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Actress Julianne Moore helps unveil sex misconduct policies

Feb. 19, 2019 4:34 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar-winning actress Julianne Moore has helped New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration unveil the governor's series of initiatives aimed at improving the lives of women in New York. Moore joined Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul (HOH'-kuhl) on Tuesday at Lincoln Center in Manhattan for an event...

Correction: Black Legislator Threats story

Feb. 19, 2019 4:20 PM EST

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — In early versions of a developing story Feb. 7 about a man facing gun-related charges, The Associated Press reported erroneously in a headline that Max Misch threatened Kiah Morris. The attorney general's office found that Morris was the victim of racial harassment but declined to...

New York City aims to stop hairstyle discrimination

Feb. 18, 2019 2:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City doesn't want people to have their hairstyles held against them, and it unveiled novel guidelines Monday against hairdo discrimination. The new legal guidance says the city's existing human rights law protects New Yorkers' right to "maintain natural hair or hairstyles that are...

The Latest: CEO: Gunman passed background check when hired

Feb. 16, 2019 6:05 PM EST

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the mass shooting at a warehouse in Aurora, Illinois (all times local): 5 p.m. The chief executive of the company that owns the warehouse where an employee gunned down five co-workers says a background check on him when he joined Henry Pratt Co.15 years ago did not turn up...

Tear gas, hate speech marks 14th yellow vest protest

Feb. 16, 2019 5:24 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Police fired tear gas and brought in water cannons and a horse brigade to disperse several thousand yellow vest protesters Saturday massed near a Paris landmark at the end of a march through the French capital, the 14th straight weekend of demonstrations. Anti-Semitic remarks hurled by a few...

World Jewish Congress concerned about neo-Nazism in Europe

Feb. 15, 2019 11:13 AM EST

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — The World Jewish Congress is voicing concern about the rise of far-right activities across Europe attempting to promote anti-Semitism, hatred, xenophobia, and Nazi glorification among young people. The organization's CEO, Robert Singer, said in a statement that "it is absolutely...

Accused harasser will no longer work at Iowa State games

Feb. 14, 2019 7:36 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State University said Thursday that a former state government official who was fired for sexually harassing women will no longer work as a security contractor at its athletic events. The announcement came hours after The Associated Press reported that Dave Jamison had been...

Correction: AccuWeather-Sexual Bias Settlement story

Feb. 14, 2019 6:06 PM EST

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — In the headline on a story Feb. 12 about AccuWeather, The Associated Press erroneously characterized a $290,000 payment by the company to resolve allegations by the U.S. Labor Department of sexual harassment of female employees. The company agreed to make the payment before any...

Jury sides with transgender employee in 'historic' Iowa case

Feb. 13, 2019 7:22 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A jury ruled Wednesday that an Iowa prison warden discriminated against a transgender employee by denying him the use of men's restrooms and locker rooms in a verdict that advocates call "historic." Jurors also found that the state executive branch discriminated against Jesse Vroegh...

Virginia Democrats' scandals puts spotlight on GOP speaker

Feb. 13, 2019 6:07 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — With Virginia's top Democrats mired in scandal, the fourth man in line to become governor is keeping a low profile even as his status rises. Republican House Speaker Kirk Cox, a soft-spoken retired public school teacher, could play a key role in determining the fates of the three...