Brown U. rebuts ‘conspiracy’ in fight over women’s sports

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University rebutted what the school calls “spurious conspiracy claims” as it responded to an allegation that it is failing to comply with a 1998 agreement ensuring gender equity in sports. The Ivy League school this year announced it was cutting several varsity women’s and men’s sports, and reducing them to […]

Group appeals US judge’s Idaho transgender sports ban ruling

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A conservative Christian group is appealing a federal judge’s ruling that temporarily blocked an Idaho law banning transgender women from competing in women’s sports. Alliance Defending Freedom on Wednesday filed its appeal with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals after a U.S. judge last month issued a temporary injunction against […]

Trump won’t commit to peaceful transfer of power if he loses

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday again declined to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the Nov. 3 presidential election. “We’re going to have to see what happens,” Trump said at a news conference, responding to a question about whether he’d commit to a peaceful transfer of power. “You […]

States face pressure to ban race-based hairstyle prejudice

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A growing number of states are facing pressure to ban race-based discrimination against hair texture and hairstyles in schools and the workplace. Advocates this week presented a draft proposal to New Mexico state lawmakers that would outlaw employers and schools from discriminating against Black and Native American women’s hairstyles. It’s […]

Court: Trump can end temporary legal status for 4 countries

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration can end humanitarian protections that have allowed hundreds of thousands of people from El Salvador, Nicaragua, Haiti and Sudan to remain in the United States, a divided appeals court ruled Monday. While an appeal is imminent and orders to leave wouldn’t take effect for months, the decision moved […]

Some in GOP dispute Trump, say they’d accept if he loses

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans pushed back Thursday after President Donald Trump again declined to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the Nov. 3 presidential election. “We’re going to have to see what happens,” Trump said Wednesday at a news conference, responding to a question about whether he’d commit to a […]

Ginsburg’s style was more than a subtle courtroom statement

WASHINGTON (AP) — The day after Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton to win the 2016 presidential election, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg took the bench wearing a black necklace with crystals. It was a piece she typically wore to express her displeasure while reading a dissent from the bench. But Ginsburg, who had called […]

ACLU sues over federal action in Portland, Oregon, protests

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit on Wednesday alleging agents sent by President Donald Trump to protect a federal courthouse targeted by Black Lives Matter protesters used excessive force and illegal detentions to rob protesters of their freedom of speech and assembly. The lawsuit also alleges that the acting […]

DC Police release body camera footage from fatal shooting

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police in the nation’s capital on Thursday released body camera footage from the officer who fatally shot a Black teenager a day earlier, leading to protests outside Mayor Muriel Bowser’s home and a police station. Deon Kay, 18, was shot in the chestWednesday afternoon in the midst of a foot pursuit with […]

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