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Intel CEO out after consensual relationship with employee

Jun. 21, 2018 10:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Intel CEO Brian Krzanich resigned after the company learned of what it called a past, consensual relationship with an employee. Intel said Thursday that the relationship was in violation of the company's non-fraternization policy, which applies to all managers. Spokesman William Moss said...

Wisconsin high school censors student's graduation speech

Jun. 15, 2018 4:46 PM EDT

TOMAHAWK, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin high school valedictorian decided against speaking at commencement after school administrators required she not reference discrimination, school shootings and gender inequality. Instead, a local newspaper published her speech. Cait Christenson, who was among six...

Google barely moves needle on gender, diversity in workforce

Jun. 14, 2018 9:09 PM EDT

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google barely raised the number of women and under-represented minorities among its ranks, while it got less white and more Asian over the past year, according to the search giant's fifth annual diversity report . The report released Thursday comes a week after shareholders...

Shareholders reject bid to link Google diversity to exec pay

Jun. 6, 2018 6:50 PM EDT

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Shareholders of Google parent Alphabet Inc. on Wednesday rejected several proposals aimed at linking executive pay to diversity goals, being more open about lobbying, narrowing the gender-pay gap, and weakening the grip founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin have on company voting...

In key governor's races, Democrats split on education

Jun. 3, 2018 12:24 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A subterranean divide among Democrats between backers of teachers unions and those of charter schools and other education innovations is helping shape key gubernatorial primaries, even as red-meat issues like guns, inequality and President Donald Trump have dominated the races. In California,...

CBS looks back for its reboot-heavy new TV season

May. 16, 2018 9:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Glance at next season's schedule for CBS and you could be forgiven for wondering what decade it is. The network is adding remakes of 1980s series "Murphy Brown" and "Magnum, P.I." to a line-up that already includes blasts-from-the-past "Hawaii Five-0" and "MacGyver." CBS executives said...

Kentucky's largest school district to tackle racial equity

May. 10, 2018 11:44 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's largest school district is launching a policy to tackle racial inequality in a move officials call "historic." The Courier Journal reports the Jefferson County Public Schools board unanimously approved the policy Tuesday. Superintendent Marty Pollio and a Racial Equity...

Correction: Reveal-Redlining-Berkshire Hathaway story

May. 7, 2018 9:30 AM EDT

In a story May 3 about lending practices at HomeServices of America, The Associated Press presented the bylines on the story incorrectly. The story was by Aaron Glantz and Emmanuel Martinez. A corrected version of the story is below: Buffett's mortgage companies found to cater to white clients Reveal from The...

Chicago police struggling to hire black officers

May. 4, 2018 6:07 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Police Department is struggling to hire more black officers despite a push to diversify the agency amid controversial shootings of black men by white officers. Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced efforts in September 2016 to expand the department by about 1,000 officers. The department...

Study: Diversity remains low in sports news departments

May. 2, 2018 1:28 PM EDT

The number of jobs held by people of color and women in sports departments at newspapers and websites has improved slightly but remains low, with most positions dominated by white males, according to a study released Wednesday. The report by Central Florida's Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports issued...