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Afghan officials: Kabul car bomb killed 12, including kids

Nov. 13, 2019 8:04 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A car bombing in Kabul during morning rush hour Wednesday targeted a private security company's convoy, with officials later saying that 12 people were killed, including children. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but both the Taliban and the Islamic State...

McDonald's workers say anti-harassment efforts fall short

Nov. 12, 2019 12:23 PM EST

A former McDonald's employee is suing the company and one of its Michigan franchisees over sexual harassment. On Tuesday, Jenna Ries filed a class-action lawsuit against the fast-food chain. She's one of at least 50 workers who have filed separate sexual harassment charges against McDonald's with the U.S. Equal...

McDonald's CEO's ouster reflects trend on workplace romances

Nov. 5, 2019 4:34 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Workplace couples are often romanticized — think Bill and Melinda Gates or Michelle and Barack Obama. But when the relationship involves two people with unequal power, it can also be fraught with peril, especially in the #MeToo era. McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook is only the latest...

Former NAACP leader Mfume to run for congressional seat

Nov. 4, 2019 4:56 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — A former leader of the NAACP, Kweisi Mfume, launched a bid to return to Congress Monday, entering the race for the Maryland congressional seat that became vacant with the death of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings last month. Mfume, a close friend of Cummings, held that seat from 1987 to 1996...

Markets Right Now: Dow hits record as stocks extend a rally

Nov. 4, 2019 4:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at its first record high since the summer as the stock market's rally carried into a fifth week. Energy and technology companies did the most to pull the market higher Monday....

Second McDonald's executive out after CEO fired

Nov. 4, 2019 3:46 PM EST

McDonald's lost its top human resources executive Monday, days after the company's CEO was fired for having a relationship with an employee. The Chicago-based burger giant said the departure of Chief People Officer David Fairhurst was unrelated to the exit of President and CEO Steve Easterbrook. The British...

McDonald's CEO pushed out after relationship with employee

Nov. 4, 2019 2:18 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's chief executive officer has been pushed out of the company after violating company policy by engaging in a consensual relationship with an employee, the corporation said Sunday. The fast food giant said former president and CEO Steve Easterbrook demonstrated poor judgment, and...

McDonald's says its CEO has stepped down after violating policy by engaging in consensual relationship with employee

Nov. 3, 2019 4:33 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's says its CEO has stepped down after violating policy by engaging in consensual relationship with employee.

Diggins-Smith has new outlook after giving birth to son

Nov. 2, 2019 2:50 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Skylar Diggins-Smith's outlook on life has changed after giving birth to her son last spring. "It's different how I approach everything. I don't look at it like it's a job," the Dallas Wings' guard told The Associated Press in a phone interview Friday. "It's the best feeling in the world. I...

Michigan brewery settles ex-worker's discrimination lawsuit

Oct. 31, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A black man who says he was fired by a Michigan brewery for complaining of a racist corporate culture has settled a lawsuit against the company. Tracy Evans sued Founders Brewing Co. a year ago. The settlement was announced Thursday. Terms were not disclosed. Brewery founders...