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December 24, 2015 3:03 PM $4 million settlement in Sara Lee race discrimination case

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced the settlement. DALLAS, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Hillshire Brands Co. will pay $4 million to settle a race discrimination suit at a former Texas manufacturing facility of its Sara Lee brand, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced. The company, formerly known as Sara Lee Corp., was sued by 74 African 54

December 20, 2015 2:25 PM Massachusetts Court to Hear Case on Profanity-Laced Letter

Michael Costello knew being a selectman in a small town wouldn't be a glamorous job, but he never imagined he'd be called a "thug," ''scumbag," ''loser" and other, unprintable names in anonymous letters mailed to his home. Now the highest court in Massachusetts has decided to re-examine the state's criminal harassment law to determine whether it violates 40

December 19, 2015 10:45 AM Media Organizations Call on Sierra Leone to Release Editor

The Committee to Protect Journalists and the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists are calling on Sierra Leone authorities to release the managing editor of a local daily newspaper. The groups said Saturday that Jonathan Leigh of the Independent Observer was arrested Thursday on accusations of publishing false information. Kelvin Lewis, president of the Sierra 42

December 19, 2015 2:54 AM Ex-NY Giants player gets 30 days in jail for harassing wife

Former New York Giants player Luke Petitgout (PEHT'-ih-goo) will serve 30 days in jail after being convicted of harassing his estranged wife and her date. The 39-year-old former offensive tackle was sentenced Friday after being convicted of a harassment charge in Manhattan Criminal Court. Petitgout was found not guilty of misdemeanor assault 37

December 16, 2015 5:37 AM Questions Legitimate Journalists Should Be Asking Hillary Clinton

On Sept. 14, 2012, three days after the murder of Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods in Benghazi, Libya, Hillary Clinton appeared at Andrews air force base, where she spoke with family members of those slain. Shortly afterward, Tyrone Woods' father reported that she told him, "We are going to have the filmmaker 51

December 13, 2015 3:12 PM States Expanded Gun Rights After Sandy Hook School Massacre

The 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in which a mentally troubled young man killed 26 children and teachers, served as a rallying cry for gun-control advocates across the nation. But in the three years since, many states have moved in the opposite direction, embracing the National Rifle Association's axiom that more "good guys with guns" 53 14

December 13, 2015 1:30 AM Arrest made in connection with California mosque fire

Mosque fire being investigated as arson Nobody was hurt and the fire was quickly extinguished, though it caused smoke damage throughout the building, authorities said. The FBI is investigating along with local authorities, said Laura Eimiller from the agency's Los Angeles division. "Terrorism should not beget terrorism and that's what this would be if in fact there 47

December 12, 2015 2:53 AM FBI investigates California mosque fire

Mosque fire being investigated as arson (CNN)A fire reported as a possible arson damaged a Southern California mosque on Friday, authorities reported. Four or five people were praying inside the Islamic Society of the Coachella Valley when the fire started about noon, Riverside County Supervisor John Benoit told CNN affiliate KMIR. Nobody was hurt and the fire was quickly 48

December 9, 2015 6:45 PM Charter school next to future Planned Parenthood clinic sues antiabortion protesters

School leaders at a public charter school in Northeast Washington filed a lawsuit Wednesday against antiabortion protesters who they say are harassing students in their efforts to stop construction of a Planned Parenthood facility next door. Two Rivers Public Charter School alleges in a complaint filed in D.C. Superior Court that the protesters have engaged 36

December 8, 2015 9:23 AM Serb Defense Minister, Fired for Sexism, Pledges Loyalty

Serbia's defense minister, who has been fired over a sexist comment to a female journalist, says he feels disgraced but remains loyal to the prime minister and his ruling party. Bratislav Gasic said Tuesday that harassment of women is widespread in Serbia and said he will make it his mission to fight the problem in the future. Gasic sparked outrage after 43