Lee signs 3 executive orders on ethics, transparency

Business 01/24/19, 18:33

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee's newly signed executive orders show that he will largely follow his Republican predecessor's footsteps when it comes to ethics disclosure, transparency and non-discrimination employment practices.Lee announced Thursday that the executive orders both underscore the state's current approach to all three issues, but also expand state policies ...

Chilean transgender school protects children from bullying

America 01/23/19, 00:00

Growing up as a transgender child in Chile, Angela was so desperate to escape the physical and verbal abuse from other students at her elementary school that she thought about taking her own life. "I just wanted to die," said the now 16-year-old. "I didn't want to exist, because what they ...

Exclusive: UN health chief orders probe into misconduct

Europe 01/17/19, 06:00

The head of the World Health Organization has ordered an internal investigation into allegations the U.N. health agency is rife with racism, sexism and corruption, after a series of anonymous emails with the explosive charges were sent to top managers last year.Three emails addressed to WHO directors — and obtained ...

Federal judge orders settlement talks in soybean seed suit

U.S. 01/03/19, 15:21

A federal judge ordered settlement talks Thursday in a lawsuit filed by black farmers from Mississippi and Tennessee who claim a company sold them faulty, low-yield soybean seeds because of their race.During a court hearing in Memphis, U.S. District Judge John T. Fowlkes told the farmers and Stine Seed Co. ...

Suit accuses Mariners of discrimination, targeting Hernandez

Sports 12/21/18, 16:29

A wrongful-termination lawsuit filed by the Seattle Mariners' former high-performance director alleges she went to team owners John Stanton and Buck Ferguson and CEO Kevin Mather as far back as March to complain about alleged discriminatory treatment.The lawsuit also says several Latino players complained to Dr. Lorena Martin about feeling ...

Kasich vetoes gun bill, bars gender identity discrimination

U.S. 12/19/18, 16:47

Outgoing Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich acted as expected Wednesday to veto a bill expanding gun-owner rights and, in a surprise move, also expanded a years-old anti-discrimination order to include gender identity.Both moves were consistent with the prospective 2020 presidential candidate's recent shift away from his party's right wing toward ...

Egyptian novel explores Christians under controlling church

World 12/13/18, 01:10

Shady Lewis Botros says his recently published novel — "Ways of the Lord" — can be broadly viewed as an attempt to answer one question: What it's like to be a Christian in Egypt?The answer, given in stories narrated by the book's chief character, is complex and often disheartening. It's ...

Lawsuit: Police chief condones white officers’ racism, abuse

U.S. 12/12/18, 16:14

White police officers in a Washington, D.C., suburb have used racist slurs, circulated text messages expressing a desire to "reinstitute lynching" and put a black face and Afro wig on a training dummy, according to a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday.Civil rights groups sued Maryland's Prince George's County and its police ...

Big rally by Malaysia Muslims calls for upholding privileges

World 12/08/18, 19:31

Tens of thousands of Malaysian Muslims rallied Saturday in Kuala Lumpur against any attempt to strip the ethnic Malay majority of its privileges, in the first massive street gathering since Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's alliance won a historic vote in May.The rally, backed by the country's two largest opposition Malay ...

Tennis great Billie Jean King feted for 75th birthday

Tennis 11/22/18, 12:07

Billie Jean King is celebrating her 75th birthday, which lands on Thanksgiving this year.The tennis great recently hosted a birthday party at the New-York Historical Society that included New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and video tributes from former President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.Kraft noted King's social justice work, ...

Saks accused of race, age discrimination in lawsuit

New York 11/20/18, 16:31

Eight former employees at the Saks Fifth Avenue flagship store have filed a race and age discrimination lawsuit against the high-end store and its corporate parent.The suit was filed Tuesday in New York.William Charles Blocker, right, one of eight plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Saks Fifth Avenue department store, speaks ...

Ex-Detroit Lion Barney accuses pizza chain of discrimination

Sports 11/12/18, 14:15

Former Detroit Lions Hall of Famer Lem Barney and his wife are suing a Detroit-area pizza chain for racial discrimination after being refused service.The lawsuit filed in Detroit's federal court Monday says Lem and Jacqueline Barney went to Happy's Pizza in Commerce Township Nov. 2. The lawsuit says that when ...

NewsBreak: Racial bias probed at Coast Guard Academy

U.S. 11/01/18, 13:40

The Department of Homeland Security's inspector general's office says it is investigating allegations of racial discrimination at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and inadequate follow-up by the school's leadership. The investigation will bring a new layer of scrutiny to the service academy in New London that is already under pressure from ...

World Cup cash inequality persists after women’s prize rises

Soccer 10/26/18, 15:32

FIFA President Gianni Infantino says doubling the total prize money for women's World Cup teams to $30 million is progress. However, the total prize money will be $440 million for the men's teams at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.The FIFA Council on Friday ratified the financial package for the ...

Pa. Senate security force convulsed by harassment complaints, lawsuits

Pennsylvania 10/16/18, 05:36

Angela Couloumbis, Paula Knudsen, and Brad Bumsted, HARRISBURG BUREAU / THE CAUCUSHARRISBURG — Over the last year, the state-funded security force that watches over the Pennsylvania Senate has been hit with a string of firings, employment complaints, and lawsuits alleging a culture of harassment and discrimination, court documents and Senate ...

Explains: Harvard bias lawsuit heading to trial

U.S. 10/14/18, 10:53

FOR SUNDAYA lawsuit alleging racial discrimination in Harvard University's admissions process is heading to trial in Boston's federal court.The group Students for Fair Admissions has accused the Ivy League school of bias against Asian-American applicants, saying it holds them to a higher standard than students of other races.Harvard denies any ...

Gov candidate: Discrimination charge shouldn’t stop voters

Business 10/13/18, 12:24

Maine gubernatorial candidate Shawn Moody says the sole complaint against his company with the Maine Human Rights Commission in more than 40 years shouldn't keep voters away next month.Moody on Friday denounced allegations that he mistreated a female employee who brought a sexual discrimination complaint against him in 2006. The ...

California chief justice wants review of harassment policies

California 10/11/18, 12:56

California's top judge on Thursday launched a review of the judicial branch's policies on harassment, discrimination and other inappropriate conduct in the workplace.State Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye tasked a group of judges, administrators and attorneys with considering new rules to increase awareness of bad behavior and reporting requirements.The ...

Women business owners find ways to deal with gender bias

Business 10/10/18, 11:57

Many women business owners say they've encountered gender discrimination from potential investors, customers and employees who don't grasp the reality that a woman can be a CEO, trial attorney or own a technology company.In this Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, photo Ollie co-founders Gabby Slome and Alex Douzet look over the ...

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