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The Latest: Parent of player says some fully support Durkin
The Latest on the University of Maryland investigating allegations of coaches bullying players (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Keisha Staples, the mother of Maryland defensive back Antoine Brooks Jr., told the AP she is close with a group of about eight players' parents who would like to meet with athletic director... Read More
Maryland puts Durkin on leave amid football investigation
Maryland placed head coach DJ Durkin on administrative leave Saturday while the school scrutinizes allegations of poor behavior by the football staff, apparent misdeeds that came to light following the death of a player. In an open letter, athletic director Damon Evans wrote: "At this time, the best decision for... Read More
Millionaire baseball pick Murray seeks QB job at Oklahoma
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray insists he hasn't changed, yet there are constant reminders that his life will never be the same. Before June, he was merely a gifted two-sport college athlete. But once the Oakland Athletics took him with the ninth overall pick in the Major League Baseball... Read More
Florida day care worker sentenced after girl's death in van
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida day care worker will spend 11 months behind bars following the death of a toddler in a hot van last summer. Louvenia Johnson pleaded no contest to aggravated manslaughter of a child by culpable negligence, testifying that she was distracted while unloading the children. The... Read More
Ex-Nike employees sue company, alleging unequal compensation
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Four women who used to work for Nike filed a federal lawsuit alleging the company violated state and U.S. equal-pay laws and fostered a work environment that allowed sexual harassment. The suit filed Thursday in Portland, Oregon, is among the first to hit the company since complaints about... Read More
Minnesota's Swanson accused of pushing staff to aid ambition
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A former staffer in Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson's office said he was tasked with recruiting and pressuring her employees to help burnish her political ambitions, raising questions just days before she faces voters in a three-way Democratic primary for governor. D'Andre Norman... Read More
Spa and beauty industry campaign hopes to fill 30,000 jobs
NEW YORK (AP) — The spa and beauty industry is growing so fast that 30,000 jobs are going unfilled. A "Get Your Dream Job" campaign is aiming to change that. Lynnelle Lynch is president of Beauty Changes Lives, a foundation committed to "elevating the perception of careers in beauty and wellness and make it a... Read More
Letter alleges lewd, drunken behavior by lottery officials
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has asked the attorney general to look into a whistleblower complaint about alleged inappropriate and drunken behavior by staff of the California State Lottery, a spokeswoman said Thursday. An anonymous employee last week sent Brown's office and The Sacramento Bee a... Read More
North Carolina police chief indicted on corruption charges
BOLIVIA, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina district attorney says a police chief has been indicted on multiple charges for allegedly working a second job while on duty. Local news outlets report Brunswick County Assistant District Attorney Glenn Emery said Southport Police Chief Gary Lee Smith was indicted this week on... Read More
SUMMER JOBS: Arizona State WR Williams is aspiring surgeon
Kyle Williams was banged up during his freshman season at Arizona State, a shoulder injury that was not particularly serious. In fact, it turned out to be fortuitous. The Sun Devils wide receiver was worked on by Dr. Anikar Chhabra, the team physician and director of sports medicine at the Mayo Clinic in... Read More
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