Latest Personnel News

UK Treasury chief issues stiff no-deal Brexit warning

Jun. 20, 2019 5:07 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Treasury chief is warning that leaving the European Union without a deal would damage the economy and ultimately risk the break-up of the United Kingdom. Philip Hammond is expected to use a showcase annual speech in the City of London on Thursday to warn contenders for the...

Lawmakers OK emission cuts, farmworker rights

Jun. 19, 2019 10:04 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York would adopt the nation's most aggressive carbon emission reduction goals and give new rights to farmworkers under proposals moving through the state Legislature Wednesday. With the session scheduled to end Wednesday, lawmakers planned to work through the night to wrap up work...

Jets' Douglas fills out staff with Hogan, Savage, Alexander

Jun. 19, 2019 9:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Douglas filled out his front office staff with some familiar faces who have plenty of NFL experience. The New York Jets general manager hired Rex Hogan as the team's assistant GM, Chad Alexander as director of player personnel, Phil Savage as senior football adviser and Chris Nolan as a...

FBI eyes Deutsche Bank after money-laundering report

Jun. 19, 2019 9:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The FBI has reached out to a lawyer for a former Deutsche Bank employee who complained that the bank was ignoring suspicious transactions, including some involving Jared Kushner's family real estate company. The former Deutsche Bank anti-money laundering specialist, Tammy McFadden, told The...

Indiana steel mill cited for excessive lead, cadmium dust

Jun. 19, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) — State safety officials have ordered a northwestern Indiana steel mill to lessen employee contact with hazardous substances after finding some workers were exposed to lead and cadmium. Indiana's Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued the order to the ArcelorMittal...

Ex-deputy: Supervisor used racial slur, pointed gun at him

Jun. 19, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A supervisor in a North Carolina sheriff's office addressed a biracial deputy with a racial slur multiple times, called him "monkey boy," mocked him for his hair and pointed a gun at his head at least eight times, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court. Attorneys for former...

5 years in prison ordered for ex-CEO at Alaska-based company

Jun. 19, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The former chief executive at an Alaska-based fiber-optic cable company has been sentenced to five years in prison for cheating New York investors of over $270 million. Elizabeth Ann Pierce, formerly head of Quintillion, was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos. Pierce,...

The left hails Nevada legislative session amid 2020 backdrop

Jun. 19, 2019 4:54 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — As the dust settles on Nevada's Legislative session, the buffet of progressive laws passed by the Democrat-controlled, female-majority Legislature has been hailed as an example by the party's presidential candidates and others on the left. Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris have tweeted...

A newspaper bucks layoff trend, and hopes readers respond

Jun. 19, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — These days, the news about local news seems relentlessly bad: Newsroom employment, down by nearly half over the past 15 years. Waves of layoffs continuing to hit both traditional newspaper chains and digital news startups. Cities and towns so denuded of coverage that they're...

May unemployment rate in Washington remains at 4.7 percent

Jun. 19, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington's state's unemployment rate held steady at 4.7 percent last month. According to numbers released Wednesday by the Employment Security Department, May's rate remains unchanged from April's jobless rate. The state also added 9,600 jobs last month, with the largest job gains...