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Feds: NYC mobsters shook down union with threats, extortion

Sep. 14, 2021 19:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Members of a New York City crime family threatened violence, pressured workers and pocketed phony “pension” payments in a two-decade plot to seize control of a city construction union and its lucrative employee health insurance program, prosecutors alleged in an...

Louisiana deputy fatally shoots woman who dragged colleague

Sep. 02, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana deputy shot and killed a woman who dragged another deputy with her car after yelling racist slurs at workers repairing a water main, authorities said. Capt. Jason Rivarde, a spokesman for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, said...

Wolf asks Legislature for law mandating masks in classrooms

Aug. 25, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania schools need a statewide requirement that students in classrooms wear masks as protection against the coronavirus, the Democratic governor wrote in a letter Wednesday to legislative leaders. The message was a turnaround for Gov. Tom...

Police search home of suspect in 2 killings at Indiana plant

Aug. 19, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ind. (AP) — Police investigating the fatal shootings of a woman and her granddaughter outside a central Indiana automotive seating plant searched the home Thursday of a co-worker suspected in the killings. Officers searched Gary Ferrell II’s Frankfort home...

Malaysian police: Air force officer kills 3 colleagues, self

Aug. 13, 2021 06:09 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian air force officer went on a shooting rampage Friday, killing three colleagues before turning the gun on himself, officials said. Police in eastern Sarawak state on Borneo island said the shootings occurred at a security post on...

Boy, 16, arrested in deadly shooting over LA shoe raffle

Aug. 13, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police on Thursday arrested a 16-year-old boy on suspicion of shooting to death a shoe store employee who tried to break up a dispute over a raffle for a pair of sneakers. The teenager was taken into custody at about 12:30 p.m. in the Los Angeles...

Police: 3 wounded in workplace shooting; gunman dead

Aug. 03, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A gunman shot and wounded three people at a Tennessee business Tuesday and was later tracked down and fatally shot by police after he refused to drop his weapon, authorities said. The shooting happened at a Smile Direct Club manufacturing...

New law designed to protect Maine teachers from bullying

Jul. 24, 2021 09:37 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine teachers will be protected by a new law designed to prevent workplace bullying of educators. The proposal requires school districts to have internal policies that address and stop bullying and harassment of educators and school staff members....

Survivors of newspaper shooting, victims' relatives sue

Jul. 17, 2021 11:45 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The families of five Maryland newspaper employees killed in a mass shooting in 2018 and most of the surviving employees who were in the Capital Gazette newsroom during the attack have filed two lawsuits alleging a parent company did not do enough to prevent the attack....

Man who accidentally killed coworker gets probation

Jul. 08, 2021 08:57 AM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who accidentally shot and killed a coworker at a moving company using a shotgun he found while unloading a truck has received a suspended sentence with probation. Yaimel Rosario-Rosado, 23, of Webster, was sentenced Wednesday...