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Portland, Oregon, Catholic school changes gay hiring policy after backlash

Thursday, 27 August 2015 18:08 Written by
PORTLAND, Ore. A Catholic high school in Portland, Oregon, has reversed its policy on gay employees after receiving a public backlash for refusing to hire a woman because she is a lesbian, school officials said on Thursday. The school board of the all-girls St. Mary's Academy voted unanimously late Wednesday to add sexual orientation to its equal employment opportunity policy. The school had come under fire after it last month withdrew plans to give Lauren…
Bison gores man working on California's Catalina Island
Thursday, 27 August 2015 18:08 Written by
LOS ANGELES A bison gored a man working on an island off the Southern California coast, puncturing his lung and leaving him to stagger hundreds of yards until he found hikers who called for help, the spokesman for a conservation group said on Thursday. The bison is one of about 150 of the large, horned bovine animals that live on picturesque Catalina Island, less than 25 miles (40 km) southwest of Los Angeles. Christopher Baker,…
Former Franchisee Alerted Subway About Fogle, Lawyer Says
Thursday, 27 August 2015 17:41 Written by
A former franchisee alerted a Subway advertising executive in 2008 about her concerns about pitchman Jared Fogle, according to her lawyer. Cindy Mills exchanged phone numbers with Fogle after they met at an event, said Robert Beasley, a lawyer who represents Mills. After Fogle began talking about paying for sex with minors, Beasley said Mills alerted a regional Subway contact in Florida where she is based. Later, she alerted Jeff Moody, who was in charge…
Christmas in August: Walmart to Launch Layaway Plan
Thursday, 27 August 2015 17:41 Written by
The calendar may still say summer but retail giant Walmart is encouraging consumers to get in the Christmas spirit now. With Labor Day more than a week away, the world's largest retailer is scheduled to launch its holiday season layaway plan four months before Dec. 25. 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens': First Look at John Boyega Using Lightsaber 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens': First Order Inspired by Nazis "Toy Week and the kick-off of our…
Houston police officer shoots hospital patient during struggle
Thursday, 27 August 2015 17:33 Written by
AUSTIN, Texas A Houston police officer working a second job as a hospital security guard shot and critically wounded on Thursday a patient who had been combative with staff and fought with security, a Houston police spokesman said. The officer was one of two off-duty police officers working as security at St. Joseph Medical Center in Houston who were called into the room to subdue the suspect, described as a 26-year-old male, the spokesman said.…
SoulCycle Has Alleged 'Illegal' Payment System, Suit Says
Thursday, 27 August 2015 17:29 Written by
A customer of the popular fitness craze SoulCycle says the company is forcing riders to use an "illegal" payment system that requires customers to buy certificates with "unreasonably short expiration periods," according to a new lawsuit. Rachel Cody, of Los Angeles, told ABC News that SoulCycle's payment policy is "infuriating," because the firm requires customers to buy "Series Certificates" that can be redeemed for cycling sessions, the suit says. Cody, who works in financial services,…
Boeing wins $1.49 billion order for 13 P-8A aircraft
Thursday, 27 August 2015 17:12 Written by
WASHINGTON Boeing Co has won a contract worth $1.49 billion to build 13 more P-8A maritime surveillance aircraft, and buy titanium and other materials needed for work on 20 further planes in coming years, the Pentagon announced on Thursday. The contract covers production of nine P-8A aircraft to be built for the U.S. Navy, and four aircraft for the Royal Australian Air Force, the Defense Department said in its daily digest of major weapons contracts.…
Amgen Wins Approval for Second Biotech Cholesterol Drug
Thursday, 27 August 2015 17:02 Written by
Amgen Inc. has won federal approval for the second medicine in a new class of pricey biotech drugs that reduce artery-clogging cholesterol more than older statin drugs that have been used for decades. The drug Repatha could eventually help millions of Americans who face increased risks of heart disease because they cannot control their cholesterol with existing drugs and methods. But concerns about the injectable medication's price tag and long-term benefits will likely limit its…
Lawyer: Former Franchisee Alerted Subway About Fogle
Thursday, 27 August 2015 16:41 Written by
A former franchisee alerted a Subway advertising executive in 2008 about her concerns about pitchman Jared Fogle, according to her lawyer. Cindy Mills exchanged phone numbers with Fogle after they met at an event, said Robert Beasley, a lawyer who represents Mills. After Fogle began talking about paying for sex with minors, Beasley said Mills alerted a regional Subway contact in Florida where she is based. Later, she alerted Jeff Moody, who was in charge…
U.S. prosecutors join probe into New York inmate's death
Thursday, 27 August 2015 16:10 Written by
NEW YORK Federal prosecutors have joined an investigation into the death of a New York prison inmate who was involved in a confrontation with guards at the Fishkill Correctional Facility in April. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara of New York said on Thursday his office is working with the local district attorney in Dutchess County, New York, to investigate the April 21 death of Samuel Harrell. Lawyers for Harrell's family have said he was beaten to…

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