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Police: No indication restaurant staff heard racial comment

Nov. 14, 2019 3:51 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Police investigating an incident at a Chicago-area Buffalo Wild Wings found no indication that workers heard a white patron mention the race of a group of black customers when he asked that they not be seated next to him. The police report first obtained by the (Arlington Heights) Daily...

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...

WFP chief vows more 'aggressive' action on sexual harassment

Nov. 12, 2019 7:58 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — In the wake of an internal survey that detailed multiple allegations of rape and sexual harassment of its female staffers, the leader of the World Food Program is vowing to go after abusers. David Beasley, the U.N. agency's executive director, said in a recent interview with The Associated...

Popeyes worker accused of attacking patron who wanted refund

Nov. 11, 2019 6:47 AM EST

COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) — A Popeyes worker recorded throwing a woman onto the pavement outside a restaurant in Tennessee has been charged with felony aggravated assault. News outlets report 29-year-old Deriance Ra'Shaiel Hughes was arrested Friday. The woman's attorney, Rocky McElhaney, tells The Tennessean...

Buffalo Wild Wings CEO meets to discuss racial incident

Nov. 6, 2019 11:08 PM EST

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) — The president of Buffalo Wild Wings met with officials of a Chicago suburb where customers of a restaurant were asked to move to different tables because a patron didn't want to be seated near black people. Company president Lyle Tick met Tuesday with Naperville officials, customers...

Head of UN agency for Palestinian refugees resigns

Nov. 6, 2019 2:58 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees resigned on Wednesday following a preliminary internal investigation that raised "management issues," reflecting concerns over allegations of possible sexual misconduct, nepotism and other abuses of authority at the agency. The...

French director probed for allegedly harassing actress

Nov. 6, 2019 9:20 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — The Paris prosecutor's office is investigating French director Christophe Ruggia for alleged "sexual aggressions" after French actress Adele Haenel accused him of sexually harassing her when she was an adolescent. Haenel, now 30, first detailed her allegations against Ruggia Sunday on the...

Sen. Warren dropped from libel lawsuit by 'Covington Boys'

Nov. 6, 2019 7:47 AM EST

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren has been dismissed from a libel lawsuit filed by 10 Kentucky teens over an encounter with Native Americans that blew up on social media. The Courier Journal reports a judge ruled Tuesday that the Democratic presidential candidate acted within the scope of her...

'I was appalled': Black customers say host told them to move

Nov. 5, 2019 9:03 PM EST

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — An attorney representing a group of black customers who say they were asked to change tables at a Chicago-area Buffalo Wild Wings because of their skin color urged the restaurant chain Tuesday to make wholesale changes to avoid a discrimination lawsuit. Some children who attended the...

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...