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Page school district superintendent rescinds his resignation

Oct. 26, 2021 15:28 PM EDT

PAGE, Ariz. (AP) — The superintendent of the Page Unified School District who resigned Sunday after allegedly making a racist remark at a board meeting last week now intends to stay on the job. District officials shared Larry Wallen’s decision to rescind his...

US McDonald's workers strike to protest workplace harassment

Oct. 26, 2021 14:09 PM EDT

McDonald’s workers in 12 U.S. cities walked off the job Tuesday to protest what they say is a continuing problem of sexual harassment and violence in the company’s stores. Several hundred workers were expected to participate in Chicago, Houston, Miami, Detroit and...

Contract talks to resume at Kellogg's amid cereal strike

Oct. 26, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Contract talks between the Kellogg Co. and its 1,400 striking cereal plant workers are set to resume next week. The Battle Creek, Michigan-based company said Tuesday that the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union...

Meatpacker Tyson: Mandate led 96% of workers to get vaccine

Oct. 26, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Meatpacking giant Tyson Foods says more than 96% of its workers have been vaccinated ahead of the company's Nov. 1 deadline for them to do so. The company based in Springdale, Arkansas, said the number of its 120,000 workers who have been vaccinated...

Report urges greater diversity for Indiana State Police

Oct. 26, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An external review of Indiana’s state police agencies found they need to bolster the recruitment and promotion of minority and female officers and increase training about racial bias. The findings are part of a 100-page report released Monday that...

Workers at Mississippi space center to protest vaccine rules

Oct. 26, 2021 08:19 AM EDT

BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) — Some workers at a sprawling space center near the Mississippi-Louisiana line plan to protest federal requirements that they become vaccinated against COVID-19. The John C. Stennis Space Center workers plan a prayer rally Tuesday afternoon in...

In Louisiana, a father, a son and a culture of police abuse

Oct. 26, 2021 02:44 AM EDT

MONROE, La. (AP) — Growing up in the piney backwoods of northern Louisiana, where yards were dotted with crosses and the occasional Confederate flag, Jacob Brown was raised on hunting, fishing and dreams of becoming a state trooper. But within weeks of arriving at the...

In Louisiana, a father, a son and a culture of police abuse

Oct. 26, 2021 01:21 AM EDT

MONROE, La. (AP) — Growing up in the piney backwoods of northern Louisiana, where yards were dotted with crosses and the occasional Confederate flag, Jacob Brown was raised on hunting, fishing and dreams of becoming a state trooper. But within weeks of arriving at the...

Amnesty International to close Hong Kong offices this year

Oct. 25, 2021 23:14 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The human rights group Amnesty International said it will close its two offices in Hong Kong this year, becoming the latest non-governmental organization to cease operations amid a crackdown on political dissent in the city. The group said its local...

Apple once threatened Facebook ban over Mideast maid abuse

Oct. 25, 2021 23:11 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Two years ago, Apple threatened to pull Facebook and Instagram from its app store over concerns about the platform being used as a tool to trade and sell maids in the Mideast. After publicly promising to crack down, Facebook...