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Supreme Court's top cases for new term, new Justice Jackson

Oct. 01, 2022 08:27 AM EDT

The Supreme Court opens its new term Monday, hearing arguments for the first time after a summer break and with new Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson. Already the court has said it will decide cases on a range of major issues including affirmative action, voting rights and the rights of LGBTQ people....

Report: Women gained fewer US company board seats in 2022

Sep. 29, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. companies have added women to their boards of director at a slower pace this year compared with last year as the pandemic and a difficult economy shift priorities, according to a new report released Thursday. Women have continued to make gains, now holding a...

Documentary explores history of asylum for Black patients

Sep. 25, 2022 09:04 AM EDT

PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — When the American Psychiatric Association celebrated its 175th anniversary three years ago in San Francisco, it featured photographs of two Virginia mental institutions that contributed to its birth — what are now Eastern State and Western State hospitals. ...

Milan Fashion Week hears calls for more designer diversity

Sep. 21, 2022 12:17 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The Milan Fashion Week that opens Wednesday is showcasing collections by perhaps its most ethnically diverse lineup of designers, including the debuts of the new creative directors of Salvatore Ferragamo and Bally and the return of Haitian-Italian designer Stella Jean after a...

With ceremonies over, King Charles III faces biggest task

Sep. 20, 2022 09:54 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The cannons have sounded, the bells have rung and the mourners have paid their respects. Now King Charles III faces the task of preserving a 1,000-year-old monarchy that his mother nurtured for seven decades but that faces an uncertain future. The challenge is...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Sep. 07, 2022 13:46 PM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. September 1, 2022. Editorial: More bad news on student test scores Too many Minnesota kids continue to struggle with math and reading. Once again, Minnesota students are returning to a new school year with news of poor...

New UK Cabinet is diverse in makeup and solidly on the right

Sep. 07, 2022 12:17 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Liz Truss’s new Cabinet is Britain’s most diverse ever, with women serving as prime minister and deputy prime minister and Black and South Asian politicians filling many of the top jobs. While they come from different backgrounds, the new ministers share Truss’...

Hughes becomes first Black director of Alaska State Troopers

Sep. 02, 2022 19:21 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Maurice “Mo” Hughes has been promoted to colonel of the Alaska State Troopers, becoming the force's first Black director. He succeeds Bryan Barlow, who was promoted to deputy commissioner of the state Department of Public Safety. The moves, announced...

Diana's death stunned the world — and changed the royals

Aug. 30, 2022 08:32 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Above all, there was shock. That’s the word people use over and over again when they remember Princess Diana’s death in a Paris car crash 25 years ago this week. The woman the world watched grow from a shy teenage nursery school teacher into a glamorous celebrity...

Wake Forest University renames street to honor trailblazers

Aug. 28, 2022 00:11 AM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest University has renamed four existing roads on the campus after “trailblazing professors,” in a move that has removed a road name associated with a former school president with ties to the institution of slavery. The new names will honor...