Ukraine pushes to exclude Russia from 2024 Paris Olympics

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — With next year’s Paris Olympics on the horizon and Russia’s invasion looking more like a prolonged conflict, Ukraine’s sports minister on Friday renewed a threat to boycott the games if Russia and Belarus are allowed to compete and said Kyiv would lobby other nations to join. Such a move could lead to the… Continue reading Ukraine pushes to exclude Russia from 2024 Paris Olympics

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Lawrence man convicted in 2016 Methuen murder

A Lawrence man has been convicted in the 2016 murder of a woman in front of their four-year-old son, Essex County District Attorney Paul Tucker announced Friday.  Tucker praised the prosecution, victim witness and investigators involved in the case after a Superior Court jury in Salem found Emilio DeLarosa, 38, guilty of first-degree murder after… Continue reading Lawrence man convicted in 2016 Methuen murder

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Mafia boss found working as pizza boss after 16 years on the run

(CNN) — Italian anti-Mafia police have arrested another mobster on the run, just two weeks after the sensational arrest on January 16 of Sicilian Cosa Nostra superboss Matteo Messina Denaro at a health clinic in Palermo, Sicily. This time it was Edgardo Greco, 63, who was apprehended in Saint-Etienne, France, where he was working under the alias Paolo… Continue reading Mafia boss found working as pizza boss after 16 years on the run

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One Killed in Multi-Vehicle Accident on Highway 4 [Martinez, CA]

Three-Car Crash near Pine Street Left One Fatality MARTINEZ, CA (February 3, 2023) – Early Wednesday morning, one person was pronounced dead after a multi-vehicle accident on Highway 4. Officers responded to the scene just after 4:15 a.m., along the westbound lanes of State Route 4, just east of Pine Street. Upon arrival, police learned… Continue reading One Killed in Multi-Vehicle Accident on Highway 4 [Martinez, CA]

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Activision settles another workplace suit for $35 million

By MATT OTT AP Business Writer Videogame maker Activision Blizzard has agreed to pay $35 million to settle federal regulatory charges that it failed to collect and respond to employee complaints of workplace misconduct and violated a federal whistleblower protection rule. The settlement announced Friday by the Securities and Exchange Commission comes after the troubled… Continue reading Activision settles another workplace suit for $35 million

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Bill would bar Colorado employers from seeking information that reveals job-seeker’s age during application process

A new bill advancing through the Colorado legislature would close what the AARP calls a “loophole” in state discrimination law by banning employers from asking for information that could reveal an applicant’s age. In addition to being prohibited from explicitly asking about age, the Job Application Fairness Act — officially labeled SB23-058 — would also… Continue reading Bill would bar Colorado employers from seeking information that reveals job-seeker’s age during application process

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‘Dangerous’: Gun ruling giving domestic abusers rights prompts rebuke from California AG Bonta

By Erik Larson | Bloomberg The decades-old US law barring domestic abusers from possessing firearms contradicts the nation’s “historical tradition” of access to guns even for people who may not be “model citizens,” an appeals court said in a ruling that prompted a Justice Department rebuke. The statute is unconstitutional because it gives too much… Continue reading ‘Dangerous’: Gun ruling giving domestic abusers rights prompts rebuke from California AG Bonta

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Blinken postpones China trip following balloon discovery

By MATTHEW LEE WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken has postponed a planned high-stakes weekend diplomatic trip to China as the Biden administration weighs a broader response to the discovery of a high-altitude Chinese balloon flying over sensitive sites in the western United States, a U.S. official said Friday. The abrupt decision came… Continue reading Blinken postpones China trip following balloon discovery

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