Janitors suffer some of the highest rates of injury on the job. That costs employers millions of dollars in compensation and lost work time. A Florida school district decided to address the issue by instituting a fitness test for prospective custodians. But the test is so tough the district is having a hard time filling positions.
President Obama's new ad uses anticipatory guilt to try and get young voters who might not be as excited as they were four years ago to vote. Meanwhile, Republican Mitt Romney's new ad is born of the now-infamous video in which he is seen talking about the "47 percent."
The principal chief of the Cherokee Nation is calling on Massachusetts senator to apologize for a video that allegedly shows members of his staff imitating "stereotypical 'war whoops chants.'" Brown has said he doesn't condone the actions.
A battle is under way in Iowa over whether a state Supreme Court justice can keep his job. Critics have launched an all-out campaign to throw him off the bench because of his ruling three years ago clearing the way for same-sex marriage. The judge's supporters are fighting back, in a fashion.
The school year's in full swing, and the pressure's on to land a date for the homecoming dance. But where a simple, subtle "ask" was once the norm, more and more teens are going to extreme lengths to make their "promposals" stand out — from elaborate videos to helicopter flyovers.
Under a preliminary settlement filed in district court, the sum includes $730,000 to the named plaintiffs and others who were arrested or pepper-sprayed on Nov. 18, 2011, at the University of California, Davis. A federal judge must approve the agreement, and parties have the right to appeal.
Months after his sudden removal from his post in Afghanistan, Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair has been charged with multiple violations of the military's Uniform Code, ranging from wrongful sexual conduct to several rules violations.
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