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EU chief vows action, says ‘shame’ on Hungary for LGBT law

Jun. 23, 2021 11:07 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s chief executive vowed Wednesday to take any action necessary to thwart a new law in Hungary that would ban content portraying or promoting homosexuality or sex reassignment to children. The Hungarian parliament passed the bill last...

5 Black officers accuse UW police department of racism

Jun. 23, 2021 08:12 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Five Black officers with the University of Washington Police Department have filed claims for $8 million in damages, saying they've been routinely insulted and demeaned by co-workers and supervisors. Some officers said they also were disciplined and...

Uber Eats tackles app profile issue that outs trans drivers

Jun. 22, 2021 18:31 PM EDT

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — A civil rights group warned Uber Eats that its app profiles place transgender drivers at risk of harassment and violence, prompting the company to apologize Tuesday to a Kansas man and to resolve issues within the app that outed him. The move...

Ex-principal accuses school district of discrimination

Jun. 22, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — A former South Albany High School principal is suing Greater Albany Public Schools, claiming the district racially discriminated against him and created a hostile work environment. Nain “Nate” Munoz filed the suit last month in U.S. District...

Report: DOJ officials likely didn't create hostile workplace

Jun. 21, 2021 19:25 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Three high-level state Justice Department administrators likely didn't contribute to a hostile workplace environment, according to newly released department records. Attorney General Josh Kaul asked two University of Wisconsin System attorneys to...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jun. 21, 2021 10:26 AM EDT

San Antonio Express-News. June 17, 2021. Editorial: Revel in joy, remember pain of Juneteenth The theme of Juneteenth 2020 was the theme of every American tradition and celebration during the year of COVID-19: separation from loved ones. But unlike...

VA moves to offer gender confirmation surgery to vets

Jun. 19, 2021 21:59 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs is moving to offer transgender veterans gender confirmation surgery, Secretary Denis McDonough announced at a Pride Month event in Orlando Saturday. McDonough said in prepared remarks that the move was “the...

Governor to examine claims against Eau Claire prosecutor

Jun. 18, 2021 15:51 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers has appointed a commissioner to look into allegations that the Eau Claire County district attorney has behaved inappropriately with employees. The Eau Claire Leader-Telegram reports Gary King is accused of making inappropriate...

Firefighter alleges he was subjected to racial slurs

Jun. 18, 2021 14:06 PM EDT

NEWTON, Mass. (AP) — A veteran Massachusetts firefighter has filed a lawsuit against the city of Newton alleging that he has been subjected to racist language on the job and has experienced a hostile work environment. Newton firefighter Lee Gilliam, who is Black,...

Med school chancellor quits a day after reinstatement

Jun. 17, 2021 18:35 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — The chancellor of a Louisiana medical school resigned the post Thursday, a day after he was reinstated following an investigation into his handling of students' sexual harassment complaints. Dr. G. E. Ghali had been reinstated Wednesday as...