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EXPLAINER: Is Russia going to invade Ukraine?

Nov. 24, 2021 11:18 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Ukrainian and Western officials are worried that a Russian military buildup near Ukraine could signal plans by Moscow to invade its ex-Soviet neighbor. The Kremlin insists it has no such intention and has accused Ukraine and its Western backers of making...

Island anger: Guadeloupe closes schools after COVID rioting

Nov. 22, 2021 15:56 PM EST

LE GOSIER, Guadeloupe (AP) — Schools closed across the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe on Monday and France's prime minister appealed for calm and dialogue after protests against COVID-19 rules and vaccinations descended into days of rioting and looting. France's...

Six Black women doctors in NC took on vaccine inequality

Nov. 22, 2021 13:29 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Before they became known as the Sister Circle and appeared on the “CBS Evening News,” the six African-American doctors were friends and colleagues at WakeMed in Raleigh. Their conversations became more frequent and pointed last year, as the...

UNL leaders announce anti-racism, improved diversity plan

Nov. 17, 2021 15:45 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Leaders of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln announced a plan Wednesday to boost inclusion and fight racism. The plan includes providing regular anti-racist teaching seminars, reviewing the university's current hiring processes in the context of...

McDowell town home to first memorial honoring Black WWI vets

Nov. 13, 2021 09:12 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The roots of America’s Veterans Day observance can be traced to the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when a cease-fire went into effect, ending hostilities in World War I. More than 4 million U.S. military personnel took...

Vermont police chief says city ticketing fewer Black drivers

Nov. 12, 2021 12:41 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Police officers in Vermont's largest city are stopping and ticketing Black drivers at a lower rate than their share of the driving population, the acting Burlington police chief said. But the Burlington Police Department still needs to work on...

Study: MLS ends 4-year fall in gender hiring with 2021 gains

Nov. 10, 2021 14:28 PM EST

A diversity report for racial and gender hiring in Major League Soccer saw a “substantial” increase in its scores for hiring women at the team and league level after four years of declines. Wednesday’s report card from The Institute for...

In Afghan hospital, unpaid doctors and rigid Taliban clash

Nov. 01, 2021 05:45 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban-appointed supervisor of a small district hospital outside the Afghan capital has big plans for the place — to the dismay of the doctors who work there. Mohammed Javid Ahmadi, 22, was asked by his superiors, fresh off the fields...

NFL enhances Rooney Rule to help interviewing process

Oct. 28, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

The NFL has instituted some policy changes to the Rooney Rule designed to further enhance diversity, equity and inclusion in hiring practices. The rule has been expanded to require teams to interview at least two external minority candidates for general manager/executive...

Outtakes: Grammys CEO on R. Kelly, Wallen, cancel culture

Oct. 26, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason jr. spoke to The Associated Press about efforts to make the Grammy's more inclusive. He also talked about other happenings in the music industry and cancel culture. Mason addressed the rumors about R. Kelly’s...