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Blackmore becomes 1st female jockey to win Grand National

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Rachael Blackmore broke down one of the biggest gender barriers in sports by becoming the first female jockey to win the grueling Grand National horse race. ...

In GOP strongholds, a big push on 'culture war' legislation

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An ardent abortion foe who once opposed allowing gay couples to be foster parents, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is the unlikeliest figure to complain about bills on the “cultu...

Women fighting fires in Florida: Colleagues' support crucial

Krystyna Krakowski became a firefighter in Florida at a time when there were very few women to work beside or guide her in the service. Twenty years later, she is not only thriving but also recruiting...

Business Highlights

___ Amazon warehouse workers reject union bid in Alabama BESSEMER, Ala. (AP) — Amazon workers voted against forming a union at a warehouse in Alabama, The win prove...

Study: Facebook delivers biased job ads, skewed by gender

Facebook is showing different job ads to women and men in a way that might run afoul of anti-discrimination laws, according to a new study. University of Southern California researc...

Advocates call on NCAA to act in response to anti-trans laws

Athletes, coaches and advocates are calling on the NCAA to act in response to state laws banning transgender athletes from competing in organized sports. “Simply put, trans inclusion...

Versatile Tom Riley tackles sci-fi fantasy in 'The Nevers'

NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Pattinson — that A-list international heartthrob — may owe a little thanks to rising star Tom Riley. It was Riley who replaced Pattinson at the last minute in ...

Transgender woman seeks transfer from Georgia men's prison

ATLANTA (AP) — A transgender woman held in a Georgia men's prison says she has been sexually assaulted repeatedly and denied necessary medical treatment and that prison officials retaliated against he...

EXPLAINER: What the release of 2020 census numbers means

After a decade of planning and a head count that took place against the backdrop of an unprecedented pandemic, natural disasters and partisan legal battles, the U.S. Census Bureau is releasing the fir...

Blackmore bids to be 1st female jockey to win Grand National

She’s the new face of British and Irish horse racing, to some the savior of a sport that has endured the worst kind of publicity in recent weeks. Now Rachael Blackmore has the chance...

Olympic gold: 'Keep Stanford Wrestling' aims to save program

The Stanford logo was missing on Shane Griffith's all-black wrestling singlet when he won an NCAA national title last month. By design. To draw attention. He also c...

Muslim civil rights group sues Facebook over hate speech

A civil rights group is suing Facebook and its executives, saying CEO Mark Zuckerberg made “false and deceptive" statements to Congress when he said the giant social network removes hate speech and ot...

Kemi Alabi wins First Book Award from poets academy

NEW YORK (AP) — A Chicago-based writer and activist has received the First Book Award from the Academy of American Poets. Kemi Alabi's “Against Heaven” is scheduled for publication in Spring 2022. ...

Women's team makes history in Argentine auto racing

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Standing on the starting grid, team director Tamara Vital patted the roof of a white Chevrolet with the No. 31 on the windshield and prayed. Next to her, with han...

Students lead US push for fuller Black history education

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Ebele Azikiwe was in the sixth grade last year when February came and it was time to learn about Black history again. She was, by then, familiar with the curriculum: Rosa Parks, t...