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In this Tuesday, March 24, 2020 photo, forms from the U.S. Census Bureau arrive at a home in Orlando, Fla. The coronavirus has waylaid efforts to get as many people as possible to take part in the census.  (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Celebrities, civil rights groups form coalition on census

Mar. 30, 2020 5:27 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Civil rights groups, lawmakers, attorney generals, former Census Bureau directors, former Commerce Department secretaries and actors like Rita Moreno and George Takei said Monday they were forming a coalition to monitor and protect the confidentiality of the 2020 census. The goals of...

Microsoft divests from Israeli facial-recognition startup

Mar. 27, 2020 5:43 PM EDT

Microsoft said Friday it is pulling its investments from a facial-recognition startup that scans faces at Israeli military checkpoints, even though the tech giant couldn't substantiate claims that the startup's technology is used unethically. Microsoft late last year hired former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan shows Dr. Robert E. Anderson. A University of Michigan hotline has received more than 100 “unique complaints” about Dr. Anderson, a late physician accused of sexual abuse by former patients, including athletes who encountered him as a team doctor, the school announced Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. He died in 2008. (Robert Kalmbach/Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan via AP)

University of Michigan hires new law firm in abuse inquiry

Mar. 24, 2020 1:12 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan has hired a new law firm to lead the investigation into allegations a deceased doctor molested hundreds of people. Meanwhile, attorneys for some of the men accusing the late Dr. Robert E. Anderson of sexual abuse say they are continuing to communicate with...

FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2019 file photo, migrants, many who were returned to Mexico under the Trump administration's

Asylum-seekers waiting in Mexico rarely find lawyers

Mar. 22, 2020 11:38 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — One by one, asylum-seekers from El Salvador and Honduras who are waiting in Mexico for court hearings in the United States appeared before Judge Lee O'Connor to explain why, after months of effort, they couldn't find an attorney. One man said he repeatedly tried names on a list of free or...

Man dies by apparent suicide in ICE family detention center

Mar. 19, 2020 1:52 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A 27-year-old Honduran man died by apparent suicide at one of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's family detention centers, authorities said Thursday. ICE said the man was pronounced dead at about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday after being found unresponsive at the Karnes County Residential...

FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2019, file photo, U.S. Soccer President Carlos Cordeiro presides over a meeting of the U.S. Soccer Board of Directors in Chicago. Cordeiro resigned Thursday night, March 12, 2020, three days after the organization filed legal papers in a gender discrimination claiming women players had less physical ability and responsibility than men. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

US Soccer president quits after gender discrimination suit

Mar. 13, 2020 12:58 AM EDT

Carlos Cordeiro resigned as U.S. Soccer Federation president on Thursday night, three days after the organization sparked a backlash when its legal papers in a gender discrimination lawsuit claimed the women's national team players had less physical ability and responsibility than their male counterparts. His...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan shows Dr. Robert E. Anderson. A University of Michigan hotline has received more than 100 “unique complaints” about Dr. Anderson, a late physician accused of sexual abuse by former patients, including athletes who encountered him as a team doctor, the school announced Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. He died in 2008. (Robert Kalmbach/Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan via AP)

University of Michigan replaces law firm in abuse inquiry

Mar. 9, 2020 6:00 AM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich, (AP) — The University of Michigan said it is replacing the law firm pegged to lead the investigation into allegations a deceased team doctor molested hundreds of people after learning that some of its attorneys represented high-profile clients accused of sexual misconduct. The Ann Arbor...

-FILE- In this Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019 file image the International Criminal Court, or ICC, is seen in The Hague, Netherlands. Judges are set to deliver their decision Thursday March 5 2020, on an appeal by prosecutors at the International Criminal Court against a decision rejecting an investigation into atrocities committed by all sides in the Afghanistan conflict, including U.S. forces. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)

International court approves Afghanistan investigation

Mar. 5, 2020 1:23 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International Criminal Court judges authorized a far-reaching investigation Thursday of war crimes and crimes against humanity allegedly committed by Afghan government forces, the Taliban, American troops and U.S. foreign intelligence operatives. The appellate ruling marked...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan shows Dr. Robert E. Anderson. A University of Michigan hotline has received more than 100 “unique complaints” about Dr. Anderson, a late physician accused of sexual abuse by former patients, including athletes who encountered him as a team doctor, the school announced Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. He died in 2008. (Robert Kalmbach/Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan via AP)

Universities follow similar playbook in sex assault response

Mar. 3, 2020 12:30 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — As mass sexual assault scandals, some dating back decades, roil universities across the country, the schools are seemingly drawing from the same playbook in their responses. Whether a large state school like the University of Michigan, or a private one like Baylor University in Texas,...

A father, in white, holds the hand of his daughter as they and other asylum seekers leave court under guard after some of them learned that they won't have to return to Mexico in light of a major federal court ruling against the Trump administration on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, in El Paso, Texas. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday that sending asylum seekers to wait in Mexico is illegal nationwide. The ruling came during the asylum testimony of one family in the group being put into the van. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)

Court halts Trump asylum policy, then suspends its own order

Feb. 29, 2020 9:28 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Trump administration immigration policy that requires asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while their cases wind through U.S. courts was blocked and then reinstated by a court in the matter of hours, creating chaos at border crossings, courtrooms and legal offices. A three-judge panel of...