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Demoted officer: Penalty for sex with co-worker was severe

Aug. 21, 2019 10:21 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former sergeant demoted for policy violations has asked a Tennessee judge to overturn the punishment, saying he was singled out for a sexual relationship with a co-worker while other employees weren't penalized for similar conduct. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports Knoxville...

Watchdog cites possible political retribution at State Dept

Aug. 15, 2019 7:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department's internal watchdog has found significant evidence of leadership and management problems, including possible political retribution against career employees, in the bureau that deals with international organizations. In a report released on Thursday, the department's...

Man pleads not guilty to killing au pair, her boss

Aug. 15, 2019 8:38 AM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man has pleaded not guilty to charges of killing the au pair he was dating and her boss who owned a New York City comedy club. A judge on Wednesday ordered 27-year-old Joseph Porter of Elizabeth to remain held pending his trial. Prosecutors say Porter stabbed 40-year-old...

The Latest: San Francisco Opera cancels Domingo concert

Aug. 13, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

The Latest on sexual harassment accusations against opera legend Placido Domingo (all times EDT): 5 p.m. The San Francisco Opera says it is canceling an October concert featuring Placido Domingo after the publication of an Associated Press story that quoted numerous women as saying they were sexually harassed or...

Traffic congestion rising to top of Beacon Hill to-do list

Aug. 10, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Beacon Hill leaders are increasingly focusing on the struggles faced by Massachusetts residents trying to navigate the state's clogged roads and troubled public transit system. Anyone who's tried to get to work, school or the grocery store — whether by car, bus, commuter rail, subway...

UC Regents to pay $1.5M in hostile work environment case

Aug. 6, 2019 8:26 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles jury has ordered the University of California Board of Regents to pay $1.58 million to a woman who alleged co-workers made harassing and racially charged comments. The verdict was announced Tuesday by lawyers for Nicole Birden, who worked as a phlebotomist at UCLA Medical...

Regulators partially deny Dominion request for bill hike

Aug. 6, 2019 5:15 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia regulators have rejected Dominion Energy's request to make its customers pay for long-term upgrades at power plants the company knew had a short working life. The State Corporation Commission issued a ruling Monday partially denying the state's largest electric utility's...

West St. Paul police required to speak to therapist

Aug. 5, 2019 6:48 AM EDT

WEST ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A new initiative in West St. Paul requires police officers to have an annual mental health wellness checkup. Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association executive director Andy Skoogman says officers' jobs are demanding, sometimes even traumatic, yet many resist seeking therapy when...

The Latest: Vigil crowd chants 'Do something' to Ohio leader

Aug. 4, 2019 9:48 PM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on a deadly mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio (all times local): 9:45 p.m. A crowd at a vigil honoring nine adults killed and others wounded by a gunman in Dayton interrupted a speech by Ohio's Republican governor with shouts of "Make a change." As Gov. Mike DeWine told the crowd...

Aide: Sen Mitch McConnell trips, breaks shoulder in Kentucky

Aug. 4, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is recovering at home in Kentucky after suffering a shoulder fracture in a fall Sunday, a spokesman said. McConnell tripped on his outdoor patio at his Louisville home Sunday morning, and has been treated and released after getting medical...