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More workers sue US nuclear lab over vaccine mandate

Oct. 26, 2021 20:22 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Another group of workers is suing Los Alamos National Laboratory over its COVID-19 vaccine mandate, arguing that the requirement discriminates against employees who sought religious or medical exemptions. The complaint was filed Friday in...

Page school district superintendent rescinds resignation

Oct. 26, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

PAGE, Ariz. (AP) — The superintendent of the Page Unified School District who resigned after allegedly making a racist remark at a school board meeting now intends to stay on the job. Larry Wallen resigned Sunday but notified the district early Tuesday that he changed...

Former hospital executive wins $10M in discrimination case

Oct. 26, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A former top executive in a North Carolina-based health care system who claimed in a lawsuit that he lost his job because he is a white male was awarded $10 million by a federal jury on Tuesday. In his 2019 lawsuit, David Duvall said he lost his...

US McDonald's workers strike to protest workplace harassment

Oct. 26, 2021 18:15 PM EDT

McDonald’s workers in 12 U.S. cities walked off the job Tuesday to protest what they say is an ongoing problem of sexual harassment and violence in the company’s stores. Several hundred workers were expected to participate in Chicago, Houston, Miami, Detroit and other...

Report urges greater diversity for Indiana State Police

Oct. 26, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An external review of Indiana’s state police agencies found they need to bolster the recruitment and promotion of minority and female officers and increase training about racial bias. The findings are part of a 100-page report released Monday that...

In Louisiana, a father, a son and a culture of police abuse

Oct. 26, 2021 02:44 AM EDT

MONROE, La. (AP) — Growing up in the piney backwoods of northern Louisiana, where yards were dotted with crosses and the occasional Confederate flag, Jacob Brown was raised on hunting, fishing and dreams of becoming a state trooper. But within weeks of arriving at the...

In Louisiana, a father, a son and a culture of police abuse

Oct. 26, 2021 01:21 AM EDT

MONROE, La. (AP) — Growing up in the piney backwoods of northern Louisiana, where yards were dotted with crosses and the occasional Confederate flag, Jacob Brown was raised on hunting, fishing and dreams of becoming a state trooper. But within weeks of arriving at the...

Ex-Liberty spokesman says he was fired for raising concerns

Oct. 25, 2021 21:15 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former spokesperson for Liberty University is suing the evangelical Virginia school after being fired, alleging in a lawsuit filed Monday that his termination came in retaliation for voicing concerns that sexual misconduct accusations were mishandled. ...

Treasury Department names first counselor for racial equity

Oct. 25, 2021 20:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Treasury Department has hired a former JPMorgan Chase executive to head a new government program aimed at combatting racial inequality issues in banking and other financial-services industries. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Monday that Janis...

West Virginia ex-sergeant claims hostile work enviornment

Oct. 24, 2021 14:58 PM EDT

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A former West Virginia sheriff's officer filed a lawsuit Friday afternoon accusing the Wood County sheriff of making derogatory and sexist comments about her and another officer, inappropriately touching a female officer and creating a hostile work environment, The...