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Group holding immigrant children settles ex-employee claim

Apr. 3, 2020 4:45 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice says a Texas-based organization that runs facilities to hold immigrant children has settled a retaliation claim from an ex-employee. Southwest Key Programs will pay $68,000 to the employee, the Justice Department said in a Friday news release. DOJ alleged the...

Judge grants summary judgment in Brookline civil rights suit

Apr. 3, 2020 4:09 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge has ruled in favor of a Massachusetts town in a civil rights lawsuit and granted a request for a summary judgment, court papers indicate. Former Brookline Fire department firefighter Gerald Alston alleged that he was retaliated against and fired for objecting to the promotion...

Measure to ban discrimination against LGBTQ community fails

Apr. 3, 2020 10:54 AM EDT

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — An ordinance that would have banned discrimination based on gender identity or sexual orientation has failed in Daviess County, the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer reports. Commissioners voted 2-2 on the ordinance Thursday during a meeting held online due to COVID-19 restrictions. The...

FILE - In this Monday, June 4, 2018, file photo, Glen Wood, a Canadian who has lived in Japan for 30 years, plays with his son at a Tokyo park. A Japanese court has rejected the demand by former brokerage manager Wood to get his job back after he took paternity leave at Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley. (AP Photo/Yuri Kageyama, File)

Brokerage worker loses paternity leave appeal in Japan

Apr. 3, 2020 5:43 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese court on Friday rejected a request by a former brokerage manager to get his job back after he took paternity leave at Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley. The case of Glen Wood, a Canadian who has lived in Japan for three decades, has become a symbol of the fight against what is called...

Rights, press groups condemn killing of Mexican journalist

Mar. 31, 2020 8:34 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Human rights and press freedom groups on Tuesday condemned the murder of a Mexican journalist, at least the 12th such killing since the current president took office in December 2018. The U.N. human rights commissioner's office said journalist Maria Elena Ferral had publicly denounced...

Mark Brennan, of Wallingford, holds a handmade sign for his mother Annmarie Brennan at Masonicare's Home Health Center in Wallingford, Conn., Thursday, March 26, 2020. Brennan has visited his 76-year-old mother at Masonicare's Home Health Center on weekends for 12 years. That routine ended recently when the facility restricted building access due to the coronavirus crisis. (Dave Zajac/Record-Journal via AP)

Fairfield County fund raises $1 million, quickly needs more

Mar. 27, 2020 9:55 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A southwestern Connecticut foundation raised $1 million in pledges over the past week to help nonprofits in the county hit hardest by the coronavirus. But demand for funding grew Friday by another $863,000. Juanita James, president and CEO of Fairfield County's Community Foundation,...

Shoppers wearing face masks with a cart full of food supplies wait in line to pay at a supermarket counter in Singapore, Tuesday, Mar. 17, 2020. Singaporeans were seen buying food supplies in supermarkets following neighboring Malaysia's announcement of a nationwide lockdown from the coronavirus to begin Wednesday which could affect the flow of food supplies to the city state. (AP Photo/Ee Ming Toh)

The Latest: Singapore penalizing social distancing violators

Mar. 26, 2020 11:35 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — U.S. leads the world in confirmed coronavirus cases...

A woman wearing a disposable white beard mask, to protect against coronavirus, stands outside the entrance of a shopping supermarket in Soweto, South Africa, Thursday, March 26, 2020. In just hours, South Africa goes into a nationwide lockdown for 21 days, in an effort to mitigate the spread to the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

'Terrified' South Africa nears lockdown; cases almost 1,000

Mar. 26, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's president appeared in full military uniform for the first time since the end of apartheid and told troops to be a “force of kindness” as a three-week lockdown begins at midnight and they ensure that 57 million people stay home. The mission is the "most...

Judge grants Senate new trial on discrimination claim

Mar. 26, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A federal judge has ordered a new trial in the case of a former Arizona Democratic Senate policy adviser who complained of discrimination based on race and sex after allegedly being paid less than her colleagues. U.S. District Court Judge Douglas Rayes, a Republican, acknowledged that a jury...

Iowa State cuts ties with aide at center of blackface uproar

Mar. 25, 2020 1:09 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The staff adviser to Iowa State University's student government has resigned and received a $47,000 severance payout after student activists demanded his firing over an old Instagram post showing him in blackface. Alex Krumm and university President Wendy Wintersteen agreed that his...