following the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s allegations of racism in the royal family. The Royal Household said Thursday that 8.5% of its staff come from ethnic...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Jun. 23, 2021 17:41 PM EDT

Bowling Green Daily News. June 20, 2021. Editorial: WKU failing when it comes to transparency Last week, we published a report about hundreds of pages of newly released – though heavily redacted – records that documented sexual harassment...

Black cops seek $8M in University of Washington racism claim

Jun. 23, 2021 13:39 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Five Black officers with the University of Washington Police Department have filed claims of racism against the department and are seeking $8 million in damages, alleging they were routinely insulted and demeaned by co-workers and supervisors. Some...

EU chief vows action, says ‘shame’ on Hungary for LGBT law

Jun. 23, 2021 11:07 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s chief executive vowed Wednesday to take any action necessary to thwart a new law in Hungary that would ban content portraying or promoting homosexuality or sex reassignment to children. The Hungarian parliament passed the bill last...

LA mayor's top aide put on leave over insulting media posts

Jun. 22, 2021 20:55 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mayor Eric Garcetti's chief of staff has been placed on leave after mocking California politicians and saying she hated labor icon Dolores Huerta in years-old social media posts. Ana Guerrero was asked to “step away from her executive management...

Uber Eats tackles app profile issue that outs trans drivers

Jun. 22, 2021 18:31 PM EDT

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — A civil rights group warned Uber Eats that its app profiles place transgender drivers at risk of harassment and violence, prompting the company to apologize Tuesday to a Kansas man and to resolve issues within the app that outed him. The move...

Ex-principal accuses school district of discrimination

Jun. 22, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — A former South Albany High School principal is suing Greater Albany Public Schools, claiming the district racially discriminated against him and created a hostile work environment. Nain “Nate” Munoz filed the suit last month in U.S. District...