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Philly police head resigns after mayor reads bias lawsuit

Aug. 20, 2019 9:08 PM EDT

Philadelphia's police commissioner resigned Tuesday amid allegations that members of his department engaged in sexual harassment and racial and gender discrimination against two women serving in the ranks. Mayor Jim Kenney said in a news release he was disappointed to lose Commissioner Richard Ross Jr., but in...

Migrant children programs report drivers harassing buses

Aug. 20, 2019 6:54 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Officials say drivers have been following and harassing buses transporting the children of seasonal and migrant farmworkers for early childhood education programs in Idaho. The Idaho Statesman reported Tuesday that the Community Council of Idaho plans to remove and conceal the "Migrant...

Report finds bullying, intimidation in speaker's office

Aug. 20, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Power in Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan's office has been too centralized and its environment has fostered an atmosphere that condones bullying, intimidation, hazing and long work hours with inconsistent direction, according to an investigative report released Tuesday. The...

SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Gender pronouns part of LGBT fight

Aug. 20, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dozens of legal briefs supporting fired funeral director Aimee Stephens at the Supreme Court use "she" and "her" to refer to the transgender woman. So does the appeals court ruling in favor of Stephens that held that workplace discrimination against transgender people is illegal under...

Labor leader Dolores Huerta arrested in worker demonstration

Aug. 20, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Dolores Huerta, a social activist and labor leader who marched with Cesar Chavez, was arrested Tuesday along with seven other union members during a protest to demand a raise for Fresno county home care workers. Sheriff deputies put Huerta and the others in plastic handcuffs and...

Las Vegas teachers union schedules date for possible strike

Aug. 20, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The union representing teachers in Las Vegas says teachers might walk out of classrooms next month if a new contract isn't reach. The Clark County Education Association announced Tuesday that teachers could go on strike on Sept. 10 if the Clark County School District doesn't change its...

Trump steadily fulfills goals on religious right wish list

Aug. 20, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When Donald Trump assumed the presidency, conservative religious leaders drew up "wish lists' of steps they hoped he'd take to oppose abortion and rein in the LGBTQ-rights movement. With a flurry of recent actions, Trump's administration is now winning their praise for aggressively...

UK, EU only harden their positions on Brexit as G-7 nears

Aug. 20, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and Britain, which are hurtling toward a costly, damaging no-deal split in a little over two months, kicked off a high-wire week of diplomacy Tuesday by entrenching themselves deeper in their irreconcilable positions. Highlighting new British Prime Minister Boris...

Death of solid waste worker by trash truck investigated

Aug. 20, 2019 1:31 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Officials in Portland, Maine, are investigating how a city maintenance worker was struck and killed by the trash truck he had gotten out of. The city says 46-year-old Martin Dinh, of South Portland, was near the end of his shift on Sunday. Officials say Dinh's body was found about...

Kansas adds jobs, sees unemployment rate dip to 3.3% in July

Aug. 20, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is reporting that it added private-sector jobs in July and saw its unemployment rate drop slightly to 3.3%. The state Department of Labor says the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate last month declined from 3.4% in June and was the same as the 3.3% recorded in July 2018. The...