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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2019 file photo, Bloomfield High School transgender athlete Terry Miller, second from left, wins the final of the 55-meter dash over transgender athlete Andraya Yearwood, far left, and other runners in the Connecticut girls Class S indoor track meet at Hillhouse High School in New Haven, Conn. Transgender athletes are getting an ally in the White House next week as they seek to participate as their identified gender in high school and college sports. Attorneys on both sides say they expect President-elect Joe Biden’s Department of Education will switch sides in legal battles that could go a long way in determining whether transgender athletes are treated by the sex on their birth certificates or by how they identify.  (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb, File)

Transgender athletes look to changing of White House guard

Jan. 15, 2021 1:47 PM EST

Transgender athletes are getting an ally in the White House next week as they seek to participate as their identified gender in high school and college sports — although state legislatures, Congress and the courts are all expected to have their say this year, too. Attorneys on both sides say they expect...

Fatima Ali prepares cheese-plate takeaway at her home kitchen in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020. After Iraq imposed a coronavirus lockdown in March, Fatima is among a growing numbers of Iraqi women who are finding some good under the movement restrictions imposed because of the coronavirus pandemic: They're starting their own businesses from home. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

Pandemic restrictions a business boon for some Iraqi women

Jan. 12, 2021 1:28 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Fatima Ali was in her final year studying to become a medical analysis specialist when Iraq imposed a full lockdown in March. Forced by a raging pandemic to stay home, she spent her days on social media, looking for something to do with her time. Then an idea came to her: Six years ago,...

Parlow Cone unopposed for additional year as USSF president

Jan. 11, 2021 5:51 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Cindy Parlow Cone is unopposed for an additional one-year term as U.S. Soccer Federation president running until February 2022. Parlow Cone, a former national team midfielder, became president March 11 last year when Carlos Cordeiro quit following a backlash. The federation had claimed in a...

This undated photo provided by Wigdor Law in December 2020 shows five anchorwomen from the NY1 news channel in New York. In the back row from left are Jeanine Ramirez, Vivian Lee and Kristen Shaughnessy. In the front row are Roma Torre, left, and Amanda Farinacci. In their lawsuit, the women, all over age 40, alleged that they were marginalized and cast aside to make room for younger women and men after Charter Communications, a Stamford, Connecticut-based company, took over the local news channel in 2016. (Jacob Edinger/Wigdor Law/@UnseenWomenOnTV via AP)

5 anchors will no longer work at NY1 after suit settlement

Dec. 31, 2020 4:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Five female anchors will no longer work at a New York news channel as part of the settlement of an age and gender discrimination lawsuit alleging they were passed over in favor of younger talent, according to statements from the women, their lawyers and the channel. The women who sued in...

FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2020, file photo, Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, front center, and his cabinet ministers pose for a photo session at Suga's official residence in Tokyo. Japan especially lags in women's advancement in politics. Women account for less than 10% of lawmakers in the more powerful of its two-chamber parliament. About 40% of local assemblies have no female members or only one. Suga's 20-member Cabinet has only two female ministers, Olympic Minister Seiko Hashimoto, bottom right, and Justice Minister Yoko Kamikawa, center at third row from front. (Issei Kato/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Japan delays gender equality goals in new five-year plan

Dec. 25, 2020 2:55 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japan on Friday adopted a plan that delays women's advancement goals by up to a decade after failing to reach even half of the 30% target by 2020 and other measures. Under the new five-year gender equality plan, approved by Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s Cabinet, the government has...

Shoko Arai, a former councilwoman in Kusatsu town, northwest of Tokyo, speaks during a news conference in Tokyo Friday, Dec. 18, 2020. Arai who was ousted from an assembly in the old Japanese hot springs town after accusing Mayor Nobutada Kuroiwa of sexual assault said Friday that her case highlighted problems of small town politics in Japan dominated by local male heavyweights and women are easily silenced. Arai, who was the only woman in a 12-member assembly in the town was voted out of office in a Dec. 6 referendum initiated by the mayor and his supporters who campaigned for her removal. (AP Photo/Hiro Komae)

Japan councilwomen says ouster shows gender bias in politics

Dec. 18, 2020 7:16 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — A councilwoman who was ousted from the town assembly in a famous Japanese hot springs resort after accusing the mayor of sexual assault said Friday her case highlights the problems of male-dominated small town politics in which women are often silenced. Shoko Arai, the only woman in the...

Floyd Mayweather, Laila Ali, elected to Boxing Hall of Fame

Dec. 15, 2020 6:14 PM EST

CANASTOTA, N.Y. (AP) — Floyd Mayweather, who captured 11 world titles in five weight divisions and retired unbeaten, former heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko, and Laila Ali have been elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame and Museum. The Class of 2021 announced Tuesday also includes former...

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2019, file photo, people rest on grass while reading at Brown University in Providence, R.I. The university and attorneys for student-athletes, who challenged the Ivy League school's decision to reduce several women's varsity sports teams to club status, announced a proposed settlement Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Judge approves settlement in women's sports case at Brown

Dec. 15, 2020 4:35 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday approved a settlement between Brown University and student-athletes who had challenged the Ivy League school's decision to drop several women's varsity sports. U.S. District Judge John McConnell Jr. signed off on the agreement, ending more than two decades...

Justice Department studies Kansas City's contract practices

Dec. 10, 2020 12:55 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Justice Department is investigating whether Kansas City’s practice of setting aside about 30% of its public contracting and procurement contracts for small businesses owned by minorities and women is discriminatory. “All government in this free country must treat...

In this 2018 photo taken in London shows Karim Ennarah and his now-wife Jess Kelly posing for a photograph after they graduated from the School of Oriental and African Studies.  The acting director of a prominent Egyptian rights group says its three staffers, Ennara, Executive director Gasser Abdel-Razek and Mohammed Bashir, who were arrested last month have been freed on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020.  They were arrested in November after EIPR hosted foreign diplomats to discuss the human rights situation in Egypt. They were charged with terrorism and spreading false information. (Courtesy of Jess Kelly via AP)

Rights group says Egypt has freed 3 of its arrested staffers

Dec. 3, 2020 3:53 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Three Egyptian rights workers who were arrested and slapped with terrorism-related charges last month were freed on Thursday after an outcry over the government’s crackdown on one of the last rights groups still operating in the country. The government of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi...