Human rights and civil liberties

FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2015, file photo, former Detroit Lions defensive back Lem Barney acknowledges the crowd after receiving a Pro Football Hall of Fame ring during halftime of an NFL football game in Detroit. 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, Nov. 12, 2018, says Lem and Jacqueline Barney went to Happy's Pizza in Commerce Township Nov. 2. The lawsuit says that when they tried to order, the manager told them to go to Happy's Southfield location because "they would be more at home there." The Barneys are black. Southfield has a majority black population and Commerce Township is mostly white. (AP Photo/Jose Juarez)
November 12, 2018 - 4:11 pm
DETROIT (AP) — 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 federal court Monday says Lem and Jacqueline Barney went to Happy's Pizza in Commerce Township Nov. 2. The...
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FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2018, file photo, Washington Capitals right wing Devante Smith-Pelly (25) argues from the penalty box with Chicago Blackhawks fans during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Chicago. Washington Capitals forward heard the unmistakably racial taunts from fans from inside the penalty box. As a black hockey player, he knew exactly what they meant by yelling, “Basketball, basketball, basketball.” (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes, File)
November 09, 2018 - 12:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Devante Smith-Pelly got up from his seat. The Washington Capitals forward had heard the unmistakably racist taunts from fans from inside the penalty box. As a black hockey player, he knew exactly what they meant by yelling, "Basketball, basketball, basketball!" "It's just ignorant...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, Paris Saint Germain's Jean-Claude Blanc, prior to the French League one soccer match between Paris Saint Germain and Valenciennes, at the Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris. PSG's deputy chief executive officer Jean-Claude Blanc spoke of his outrage Thursday Nov. 8, 2018, and pledged an investigation into some club scouts who secretly and illegally profiled potential young recruits from outside the Paris region with lists containing their ethnic origins.(AP Photo/Thibault Camus, FILE)
November 09, 2018 - 8:26 am
PARIS (AP) — The French league of human rights filed a discrimination lawsuit against Paris Saint-Germain and the French soccer federation said Friday its ethics council will look into reports that the club's scouts illegally profiled the ethnic origins of potential young recruits. The federation...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, Paris Saint Germain's Jean-Claude Blanc, prior to the French League one soccer match between Paris Saint Germain and Valenciennes, at the Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris. PSG's deputy chief executive officer Jean-Claude Blanc spoke of his outrage Thursday Nov. 8, 2018, and pledged an investigation into some club scouts who secretly and illegally profiled potential young recruits from outside the Paris region with lists containing their ethnic origins.(AP Photo/Thibault Camus, FILE)
November 08, 2018 - 4:08 pm
PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain says it was not aware some club scouts outside the capital were secretly and illegally profiled potential young recruits with lists containing their ethnic origins. PSG acknowledged that forms with "illegal content were used between 2013 and 2018", but declined...
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In this Nov. 1, 2018 photo, Argentina national female soccer player Luana Munoz poses for a photo at the Argentina Football Association, after a training session in Buenos Aires, Argentina. "Women are not accepted in this environment yet. That's why there's so much resistance to broadcasting female sports, especially soccer," said 19-year-old wingback. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
November 07, 2018 - 10:22 am
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — In a country where the soccer conversation is overwhelmingly dominated by talk of Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona, female players in Argentina struggle to be heard. That's changing rapidly, however, and it's partly because of a picture that was widely shared on social...
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FILE - In this July 5, 2015, file photo, the United States Women's National Team celebrates with the trophy after they beat Japan 5-2 in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer championship, in Vancouver, British Columbia. FIFA President Gianni Infantino understands why female footballers are unhappy about the lack of gender equality in World Cup prize money but says doubling the cash for finalists to $30 million represents significant progress. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
October 26, 2018 - 4:33 pm
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — 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...
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FILE - In this April 17, 2018 file photo, Amy Schumer arrives at the world premiere of "I Feel Pretty" at the Westwood Village Theater in Los Angeles. Schumer says don’t look for her in a Super Bowl commercial this time around. She’s sitting this one out in support of Colin Kaepernick and his take-a-knee protest against racism. The comedian and actress explained her stance at length Friday, Oct. 19 on Instagram, challenging white NFL players to kneel as well. Addressing them directly, she wrote: “Otherwise how are you not complicit?” (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
October 20, 2018 - 1:10 pm
Don't look for Amy Schumer in any Super Bowl commercials this time around. She's sitting this one out as she stands with Colin Kaepernick and his take-a-knee protest against racism and police brutality. The comedian and "I Feel Pretty" actress explained her stance at length Friday on Instagram,...
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Xavier Gonzalez, left, CEO of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), and Toshiro Muto, right, CEO of the Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) shake hands after their IPC and Tokyo 2020 joint press conference in Tokyo, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
October 19, 2018 - 7:32 am
TOKYO (AP) — The 2020 Tokyo Paralympics promise to be the best. They're being promoted just like the Olympics, planning is ahead of recent games in Rio de Janeiro and London, and the athletes village will offer easy access for anyone with disabilities. But International Paralympic Committee...
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First base umpire Angel Hernandez (5) watches from his position during the second inning of Game 3 of baseball's American League Division Series between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
October 09, 2018 - 11:06 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Angel Hernandez hit .250 in Game 3 of the AL Division Series. That's a mediocre batting average for a player and awful replay average for an umpire. Hernandez was overruled on three of four video reviews of his decisions at first base during Boston's 16-1 rout of the New York...
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The olympic rings are craned into position at the Obelisk, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, two days ahead of the III Youth Olympic Games. Promoted by the International Olympic Committee, the summer games will gather close to 4,000 athletes from over 200 countries in Buenos Aires. ( Joel Marklund/OIS/IOC via AP)
October 05, 2018 - 4:12 pm
GENEVA (AP) — A coalition of athletes, their global trade union, and human rights activists want the IOC to postpone an athlete charter due to be adopted next week. The Olympic body's Athletes' Rights and Responsibilities Declaration is set for approval at a meeting in Argentina to help safeguard...
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