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Albuquerque police chief's staffer cleared of misspending

Sep. 25, 2020 8:57 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The head of the outgoing Albuquerque police chief's staff has been cleared of allegations of abusing a city credit card and getting an inappropriate pay raise. The Albuquerque Police Department announced Friday the results of an internal investigation of John Ross, the chief of...

Dallas approves $3.8B budget that increases police spending

Sep. 24, 2020 7:56 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas City Council approved a $3.8 billion budget for the 2021 fiscal year that includes increasing police spending by nearly $8 million despite calls to cut the department's funding. After meeting for more than 12 hours on Wednesday, the overall budget of about $3.8 billion was passed...

FILE - This combination of file photos show South Korean President Moon Jae-in, left, taken in Gwangju on May 18, 2020, and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, right, taken in Tokyo on Sept. 16, 2020.  Suga on Thursday, Sept. 24, held his first telephone call with his South Korean counterpart since taking office, telling President Moon that the neighbors should work to resolve their strained relations. (AP Photo/File)

Japan PM tells South Korea it's time to fix strained ties

Sep. 24, 2020 3:31 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's new Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Thursday held his first telephone call with his South Korean counterpart since taking office, telling President Moon Jae-in that the neighbors should work to resolve their strained relations. The talks, proposed by South Korea, were the first...

Kansas Supreme Court weighs guidelines for injured workers

Sep. 17, 2020 4:24 PM EDT

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court waded into the fray Thursday over obscure medical guidelines that will determine how much money workers injured on the job can collect. Justices heard legal arguments on Zoom over which edition of the American Medical Association guide should be used for...

This May 8, 2020, photo shows Rehoboth McKinley Christian Hospital in Gallup, N.M. Of about 500 medical and support staff, at least 32 hospital workers have become infected, and doctors and nurses say that they all live with the fear of spreading the virus to their colleagues and relatives. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)

Audit probes New Mexico hospital that was overrun by virus

Sep. 15, 2020 10:53 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A special audit of management contracts is raising concerns about weak financial controls, executive compensation excesses and potential profiteering at a county-owned hospital on the edge of the Navajo Reservation that became overwhelmed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The state auditor's...

Bankruptcy settlement could pay coal workers $17.3 million

Sep. 14, 2020 3:41 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Some 1,700 employees of a bankrupt coal mining company would get up to $17.3 million in back pay under a proposed class-action settlement. The former employees of Milton, West Virginia-based Blackjewel in Wyoming and Appalachia could get checks early next year depending on the outcome...

Lordsburg firefighters resign en masse amid pay dispute

Sep. 14, 2020 11:08 AM EDT

LORDSBURG, N.M. (AP) — Firefighters in a southwestern New Mexico city have resigned en masse following a pay dispute with the officials. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports the entire volunteer department of Lordsburg resigned last week amid a fight over how the city was paying the department. The city said...

Montgomery approves hazard pay bonus for front-line workers

Sep. 9, 2020 4:01 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Officials in Alabama's capital city have approved a hazard pay bonus for first responders and some workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. Montgomery's city-county personnel board voted Tuesday to give qualifying city workers an extra $2.50 per hour through the end...

FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2020, file photo, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy testifies during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on the Postal Service on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Donald Trump says he's open to an investigation of  DeJoy after some of DeJoy's former employees said they felt pressured to donate to GOP candidates.(Tom Williams/Pool via AP)

Postal chief under fire over alleged campaign law violations

Sep. 8, 2020 5:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is facing increased scrutiny as House Democrats investigate allegations that he encouraged employees at his former business to contribute to Republican candidates and then reimbursed them in the guise of bonuses, a violation of campaign finance laws. Five...

Lawyers seek higher wage for Nevada inmates doing state work

Sep. 7, 2020 2:59 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A lawsuit claims state inmates who perform manual labor outside correction facilities are paid well below Nevada's minimum wage of $8 per hour, making their work akin to slave labor. Attorneys Travis Barrick and Nathan Lawrence claim work by inmates cleaning state roadsides and using heavy...