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Maine House candidate accused of fostering hostile workplace

Sep. 24, 2020 3:25 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Democratic candidate for the legislative seat being vacated by the opponent of U.S. Sen. Susan Collins fostered a hostile and abusive work environment, former staffers told a newspaper. Melanie Sachs yelled at employees, got angry when they asked questions about their jobs and...

FILE - In this March 16, 2020 file photo, a United States flag is reflected in the window of the Nasdaq studio in Times Square, New York.  Companies that cater to the “new normal” of working and shopping from home are rushing to go public. 2020 could shape up to be both a dismal year for economic growth and the best year for the IPO market in two decades. 
 (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

IPOs head for banner year on stock market's strength

Sep. 24, 2020 11:38 AM EDT

Companies that cater to the “new normal” of working and shopping from home are rushing to go public. 2020 could turn out to be the best year for the IPO market in two decades. Newly public companies have piggybacked on the broader stock market, which made a soaring recovery in spring and summer...

Reports note issues at veterans home with fatal virus cases

Sep. 23, 2020 9:13 AM EDT

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Reports on the activities at a Hawaii nursing home with a fatal coronavirus outbreak found various problems, including what one investigation called a culture of complacency among staff. The COVID-19 outbreak at the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home in Hilo has claimed the lives of 25...

New Mexico agency to provide more help for child care access

Sep. 22, 2020 6:39 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state agency in charge of child care has amended rules to allow eligible parents who work or study remotely to receive assistance with child care costs. The Early Childhood Education and Care Department announced Tuesday that it will permanently add “teleworking” to...

Gov. DeSantis: Pandemic continues to hurt small businesses

Sep. 22, 2020 5:31 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis expressed concern during a Cabinet meeting Tuesday that the coronavirus pandemic will continue to hurt small businesses and may disrupt commercial real estate even after it’s over. “It seems to me that as you look to see what’s...

People eat and drink outside in Soho, in London, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. Britain's Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has announced that pubs and restaurants closing at 10pm, due to the spike of cases of coronavirus across the United Kingdom. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

UK's Johnson urges 'spirit of togetherness' to combat virus

Sep. 22, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson appealed Tuesday for resolve and a “spirit of togetherness” through the winter as he unveiled new restrictions on everyday life to suppress a dramatic spike in coronavirus cases. Warning that the measures could last for six months, Johnson...

FILE - Ellen DeGeneres poses in the press room at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 5, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. DeGeneres says she'll be ready to talk when her daytime show returns this month after a staff shake-up prompted by allegations of a toxic workplace. “I can’t wait to get back to work and back to our studio. And, yes, we’re gonna talk about it,” DeGeneres said in a statement announcing the show's Sept. 21, 2020, start of its 18th season. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

Ellen DeGeneres makes on-air apology, vows a 'new chapter'

Sep. 21, 2020 8:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres used her opening monologue of the new season of her daytime talk show to address allegations of a toxic work environment, apologizing for things “that never should have happened.” "I know that I’m in a position of privilege and power and I realize that...

NY family court judge resigns over misconduct accusations

Sep. 21, 2020 3:27 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A family court judge in central New York resigned Monday after being accused of unwelcome kissing and other inappropriate behavior with two staff members, the state Commission on Judicial Conduct announced. Michael Hanuszczak, a family court judge and acting state supreme court judge...

An honor guard with the American Legion Post 374 of Millard wear face masks against COVID-19 present arms during the graveside service of David Owen Cary at the Omaha National Cemetery in Omaha, Neb., Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

The Latest: New Zealand to end restrictions except in 1 city

Sep. 20, 2020 10:11 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand: All remaining virus restrictions will be lifted across much of New Zealand from late Monday with the exception of the largest city, Auckland, which will continue to have some restrictions for at least another 16 days. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern made the announcement Monday after...

Medical staff prepare to take a COVID-19 tests at a drive through community based assessment centre in Christchurch, New Zealand, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. Health authorities in New Zealand are scrambling to trace the source of a new outbreak of the coronavirus as the nation's largest city, Auckland, goes back into lockdown. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

The Latest: First case-free day for New Zealand in 5 weeks

Sep. 17, 2020 11:15 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand has reported no new confirmed cases of the coronavirus for the first time in more than five weeks as hopes rise that an outbreak discovered in Auckland last month has been stamped out. Friday’s report also marked the fourth consecutive day without any cases of...