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Inquiry finds Georgia veterans agency chief harassed workers

Nov. 28, 2021 11:29 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — An investigation finds the now-retired leader of Georgia's veterans agency sexually harassed his secretary, part of a general pattern of demeaning behavior toward women and minorities. The state inspector general's report obtained by The Atlanta...

Religious abortion rights supporters fight for access

Nov. 28, 2021 11:02 AM EST

On the day the Supreme Court hears arguments in a Mississippi abortion ban case, Sheila Katz plans to be at a nearby church. It is where the Jewish organization she leads is helping to host a morning interfaith service in support of abortion rights. That gathering, and a...

Key moments since Jussie Smollett reported Chicago attack

Nov. 28, 2021 09:58 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett goes to trial Monday 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....

Trial set to start on charges Smollett faked racist attack

Nov. 28, 2021 09:41 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A popular actor steps out onto the street and is brutally reminded that, despite his fame and wealth, places still exist where the color of his skin and sexual orientation put him in danger. That was the story that ricocheted around the world after...

In French Pantheon, Josephine Baker makes history yet again

Nov. 28, 2021 08:50 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — France is inducting Josephine Baker — Missouri-born cabaret dancer, French World War II spy and civil rights activist — into its Pantheon, the first Black woman honored in the final resting place of France’s most revered luminaries. On Tuesday, a...

Book grant program helps Mississippi libraries combat racism

Nov. 28, 2021 08:22 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Sixty years ago, a group of Black students was arrested and jailed for peacefully studying at the white-only Jackson Municipal Public Library. Today, shelves in public libraries in the Jackson-Hinds Library System display books called “We Are Not...

Shots fired at police, journalists in Martinique COVID riots

Nov. 26, 2021 12:53 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Shots were fired overnight at security forces and journalists on the French Caribbean island of Martinique amid violent protests against COVID-19 restrictions, France's interior minister said on Friday. Several police officers have been injured, Interior...

Argentine movement tries to make Black heritage more visible

Nov. 26, 2021 12:29 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — It wasn’t until Julia Cohen Ribeiro moved to Argentina that she discovered she was Black. Her hair was curly, but her skin was light. She had never identified as anything other than Brazilian in her country of birth. Then 11, she was...

EXPLAINER: Is China to blame for Solomon Islands unrest?

Nov. 26, 2021 03:47 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Solomon Islands’ decision to switch its diplomatic allegiance from Taiwan to Beijing has been blamed for arson and looting in the national capital Honiara, where protesters are demanding the prime minister's resignation. Australian...

Swedish lawmakers to vote next week on Andersson after chaos

Nov. 25, 2021 09:46 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish lawmakers will vote next week on whether Magdalena Andersson, who briefly became the country's first female prime minister before resigning after a budget defeat, can form a minority government, the parliament speaker said Thursday. ...