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Ex-Liberty spokesman says he was fired for raising concerns

Oct. 25, 2021 21:15 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former spokesperson for Liberty University is suing the evangelical Virginia school after being fired, alleging in a lawsuit filed Monday that his termination came in retaliation for voicing concerns that sexual misconduct accusations were mishandled. ...

S Korean military to appeal ruling on transgender soldier

Oct. 21, 2021 07:06 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s military said Thursday it will appeal a landmark court ruling that struck down its decision to discharge the country’s first known transgender soldier before she was found dead earlier this year. A district court ruled this...

'Marginalized': Women trail men in some vaccine efforts

Oct. 14, 2021 03:00 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — As coronavirus vaccines trickle into some of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, data suggest some women are consistently missing out, in another illustration of how the doses are being unevenly distributed around the world. Experts...

Michigan State football player sues over ongoing suspension

Oct. 10, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan State University football player has filed a lawsuit alleging the school was wrong to suspend him from the team indefinitely while investigating sexual assault allegations against him from January. The federal lawsuit filed Friday...

New California law limits some workplace secret settlements

Oct. 07, 2021 20:58 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A new law in California bans secret settlements in most harassment and discrimination cases, expanding a signature reform of the #MeToo movement that guarantees workers can publicly call out their bosses for bad behavior without fear of losing pay or other...

NJ law scraps ability not to hire, promote workers over 70

Oct. 05, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey eliminated a carve-out Tuesday in its law against discrimination that permitted employers not to hire or promote workers who are 70 or older. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed the legislation into law, saying “discrimination of any...

Notre Dame swim coach resigns 1 week after lawsuit dismissed

Oct. 05, 2021 13:30 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame's head swimming coach has resigned one week after a federal judge dismissed a gender discrimination lawsuit that had accused him of degrading and demoting a female assistant because of her pregnancy. The university announced Monday...

Blinken rallies developed world to confront inequality

Oct. 05, 2021 10:58 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken called Tuesday on the world’s most developed countries to take on and counter widening gaps between the rich and poor. He told the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris that the coronavirus...

2 Omaha women sue for right to appear on birth certificates

Oct. 04, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Two Omaha women sued the state's public health agency on Monday after it denied their request to list both of their names as parents on their children's birth certificates. Erin Porterfield and Kristin Williams allege in their lawsuit that state...

Analysis: Equal pay efforts reviving in Mississippi in 2022

Oct. 03, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is the only state without a law requiring equal pay for equal work by women and men, after Alabama enacted one in 2019. Efforts have fallen short in Mississippi in recent years, but Senate Labor Committee Chairman John Hohrn, a Democrat...