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Quick glance: NCAA gender equity report recommendations

Aug. 03, 2021 19:50 PM EDT

Some of the recommendations in a 113-page report from Kaplan Heckler & Finke LLP, which was hired to review inequities between the men's and women's NCAA Division I basketball tournaments: — Change the leadership structure of Division I basketball to cultivate...

NLRB preliminary finding revives labor organizing at Amazon

Aug. 03, 2021 18:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A recommendation to nullify the election results of an Amazon union vote in Bessemer, Alabama is breathing new life into the labor movement. The recommendation was issued Monday by a hearing officer for the National Labor Relations Board, who said that...

Judge: Shooting suit can continue against officer, not city

Aug. 03, 2021 18:35 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a lawsuit against the white Ohio police officer who shot and killed a Black teenager can continue, but the city of Columbus will not be held liable. The ruling Tuesday came months after attorneys for Columbus officer...

Cuomo urged to resign after probe finds he harassed 11 women

Aug. 03, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo faced mounting pressure Tuesday to resign, including from President Joe Biden and other onetime Democratic allies, after an investigation found he sexually harassed nearly a dozen women and worked to retaliate against one of his accusers. ...

Fears over impunity grow as Haiti probes president's slaying

Aug. 03, 2021 18:05 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Police have detained more than 40 suspects in the killing of President Jovenel Moïse, but many people fear Haiti’s crumbling judicial system could result in the assassination going unpunished. Interrogations are continuing, while dozens...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Aug. 03, 2021 18:05 PM EDT

Kansas City Star. August 2, 2021. Editorial: Kansas school board candidate wants ‘pro-white country with protected white majority’ Naked hatred will be on a Kansas election ballot Tuesday. Josh Wells, a Hutchinson-area man...

Question would stop short of declaring gig workers employees

Aug. 03, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Some gig workers and a coalition of app-based businesses including Uber, Lyft, DoorDash and Instacart are pushing a proposed ballot question in Massachusetts they say would grant new benefits for workers while stopping short of declaring them employees. ...

Ex-senator, TV anchor Allen is Ciattarelli's running mate

Aug. 03, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Republican gubernatorial candidate Jack Ciattarelli has chosen former state Senator and one-time Philadelphia TV news anchor Diane Allen to be his running mate. Ciattarelli, a former Assembly member, is set to officially name Allen as...

Georgia ex-deputy sentenced to prison for unregistered gun

Aug. 03, 2021 16:23 PM EDT

MACON, Ga. (AP) — A former Georgia sheriff's deputy, who was arrested during an investigation into a violent extremist group, has been sentenced to serve more than three years in federal prison for possessing unregistered guns, prosecutors said. Cody Richard Griggers,...

New charge against Georgia sheriff added in new indictment

Aug. 03, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta-area sheriff is facing an additional charge in a federal prosecution accusing him of violating the civil rights of people in his agency's custody by ordering that they be strapped into a restraint chair without justification and as punishment. ...