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UConn professor awarded $736,000 in whistleblower lawsuit

Jul. 07, 2022 11:06 AM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — An assistant professor of business at the University of Connecticut has been awarded $736,000 after charging in a 2011 whistleblower lawsuit that he had been fired for complaining about mismanagement at the school. Luke Weinstein will get $736,000 plus...

One scandal too many: British PM Boris Johnson resigns

Jul. 07, 2022 11:00 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his resignation Thursday amid a mass revolt by top members of his government, marking an end to three tumultuous years in power in which he brazenly bent and sometimes broke the rules of British politics. Months of defiance ended...

German lawmakers back plan to expand renewable energy

Jul. 07, 2022 10:18 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German lawmakers on Thursday approved a major package of reforms aimed at boosting the production of renewable power, as Chancellor Olaf Scholz warned that the country has for too long relied on energy supplies from Russia. The government unveiled its 600-page...

Retailers scale back hiring as worry about a slowdown grows

Jul. 07, 2022 10:14 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After going on a frenzied hiring spree for a year and a half to meet surging shopper demand, America's retailers are starting to temper their recruiting. The changing mindset comes as companies confront a pullback in consumer spending, the prospect of an economic...

Inquest: Seattle police shooting of pregnant woman justified

Jul. 06, 2022 21:34 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — An inquest jury found Wednesday that two Seattle police officers were justified in fatally shooting a mentally unstable, pregnant, Black mother of four children inside her apartment when she menaced them with knives in 2017. The six King County coroner's inquest...

Police: Parade shooting suspect contemplated 2nd shooting

Jul. 06, 2022 21:32 PM EDT

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — The man charged with killing seven people at an Independence Day parade confessed to police that he unleashed a hail of bullets from a rooftop in suburban Chicago and then fled to the Madison, Wisconsin, area, where he contemplated shooting up an event there,...

Devils name Kate Madigan as assistant GM, furthering trend

Jul. 06, 2022 19:15 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils have named their first female assistant general manager, making Kate Madigan the sixth woman to hold the title in the NHL. General Manager Tom Fitzgerald announced the promotion Wednesday, the day before the NHL draft. ...

Browns finally trade Mayfield, send quarterback to Panthers

Jul. 06, 2022 18:29 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield's wild four-year ride in Cleveland is over. The No. 1 overall pick in 2018, Mayfield was traded Wednesday by the Browns, who moved on from the divisive quarterback months ago and finally sent him to the Carolina Panthers for a future draft pick. ...

Baseball union promotes Meyer to deputy executive director

Jul. 06, 2022 18:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It appears Bruce Meyer will stick around to lead baseball players in the next round of collective bargaining in 2026. Meyer was promoted to deputy executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association on Wednesday after leading the union’s...

Texas' most populous county hires new election administrator

Jul. 06, 2022 17:55 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Texas’ most populous county has hired a new elections administrator after his predecessor resigned over problems with the March primary, including the slow reporting of results. The Harris County Elections Commission on Tuesday announced the hiring of Clifford...