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FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2020, file photo, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy testifies during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on the Postal Service on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Donald Trump says he's open to an investigation of  DeJoy after some of DeJoy's former employees said they felt pressured to donate to GOP candidates.(Tom Williams/Pool via AP)

Postal chief under fire over alleged campaign law violations

Sep. 8, 2020 5:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is facing increased scrutiny as House Democrats investigate allegations that he encouraged employees at his former business to contribute to Republican candidates and then reimbursed them in the guise of bonuses, a violation of campaign finance laws. Five...

FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2020, file photo, Boy Scouts of America uniforms are displayed in the retail store at the headquarters for the French Creek Council of the Boy Scouts of America in Summit Township, Pa.  Under the oversight of a bankruptcy judge, the Boy Scouts of America has launched a nationwide advertising campaign notifying victims of decades-ago sex abuse by scout leaders that they have until Nov. 16, 2020, to file claims seeking a share of a proposed compensation fund.  (Christopher Millette/Erie Times-News via AP, File)

Boy Scouts launch ads on how abuse victims can seek money

Sep. 1, 2020 2:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Under the supervision of a bankruptcy judge, the Boy Scouts of America has launched a nationwide advertising campaign to notify victims of decades-old sex abuse by Scout leaders that they have until Nov. 16 to seek compensation from a proposed fund. Law firms say they have already signed up...

Texas Tech athletics cutting 40 positions, reducing salaries

Sep. 1, 2020 12:29 AM EDT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech will eliminate 40 positions from its athletic department and reduce the salary of many remaining employees in the face of an expected $25 million reduction in revenue over the next year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The cuts announced by the department Monday...

Couple who helped sheriff can’t seek damages for attack

Aug. 27, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California couple who helped a sheriff's employee by checking on their rural neighbor only to be attacked by a killer wielding a hunting knife are not entitled to damages from the sheriff's office, the state's highest court said Thursday. Jim and Norma Gund sued for $10...

Consultant to review utility CEO pay after Trump criticism

Aug. 27, 2020 4:33 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Valley Authority has hired a new independent consultant to take a fresh look into its executive compensation after President Donald Trump earlier this month blasted the CEO as being “ridiculously overpaid," the federal utility's board chairman said Thursday. At...

FILE - In this March 31, 2016 file photo, fishermen and buyers gather at a tuna auction at Donggang fishery port in Taiwan. The United States is halting imports from a Taiwan-based fishing vessel that reportedly has supplied the global tuna trading company that acquired Bumble Bee Seafoods this year. The Trump administration acted after reports of abusive conditions and forced labor.  (AP Photo/Johnson Lai)

US halts imports linked to Taiwan-based fishing vessel

Aug. 20, 2020 8:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Accounts of abusive conditions and forced labor have prompted the U.S. to halt imports from a Taiwan-based fishing vessel that reportedly has supplied the global tuna trading company that acquired Bumble Bee Seafoods this year. U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued the order blocking...

This photo provided by the Tennessee Valley Authority shows CEO Jeff Lyash. On Wednesday, April 8, 2020, President Donald Trump took a swipe at Lyash's compensation, suggesting the executive's pay was too high. (Courtesy of Tennessee Valley Authority via AP)

Trump puts utility in crosshairs over foreign labor, CEO pay

Aug. 18, 2020 12:43 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When he joined the Tennessee Valley Authority as CEO last year, Jeff Lyash offered up a lighthearted goal in an interview: to never be "on either end, good or bad, of a presidential tweet.” Turns out, that was too much to ask for. Thanks to President Donald Trump, Lyash has...

FILE - This Jan 22, 2020, file photo shows a Ravn Connect airplane landing at the airstrip in Toksook Bay, Alaska. The largest rural airline in Alaska has declared bankruptcy and laid off more than a thousand workers but wants $250,000 in bonuses to be awarded to its chief executive and other employees. Alaska Public Radio reported that RavnAir Group filed the request Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020 in Delaware bankruptcy court. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)

Bankrupt Alaska airline seeks bonus for its chief executive

Aug. 13, 2020 6:27 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The largest rural airline in Alaska has declared bankruptcy and laid off more than a thousand workers but wants to award $250,000 in bonus money to its chief executive and other employees. Anchorage-based RavnAir Group filed the request Tuesday in Delaware bankruptcy court,...

FILE - A Lyft sign is shown at a shared ride pickup location for automobiles Tuesday, March 24, 2020 jn Detroit. Lyft on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020 posted a loss of $437.1 million for the second quarter, when the coronavirus outbreak meant few people were looking to use its ride-hailing service. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, file)

Lyft's 2Q loss $437M as virus spread and riders stayed home

Aug. 12, 2020 6:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lyft posted a loss of $437.1 million during the second quarter, when the coronavirus outbreak led many people to stay home and few were eager to use its ride-hailing service. The San Francisco-based company's revenue slumped to $339.3 million in the April-June quarter, down 61% from the...

Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best speaks during a news conference, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Seattle. Best, the first Black woman to lead Seattle's police department, announced she will be stepping down in September following cuts to her budget that would reduce the department by as many as 100 officers. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

In Seattle, a Black police chief resigns over budget cuts

Aug. 11, 2020 7:41 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Efforts to cut spending on police — a key demand of anti-racism demonstrators across the nation — have claimed an unlikely target: Seattle's first Black police chief, who enjoyed deep support in its minority communities, is stepping down in protest. Carmen Best announced her...