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FILE - In this Dec. 26, 2016, file photo, Maryland head coach DJ Durkin walks the sideline during the first half of the Quick Lane Bowl NCAA college football game against Boston College in Detroit. Maryland placed the head of the football team's strength and conditioning staff on paid leave while it investigates claims he verbally abused and humiliated players, a person briefed on the situation said. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, on condition of anonymity because Maryland had not announced the decision regarding Rick Court. The person says athletic director Damon Evans spoke with the football team Saturday morning and Durkin was still leading the program. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
August 11, 2018 - 7:37 pm
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...
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August 10, 2018 - 11:38 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Four women who used to work for Nike have filed a federal lawsuit against the company, alleging it violated state and U.S. equal-pay laws and fostered a work environment that allowed sexual harassment. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the suit filed Thursday in Portland is...
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August 09, 2018 - 2:16 pm
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...
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August 07, 2018 - 12:41 pm
ROME (AP) — Italy's parliament has passed 5-Star Movement-led labor reform that aims to crack down on short-term employment and precarious labor practices, although critics say it will cause many people to lose their jobs. The law, approved Tuesday afternoon in the Italian Senate, shortens the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2000, file photo, former President George H.W. Bush waves as he leaves Methodist Hospital with his cardiologist, Mark Hausknecht, after a news conference in Houston. Hausknecht, who once treated former President George H.W. Bush, was fatally shot by a fellow bicyclist Friday, July 20, 2018, while riding through a Houston medical complex, and police were trying to determine if the shooting was random or a targeted act. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
July 23, 2018 - 7:34 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Dr. Mark Hausknecht usually rode his bicycle to work each morning, as he lived less than 2 miles from Houston Methodist Hospital. He was following his normal routine last week when a man also riding a bike approached the Houston cardiologist from behind and shot him twice in the...
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July 19, 2018 - 10:28 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paramount says it has fired the head of its television division for making unspecified comments that drew complaints from employees. Paramount Pictures CEO Jim Gianopulos wrote in a memo Thursday that Amy Powell had been fired for making comments that were "inconsistent with...
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FILE- In this March 29, 2018, file photo, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt talks with local media following a press conference after taking a tour of the Black Thunder coal mine outside of Wright, Wyo. Pruitt moved to roll back environmental regulations affecting many industries. Pruitt proposed last year to repeal a key climate-change regulation of President Barack Obama’s administration, which aimed to reduce emissions of carbon-trapping gases from coal-fired power plants. (Josh Galemor/The Casper Star-Tribune via AP, File)
July 07, 2018 - 2:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking over from an ambitious predecessor known for seeking out the rich, powerful and conservative, the Environmental Protection Agency's newly named acting chief has promised to reach out to anxious staffers throughout the demoralized agency and to lawmakers of both political...
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July 04, 2018 - 9:25 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — More is the key word for the 2018 Essence Festival as it gears up for fans planning to descend upon New Orleans over the 4th of July holiday weekend for its 24th cultural explosion. Michelle Ebanks, president of Essence Communications Inc., said since the first festival was held...
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July 03, 2018 - 1:25 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese media startup Uzabase is acquiring Quartz, a New York-based online business news platform, from Atlantic Media. Uzabase's deal with the U.S. media company is valued at between $75 million and $110 million, depending on Quartz's financial performance, and expected to close...
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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, right, with her partner Clarke Gayford, holds their newly born baby girl, Neve, at Auckland Hospital on Sunday, June 24, 2018. Ardern made her first public appearance on Sunday since giving birth to her daughter on Thursday. Ardern is just the second elected world leader to give birth while holding office. (Greg Bowker/New Zealand Herald via AP)
June 24, 2018 - 9:05 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her partner have named their baby daughter Neve and say they want her to grow up in a world in which she can make choices about her family and career based on what she wants. Ardern made her first public appearance on...
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