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Democrats spar at debate over health care, how to beat Trump

Nov. 21, 2019 5:51 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates clashed in a debate over the future of health care in America, racial inequality and their ability to build a winning coalition to take on President Donald Trump next year. The Wednesday night faceoff came after hours of testimony in the impeachment inquiry...

Gender suit against head of Providence YMCA moves to trial

Nov. 20, 2019 9:50 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A gender discrimination lawsuit against the head of a Rhode Island YMCA has been allowed to move forward. WPRI reports Wednesday that a federal judge cleared the path for a lawsuit filed by two former YMCA employees against Steven O’Donnell to move toward trial. The suit...

2nd Providence employee fired after noose found in vehicle

Nov. 20, 2019 2:21 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence officials say a second city worker has been fired after another employee reported finding a noose in a vehicle on a job site. A spokeswoman for Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza says the second worker was fired after a union hearing on Wednesday. The first was fired on...

ATF agent gets $450,000 settlement in email harassment case

Nov. 19, 2019 2:55 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A supervisor for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in Seattle is receiving a $450,000 settlement after complaining of racial harassment from a co-worker with a Nazi tattoo. The Seattle Times reports Cheryl Bishop, a senior supervisory agent who is black, complained of...

8 employees sue Kentucky jailer for sexual harassment

Nov. 19, 2019 2:27 PM EST

STANFORD, Ky. (AP) — Staff members at a Kentucky jail have filed a lawsuit against their boss, accusing him of sexual harassment and sexual discrimination. News outlets report Lincoln County Jailer Robert Wilson is being sued and accused by seven women and one man of creating a hostile environment filled...

Toyota worker’s suicide ruled work-related after harassment

Nov. 19, 2019 6:24 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — An engineer at Toyota killed himself after being constantly ridiculed by his boss, authorities have ruled. Toyota Motor Corp. acknowledged the case after reports of the ruling emerged Tuesday. The company said it hopes to prevent further such cases and expressed condolences over the death. The...

Abortion opponents sue NY over anti-discrimination law

Nov. 18, 2019 5:28 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A church and anti-abortion pregnancy centers want to strike down New York’s new law that prevents employers from discriminating against employees over their reproductive health decisions. The groups filed a lawsuit this month asking a federal court to declare the state law...

Lincoln mayor signs order adding to discrimination rules

Nov. 18, 2019 4:25 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The mayor of Lincoln has signed an executive order that bans discrimination against city employees based on gender identity or expression. Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird signed the executive order Monday in a move that strengthens a city policy prohibiting discrimination based on sexual...

City, downtown tavern to hold discussion on race in Detroit

Nov. 17, 2019 4:30 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The city of Detroit’s Civil Rights, Inclusion and Opportunity office is partnering with the owners of a downtown tavern and a Detroit resident on a discussion about racial issues. The city says “Let’s Talk About Race” will be held Thursday at the Checker Bar. It...

Steve Wynn: Nevada regulators can’t pull gambling license

Nov. 15, 2019 7:42 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn is telling Nevada regulators they can’t revoke his gambling license over allegations of workplace sexual harassment because he’s no longer affiliated with the company that carries his name. Attorneys for the former Wynn Resorts...