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EEOC: Offensive behavior 'rife' in Homeland Security office

Sep. 19, 2018 6:48 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says the Department of Homeland Security's investigative office in Virginia is "rife with offensive and racially hostile behavior." According to a July report obtained by The Virginian-Pilot , investigators found that a supervisor had called...

Former exec sues Spotify over boys-only events and pay

Sep. 19, 2018 12:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former sales executive is suing Spotify for gender discrimination and equal pay violations, saying executives organized "boys' trips" that excluded women and that the company paid men more for the same work. The executive, Hong Perez, sued the music streaming company and its head of U.S....

Ethiopia's stunning reforms now challenged by deadly unrest

Sep. 19, 2018 9:39 AM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's stunning political reforms are now threatened by long-standing ethnic tensions that have roared back to life since a young prime minister took power just five months ago and promised greater freedoms. While exiled groups once banned as terror organizations are...

UK police: possible hate crime outside Muslim center; 3 hurt

Sep. 19, 2018 9:26 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British police are investigating a possible hate crime after a car hit pedestrians near a Muslim community center, injuring three people. Police were called early Wednesday morning after a confrontation developed between four people in a car and a large group of people visiting a Muslim...

Despite sexism claims, Riot Games lands Mastercard deal

Sep. 19, 2018 1:19 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Esports giant Riot Games is adding its first global sponsor, even as the company behind League of Legends contends with backlash over claims it has fostered a sexist culture. Riot announced Wednesday that Mastercard has signed on to be the first global advertising partner for League of...

Lawyer: Move trial from courthouse with Confederate monument

Sep. 18, 2018 6:59 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A legal argument has been revived in Louisiana over whether a black defendant can get a fair trial in a courthouse where a Confederate monument is displayed. Niles Haymer, a lawyer for defendant Ronnie Anderson, says the answer is no. He released copies Tuesday of his new motion to have...

Carter, Abrams: Georgians from 2 eras chase rural votes

Sep. 18, 2018 6:59 PM EDT

PLAINS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia's past and its potential future converged in the tiny town of Plains, as former President Jimmy Carter campaigned Tuesday alongside Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Stacey Abrams. Despite their starkly different biographies — he the 93-year-old peanut farmer who entered...

McDonald's workers across US protest against sex harassment

Sep. 18, 2018 5:27 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — McDonald's workers staged protests in several cities Tuesday in what organizers billed as the first multistate strike seeking to combat sexual harassment in the workplace. In Chicago, one of the targeted cities, several dozen protesters rallied in front of McDonald's headquarters while a...

ACLU: Facebook allows gender-biased job ads on its platform

Sep. 18, 2018 2:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is allowing job ads on its platform that exclude women, according to the American Civil liberties Union. In a complaint filed Tuesday with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the ACLU lists 10 employers that it claims have placed ads on Facebook that violate federal and...

Prince's new basement tape: Just him singing, playing piano

Sep. 18, 2018 12:00 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Fans of Prince expecting his usual pyrotechnic guitar work will be surprised that one of the first official albums released from his fabled vault since his death more than two years ago showcases his jazzy piano playing. "Piano & A Microphone 1983" is just Prince noodling at a piano...