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Obama to deliver Mandela address in likely rebuke to Trump

Jul. 17, 2018 8:50 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Former U.S. President Barack Obama is set to make his highest-profile speech since leaving office, urging people around the world to respect human rights and other values under threat in an address marking the 100th anniversary of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela's birth. While not...

The Latest: Obama met with cheers before Mandela address

Jul. 17, 2018 8:15 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Latest on former U.S. President Barack Obama's speech in South Africa (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Former U.S. President Barack Obama has been greeted with cheers in South Africa as he is set to make his highest-profile speech since leaving office. Obama is expected to urge people...

Prince Harry, Meghan visit Nelson Mandela exhibition

Jul. 17, 2018 8:10 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have visited an exhibition in London charting the life of Nelson Mandela. Peter Hain, a former anti-apartheid campaigner and chair of the Nelson Mandela Centenary Exhibition, said it was "very fitting" for the royal couple to visit because Harry does...

German prosecutors appeal verdict in neo-Nazi trial

Jul. 17, 2018 6:24 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors are appealing the verdict against a neo-Nazi whose 2 ½-year sentence for supporting a terrorist organization prompted anger last week. Spokeswoman Frauke Koehler said Tuesday that federal prosecutors are only appealing the verdict against Andre Eminger, not that of his...

Source: Uber facing probe into alleged gender discrimination

Jul. 16, 2018 7:27 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber is facing a U.S. government investigation into allegations that the ride-hailing service set up a pay structure that discriminated against its female workers. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission opened the probe in August 2017, according to a person familiar with the...

California man gets home detention in Maxine Waters threat

Jul. 16, 2018 5:57 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles man who threatened to kill Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters in a profanity-laced voicemail was sentenced Monday to six months of home detention. Anthony Scott Lloyd, 45, also was sentenced in federal court in Los Angeles to three years of probation and 100 hours of community...

Hulk Hogan reinstated into wrestling Hall of Fame

Jul. 16, 2018 5:28 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. has reinstated Hulk Hogan to its Hall of Fame, three years after he was found to have used racial slurs in a conversation caught on a sex tape. The Connecticut-based company made the announcement in a statement Sunday. "This second chance...

Woman says Iowa patrol captain didn't act in harassment case

Jul. 16, 2018 5:24 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A powerful Iowa State Patrol captain failed to act after learning one of his troopers harassed a female state employee, telling the woman to confront the trooper herself, she alleges in emails obtained by The Associated Press. Capt. Mark Logsdon's response angered legislative...

Judge: Jewish heritage can be basis for race discrimination

Jul. 16, 2018 1:07 PM EDT

Jewish people are protected by a law against racial discrimination in employment decisions, a federal magistrate judge has concluded in siding with a football coach suing a private Baptist college in Louisiana. The nation's highest court hasn't defined what "race" means under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, U.S....

Obama to make rare high-profile speech on Mandela's legacy

Jul. 16, 2018 8:50 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — In a speech marking the 100th birthday of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela, former U.S. President Barack Obama will urge youth around the world to work for human rights and fair societies, highlighting the late South African leader's example of persevering in the struggle for...