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Strike at Frito-Lay ends as union members ratify contract

Jul. 24, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Union members at the Frito-Lay plant in Topeka have approved a new contract and will return to work Monday, ending a nearly three-week strike at the plant, union officials said. Members of Local 218 of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and...

Tennessee DA approved supplemental pay for relatives

Jul. 22, 2021 12:21 PM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee’s district attorney for Hamilton County used county funds to supplement state pay for his wife and brother-in-law, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reported. At a May county budget hearing, Neal Pinkston told a county commissioner...

Judge: $150M initially for victims in Florida condo collapse

Jul. 21, 2021 23:25 PM EDT

As the remaining rubble from the collapse of a 12-story oceanfront condominium was cleared away Wednesday, a Florida judge said victims and families who suffered losses will get a minimum of $150 million in compensation initially. That sum includes about $50 million in...

Georgia House speaker proposes 1K bonus for police, deputies

Jul. 21, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's House speaker said Wednesday he will seek $75 million in the state budget to give each police officer and sheriff's deputy a $1,000 bonus, increase salaries for prosecutors and public defenders and bolster the capacity of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. ...

Prime Healthcare, doctors pay $37M to settle kickback claims

Jul. 19, 2021 20:38 PM EDT

ONTARIO, Calif. (AP) — Southern California-based Prime Healthcare Services and two of its doctors will pay $37.5 million to settle whistleblower lawsuits that claimed the hospital system paid kickbacks to one of the physicians and bought his practice for more than it was worth, prosecutors...

Lawmakers' work starts on mental hospital staffing shortage

Jul. 16, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's behavioral health commissioner told lawmakers Thursday about the spending she said is needed to make facilities safer after admissions at five state hospitals was halted amid a staffing shortage, including $75 million for salaries and pay increases. ...

Derek Chauvin trial cost Hennepin County nearly $4M

Jul. 16, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The weekslong trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin cost Minnesota’s Hennepin County about $3.7 million for employee salaries, courthouse security, victims' services for George Floyd's family and other expenses, according to county documents released...

Mississippi city approves hefty raises for elected officials

Jul. 14, 2021 13:35 PM EDT

CLARKSDALE, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi city with a population of about 15,000 will pay its mayor more than the state pays its governor. Clarksdale officials decided this week not to reconsider a plan they approved last month to give pay raises to the mayor, the city...

Committee releases report on Worcester teacher diversity

Jul. 14, 2021 11:18 AM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A panel put together to examine teacher diversity in Massachusetts' second largest city has released a list of recommendations. The Worcester Advisory Committee for Diversifying the Teacher Workforce's report released Tuesday includes dozens of...

Barnes guaranteed $18.75M by Red Sox for 2022-23

Jul. 13, 2021 11:31 AM EDT

All-Star closer Matt Barnes is guaranteed $18.75 million as part of his new contract with the Boston Red Sox covering 2022 and 2023. Barnes has a $4.5 million salary this season and would have been eligible for free agency after the World Series. He...