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Mo’Nique sues Netflix for discrimination in show offer

Nov. 14, 2019 6:22 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mo’Nique sued Netflix on Thursday for race and sex discrimination in its offer for a proposed comedy special, accusing the streaming service of giving her a lowball offer that was part of a larger company tendency to underpay black women. The comedian and Oscar-winning actress...

Activist sues for St. Louis police data on racial profiling

Nov. 14, 2019 5:24 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A self-described advocate for police accountability is suing St. Louis for the release of police stop records that he believes could prove certain officers target black motorists but that he says the police department has refused to supply. Black drivers in Missouri are 91% more likely...

Police: No indication restaurant staff heard racial comment

Nov. 14, 2019 4:41 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Police looking into an incident at a Chicago-area Buffalo Wild Wings found no indication that workers heard a white patron mention the race of a group of black customers when he asked that they not be seated next to him, but investigators said the employees had heard him make racist comments...

Panel brings transgender issues to light, opens dialogue

Nov. 14, 2019 4:23 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — “Guess what? I am a transgender woman and I am just like everybody else.” Keri Abrams was addressing an audience of about 35 people at the “Ask a Trans Person” panel at Chesterfield Central Library earlier this week. Equality Virginia -- an advocacy...

NASCAR’s final 4 in fun mode ahead of championship race

Nov. 14, 2019 3:55 PM EST

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Three contenders for the NASCAR championship have already given Kyle Busch a good run for the money three days before the race. Busch and teammates Martin Truex Jr. and Denny Hamlin were stuck in New York City traffic with Kevin Harvick and the Joe Gibbs Racing trio decided Busch...

Disney Plus adds disclaimer about racist movie stereotypes

Nov. 14, 2019 3:55 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Disney’s new streaming service has added a disclaimer to "Dumbo," “Peter Pan” and other classics because they depict racist stereotypes, underscoring a challenge media companies face when they resurrect older movies in modern times. The move comes as Disney Plus seems...

Charlottesville suit seeks to link online talk to violence

Nov. 14, 2019 3:41 PM EST

The white nationalist rally that took a deadly turn in Charlottesville, Virginia, during the summer of 2017 shocked Americans with its front-row view of hatred on the rise. But weeks before the violence, organizers were making preparations for the gathering in a corner of the internet. Using a private server on a...

The Latest: Police deny existence of traffic stop records

Nov. 14, 2019 3:40 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit for St. Louis police traffic stops records (all times local): 2:40 p.m. The St. Louis city attorney says police deny the existence of traffic stop records that an activist is seeking. A MacArthur Justice Center lawyer filed a lawsuit against the city in hopes of...

The Latest: Deval Patrick files for New Hampshire primary

Nov. 14, 2019 11:58 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick’s 2020 presidential bid (all times local): 11:55 a.m. Deval (deh-VAL') Patrick has filed for the New Hampshire presidential primary as he officially begins a last-minute 2020 campaign. The former Massachusetts governor is hoping...

Police probing social media threat to Iowa State students

Nov. 14, 2019 9:16 AM EST

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Police are investigating what officials say is a threat posted on social media to three Iowa State students. Iowa State Police Chief Michael Newton said Wednesday that the university is trying to identify who posted it on Reddit. The university says the threat targeted three students who...