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Alitalia relaunch to include Italian state ownership

Oct. 12, 2018 10:01 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The Italian populist government's relaunch of the struggling Alitalia airline includes plans to take a 15-percent share and the inclusion of the state railway company as a strategic partner, says Economic Development Minister Luigi Di Maio. The long-awaited details were revealed ahead of...

Next step for NBA is hiring women in positions of power

Oct. 9, 2018 4:13 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich sees one simple way for both the NBA and women to mark real progress in the league. Hire more women in positions of power. "I think there just has to be more, more of the same," said Popovich, who during the offseason promoted assistant coach...

First woman Doctor Who wants to be a role model to all

Oct. 8, 2018 12:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jodie Whittaker calls being cast as the first woman to portray Doctor Who "a step in the right direction" when it comes to gender equality in Hollywood, but doesn't feel that she's broken a glass ceiling because there's more work to be done. Moments before the latest season of "Doctor Who"...

Letter: Name Ole Miss journalism school for black reporter

Oct. 6, 2018 10:52 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — After a Facebook post by a prominent University of Mississippi donor was denounced as racist, some professors say the university should rename its journalism school for an African-American journalist who crusaded against lynching. Ida B. Wells-Barnett was born a slave in Mississippi...

CBS hires firm to advise on $20m for #MeToo groups

Oct. 5, 2018 2:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS has hired the consulting firm Rally to help disperse $20 million to groups dedicated to supporting #MeToo and promoting workplace safety and equality for women. The announcement comes less than a month after the company parted ways with longtime CEO Les Moonves after multiple...

The Latest: Nobel winner stands up for persecuted minorities

Oct. 5, 2018 12:48 PM EDT

OSLO, Norway (AP) — The Latest on the awarding of the Nobel Prizes (all times local): 6:40 p.m. Nobel Peace prize co-winner Nadia Murad of Iraq says she will share her award "with Yazidis, Iraqis, Kurds, other persecuted minorities and all of the countless victims of sexual violence around the world." She...

Correction: Corporate Boards-Female Directors story

Oct. 5, 2018 12:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Oct. 3 about California's new law requiring public companies headquartered in the state to include women on their boards of directors, The Associated Press misidentified Wendy Patrick, professor of business ethics at San Diego State University, as Davis on second reference. A...

Study: White men still dominate leadership positions in FBS

Oct. 3, 2018 8:49 PM EDT

A diversity study finds that white men still "overwhelmingly" fill leadership positions at top-level college sports programs and conferences, leaving a "consistent underrepresentation of women and people of color" in those roles. The report card from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at...

First black female White House reporter gets Newseum statue

Sep. 22, 2018 3:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Journalist Alice Allison Dunnigan triumphed over sexism and racism to become the first black woman accredited to cover the White House. In recognition of her achievements, the Newseum unveiled a statue in her honor on Friday. The bronze life-size statue will remain in the Newseum, just...

First black female White House reporter gets Newseum statue

Sep. 21, 2018 5:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Journalist Alice Allison Dunnigan triumphed over sexism and racism to become the first black woman accredited to cover the White House. In recognition of her achievements, the Newseum unveiled a statue in her honor on Friday. The bronze life-size statue will remain in the Newseum, just...