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FILE - This file photo, date and location not known, provided by the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan shows Dr. Robert E. Anderson. Dozens of Black former University of Michigan student-athletes who claim they were abused by Anderson, who worked there for decades, are asking the university to treat them fairly as it settles hundreds of lawsuits expected to cost the school millions of dollars. On Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, they demanded that victims of Anderson receive fair compensation “based on their trauma rather than based on their color.” (Robert Kalmbach/Bentley Historical Library University of Michigan via AP, File)

Black victims of U-Michigan doc seek equity in settlements

Aug. 12, 2020 11:18 AM EDT

NOVI, Mich. (AP) — Dozens of Black former University of Michigan student-athletes who claim they were abused by a sports doctor at the school asked Wednesday to be treated fairly as the university settles hundreds of lawsuits expected to cost the institution millions of dollars. They're demanding that...

FILE - This June 17, 2011 file photo shows Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr., right, as he listens while New York City Police Department Narcotics Inspector Lori Pollock speaks to reporters during a news conference, in New York. Pollock, a former chief who was one of the NYPD's highest-ranking female police officials, accused the department of denying women the opportunity to advance to senior leadership posts in a federal lawsuit. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

Lawsuit claims NYPD denies women top leadership roles

Aug. 11, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former chief who was one of New York City's highest-ranking female police officials accused the department of denying women the opportunity to advance to senior leadership posts in a federal lawsuit. Lori Pollock, who retired last week, had been in charge of the department’s...

FILE - In this Wednesday, June 17, 2020, file photo, Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard speaks at a news conference, in Atlanta. Howard has run unopposed for two decades. But he came in second in the June Democratic primary and faces a tough runoff election Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

Georgia DA who charged officers faces tough primary runoff

Aug. 7, 2020 10:36 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Against the backdrop of protests over racial injustice and police brutality and with allegations of misconduct emboldening challengers, the top prosecutor in Georgia’s most populous county is fighting to keep his job. After two decades of running unopposed, Fulton County District...

FILE - In this Saturday, June 1, 2019 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks at an SEIU event before the 2019 California Democratic Party State Organizing Convention in San Francisco. Harris is only the second Black woman to serve in the Senate, and in 2020, a prominent contender for the vice-presidential ticket. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Smile more? Some critics see sexism in debate over Biden VP

Aug. 4, 2020 7:37 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — She's too ambitious. She's not apologetic enough. She should smile more. The debate over Joe Biden's running mate has recently ticked through a familiar list of stereotypes about women in politics as the Democratic presidential candidate and his allies stumble through a search they had...

FILE - In this Saturday, June 1, 2019 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks at an SEIU event before the 2019 California Democratic Party State Organizing Convention in San Francisco. Harris is only the second Black woman to serve in the Senate, and in 2020, a prominent contender for the vice-presidential ticket. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Smile more? Some critics see sexism in debate over Biden VP

Aug. 3, 2020 9:57 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — She's too ambitious. She's not apologetic enough. She should smile more. The debate over Joe Biden's running mate has recently ticked through a familiar list of stereotypes about women in politics as the Democratic presidential candidate and his allies stumble through a search they had...

KCPS worker fired in student attendance scandal sues

Jul. 29, 2020 7:04 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A fired Kansas City Public Schools secretary who was among several employees accused of falsifying attendance data in a bid to help the district regain accreditation is suing. The Kansas City Star reports that LaQuyn Collier says in a lawsuit filed recently in Jackson County...

FILE - In this July 7, 2019, file photo United States' team celebrates with the trophy after winning the Women's World Cup final soccer match between U.S. and The Netherlands at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France. U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner told the players and the U.S. Soccer Federation on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, that jurors were not available during the coronavirus pandemic. He informed the sides if they wanted to stick with their Sept. 15 trial date, they would have to agree by Aug. 6 to a bench trial in which he would decide the verdict.  (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)

US women's soccer told to wait until 2021 for jury trial

Jul. 29, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If American women's soccer players want a jury trial on their claim of discriminatory working conditions, they must wait until next year. U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner told the players and the U.S. Soccer Federation on Wednesday that jurors were not available during the novel...

Investigation clears Kansas Highway Patrol superintendent

Jul. 23, 2020 6:12 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An independent investigation into complaints of sexual harassment against Kansas Highway Patrol Superintendent Herman Jones found them to be unsubstantiated, the governor’s office said Thursday. “While my confidence in the men and women who make up our force of troopers...

Study: Gender inequality increases in media during pandemic

Jul. 23, 2020 4:01 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Gender inequalities in newsrooms have increased during the coronavirus pandemic according to a survey published Thursday by the International Federation of Journalists. According to the survey of 558 journalists in 52 countries, the COVID-19 crisis had a negative impact on women’s...

Afghan girl members of a Jiu-Jitsu club jump during a practice session on a hilltop in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, In war-torn Afghanistan gender discrimination has deep cultural and historical roots and many women suffer from domestic violence, jujitsu seems an ideal sport for women, it teaches a person self-defense when faced with a stronger and heavier opponent by using specific techniques, holds and principles of leverage. Under the Taliban, women were not allowed to go to school, work outside the home or leave their house without a male escort. (AP Photo/Tamana Sarwary)

AP Photos: Afghan women assert themselves with martial arts

Jul. 22, 2020 2:29 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A year and a half ago, Liqa Esazada for the first time stepped into a martial arts club for women in Kabul, something of a rarity in this still deeply conservative Muslim society. At the time, she had just accompanied her older sister but was immediately intrigued. The 22-year-old...