Human rights and civil liberties

FILE - In this June 25, 2019 file photo a sign is displayed outside a McDonald's restaurant in Pittsburgh. McDonald's got tough on its former CEO, who was fired last week for having a consensual relationship with an employee. Now, some workers say, the company needs to get tougher on sexual harassment in its restaurants. On Tuesday, Nov. 12 former McDonald's employee Jenna Ries filed a class-action lawsuit against the company and one of its Michigan franchisees. Ries says she and female colleagues were subjected to repeated physical and verbal harassment.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
November 12, 2019 - 12:22 pm
A former McDonald's employee is suing the company and one of its Michigan franchisees over sexual harassment. On Tuesday, Jenna Ries filed a class-action lawsuit against the fast-food chain. She's one of at least 50 workers who have filed separate sexual harassment charges against McDonald's with...
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November 11, 2019 - 6:23 pm
A small-town Oklahoma policeman was charged with killing his chief after what authorities described as an alcohol-fueled brawl in a Florida Panhandle hotel room. The two men had been staying at the Hilton on Pensacola Beach over the weekend for a law enforcement conference, said Escambia County...
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An anti-government protester is surrounded by tear gas fired by Iraqi security forces in an effort to disperse demonstrators, in central Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
November 10, 2019 - 10:05 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — The United Nations' mission for Iraq on Sunday proposed a roadmap out of the country's social upheaval, while Amnesty International said Iraq's crackdown on anti-government protests has descended into a "bloodbath." At least 319 protesters have been killed by security forces since...
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November 10, 2019 - 3:55 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Chesa Boudin, the son of anti-war radicals sent to prison for murder when he was a baby, has won San Francisco's tightly contested race for district attorney after campaigning to reform the criminal justice system. The former deputy public defender declared victory Saturday...
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FILE - In this March 25, 2019, file photo, Jennifer Bailey, vice president of Apple Pay, speaks about the Apple Card at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, Calif. A spokeswoman for the New York Department of Financial Services confirmed Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019 that they are investigating Goldman Sachs for possible sex discrimination in the way it sets credit limits. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
November 09, 2019 - 7:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York regulator is investigating Goldman Sachs for possible sex discrimination in the way it sets credit limits. The bank denies wrongdoing. The investigation follows a series of viral tweets by entrepreneur and web developer David Heinemeier Hansson about algorithms used for...
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People stand under the new North Carolina highway historical marker to the 1898 Wilmington Coup during a dedication ceremony in Wilmington, N.C., Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. The marker stands outside the Wilmington Light Infantry building, the location where in 1898, white Democrats violently overthrew the fusion government of legitimately elected blacks and white Republicans in Wilmington. (Matt Born/The Star-News via AP)
November 08, 2019 - 4:20 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The state of North Carolina is moving away from using the phrase "race riot" to describe the violent overthrow of the Wilmington government in 1898 and is instead using the word "coup" on the highway historical marker that will commemorate the dark event. The heading on the...
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In this photo taken from the outskirts of the village of Alakamis, in Idil province, southeastern Turkey, a Turkish army vehicles is driven in Turkey after conducting a joint patrol with Russian forces in Syria, Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says a protester has been killed when he was run over in the village of Sarmasakh, Syria near the border by a Turkish vehicle during a joint patrol with Russia.The man was among residents who pelted with shoes and stones Turkish and Russian troops who were conducting their third joint patrol in northeastern Syria, under a cease-fire deal brokered by Moscow that forced Kurdish fighters to withdraw from areas bordering Turkey. (AP Photo/Mehmet Guzel)
November 08, 2019 - 1:09 pm
IDIL, Turkey (AP) — A Syrian protester was killed after a Turkish military vehicle ran him over on Friday as it drove through an angry crowd protesting a joint Turkish-Russian patrol in northeastern Syria, Kurdish forces and a Syria war monitoring group said. The fatal incident reflects the...
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November 08, 2019 - 10:01 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The United Nations' highest court says it has jurisdiction in a case brought by Ukraine that alleges Russia breached treaties on terrorist financing and racial discrimination by arming rebels in eastern Ukraine and reining in the rights of ethnic Tartars and other...
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President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a ceremony to present the Presidential Citizens Medal posthumously to Rick Rescorla in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
November 07, 2019 - 10:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A forthcoming book by an anonymous author identified only as "a senior official in the Trump administration" describes President Donald Trump as volatile, incompetent and unfit to be commander in chief, according to excerpts published Thursday by The Washington Post. The book...
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FILE - In this March 24, 2018, file photo, crowds of people participate in the March for Our Lives rally in support of gun control in San Francisco. The National Rifle Association of America dropped on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, its lawsuit against the city of San Francisco over a resolution passed by the Board of Supervisors labeling the gun lobby a terrorist organization. (AP Photo/Josh Edelson, File)
November 07, 2019 - 8:37 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The National Rifle Association has withdrawn its lawsuit against San Francisco over the city's resolution labeling the gun-rights group a "terrorist organization." The notice filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court of Northern California was heralded by City Attorney Dennis...
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