Social issues

November 15, 2018 - 4:43 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A law firm hired by Ohio State University to investigate a former team doctor accused of sexual misconduct against athletes and students hopes to wrap up its fact finding by the end of the year. The investigators told the university's governing board Thursday about 150 former...
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FILE – This undated file photo shows a photo of Dr. Richard Strauss, an Ohio State University team doctor employed by the school from 1978 until his 1998 retirement. Twenty-nine more plaintiffs have joined one of the two lawsuits filed against Ohio State University by alumni who say they were victims of sexual misconduct by Strauss during the two decades he worked there. Counting the allegations added Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, the lawsuits allege more than 20 school officials and employees, including athletic directors, knew concerns about Dr. Richard Strauss but didn't stop him. .(Ohio State University via AP, File)
November 14, 2018 - 10:04 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Alumni who say they're victims of sexual misconduct by an Ohio State University team doctor allege more than 20 school officials and staff, including two athletic directors, knew of concerns about how the physician treated young men but didn't stop him. The list of such...
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In this Aug. 19, 2018, photo, former UAA Seawolves runner Marko Cheseto competes in the Skinny Raven Half Marathon during the Anchorage RunFest in Anchorage, Alaska. Cheseto, a former University of Alaska Anchorage runner who lost both of his feet to frostbite in 2011, ran his first marathon Sunday, Nov. 4, and became an American citizen two days later. (Bill Roth/Anchorage Daily News via AP)
November 13, 2018 - 4:58 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A former University of Alaska Anchorage runner who lost both of his feet to frostbite in 2011 ran his first marathon and became an American citizen last week. Marko Cheseto, 35, finished 613th overall out of nearly 53,000 runners at the New York City Marathon, the Anchorage...
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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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People stand outside Boca Juniors stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. Boca Juniors will face Play River Plate for the Copa Libertadores final match. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
November 08, 2018 - 12:42 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — They're calling it "The Game of the Century" and "The Final of all Soccer Finals." They're not wrong. Think Celtics vs. Lakers, Barcelona vs. Real Madrid, and England vs. Scotland all rolled into one and you still might not be doing it justice. The rivalry between...
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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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November 07, 2018 - 4:51 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia says it thwarted attempted drone attacks at this year's World Cup. Alexander Bortnikov, the head of Russia's Federal Security Service, says his officers "took measures to detect and foil attempts by terrorists to use drones during the preparation and hosting of various major...
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