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Ferguson Shooting Information is Public but Cost is High

Ferguson Shooting Information is Public but Cost is High

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials in Ferguson, Missouri, are charging nearly 10 times the cost of some of their own employees’ salaries before they will agree to turn over files under public records laws about the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Missouri’s attorney general on Monday, after the AP first disclosed the practice, contacted Ferguson’s [...]
L.A. Hotel Workers Celebrate Higher Pay, Leaving PovertyAmid cheers from labor and community supporters, 12 of the 15 Los Angeles City Council members voted Wednesday in favor of an ordinance that will raise the minimum wage for workers in large hotels to $15.37 per hour. The measure will apply to hotels with 300 rooms or more beginning in July 2015, and expand [...]
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Ferguson Police Chief Apologizes to Michael Brown’s FamilyST. LOUIS (AP) — The Missouri police chief whose officer fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old last month released a video Thursday apologizing to the family and the community, acknowledging that Michael Brown’s body remained in the street for too long after he was killed. The video featuring Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson was released by a public [...]
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Blaze Consumes Michael Brown Memorial in FergusonFERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Anger spilled over Tuesday after fire destroyed one of two memorials on the street where Michael Brown was killed, a site that has become sacred to many in Ferguson and others nationwide focused on interactions between minorities and police. How the fire happened wasn’t immediately clear, but it stoked fresh resentment [...]
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Eric Holder to Resign as U.S. Attorney GeneralWASHINGTON (AP) — Eric Holder, who served as the public face of the Obama administration’s legal fight against terrorism and pushed to make the criminal justice system more even-handed, is resigning after six years on the job. He is the nation’s first Black attorney general. The White House said that President Barack Obama planned to [...]
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Border Patrol to Test Body Cameras on AgentsWASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol will begin testing body-worn cameras on agents next month, the head of its parent agency said Thursday, a step toward seeing if the technology should be used in the field as the government seeks to blunt criticism about agents’ use of force. R. Gil Kerlikowske, Customs and Border [...]
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Food Stamp Cuts Limited – Thanks to Work by StatesWASHINGTON (AP) — Cuts to the nation’s food stamp program enacted this year are only affecting four states, far from the sweeping overhaul that Republicans had pushed, an Associated Press review has found. As a result, it’s unclear whether the law will realize the estimated $8.6 billion in savings over 10 years that the GOP [...]
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Pregnant Workers Need Safeguards, Lawmakers Tell CourtWASHINGTON (AP) — More than 120 members of Congress urged the Supreme Court last week to recognize that pregnant workers are entitled to reasonable accommodations such as light duty, saying it’s needed to ensure that expecting mothers are not forced out of their jobs. In a friend-of-the-court brief, the Democratic lawmakers — 99 from the [...]
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Police Body Cameras Can Build Trust, White House SaysWASHINGTON (AP) — Requiring police officers to wear body cameras is one potential solution to bridging deep mistrust between law enforcement and the public, the White House said, weighing in on a national debate sparked by the shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed Black man, on Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Missouri. In the days and [...]
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Tip Campaign for Marriott Hotel Housekeepers BeginsNEW YORK (AP) — Do you leave a tip in your hotel room for the maid? Marriott is launching a program with Maria Shriver to put envelopes in hotel rooms to encourage tipping. The campaign, called “The Envelope Please,” begins this week. Envelopes will be placed in 160,000 rooms in the U.S. and Canada. Some [...]
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