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Many see cause for optimism despite slower US job growth

Many see cause for optimism despite slower US job growth

Angelo Falcone, left, is interviewed by Eric Larkee for a bartender job at a job fair held by The Genuine Hospitality Group, in Miami. The restaurant group is expanding in South Florida and is hiring for all positions at its restaurants. On Friday, Feb. 5, the U.S. government issued the Janu…

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Many see cause for optimism despite slower US job growth

Many see cause for optimism despite slower US job growth

Once you take a fuller view, a brighter picture of the job market emerges.

February 05, 2016 3:14 pmLoading…
Woman claims discrimination for not being American Indian

Woman claims discrimination for not being American Indian

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A woman is suing the parent company of a Rapid City halfway house, alleging she was discriminated and retaliated against while she was employed by the facility because she is not American Indian.

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Tortured Italian student died 'slow death': Egypt official

Tortured Italian student died 'slow death': Egypt official

CAIRO — The body of an Italian graduate student who disappeared last month has been found with multiple stab wounds, cigarette burns and other signs of torture and a “slow death” on a roadside on the outskirts of Cairo, an Egyptian prosecutor said Thursday.

February 04, 2016 3:10 pmLoading…
Wisconsin firm terminates Muslim workers in prayer dispute

Wisconsin firm terminates Muslim workers in prayer dispute

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A civil liberties group said Wednesday that it plans to file federal discrimination and harassment complaints after a Wisconsin manufacturer fired seven Muslim employees for violating a company break policy that doesn't provide extra time for prayer.

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Drone schools spread in China to field pilots for new sector

BEIJING — A new cottage industry has sprung up in China: drone pilot schools.

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Drone schools spread in China to field pilots for new sector

Drone schools spread in China to field pilots for new sector

An instructor teaches about drones at a school run by TT Aviation Technology in Beijing on Oct. 17. There are more than 40 such schools in China.

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Ex-chief who called criminals 'mopes' convicted of 4 charges

Ex-chief who called criminals 'mopes' convicted of 4 charges

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former small-town Ohio police chief who developed an outsize Facebook following for blunt, humorous commentary about the criminals he calls "mopes" found himself grouped with them Monday as he was convicted of four misdemeanors, including assault of a female officer w…

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County treasurer faces sexual harassment lawsuit

LAS CRUCES, N.M. — A Dona Ana County employee has filed a lawsuit against Treasurer David Gutierrez over allegations of sexual harassment.

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Problems in Detroit, Flint show rift over emergency managers

Problems in Detroit, Flint show rift over emergency managers

Genesee County Volunteer Militia members and protesters gather for a rally outside of Flint City Hall on Sunday Jan. 24, 2016 over the cities ongoing water crisis. The militia was handing out free bottled water and water filters. (Conor Ralph/The Flint Journal — MLive.com via AP)

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Problems in Michigan show rift over emergency managers

Problems in Michigan show rift over emergency managers

DETROIT — Darnell Earley didn’t come up with the plan to channel corrosive river water into Flint’s old lead-lined water pipes, causing a health emergency. And he certainly can’t be blamed for the Detroit school system’s decaying facilities and wrecked finances.

January 24, 2016 4:21 pmLoading…

GOP lawmakers want exemptions for gay marriage opponents

ATLANTA (AP) — Months after the Supreme Court effectively legalized same-sex marriage, lawmakers across the U.S. are pushing bills that would give businesses and some public employees the right to refuse serving gay couples because of their religious beliefs.

January 22, 2016 6:00 pmLoading…
Phoenix school district 'outraged' over photo of racial slur

Phoenix school district 'outraged' over photo of racial slur

PHOENIX (AP) — A suburban Phoenix school district is taking disciplinary action after a photo of students spelling out a racial slur with T-shirts showed up on social media.

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Missouri graduate students consider creating union

Missouri graduate students consider creating union

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — University of Missouri graduate students workers have drafted bylaws for a potential union.

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Rauner, GOP leaders want state takeover of Chicago schools

CHICAGO (AP) — Backed by Gov. Bruce Rauner, top Illinois Republicans called Wednesday for a state takeover of the financially troubled Chicago Public Schools, which faces a nearly $1 billion budget deficit that could lead to thousands of teacher layoffs and a possible strike in a matter of months.

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New Idaho bill would ban gay discrimination

BOISE, Idaho — A bill has been introduced in the Idaho Senate that seeks to ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Report: NPS river trips hostile to women in Grand Canyon

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Deep inside the Grand Canyon, on river trips that stretch for weeks, National Park Service workers have preyed on their female colleagues, demanding sex and retaliating against women who refused, a federal investigation found.

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Dozens of Detroit schools close due to teacher protest

DETROIT (AP) — A wave of teacher absences described by an activist as "rolling strikes" shut down more than half of Detroit's 100 public schools Monday, keeping thousands of students at home as a so-called sick-out entered a second week.

January 11, 2016 4:40 pmLoading…
Muslims fired from plant can reapply after prayer dispute

Muslims fired from plant can reapply after prayer dispute

FORT MORGAN, Colo. — About 150 mostly Somali workers who were fired from a Colorado meatpacking plant in a workplace prayer dispute can soon apply to be rehired.

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