TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Authorities have identified three Alabama police officers who were placed on paid administrative leave after videos showed them using a stun gun and a baton to break up a post-football game party.
The Dallas City Council unanimously approved an amendment to its anti-discrimination ordinance on Tuesday to include protections for transgender people from being denied employment, housing or access to public spaces based on gender identity. “We’re a very diverse city and we want to make sure everyone is protected,” Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said after the vote. The rewrite removed an exemption from the Dallas city charter that said property owners could deny renting rooms to same-sex couples when a housing facility contains a common bathroom, kitchen or similar facilities that would be shared by all occupants.
ATLANTA (AP) — Faced with declining enrollment, Georgia officials are combining a historically black state university with a two-year state college that also has a high minority student body, creating what they expect will be a stronger institution that retains its black majority and avoids the criticism that has met similar proposals in other Southern states.
SEATTLE (AP) — Using everything from a customized DC-8 jetliner to ground radars to 4-inch rain gauges, scientists are fanning out across one of the soggiest places in the United States this month to measure raindrops and snowflakes.