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Records: Ohio prison guards disciplined before inmate death

Sep. 15, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Three of the Ohio prison guards involved in the February death of inmate Michael McDaniel were previously disciplined for excessive use of force or not intervening when inmates were in danger or guards used unjustified force, records show. The...

Nevada Supreme Court takes up public employee-lawmakers case

Sep. 09, 2021 20:31 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court on Thursday took up a thorny question in a state where the part-time Legislature meets every two years and many lawmakers hold full-time jobs in addition to elected positions: Should a person who makes the law also enforce the law? ...

US-built databases a potential tool of Taliban repression

Sep. 07, 2021 13:30 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Over two decades, the United States and its allies spent hundreds of millions of dollars building databases for the Afghan people. The nobly stated goal: Promote law and order and government accountability and modernize a war-ravaged land. But in the...

School resource officer fired for using racial slur

Aug. 23, 2021 21:34 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Black resource officer at a Florida high school who was fired earlier this year after a random audit of his body-worn camera captured him using a racial slur multiple times was rehired Monday. Tampa’s Civil Service Board voted 3-0 that police...

Vaccine approval sparks Louisiana vaccine, testing mandates

Aug. 23, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — With Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine receiving full federal approval Monday, Louisiana's universities soon will start requiring tens of thousands of students to get the shots, and Gov. John Bel Edwards intends to mandate regular COVID-19 testing for thousands of state...

Mississippi mayor proposes raises for city employees

Aug. 21, 2021 10:35 AM EDT

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A mayor in western Mississippi wants to raise the pay for the city's employees, including its firefighters and police officers. At a budget meeting Thursday, Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs Jr. said he has a plan that would give firefighters and...

Sheriff: New Vegas police hires have to get COVID-19 vaccine

Aug. 18, 2021 20:07 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — New Las Vegas police employees are being required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo told a newspaper. The elected head of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and Republican candidate for governor told...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Aug. 11, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

(Columbus) The Dispatch. Aug. 5, 2021. Editorial: ‘Bombshell’ report on public salaries is a dud Before the 1930 baseball season, Yankees’ slugger Babe Ruth signed a one-year contract for $80,000, what was then a staggering sum. The idea that a...

Richard Trumka, longtime president of AFL-CIO, dies at 72

Aug. 05, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Richard Trumka, the powerful president of the AFL-CIO who rose from the coal mines of Pennsylvania to preside over one of the largest labor organizations in the world, died Thursday. He was 72. The federation confirmed Trumka’s death in a statement....

Teacher at US Army base in Germany charged with sexual abuse

Aug. 05, 2021 09:23 AM EDT

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — An educator who taught the children of U.S. military personnel at an Army base in Germany is accused of sexually assaulting two young students, court records show. Stefan Eberhard Zappey has been a civilian employee of the U.S. Department of...