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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...

Mississippi tax official, ex-employee settle harassment suit

Nov. 14, 2019 6:54 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A sexual harassment lawsuit filed by a former Mississippi employee against a county tax collector has been settled. The Clarion-Ledger reported Wednesday that the suit against Hinds County Tax Collector Eddie Fair was settled by the county for $100,000 late last month. A county...

Washington voters reject affirmative action referendum

Nov. 12, 2019 8:27 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington voters have narrowly rejected a ballot measure seeking to reinstate the use of affirmative action in state employment, contracting and admission to public colleges and universities. Referendum 88 was being rejected Tuesday by 50.4% of voters with a margin of just over...

McDonald's workers say anti-harassment efforts fall short

Nov. 12, 2019 12:23 PM EST

A former McDonald's employee is suing the company and one of its Michigan franchisees over sexual harassment. On Tuesday, Jenna Ries filed a class-action lawsuit against the fast-food chain. She's one of at least 50 workers who have filed separate sexual harassment charges against McDonald's with the U.S. Equal...

WFP chief vows more 'aggressive' action on sexual harassment

Nov. 12, 2019 7:58 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — In the wake of an internal survey that detailed multiple allegations of rape and sexual harassment of its female staffers, the leader of the World Food Program is vowing to go after abusers. David Beasley, the U.N. agency's executive director, said in a recent interview with The Associated...

Affirmative action measure still losing in latest counts

Nov. 11, 2019 5:40 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Nearly a week after the election, a measure that reinstates the use of affirmative action in state employment, contracting and admission to public colleges and universities was continuing to be narrowly rejected by Washington voters as counties move closer to finishing their vote...

Popeyes worker accused of attacking patron who wanted refund

Nov. 11, 2019 6:47 AM EST

COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) — A Popeyes worker recorded throwing a woman onto the pavement outside a restaurant in Tennessee has been charged with felony aggravated assault. News outlets report 29-year-old Deriance Ra'Shaiel Hughes was arrested Friday. The woman's attorney, Rocky McElhaney, tells The Tennessean...

State cites district over anti-Semitic harassment of girl

Nov. 8, 2019 5:07 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The state Attorney General's office says a school district failed to sufficiently address anti-Semitic harassment of a Jewish student. The office announced Thursday the finding against the Monmouth County Vocational School District. A parent had alleged last year that her daughter was...

Lawsuit: Mississippi police officer was fired over gender

Nov. 8, 2019 9:15 AM EST

LUMBERTON, Miss. (AP) — A woman is suing a Mississippi police department where she was the sole female officer. News outlets report Tiffany McClure sued the city of Lumberton for discrimination on Wednesday, saying she was fired last year as a result of her gender, "under the guise of insubordination." She...