SANDY HOOK, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky state investigator says state prison officials in Elliott County didn't properly investigate allegations that a prison supervisor was sexually harassing...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico State Personnel Board has been ordered to reconsider if the 19 employees fired when Attorney General Hector Balderas entered office are entitled to state job...
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah (AP) — The Air Force plans to transfer a unit that evaluates bombs and other weapons to Hill Air Force Base in Utah from Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Search and recovery personnel found the body of another worker Sunday in the rubble of a northern Illinois silicone factory that exploded and burst into flames two days...
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the explosion and fire at an Illinois silicone plant (all times local):
Search and rescue personnel have located and are recovering the...
CHICAGO (AP) — After less than a day on the picket line, striking staff at the City Colleges of Chicago announced a tentative agreement with college administrators.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police say a state Transportation Department employee stole a disability parking placard from work, and an investigation found other PennDOT employees...
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Central Michigan has fired gymnastics coach Jerry Reighard after an investigation confirmed he disregarded medical staff in addressing athlete injuries.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine diplomats have started evacuating a small group of Filipinos from the Libyan capital after it was hit by a barrage of rocket fire that wounded one Filipino,...
PHOENIX (AP) — The board that oversees Arizona's police and fire pension plan has placed the executive in charge of the massive fund on paid leave as a workplace complaint is...
Death of girl prompts changes to RI child welfare agency
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The head of Rhode Island's child welfare agency says she has made changes in personnel and policy following the death of a disabled 9-year-old girl in a foster...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A state auditor report accuses a former California labor official of gross misconduct by making improper personnel decisions to benefit her daughter.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Strapped with an aging fleet, the U.S. Coast Guard is about to award a contract for a much-needed new icebreaker to help compete against Russia and China for a presence in the...
HONOLULU (AP) — The University of Hawaii has warned that proposed budget reductions by the Hawaii Legislature would result in the elimination of hundreds of positions.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse in U.N. peacekeeping missions decreased in 2018 — but allegations against other U.N. personnel and against staff of organizations...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States will revoke or deny visas to International Criminal Court personnel seeking to investigate alleged war crimes and other abuses committed by U.S. forces in...
NORTON, Kan. (AP) — A statewide shortage of trained medical personnel has left many rural county ambulance services having to delay hospital transfers to ensure they have enough staff for...
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Former Miami standouts DeMarcus Van Dyke and Joel Rodriguez have been promoted to new roles on Manny Diaz's staff with the Hurricanes.
MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — Western Illinois University has laid off 132 employees due to budget difficulties.
Officials at the Macomb school say 29 faculty members, 89 civil service workers, a...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Casino magnate and major GOP donor Sheldon Adelson is battling cancer, but industry analysts and his Las Vegas Sands Corp. on Friday said the gambling empire he founded and helms...
Trump picks ambassador to Canada for UN post
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Friday that he has selected Kelly Craft, the U.S. ambassador to Canada, as his nominee to serve as the next U.S. ambassador to the United...
India, South Africa to boost defense ties, trade
NEW DELHI (AP) — India and South Africa will boost ties in key areas such as defense, maritime security, information technology and trade under a three-year strategic exchange program, their leaders said Friday.
The plan was announced by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting South African President Cyril Ramaphosa after they met in New Delhi.
Two-way trade is expected to rise to $10.65 billion in 2018-19 from $9.38 billion in 2017-18.
Rauner administration reduced number of state patronage jobs
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Former Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration reclassified thousands of state jobs so an applicant's political loyalty and connections may no longer be considered during the hiring process, according to a former administration official.
Cheyenne mayor declares new protections for LGBTQ employees
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Cheyenne Mayor Marian Orr announced full discrimination protections for LGBTQ city employees.
The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports Orr announced the protections Tuesday during her State of the City address to the Wyoming Legislature.
Alaska pipeline corporation removes president
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The president of the state-sanctioned Alaska Gasline Development Corp. has been dismissed.
President Keith Meyer was removed Thursday and replaced by Joe Dubler, who will be serving on an interim basis, the Alaska Journal of Commerce reported .
Iowa safety inspectors say their firings were retaliation
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Two Iowa workplace safety inspectors were fired in what they are calling retaliation for blowing the whistle on a hostile environment inside their agency.
Salary shifts under interim Greenville sheriff
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Salaries for interim Greenville County Sheriff Johnny Mack Brown and his command staff totaled $1.3 million, compared to $866,000 under the administration of suspended Sheriff Will Lewis.
Panda Express worker suffers burns after explosion
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — An employee at a Hawaii Panda Express was taken to the hospital for burn injuries following a suspected gas explosion at the restaurant.
Several businesses in the Kona Commons shopping center were evacuated Monday because of the explosion, West Hawaii Today reported .
Police arrived at 11:38 a.m. Fire crews were already on scene.
New law center in eastern Iowa taking shape
CLINTON, Iowa (AP) — Today, it still takes a bit of imagination to envision the future Clinton County law center.
But by the end of April, the structure that currently has several workers on site, piecing together the multi-million dollar facility, will be a fully functional law center capable of housing Clinton County inmates in Clinton.
Injuries of US diplomats in China differ from those in Cuba
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fourteen of 15 U.S. diplomats pulled from China for medical testing this year have been found not to have the same set of injuries as personnel evacuated earlier from Cuba, the State Department said Wednesday.
FBI reassigns personnel in Asia amid misconduct allegations
WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI has reassigned several employees based in Asia amid allegations of misconduct.
The agency released a statement in response to a Wall Street Journal report Thursday that the Justice Department's inspector general was investigating allegations against FBI employees in some half a dozen cities, including locations in East and Southeast Asia.
Details of the allegations were unclear. The Journal report cites anonymous sources familiar with the matter.
No panic in Philly despite 2-2 start
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A mediocre start won't force the Philadelphia Eagles to make personnel changes.
Coach Doug Pederson reiterated his confidence in his staff and players as the defending Super Bowl champions get ready for an NFC championship game rematch against the Vikings.
"The sky is not falling. The sun came up today. We're 2-2," Pederson said Wednesday. "We're still in good position, control our own destiny. A lot of football ahead of us and there is no panic.
Sweetwater to add 1,000 jobs by 2022 with $76.4M expansion
FORT WATNE, Ind. (AP) — Online music instrument and audio gear retailer Sweetwater says it will add 1,000 jobs by 2022 with an expansion of its campus outside Fort Wayne.
Sweetwater said Tuesday the $76.4 million project will include a 350,000-square-foot warehouse and a 35,000-square-foot conference center.
It said the new jobs will include logistics, marketing and administrative personnel and will pay $54,000 per year on average.
New Mexico plans deep cuts to state’s human resources jobs
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state of New Mexico plans to cut full-time jobs in human resources across state government by more than 30 percent.
The State Personnel Office said the goal is part of a plan to move human resources bureaus from various departments into one agency, The Santa Fe New Mexican reported last weekend.
Top leaders at prison where 4 died demoted, took pay cuts
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina prison officials slashed the pay of two top administrators who had leadership responsibilities at a lockup where four employees were killed last year during the deadliest breakout attempt in state history.
Both men were demoted and their salaries slashed by 26 percent in May for what was described as "gross inefficiency," according to personnel records prisons officials provided to The Associated Press on Thursday.
Israel: Border crossing with Syria to reopen for UN staff
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's defense minister says the country's border crossing with Syria is reopening for U.N. personnel and will resume operating as before the civil war erupted next door.
Avigdor Lieberman visited the Quneitra crossing on Thursday.
He says Israel remains committed to its non-intervention policy in Syria. He says the reopening merely means that security considerations now allow the crossing to operate.
Court denies appeal by auditor in personnel file dispute
MANSFIELD, La. (AP) — A legal dispute over whether the Louisiana Legislative Auditor can access a sheriff's department personnel files will remain in northwest Louisiana.
KTBS-TV reports the Louisiana Supreme Court turned down an appeal from the auditor's office seeking to have the dispute moved from a DeSoto Parish court to East Baton Rouge Parish.
Acting leader of Regional Health gets job permanently
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The woman named acting president and CEO of Rapid City-based Regional Health in July has been given the job permanently.
Paulette Davidson took over as leader of the health system after then-CEO Brent Philips left in a move the board would describe only as a "personnel issue."
The board of directors issued a statement Thursday removing the "acting" portion of Davidson's title.
Top Vegas public defender disciplined in sex harassment case
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The head of the public defender's office in Las Vegas received unspecified discipline following a sexual harassment investigation, officials said Thursday.
Public Defender Phil Kohn was found to have made "inappropriate comments of a sexual nature in the workplace and engaged in inappropriate physical behavior toward employees," Clark County Manager Yolanda King said in a statement.
Arkansas attorney general releases records from agency work
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' attorney general on Wednesday released the remaining personnel records from her work at a state agency, including a form that she said incorrectly states she was discharged from the job for gross misconduct.
Judge orders release of Arkansas attorney general’s records
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A judge has ordered the public release of a portion of Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge's past personnel record ahead of the November election.
UW to present employee sex harassment policy to regents
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin System officials are preparing to present a draft policy on employee sexual misconduct to regents.
The Board of Regents in June mandated employee personnel files include documentation of sexual misconduct allegations or investigations as well. The regents also ordered UW institutions to share those files if the employee is looking for work at another UW campus or state agency.
Robins Air Force base in Georgia plans to add 1,200 jobs
ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force says it wants to add 1,200 jobs within the next year at its sprawling base in central Georgia.
The hiring initiative was announced Wednesday at Robins Air Force Base, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of Macon.
Brig. Gen. John Kubinec says the base needs more workers at its Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex, which is seeing its "most consequential year for new workload growth in over a decade."
Lawsuit raises fresh questions over safety of prison workers
REIDSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A lawsuit by a prison nurse raises questions about the safety of medical personnel working in Georgia state prisons.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that 42-year-old Alicia Butler is suing the Department of Corrections over a 2016 assault at Georgia State Prison near Reidsville.
Former Illinois workers sue to get jobs back
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Eight former Illinois workers are suing Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration, alleging they lost their jobs for political reasons.
The workers were laid off from the Illinois Department of Transportation, The State Journal-Register reported.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Personnel from the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals will conduct an inspection of the Iowa State Fair concession games as the fair kicks off.
The inspections will take place at 1 p.m. Thursday. Staff from the Social & Charitable Gambling Unit will be checking the games to make sure they are appropriately licensed and conducted in a fair and honest manner.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera says it has reached labor agreements with two of its largest unions but has not said whether the deals will allow regular Sunday performances for the first time.