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Portland police halt minor traffic stops, citing disparity

Jun. 22, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police in Oregon's largest city are being advised to no longer pursue low-level traffic infractions — including expired plates and broken headlights — unless related to an immediate safety threat, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler announced Tuesday. ...

Prison break: 29 inmates escape federal lockups in 18 months

Jun. 11, 2021 00:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Over the past 18 months, 29 prisoners have escaped from federal lockups across the U.S. — and nearly half still have not been caught. At some of the institutions, doors are left unlocked, security cameras are broken and officials sometimes don't notice an inmate is...

Oklahoma expands eligibility for back-to-work cash incentive

Jun. 10, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission announced Thursday that it is expanding the eligibility for cash incentives to those who return to work. Anyone working two part-time jobs totaling 32 or more hours per week will qualify for the $1,200...

Biden nominee for public lands boss faces GOP opposition

Jun. 08, 2021 21:30 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — President Joe Biden's nominee to oversee vast expanses of U.S. public lands was criticized Tuesday by Republicans over her past involvement in partisan politics as a longtime Democratic aide and environmentalist, underscoring the importance lawmakers assign to a...

US businesses struggle to fill jobs even as hiring picks up

Jun. 04, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring in the United States picked up in May yet was slowed again by the struggles of many companies to find enough workers to keep up with the economy's swift recovery from the pandemic recession. U.S. employers added 559,000 jobs last month, the...

Vos looks to crack down on those who skip job interviews

Jun. 02, 2021 15:29 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin should get tougher on unemployed people who apply for jobs to meet work search requirements but then skip out on the interview, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said Wednesday as he advocated for eliminating a $300 enhanced payment for the unemployed. ...

Mississippi reckons with ending pay boost for the unemployed

May. 31, 2021 09:55 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Katrina Folks says she has tried everything she can think of to find work since losing her job in September because of the coronavirus pandemic. The 39-year-old mother from Hattiesburg used to do data entry at a law firm, and she has health issues...

AP sources: Staffing hampered response to prison suicide

May. 27, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The radios crackled with a frantic call for backup at a federal prison in California: An inmate was found hanging in his cell. Help was needed immediately. But the prison, like many run by the U.S. government, is so chronically understaffed that other...

Epstein guards to skirt jail time in deal with prosecutors

May. 21, 2021 21:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The two Bureau of Prisons workers tasked with guarding Jeffrey Epstein the night he killed himself in a New York jail have admitted they falsified records, but they will skirt any time behind bars under a deal with federal prosecutors, authorities said Friday. ...

US rail industry defends safety record amid staffing cuts

May. 16, 2021 09:56 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Even as railroads are operating longer and longer freight trains that sometimes stretch for miles, the companies have drastically reduced staffing levels, prompting unions to warn that moves meant to increase profits could endanger safety and even result in disasters. ...