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UK police arrest 11 over racist abuse after Euros final

Aug. 05, 2021 05:32 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British police said Thursday they have made 11 arrests in connection with the online racial abuse of England soccer players following their team's loss to Italy in the final of the European Championship last month. Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo...

Blackhawks pledge to release findings of abuse investigation

Aug. 02, 2021 20:07 PM EDT

The Chicago Blackhawks pledged to release the findings of an independent investigation into allegations that a then-assistant coach sexually assaulted two players in 2010. CEO Danny Wirtz informed team employees of that plan in an internal memo sent Monday, adding that...

Longtime New Mexico lawmaker focus of criminal investigation

Jul. 29, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities are investigating longtime New Mexico legislator Sheryl Williams Stapleton's possibly illegal connections to a company that received more than $5 million in contracts to do business with the school district where she works and whether she got financial...

Elevated metal levels found in water near Rockton's Chemtool

Jul. 24, 2021 09:26 AM EDT

ROCKTON, Ill. (AP) — Officials have found elevated levels of harmful metals in groundwater monitoring wells at a Rockton Superfund toxic waste site. But the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency noted that the substances were not found in the municipal water system...

CEO calls FirstEnergy's conduct 'wrong and unacceptable'

Jul. 23, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — FirstEnergy Corp.'s conduct in secretly funding a $60 million bribery scheme to win a $1 billion bailout for two nuclear power plants it once owned was “wrong and unacceptable,” company CEO and President Steven Strah said during an earnings call Friday. ...

Blackhawks GM Bowman pledges to cooperate with investigation

Jul. 22, 2021 14:45 PM EDT

Chicago Blackhawks executive Stan Bowman pledged Thursday to cooperate with an investigation into allegations that an assistant coach sexually assaulted two players in 2010. The team’s president of hockey operations and general manager refused to answer a question about...

Bragg officially declared winner in Manhattan DA primary

Jul. 20, 2021 19:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Alvin Bragg, who would be Manhattan’s first Black district attorney, has officially been declared the winner of the Democratic primary race for the role. The New York City Board of Elections on Tuesday announced certified results for the June 22...

Des Moines halts contract raise after racial remarks surface

Jul. 19, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Des Moines will no longer consider doubling the funding for a private security firm after a newspaper investigation revealed its top official had referred to local racial justice protests as “terrorism” and made denigrating remarks about Black activists. ...

A year out, $60M bribery scandal felt in business, politics

Jul. 19, 2021 07:16 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The arrests one year ago Wednesday of then-Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder and four associates in connection with an alleged $60 million bribery scheme have rocked business and politics across the state, and events over the last year suggest a federal probe's...

Watchdog subpoenas FirstEnergy info on payment to regulator

Jul. 02, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio’s consumer utility watchdog is demanding that FirstEnergy Corp. share more information about $4.3 million that was paid to an attorney to end his consulting contract shortly before he became the state's top utility regulator. Akron-based...