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Forest Service chief vows to rid agency of sexual harassment

Nov. 15, 2018 7:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid scrutiny stemming from fresh revelations of rampant discrimination, bullying, retaliation and sexual misconduct at the U.S. Forest Service, the agency's new chief pledged Thursday that she will "do everything in my power to put us on a path to no harassment." Vicki Christiansen...

China says foreign concerns over Muslim rights unwarranted

Nov. 15, 2018 6:56 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China said Thursday that 15 foreign ambassadors exceeded their diplomatic roles by issuing a letter expressing concern about the incarceration of hundreds of thousands of members of the country's Muslim minorities in re-education camps. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told...

Officers' group seeks more diverse St. Louis County police

Nov. 14, 2018 2:43 PM EST

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A police association that focuses on adding diversity and fighting discrimination is trying to gain a foothold within the St. Louis County Police Department, but its leaders claim the police chief is blocking its path. The Fraternal Order of Police is the collective bargaining unit for...

Fiji's leader of 12 years headed for convincing election win

Nov. 14, 2018 6:38 AM EST

SUVA, Fiji (AP) — The man who first seized power in a military coup then refashioned himself as a legitimate leader appears set to rule Fiji for another four years. Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and his FijiFirst party were headed for a convincing election win early Thursday as votes were tallied....

MLB investigation racism claims against Mariners

Nov. 13, 2018 2:42 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Major League Baseball is investigating claims made against the Seattle Mariners by the team's recently fired training and conditioning director, who said team management had disparaged Latino players. The Mariners denied the allegations in a statement on Monday following the social media...

Ex-Detroit Lion Barney accuses pizza chain of discrimination

Nov. 12, 2018 4:12 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Former Detroit Lions Hall of Famer Lem Barney and his wife are suing a Detroit-area pizza chain for racial discrimination after being refused service. The lawsuit filed in federal court Monday says Lem and Jacqueline Barney went to Happy's Pizza in Commerce Township Nov. 2. The lawsuit says...

Hospital fires worker who wore racist shirt to vote

Nov. 9, 2018 8:00 AM EST

OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. (AP) — A hospital in Tennessee has fired a worker who was photographed wearing a racist shirt while voting in Mississippi. News outlets report that Regional One Health in Memphis says its investigation into the image shared online led to the man being fired. A picture of the man shows...

Google bows to worker pressure on sexual misconduct policy

Nov. 8, 2018 4:36 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is promising to be more forceful and open about its handling of sexual misconduct cases, a week after thousands of high-paid engineers and others walked out in protest over its male-dominated culture. Google bowed to one of the protesters' main demands by dropping mandatory...

Harassment trial of ex-Senators executive reset for December

Nov. 8, 2018 4:34 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The harassment trial of former Ottawa Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee has been rescheduled for Dec. 20. The nonjury trial was to have begun Friday in Buffalo City Court. Lee is accused of making lewd comments and rubbing the shoulders of a 19-year-old male hotel shuttle...

The Latest: Some Nevada polls stayed open 3 extra hours

Nov. 7, 2018 10:36 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on voting problems in the midterm election (all times local): 1:47 a.m. Wednesday Some polling places in Nevada were plagued with long lines of voters, some of whom waited for hours. Several precincts stayed open about three hours after they had officially closed so everyone got a...