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Lynn Conway, microchip pioneer who overcame transgender discrimination, dies at 86

Jun. 14, 2024 18:16 PM EDT

Lynn Conway, a pioneer in the design of microchips that are at the heart of consumer electronics who overcame discrimination as a transgender person, has died at age 86. Her June 9 death was announced by the University of Michigan, where Conway was on the engineering faculty until...

Judge blocks Biden's Title IX rule in four states, dealing a blow to protections for LGBTQ+ students

Jun. 13, 2024 22:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration’s new Title IX rule expanding protections for LGBTQ+ students has been temporarily blocked in four states after a federal judge in Louisiana found that it overstepped the Education Department’s authority. In a preliminary injunction...

Justice Department finds Phoenix police has pattern of civil rights violations, discrimination and excessive force

Jun. 13, 2024 13:11 PM EDT
PHOENIX (AP) — Justice Department finds Phoenix police has pattern of civil rights violations, discrimination and excessive force.

Older worker accuses defense contractor of discriminating by seeking recent college grads

Jun. 11, 2024 17:43 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A major defense contractor was sued Tuesday over allegations that it discriminated against older workers in job ads. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Boston accuses RTX Corporation of posting ads that target younger workers at the expense of their older peers in...

Singer sues hospital, says staff thought he was mentally ill and wasn't member of Four Tops

Jun. 11, 2024 13:42 PM EDT

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — The lead singer of the Four Tops said a Detroit-area hospital restrained him and ordered a psychological exam after refusing to believe that he was part of the Motown music group. Alexander Morris, who is Black, filed a lawsuit Monday against Ascension...

EXPLAINER: What caused Agustín Canapino’s leave of absence from IndyCar, and how long might it last?

Jun. 10, 2024 11:33 AM EDT

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Argentine driver Agustín Canapino’s future in IndyCar is unclear after his team pulled him from Road America shortly before the first practice of the weekend. Juncos Hollinger Racing didn’t believe Canapino was focused enough to race in the fallout of...

Missouri appeals court sides with transgender student in bathroom, locker room discrimination case

Jun. 05, 2024 17:56 PM EDT

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. (AP) — A $4.2 million verdict that jurors ordered a Missouri school district to pay a transgender student is under consideration again. The Western District Missouri Court of Appeals found Tuesday that a judge erred in ordering a new trial in a lawsuit over...

A grant program for Black women business owners is discriminatory, appeals court rules

Jun. 03, 2024 20:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. federal court of appeals panel suspended a venture capital firm’s grant program for Black women business owners, ruling that a conservative group is likely to prevail in its lawsuit claiming that the program is discriminatory. The ruling against the...

Southwest Airlines is back in court over firing of flight attendant with anti-abortion views

Jun. 03, 2024 17:37 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Whether a flight attendant was fired for her religious beliefs or for improper conduct when she sent graphic anti-abortion material and disparaging messages to a union leader was at the heart of appeals court arguments Monday, as Southwest Airlines and the union sought to...

The first woman elected to lead Mexico faces pressing gender-related issues

Jun. 03, 2024 14:24 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Claudia Sheinbaum’s name will go down in Mexican history. The governing party candidate won Mexico’s presidential election on Sunday, a turning point in a mostly conservative nation that for more than two centuries has been exclusively ruled by men. ...