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Ethics reviews Florida Rep. Hastings over staff relationship

Nov. 14, 2019 6:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee said Thursday it is investigating veteran Florida Rep. Alcee Hastings’ relationship with his longtime girlfriend, who works on his staff. The Ethics Committee said in a statement Thursday that it’s “aware of public allegations” that...

US forest chief, New Mexico governor sign stewardship pact

Nov. 14, 2019 4:21 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The chief of the U.S. Forest Service and New Mexico’s governor signed an agreement on Thursday aimed at strengthening relations as they work to represent diverse interests concerning natural resources on public forest lands. New Mexico became the ninth state to sign a so-called...

California businesses at risk amid fires, power outages

Nov. 14, 2019 12:52 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The California wildfires are taking a toll on small businesses, including those that are miles away and safe from the flames. Smoke, ash and power outages force companies to shut down or cost them business even if owners and employees aren’t forced to evacuate. The power outages...

Study: MLS improves racial hiring, slides in gender hiring

Nov. 13, 2019 3:46 PM EST

A diversity report shows improved racial hiring practices for Major League Soccer but also highlighted a continuing decline in gender hiring efforts. The annual report card from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at Central Florida on Wednesday gave MLS an A with 93.9 points for racial hiring...

Afghan officials: Kabul car bomb killed 12, including kids

Nov. 13, 2019 8:04 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A car bombing in Kabul during morning rush hour Wednesday targeted a private security company's convoy, with officials later saying that 12 people were killed, including children. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but both the Taliban and the Islamic State...

Auditor: Questionable choices made in remote worker program

Nov. 12, 2019 3:54 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont state auditor says numerous questionable choices were made in the administration of the state's remote worker program aimed at attracting new residents by paying them to move to the Green Mountain state. In a report released Tuesday, Auditor Doug Hoffer wrote that the...

McDonald's workers say anti-harassment efforts fall short

Nov. 12, 2019 12:23 PM EST

A former McDonald's employee is suing the company and one of its Michigan franchisees over sexual harassment. On Tuesday, Jenna Ries filed a class-action lawsuit against the fast-food chain. She's one of at least 50 workers who have filed separate sexual harassment charges against McDonald's with the U.S. Equal...

Millennial Money: You lost your job. Now what?

Nov. 12, 2019 10:01 AM EST

It doesn't matter if you were fired or laid off, whether you saw it coming or were completely blindsided: Losing your job is disorienting. You'll feel like you're in a fog. And yet, in that fog you still need to answer some important questions: How will you pay rent? Put gas in your car? What about your student...

Oglala Sioux executive facing impeachment hearing

Nov. 12, 2019 8:28 AM EST

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The vice president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe is facing an impeachment hearing later this month after she was accused of creating a hostile work environment. Three former employees of Darla Black say she was verbally abusive, texted them late at night and made them run errands that...

Snow, bitter cold take aim at Pennsylvania

Nov. 12, 2019 6:27 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Snow and icy conditions are slowing traffic in parts of Pennsylvania as commuters head to work and road crews treat surfaces because bitter cold is expected to follow for the ride home. Erie and Crawford counties in the northern part of the state remain under a winter storm warning....