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A former Southwest Airlines ramp agent is suing the company after he says he was wrongfully terminated and subjected to “extreme race discrimination.”
Jamel Parker says when he became a Southwest employee at Houston’s Hobby Airport in 2013, a co-worker first told him about a “white only” break-room where black employees were not welcome.
“You’d hear stories of people going in there and people were running them out of there like what are you doing in here,” Parker said.
Chewable products that protect dogs and cats against fleas can cause neurological problems such as stumbling or seizures, and pet owners need more warning, the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday.
The FDA issued an alert to owners and veterinarians and said it was requiring clearer labels on the products.
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What so many sex-abuse survivors on the U.S. Olympic team have been waiting to hear is that someone in power was listening.
On Thursday, incoming CEO Sarah Hirshland choked back tears and let them know that, indeed, she is.
The most memorable moment from her first major appearance before the U.S. Olympic family came when the former USGA executive gasped for breath, held back a cry and closed her speech by saying, "I, for one, think our future is very bright."
It was, by any measure, the most important speech of the 43-year-old CEO's life.
Florence's floodwaters breached a dam holding back a large reservoir at a Wilmington, North Carolina power plant Friday, and coal ash from an adjacent dump could be flowing into the nearby Cape Fear River.
Duke Energy spokeswoman Paige Sheehan said the utility doesn't believe the breach at the L.V. Sutton Power Station poses a significant threat of increased flooding to nearby communities.
Floodwaters breached several points overnight in the earthen dam at Sutton Lake, the plant's 1,100-acre (445-hectare) reservoir. Lake water then flooded one of three large coal ash dumps lining the lakeshore.
President Donald Trump said Thursday that it's time for the Senate to "get on with it" as the Judiciary Committee works to schedule a hearing to consider Christine Blasey Ford's allegation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were in high school, NBC News reported.
"I don’t think you can delay it any longer," Trump said in an interview with Fox's Sean Hannity just before a campaign rally in Las Vegas. "They’ve delayed it a week, and they have to get on with it."
Trump's rally was in large part to boost the re-election hopes of Sen. Dean Heller, the only incumbent Republican whose race is rated as a "toss up" by the Cook Political Report. He told the crowd during his stump speech that Heller's vote "is more important than mine because he’s gotta help Brett get in."
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Days before his long-awaited trial was set to begin, former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight pleaded no contest Thursday to a voluntary manslaughter charge for running over a man with a pickup truck in the parking lot of a Compton hamburger stand.
Knight is facing a 28-year state prison term when he is sentenced in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom Oct. 4 by Superior Court Judge Ronald S. Coen. Along with the voluntary manslaughter charge, Knight admitted an allegation that he used a deadly weapon -- a truck -- when he ran down 55-year- old Terry Carter in the parking lot of Tam's Burgers in the 1200 block of West Rosecrans Avenue on Jan. 29, 2015.
Knight, now 53, also struck and injured Cle "Bone" Sloan, who recovered after being seriously injured, authorities said.
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Upon further review, a New Jersey man will get his full $82,000 payout on a disputed $110 sports bet.
And several other gamblers who made similar bets at wildly inflated odds will also be paid in full, FanDuel said Thursday.
The online sports betting company said it will pay Anthony Prince of Newark the full 750-1 payout he was promised when the company's automated system mistakenly generated long odds on the final moments of the Denver Broncos-Oakland Raiders game on Sunday.
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Facebook said on Thursday it would cut back the on-site support staff that it has provided in the past to political campaigns including President Donald Trump’s in 2016, NBC News reported.
Facebook said in a statement that it was pulling back that kind of help for political ads beginning with this year’s midterm elections, and would focus on providing free information to elected officials and campaigns through a website, politics.fb.com.
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It’s been 11 days since Dick and Linda Dunmire have set foot in their home in Boiling Spring Lake, North Carolina. Staying with family in North Wildwood, New Jersey for the past week and a half, the couple anxiously awaits their return to the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.
It's official: It will cost you more to check a bag on any of the three biggest U.S. airlines.
American Airlines said Thursday that it is raising fees for checking bags by $5 apiece each way, matching Delta and United.
The first bag is now $30 and the second is $40. Those are each way, so checking two bags on a round trip will cost $140. High-spending frequent flyers and customers who book with the airline's credit card typically avoid the fees.
People who want straws with their drinks at California restaurants will have to request them under a new law.
The law signed Thursday by Gov. Jerry Brown makes California the first state to bar full-service restaurants from automatically giving out single-use plastic straws. It takes effect next year.
The law doesn't ban plastic straws outright like some cities have. San Francisco and Seattle passed bans earlier this year.
California restaurants that don't comply will get two warnings before being fined up to $300 per year.
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It was decades ago, but Sara Schwendinger remembers perfectly the panic she felt when she realized a car was following her as she ran along a country road at dusk, just outside her small Wisconsin hometown.
She desperately tore into a cornfield and listened as the vehicle stopped.
Wells Fargo, the third-biggest U.S. bank, plans to lower its employee headcount by 5 percent to 10 percent in the next three years as part of its ongoing turnaround plan, the company announced Thursday.
The bank has 265,000 employees, meaning the reduction would result in a loss of between 13,250 and 26,500 jobs.
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Clapping and raising their hands to the sky, hundreds of people clad in white gathered at an 18th-century fort in the Puerto Rican capital on Thursday to remember the thousands who died in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria as the U.S. territory struggles to recover one year after the Category 4 storm hit.
Religious leaders and government officials recalled how Puerto Rico was ravaged by the storm that killed an estimated 2,975 people and caused more than an estimated $100 billion in damage.
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A raccoon busted pawing through a woman's bathroom cabinet was subjected not to a mugshot, but to a selfie.
The rogue raccoon was looking somewhat guilty when it was caught with its arm in the bathroom cabinet of a home in Pinellas County, Florida, this week.
"A masked bandit!" Pinellas County Sheriff's Office captioned a photo of the perp on Facebook." The raccoon is shown perched atop the bathroom cabinet with its tail hanging down, one paw in the cabinet, the other gripping the mirror for stability.