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These Picassos prompted a gender war at an Australian gallery. Now the curator says she painted them

Jul. 12, 2024 05:32 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — They were billed as artworks by Pablo Picasso, paintings so valuable that an Australian art museum’s decision to display them in an exhibition restricted to women visitors provoked a gender discrimination lawsuit. The paintings again prompted international...

New York's top court allows 'equal rights' amendment to appear on November ballot

Jul. 11, 2024 18:56 PM EDT

A proposed amendment to New York's constitution to bar discrimination over “gender identity” and “pregnancy outcomes” will appear on the ballot this November, the state's high court ruled Thursday. The decision from the Court of Appeals affirms a lower court ruling from June,...

West Virginia, Idaho asking Supreme Court to review rulings allowing transgender athletes to compete

Jul. 11, 2024 17:25 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia and Idaho are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review rulings that blocked the enforcement of state laws prohibiting transgender athletes from competing in sports. “If the Supreme Court takes this up, it will determine the fate of women’s...

Top court lets New Yorkers vote on constitutional amendment barring discrimination over gender or 'pregnancy outcomes'

Jul. 11, 2024 15:53 PM EDT
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Top court lets New Yorkers vote on constitutional amendment barring discrimination over gender or 'pregnancy outcomes.'

NYU settles lawsuit filed by 3 Jewish students who complained of pervasive antisemitism

Jul. 09, 2024 12:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York University has settled a lawsuit filed last November by three Jewish students who said they had been subjected to “pervasive acts of hatred, discrimination, harassment, and intimidation” since the start of the Israel-Hamas war. NYU and the plaintiffs'...

Department of Education and Brown University reach agreement on antidiscrimination efforts

Jul. 08, 2024 14:43 PM EDT

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights announced Monday that it entered into an agreement with Brown University to make sure the school is in compliance with federal law barring discrimination and harassment against students of Jewish, Palestinian, Arab and Muslim ancestry. ...

Air travel is getting worse. That's what passengers are telling the US government

Jul. 05, 2024 18:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Air travel got more miserable last year, if the number of consumer complaints filed with the U.S. government is any measure. The Transportation Department said Friday that it received nearly 97,000 complaints in 2023, up from about 86,000 the year before. The...

Ryan Garcia expelled by WBC after using racial slurs in livestream

Jul. 04, 2024 21:36 PM EDT

Ryan Garcia was expelled by the World Boxing Council on Thursday after he repeatedly used racial slurs against Black people and disparaged Muslims in comments livestreamed on social media. WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman announced the penalty against Garcia on the social media...

Japan's top court orders government to compensate disabled people who were forcibly sterilized

Jul. 03, 2024 21:34 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — In a landmark decision, Japan’s Supreme Court ordered the government Wednesday to pay suitable compensation to about a dozen victims who were forcibly sterilized under a now-defunct Eugenics Protection Law that was designed to eliminate offspring of people with disabilities. ...

California budgets up to $12 million for reparations bills, a milestone in atoning for racist legacy

Jul. 03, 2024 13:46 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California plans to spend up to $12 million on reparations legislation under a budget signed by Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, marking a milestone in the state's efforts to atone for a legacy of racism and discrimination against Black Californians. The...