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Justices nix 2nd mostly Black district in Louisiana for 2022

Jun. 28, 2022 19:24 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday put on hold a lower court ruling that Louisiana must draw new congressional districts before the 2022 elections to increase Black voting power. As a result, Louisiana’s November congressional elections will be held using a...

Spit, 'disrespect' arrive at Wimbledon as tennis turns ugly

Jun. 28, 2022 18:18 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — This is not what one thinks of when pondering the supposedly genteel roots of tennis, and the purportedly proper atmosphere at dates-to-the-1800s Wimbledon, a country club sport being contested at a place officially called the All England Lawn Tennis Club: a player, Nick...

Report: Lack of water access costs U.S. $8.6B each year

Jun. 28, 2022 17:31 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — At least 2 million Americans don’t have running water or a working toilet at home, a crisis that costs the U.S. economy $8.58 billion each year, according to a report released Tuesday by nonprofit DigDeep. These water access issues disproportionately...

Anti-Black, gay, Asian bias fuel California hate crime surge

Jun. 28, 2022 15:55 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hate crimes driven by homophobia and racism resulted in a 33% surge in reported incidents in California last year, following a similar spike in hate-driven attacks the year prior and confirming what officials have been hearing anecdotally since the pandemic began, the state's...

Red Bull fires reserve driver Vips for using racial slur

Jun. 28, 2022 14:08 PM EDT

MILTON KEYNES, England (AP) — Red Bull terminated the contract of Formula One test and reserve driver Jüri Vips on Tuesday for using a racial slur during an online gaming stream. The 21-year-old Estonian was suspended by Red Bull last week pending an investigation into the...

Germany: Over 2,700 antisemitic incidents reported in 2021

Jun. 28, 2022 09:56 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A group tracking antisemitism in Germany said Tuesday it documented more than 2,700 incidents in the country last year, including 63 attacks and six cases of extreme violence. In a report, the Department for Research and Information on Anti-Semitism, or RIAS, said the...

Hamilton says "archaic mindsets" about color must change

Jun. 28, 2022 08:50 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Formula One great Lewis Hamilton said “archaic mindsets” have to change after retired champion Nelson Piquet reportedly used a racial slur against him. Hamilton’s comments came after F1 and FIA condemned racist language. “It’s more than...

Harris emerges as top abortion voice, warns of more fallout

Jun. 27, 2022 20:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — During Brett Kavanaugh's 2018 Supreme Court confirmation hearings, then-California Sen. Kamala Harris asked the judge if he thought women's privacy rights extended to choosing to have an abortion. Kavanaugh declined to answer. With Justice Kavanaugh now part of...

Religious schools may face another hurdle to state tuition

Jun. 25, 2022 11:43 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Religious schools got what they wanted when the Supreme Court allowed them to participate in a state tuition program. But the state attorney general said the ruling will be for naught unless the schools are willing to abide by the same antidiscrimination law...

Major renovation, expansion planned for Richard Allen School

Jun. 25, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) — Its past is a chapter rich in history. Its future appears promising for the rejuvenation of the Richard Allen School — one of 80 schools built by philanthropist Pierre S. du Pont for African American children in Delaware — that served the Georgetown...