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Court weighs punishment for judge for courthouse affair
BOSTON (AP) — An attorney says a Massachusetts judge should not lose his job for a relationship with a social worker that included sexual acts in his chambers. Attorney David Hoose told the Supreme Judicial Court on Tuesday that Judge Thomas Estes has "sinned but has not sinned so severely that it should cost him... Read More
HRW: 'Men only' job ads show ongoing discrimination in China
BEIJING (AP) — One job ad for Chinese high-speed train conductors called for candidates who were "fashionable and beautiful." Another ad targeting men for a job in a Chinese internet company included photos of a female employee pole-dancing. Gender discrimination is widespread in the Chinese workforce, a human... Read More
Correction: School Security-Illinois story
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — In a story April 19 about an Illinois bill concerning school resource officers, The Associated Press misstated the name of a poverty advocacy group. It is the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, not the Sargent Shriver Center on Poverty Law. The AP also misspelled the name of... Read More
Employers urged not to hold discharge status against vets
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut agency issued new guidance Thursday warning employers they could be breaking the law if they discriminate against veterans with less-than-honorable discharges from the military. The Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities said blanket policies against hiring such veterans... Read More
3 more Nike execs depart amid probe into workplace behavior
NEW YORK (AP) — Three more Nike executives are leaving amid the company's efforts to overhaul workplace culture. They are Vikrant Singh, a senior brand director for the Nike basketball brand in North America; Daniel Tawiah, vice president of global brand digital marketing innovation; and Antoine Andrews, vice... Read More
'I just have to do it.' Teachers struggle with second jobs
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of American schoolteachers work second jobs to boost their income. They speak of missing time with family, struggles to complete lesson plans and nagging doubts over whether it's worth the sacrifices to stay in their profession. Nationwide, 18 percent of teachers work... Read More
USC spring ends, but QB competition hasn't really started
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jack Sears and Matt Fink both think they're far more prepared to be Southern California's next starting quarterback after a busy, productive spring running the Trojans' offense. They also realize the competition for Sam Darnold's old job won't really begin until after that high school kid in the... Read More
Teacher victory: Kentucky lawmakers override budget veto
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — With the chants of hundreds of teachers ringing in their ears, Kentucky lawmakers voted Friday to override the Republican governor's veto of a two-year state budget that increases public education spending with the help of a more than $480 million tax increase. The votes came as thousands of... Read More
Anderson resigns as Maryland following 6-month sabbatical
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Kevin Anderson has resigned as Maryland athletic director after a seven-year run that ended in a surprising leave of absence. Anderson abruptly announced in October that he would be taking a six-month "professional development sabbatical" to work on student-athlete leadership development.... Read More
US job openings decline in February from record level
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses posted fewer open jobs in February than the previous month when openings reached a record level, though layoffs fell. The Labor Department said Friday that openings fell 2.8 percent to 6.05 million, down from 6.23 million in January, the most on record dating back to 2001. Layoffs... Read More