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Attempts to regulate AI’s hidden hand in Americans’ lives flounder in US statehouses

May. 23, 2024 11:53 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The first attempts to regulate artificial intelligence programs that play a hidden role in hiring, housing and medical decisions for millions of Americans are facing pressure from all sides and floundering in statehouses nationwide. Only one of seven bills aimed at...

Supreme Court upholds a South Carolina congressional district, finding no discrimination against Black voters

May. 23, 2024 10:21 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court upholds a South Carolina congressional district, finding no discrimination against Black voters.

From schools to the Olympics, how France's staunch secularism affects religion in public life

May. 23, 2024 08:28 AM EDT

MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Walk around multicultural metropolises like Paris or Marseille, or any small village in the French countryside, and signs of faith are everywhere. Many Muslim women wear headscarves and historical Catholic churches anchor nearly every neighborhood. But...

Can Medicare money protect doctors from abortion crimes? It worked before, desegregating hospitals

May. 22, 2024 17:01 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Supreme Court's pending Idaho abortion ruling may hinge on how federal spending power might protect doctors against a state's criminal code. For guidance, the justices can look to the very beginning of Medicare in the 1960s, when the promise of federal funding finally persuaded...

Reparations proposals for Black Californians advance to state Assembly

May. 21, 2024 22:28 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Senate advanced a set of ambitious reparations proposals Tuesday, including legislation that would create an agency to help Black families research their family lineage and confirm their eligibility for any future restitution passed by the state. ...

A Minnesota city will rewrite an anti-crime law seen as harming mentally ill residents

May. 21, 2024 18:33 PM EDT

A Minnesota city has agreed not to disclose private medical information about renters with mental health issues and to pay $175,000 to resolve a complaint from the federal government that the city discriminated against mentally ill residents in enforcing an anti-crime law. The U.S....

Connecticut's top public defender could be fired as panel mulls punishment for alleged misconduct

May. 21, 2024 16:39 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An oversight commission was set to discuss Tuesday whether to fire Connecticut's top public defender for alleged misconduct, but said a decision won't be announced until next month. Chief Public Defender TaShun Bowden-Lewis faces 16 misconduct allegations....

French sports minister calls for sanctions after Monaco player tapes over anti-homophobia badge

May. 20, 2024 11:04 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France's sports minister has called for soccer club Monaco to be sanctioned after one of its players covered over an anti-homophobia message on the team's shirt during the team's final league game on Sunday. The French league staged its annual campaign against...

Judge rejects former Delaware trooper's discrimination lawsuit against state police

May. 17, 2024 16:14 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal judge ruled Friday in favor of the Delaware State Police in a lawsuit filed by a former trooper who said she was subjected to years of discrimination, sexual harassment and retaliation as she rose through the ranks. Police sergeant Nicole Oldham, 49,...

Chicago Tribune staffers' unequal pay lawsuit claims race and sex discrimination

May. 17, 2024 13:59 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Tribune is being sued by some of its staffers, who say they and other women and Black journalists are being paid less than their white male counterparts. The complaint filed Thursday in federal court in Chicago also names Tribune Publishing Co. and Alden...