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NC court: Students can use constitution to fight bullying

Jun. 11, 2021 22:12 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The constitutional right of North Carolina's children to have access to a good public school education also applies to individual students who aren't getting help to stop classroom bullying and harassment against them, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday. ...

Governor settled harassment claim to focus on pandemic

Jun. 11, 2021 20:03 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Friday defended her handling of accusations of harassment by a former campaign spokesman that resulted in a financial settlement of at least $62,500 in payments from her political campaign, explaining that the pandemic demanded...

NY lawmakers wrap up 2021 work, but could return

Jun. 11, 2021 18:50 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York lawmakers wrapped up this year's legislative session this week, but legislative leaders said they may return. The state Assembly continued its work into the early morning hours of Friday, ending a legislative session marked by the...

'We mean it': FBI takes on sexual misconduct in its ranks

Jun. 11, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Faced with a #MeToo reckoning, the FBI says it is getting serious about sexual harassment in its ranks, starting a 24/7 tip line, doing more to help accusers and taking a tougher stand against agents found to have committed misconduct. The changes...

Ex-NC state judge censured for sexual misconduct on the job

Jun. 11, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A now-retired state judge was censured Friday by the North Carolina Supreme Court for sexual misconduct, including attempts to meet women online and in person while at court. The court agreed with the Judicial Standards Commission that former...

Senate blocks confirmation of official accused of harassment

Jun. 11, 2021 17:11 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — State senators blocked the leader of the state's affordable housing agency from keeping his job amid allegations he sexually harassed an employee. Louisiana Housing Corporation Executive Director Keith Cunningham was among four people who didn't...

Journalists demanding more action against online harassment

Jun. 11, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press' recent firing of a young reporter for what she said on Twitter has somewhat unexpectedly turned company and industry attention to the flip side of social media engagement — the online abuse that many journalists face routinely. ...

Lawsuit over sexual misconduct reporting in jails settled

Jun. 11, 2021 14:17 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — New York state officials have agreed to settle a lawsuit that accused the Erie County Sheriff’s Office of improperly responding to reports of sexual misconduct involving staff and inmates at the county jails, Attorney General Letitia James said Friday. ...

Hungary: Bill would ban 'promoting' homosexuality to minors

Jun. 11, 2021 13:46 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s governing conservative party has prepared new legislation that bans showing pornographic material and any content portraying or promoting sex reassignment or homosexuality to anyone under 18. Fidesz, the party of Prime Minister...

3 women accuse ex-Colorado officer of sexual misconduct

Jun. 11, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A former Colorado law enforcement officer is facing sexual misconduct accusations from three women, prosecutors said Friday. Wayne Darrell Nelson, 68, was charged with seven counts stemming from incidents between April 2018 and December 2020 when the...