- Indianapolis mobile home operator accused of discrimination Updated: May-27-15 9:41 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - The operator of an Indianapolis mobile home park is facing a discrimination lawsuit alleging it discouraged minorities and people with disabilities from renting homes.
- County won't join Arpaio in trying to disqualify judge Updated: May-27-15 6:56 pm
PHOENIX - Maricopa County officials declined Wednesday to join Sheriff Joe Arpaio in asking that the judge in the lawman's racial profiling lawsuit be disqualified from presiding over the 7-year-old case.
- Community policing at center of Cleveland police reform plan Updated: May-27-15 2:28 am
CLEVELAND - The centerpiece of an agreement between the city of Cleveland and the U.S. Department of Justice on how to reform the city's troubled police department is creating an organization that is more accountable and engaged with the people it serves.
- California eyes nation's strongest equal pay law for women Updated: May-26-15 7:26 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California's state Senate on Monday advanced what proponents called the nation's strongest law designed to make sure women are paid equally for the work they perform.
- 5 Things to Know in Florida for May 27 Updated: May-26-15 5:27 pm
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- Supreme Court to hear Texas Senate districts case Updated: May-26-15 2:33 pm
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear an important case about whether states must count only those who are eligible to vote, rather than the total population, when drawing electoral districts for their legislatures.
- State cites 2 districts for disproportionate punishment Updated: May-26-15 1:37 pm
SOUTH BEND, Indiana - The state Department of Education has cited two northern Indiana school districts for disproportionately disciplining black special education students.
- Myanmar's Suu Kyi is missing from global meeting on Rohingya Updated: May-26-15 1:21 pm
YANGON, Myanmar - An international gathering about the plight of Myanmar's persecuted Rohingya Muslims boasts a star-studded cast, with three Nobel Peace Prize laureates among those calling on the world to wake up to the unfolding tragedy.
- City of Tampa has new police chief amid bike ticketing probe Updated: May-26-15 3:04 am
TAMPA, Florida - Tampa has a new police chief, and he's starting amid a federal probe into how the agency handles the city's bike ticketing program and minorities.
- Discrimination suit has ripple effect for Somerset Co. town Updated: May-25-15 5:44 pm
SOMERVILLE, New Jersey - A $1.75 million settlement in a racial discrimination lawsuit continues to have a ripple effect in a central New Jersey town.
- Norwalk boosts recruitment of minority teachers Updated: May-25-15 1:08 pm
NORWALK, Connecticut - Norwalk schools officials are stepping up their efforts to promote diversity, seeking to hire kindergarten-to-12th grade teachers who are black, Hispanic, Asian or of other minority groups.
- Students spruce up black cemetery, veterans' gravestones Updated: May-24-15 11:43 am
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A group of eighth-grade students cleaned veterans' gravestones in a mostly abandoned cemetery once used by prominent black Kansas City-area residents in an effort to honor them before Memorial Day.
- Kentucky's general election filled with political 'firsts' Updated: May-24-15 10:32 am
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Ryan Quarles has some streaks of gray in his hair, which can seem odd when he tells people why they should vote for him.
- Judge approves plan in Avoyelles school desegregation case Updated: May-23-15 3:55 pm
ALEXANDRIA, Louisiana - The Avoyelles Parish school district is on a three-year path to exiting federal court oversight in a 50-year-old desegregation case.
- Reversal of Great Migration? Counties seeing racial shifts Updated: May-23-15 3:14 pm
CONYERS, Georgia - Numerous counties in metro Atlanta have seen a large racial shift this century, akin to a reversal of the 20th century's Great Migration, when millions of African-Americans moved to the North.
- 2014 school civil rights complaint getting a look from US Updated: May-23-15 1:31 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Lawyers from the U.S. Department of Education have been in New Orleans this past week investigating a year-old complaint alleging racial inequities in the city's public schools - most of which are run by the state as the result of a takeover following Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
- Court sides with Iowa City in 12-year dispute with landlord Updated: May-22-15 5:17 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa - Officials in Iowa City did not violate a landlord's constitutional rights by enforcing an employment discrimination ordinance that was later ruled invalid, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday.
- Balkan foes find common ground in bid to join 28-nation EU Updated: May-22-15 12:20 pm
TIRANA, Albania - Foreign ministers and senior diplomats from several Balkan countries - many with troubled relations stemming from wars in the 1990s - met Friday in the Albanian capital of Tirana to try and advance each others' bids to join the European Union.
- Q&A on origins of Rohingya conflict and why it persists Updated: May-22-15 5:50 am
YANGON, Myanmar - Many of the thousands of migrants abandoned at sea in Southeast Asia this month are Rohingya Muslims who fled their home country of Myanmar. Here are facts about the history and persecution of the ethnic and religious minority:
- Cleveland calmly awaits decisions in 3 killings by police Updated: May-22-15 12:37 am
CLEVELAND - For Cleveland's maligned police department, the barrage began with a car chase that ended when officers fired 137 rounds and killed two unarmed black people.
- 2016 prospect Rand Paul in new book: GOP willing to change Updated: May-21-15 2:32 pm
WASHINGTON - Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul reaches out in his most direct way yet to African-Americans in a new book that highlights his libertarian policies on government surveillance, the economy and criminal justice reform.
- Germany adds Jews to anti-Semitism group after criticism Updated: May-21-15 5:34 am
BERLIN - Germany's Interior Ministry says it has appointed two Jews to a new commission on anti-Semitism in response to criticism that there was none among the original eight experts chosen.
- Black health workers lose appeal over treating white patient Updated: May-21-15 4:07 am
GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan - An appeals court has upheld a decision that kills a discrimination lawsuit filed by black home health care workers who were told they couldn't take care of a white patient.
- Differing perceptions of Waco, Baltimore bothering some Updated: May-20-15 7:05 pm
WASHINGTON - The prevailing images of protests in Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri, over police killings of black men were of police in riot gear, handcuffed protesters, tear gas and mass arrests. The main images of a fatal gun battle between armed bikers and police in Waco, Texas, also showed mass arrests - carried out by nonchalant-looking officers sitting around calm bikers on cellphones.
- Albania says could block Macedonia's NATO bid Updated: May-20-15 10:19 am
TIRANA, Albania - Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama warned on Wednesday that his country could block Macedonia's bid to join NATO unless it improves its record on respecting the rights of the country's ethnic Albanian minority.