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Texas Tech player Corprew suspended over Title IX complaint

Jun. 26, 2019 1:42 PM EDT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech basketball player Deshawn Corprew has been suspended while the school investigates a Title IX complaint against the junior forward. The school said coach Chris Beard suspended Corprew after learning of the allegations. Title IX complaints can involve allegations of sexual...

UN report: Women too often suffer violence in families

Jun. 26, 2019 12:32 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. women's agency says in a new report that families around the world can be loving and supporting but too often are the place for discrimination and violence against women — and home is one of the most dangerous places for a woman. U.N. Women's Executive Director...

Judge tosses ex-Minnesota players' suit against university

Jun. 25, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by nine former University of Minnesota football players who claimed their rights were violated after a woman alleged she was the victim of a gang rape in 2016. The Star Tribune reports that U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank found no merit to...

Jury weighs discrimination case of renowned California chef

Jun. 25, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A three-week pregnancy discrimination trial against celebrity chef Thomas Keller and his acclaimed New York and Napa Valley restaurants is coming to a close. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that lawyers finished closing arguments Monday in Napa County Superior Court and the jury...

Federal judges send 2020 census lawsuit back to lower court

Jun. 25, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A lawsuit that alleges a 2020 census question pushed by the Trump administration violates minorities' rights will be sent back to a federal court in Maryland so new evidence can be considered, U.S. appeals judges ruled Tuesday. The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals' decision comes a day after...

NY government watchdog fired after sexual misconduct probe

Jun. 25, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The long-time head of a New York state office focusing on public access to information and government transparency was fired Monday night after a journalist said he harassed her and touched her inappropriately. Robert Freeman had led the Committee on Open Government, allegedly made...

Cuomo's legal counsel to head major LGBTQ-rights group

Jun. 25, 2019 2:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Alphonso David, a civil rights lawyer who has been serving as chief counsel to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, was named Tuesday as the new president of the Human Rights Campaign, the largest LGBTQ-rights organization in the U.S. David, 48, is the first African American to lead the Human Rights...

Judges question basis for Alabama minimum wage suit

Jun. 25, 2019 1:57 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Several federal appeals court judges appeared skeptical Tuesday of a lawsuit by fast-food workers and civil rights groups accusing Alabama lawmakers of racial discrimination for blocking a minimum-wage hike in the city of Birmingham. The plaintiffs accused the Legislature of targeting a...

Report: Minority drivers stopped at disproportionate rates

Jun. 25, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Black and Hispanic drivers in Connecticut continued to be stopped by police at disproportionately high rates in 2017 and were treated more harshly than whites in many cases after being pulled over, according to a fourth-annual analysis of statewide traffic stops released Tuesday....

College professor suspended due to sex harassment complaints

Jun. 25, 2019 12:18 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan State University physiology professor who was suspended after more than half a dozen women accused him of sexual harassment has returned to work at the school that has been beset by allegations of sexual misconduct in recent years. Robert Wiseman, who teaches at the...