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CFPB investigates controversial writings of Trump appointee

Oct. 18, 2018 1:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's financial watchdog has opened a formal investigation into writings and comments by Eric Blankenstein, a Republican appointee overseeing the agency's anti-discrimination efforts, which he alleged that most hate crimes were fake and argued that using racial epithets did not mean...

Correction: Fired Fire Chief-Atlanta story

Oct. 18, 2018 9:38 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — In a story Oct. 16 about a settlement reached between the city of Atlanta and its former fire chief, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the mayor would have to sign off on the settlement. The settlement was part of a resolution that does not require action from the mayor. A...

Tennessee women slow to back GOP's Blackburn in Senate race

Oct. 18, 2018 9:35 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — If Republican Marsha Blackburn were to win in November, the congresswoman would become the first female U.S. senator in Tennessee history. And yet women have been slow to embrace her campaign. A Vanderbilt University poll conducted Oct. 8-13 showed Blackburn trailing former...

Kentucky female prison guards settle harassment suit: $1.5M

Oct. 16, 2018 5:36 PM EDT

SANDY HOOK, Ky. (AP) — The state of Kentucky will pay $1.5 million to four women who accused their supervisor at a prison of sexually harassing them while they worked there. The four women had sued Sgt. Stephen Harper and won a $1.6 million jury verdict, but the Department of Corrections appealed the...

Study: Widespread sexual harassment in European parliaments

Oct. 16, 2018 7:58 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — A study of women serving in European parliaments indicates widespread sexual harassment relating to their work, with almost half the female lawmakers interviewed saying they have received violent threats. The independent Inter-Parliamentary Union said Tuesday its study showed that 47 percent...

Nevada bear biologist gets protective order against activist

Oct. 15, 2018 3:30 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A judge has issued a temporary protective order to keep a Lake Tahoe activist away from a state bear biologist who says the woman stalked her during a long-running dispute over the capture of nuisance bears. Court documents describe a tense encounter on a highway between animal rights...

Woman who refused to let black neighbor into building fired

Oct. 15, 2018 11:53 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A white woman who refused to allow a black neighbor into their downtown St. Louis apartment building because he wouldn't show her proof that he lived there has been fired. Twenty-four-year-old D'Arreion Toles began filming as the woman repeatedly asked whether he lived in the building....

Report: Bullying, harassment rife at UK Parliament

Oct. 15, 2018 9:31 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's House of Commons is a sometimes dysfunctional workplace in which bullying and sexual harassment have long been "tolerated and concealed," an independent inquiry reported Monday. In a highly critical report , former High Court judge Laura Cox said a culture of "deference,...

India's accused minister files defamation suit amid protests

Oct. 15, 2018 6:57 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's junior external affairs minister filed a criminal case for defamation in court Monday against a woman who has accused him of sexual harassment, his attorney said. Minister M.J. Akbar filed a case against journalist Priya Ramani, the first of more than a dozen women to allege...

Maine GOP candidate settled sexual discrimination case

Oct. 12, 2018 6:20 PM EDT

GORHAM, Maine (AP) — The campaign of Republican gubernatorial candidate Shawn Moody angrily denounced suggestions he mistreated an employee who brought a sexual discrimination complaint over her firing after she gave birth. The Maine GOP on Friday called news reports about a $20,000 settlement paid to the...