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National Guard chief gets COVID-19 after overseas trip

Dec. 03, 2021 15:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chief of the National Guard has tested positive for COVID-19 after returning from an overseas trip to visit guard troops in Europe for Thanksgiving. Gen. Dan Hokanson has been working remotely and isolating himself from contact with others all...

Blazers executive Neil Olshey dismissed after probe

Dec. 03, 2021 13:41 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers fired Neil Olshey, the team's president of basketball operations and general manager, on Friday after an investigation into workplace conduct. The Blazers promoted director of player personnel Joe Cronin to interim GM. ...

New sheriff takes over after previous official retires

Dec. 02, 2021 11:40 AM EST

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — There's a new sheriff in a West Virginia town where the previous one retired amid allegations of inappropriate behavior and a hostile work environment. Rick Woodyard was sworn in Wednesday as the new Wood County Sheriff with numerous county...

California lawyer defends legality of women board member law

Dec. 01, 2021 19:54 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lawyer for the state of California defended the constitutionality of the nation’s first law requiring women on corporate boards Wednesday as necessary to reverse a culture of discrimination that favors men. In opening statements at a trial that...

Colorado panel issues guidelines for injecting ketamine

Dec. 01, 2021 19:32 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s health department announced Wednesday that emergency workers should not use a condition involving erratic behavior by people as a reason to inject them with the drug ketamine. The announcement came two years after the fatal arrest of a Black man in suburban Denver...

Fired recruit files federal suit against Springfield police

Nov. 30, 2021 16:13 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) — A woman fired from the Springfield Police Department after she was accused of lying about a relationship with a sergeant has filed a lawsuit alleging discrimination and a hostile work environment. Fired recruit Amanda McIntyre noted in the...

Cognizant CEO discusses fierce battle for technology talent

Nov. 29, 2021 09:12 AM EST

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Digital services have become more important than ever since the pandemic began in early 2020, and that's meant big business for major technology companies. But there's also a downside to the tech boom. It's making it more difficult than ever to recruit and retain...

High inflation? Low polling? White House blames the pandemic

Nov. 27, 2021 17:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Inflation is soaring, businesses are struggling to hire and President Joe Biden’s poll numbers have been in free fall. The White House sees a common culprit for it all: COVID-19. Biden’s team views the pandemic as the root cause of both the...

Workers’ paradise? Portugal's new teleworking law takes flak

Nov. 27, 2021 03:49 AM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s new law on working from home makes the European Union country sound like a workers’ paradise. Companies can’t attempt to contact their staff outside working hours. They must help staff pay for their home gas, electric and...

Lawsuit alleges discrimination at Wilmington Fire Department

Nov. 25, 2021 09:20 AM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A firefighter in Delaware is accusing the Wilmington Fire Department of years of racial and religious discrimination that he says created a hostile work environment. The News Journal reported Wednesday that the lawsuit was filed in federal court...