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AP Was There: The Clarence Thomas-Anita Hill hearings

Sep. 26, 2018 12:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A conservative judge's nomination to the Supreme Court is suddenly jeopardized by graphic allegations of a sexual nature. A Republican president says his nominee has been smeared but vows he will prevail. The accuser and the accused face off in a dramatic showdown on Capitol Hill. There...

AP FACT CHECK: O'Rourke 'Jim Crow' remark goes beyond police

Sep. 25, 2018 2:09 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Sen. Ted Cruz accused Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke of making offensive comments about police officers during their first debate of the Texas Senate race. The attack came amid heightened attention in Texas on fatal shootings involving police officers. Last month, a white...

UK Labour Party criticizes Israel amid anti-Semitism warning

Sep. 25, 2018 1:20 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's main opposition Labour Party has passed a motion strongly criticizing Israel, as a senior lawmaker warned the party must root out anti-Semitism. Delegates at the party's conference voted Tuesday to criticize Israel's use of force against Gaza protests, urge more U.K. funding for the...

First black starting QB reflects on changes in game, society

Sep. 25, 2018 2:48 AM EDT

Marlin Briscoe didn't want to be pigeonholed simply because of stereotypes against black men. He was a star quarterback in college and he believed he had the talent, intelligence and leadership skills to be one in the pros. Fifty years ago, during an era of massive social upheaval in the United States, just...

Mandela's widow urges world: put egos aside and end violence

Sep. 24, 2018 11:43 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Nelson Mandela's widow challenged world leaders celebrating his life on Monday to put their egos and partisan politics aside and honor his legacy by ending the "senseless violence" plaguing too much of the world. "History will judge you should you stagnate too long in inaction," Graca...

Ernst & Young faces 2nd sexual harassment complaint

Sep. 24, 2018 7:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ernst & Young was slapped Monday with a second sexual harassment complaint in less than year describing a culture of discrimination and lewd behavior toward women at the accounting company. Karen Ward, a former partner with EY, said her supervisor routinely commented her breasts,...

As Trump arrives at UN, world leaders honor Mandela

Sep. 24, 2018 2:20 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — World leaders kicked off their annual gathering at the United Nations on Monday by honoring a global icon of peace and reconciliation — drawing some pointed contrast with a U.S. president who has shaken up the international order with his assertion of "America First." A statue...

Southeast Missouri deputy alleges discrimination in lawsuit

Sep. 24, 2018 10:38 AM EDT

BENTON, Mo. (AP) — A southeast Missouri sheriff's deputy alleges in a lawsuit that she faced sexual discrimination when she was removed from her job as jail administrator and replaced by an inexperienced male deputy. The Southeast Missourian reports that Scott County Deputy Tina Kolwyck filed the lawsuit...

Pope praises Latvians for keeping faith during occupation

Sep. 24, 2018 10:16 AM EDT

AGLONA, Latvia (AP) — Pope Francis praised Latvians on Monday for persevering through the horrors of Soviet and Nazi occupation, persecution and exile, and urged them to keep their Christian faith alive as subsequent generations confront new oppressions today. On the third day of his Baltic pilgrimage,...

Mandela: A life of soaring symbolism, now harnessed by UN

Sep. 24, 2018 9:54 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nelson Mandela's South African journey from anti-apartheid leader to prisoner to president to global statesman — the "Long Walk to Freedom" of his autobiography title — is one of the 20th century's great stories of struggle, sacrifice and reconciliation. Now the United...