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Postal worker's mother says he was bullied before shooting

Oct. 14, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A U.S. Postal Service letter carrier who shot a manager and a supervisor before killing himself inside a Tennessee postal facility was not a violent person and was being bullied at work by his superiors, his mother said Thursday. Tracey Haley told...

Killed on Zoom: Dad held after toddler finds gun, shoots mom

Oct. 13, 2021 11:01 AM EDT

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Police in central Florida have arrested the father of a toddler who found a loaded handgun in his “Paw Patrol" backpack and fatally shot his mother while she was on a Zoom call for work. Veondre Avery, 22, was arrested Tuesday and...

Virginia woman a third generation animal laboratory employee

Sep. 11, 2021 09:07 AM EDT

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Aleta Kimble Reedy has spent the majority of her life within the walls of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Regional Animal Health Laboratory in Harrisonburg. Her grandmother, Hilda Lambert, worked as a laboratory...

Report: Air Force women, minorities face harassment and bias

Sep. 09, 2021 18:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — About a third of the female service members in the Air Force and Space Force say they've experienced sexual harassment and many can describe accounts of sexism and a stigma associated with pregnancy and maternity leave, a study released Thursday has found. ...

Son's conviction in Missouri woman's 1998 death questioned

Aug. 23, 2021 18:05 PM EDT

Two groups that work to overturn wrongful convictions argued in a petition filed Monday that a Missouri man who has spent more than 20 years in prison for killing his mother did not commit the crime. Michael Politte was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to...

Chief paves way for daughter, young women in law enforcement

Jul. 24, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Chief Penny Jones is paving history as the first woman to become police chief in Vicksburg; however, she isn’t doing it just for her community. She’s also doing it for her daughter who is following in her footsteps as a woman in law...