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Appeals court expands minor leaguers salary lawsuit

Aug. 16, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court has expanded a lawsuit by minor league baseball players alleging they are being paid less than minimum wage. Players sued major league teams in February 2014, claiming most earn less than $7,500 annually in violation of several laws. Magistrate Judge Joseph C....

Illinois state senator pleads not guilty to embezzlement

Aug. 16, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois state senator has pleaded not guilty to federal charges alleging he took more than $250,000 in salary and benefits over three years from the Teamsters while doing little or no work. Democrat Thomas Cullerton of Villa Park was due to be released on his own recognizance following...

Advocates: Mississippi plant fires workers left after raid

Aug. 15, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

A Mississippi chicken processing plant fired most of its remaining workers after nearly 100 accused of immigration violations were arrested last week, witnesses said, an indication that the crackdown could make finding work in the state's poultry industry more difficult for Latino immigrants. Terry Truett, a...

Judge accused of aiding wanted immigrant gets pay restored

Aug. 13, 2019 2:35 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts judge charged with helping an immigrant escape a federal agent waiting to arrest him will be paid while her legal battle plays out, the state's highest court ruled Tuesday. Reversing course in a closely watched case that has showcased official resistance to the Trump...

Documents: Plant owners 'willfully' used ineligible workers

Aug. 9, 2019 8:28 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Six of seven Mississippi chicken processing plants raided Wednesday were "willfully and unlawfully" employing people who lacked authorization to work in the United States, including workers wearing electronic monitoring bracelets at work for previous immigration violations, according...

Trump says South Korea paying more for military protection

Aug. 7, 2019 9:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that South Korea has agreed to pay the United States "substantially more" for protection against North Korea and that talks have begun to further increase payments. Trump tweeted the U.S. "has been paid very little" for decades but last year "South...

UN probes corruption in its own agencies in Yemen aid effort

Aug. 5, 2019 2:08 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The United Nations investigators assembled in the departure hall of Sanaa's airport were preparing to leave with precious evidence: laptops and external drives collected from the staff of the World Health Organization. These computers, they believed, contained proof of corruption and fraud...

AP: UN workers accused of fraud, theft in handling Yemen aid

Aug. 5, 2019 2:27 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An Associated Press investigation has found that more than a dozen United Nations aid workers deployed to deal with the humanitarian crisis caused by five years of civil war in Yemen are being accused of graft — joining with combatants on all sides to enrich themselves from an...

Illinois state senator Indicted on embezzlement charges

Aug. 2, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois state senator has been indicted on federal charges that he took more than $250,000 in salary and benefits over a three-year period from the Teamsters while doing little or no work, prosecutors announced Friday. In a news release, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Chicago said Thomas...

The Latest: Lawyer denies state senator embezzled from union

Aug. 2, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on indictment of Illinois state senator's indictment on embezzlement charges(all times local): 1:25 p.m. An attorney for an Illinois state senator says his client is not guilty of the federal embezzlement charges that prosecutors announced. John Theis says in a written statement...