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Sexual misconduct often part of the job in hospitality work

CHICAGO — One woman recalls how a general manager at a Chicago-area restaurant where she worked told her that if security cameras recorded him reaching between her legs and grabbing her genitals, he could simply “edit that out.” Another woman worked at an Atlanta restaurant and says her boss did nothing when two dishwashers kept …

Venezuela’s ruling party wins big in mayoral elections

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela’s ruling socialist party swept mayoral races in most of the state capitals and major cities in Sunday elections boycotted by several opposition parties, officials announced. The ruling party won in 41 of 42 cities where a winner was declared, according to early official results. The opposition even lost in strongholds such …

South Korea imposes new sanctions on North Korea

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — South Korea added several North Korean groups and individuals to its sanctions list Monday in a largely symbolic move that is part of efforts to cut off funding for the North’s weapons programs. The government said those added were 20 North Korean groups, including several banks and companies, and 12 …

Dengvaxia purchase decision during Garin’s term: Ona

MANILA — Former Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Enrique Ona on Sunday distanced himself from the dengue vaccine mess since he has already left DOH when officials decided to purchase Dengvaxia for its dengue immunization program in 2016. “I was out of the government in 2016 when I first heard that the DOH was going to …

Oklahoma City officer shoots and kills man after scuffle

OKLAHOMA CITY — Police say a man was shot and killed in Oklahoma City by an officer after he took pepper spray and a Taser away from the officer during a scuffle. Oklahoma City Police Sgt. Robbie Robertson says an officer responded to a request to check on a person lying on the side of …

Experts call for research grants fund hike

MANILA — The government should increase its research grants to universities to help create innovative solutions through information and communications technology (ICT) to ensure that the Internet of Things (IOT) will help the country advance. Former National Computer Center Chairman Ike Seneres made this call on Saturday in a forum held at the Ortigas Center in …

Martial law extension a must to curb terror sympathizers: DND

MANILA — The extension of martial law in Mindanao is essential to completely curb threats from sympathizers of the Maute-ISIS, the Department of National Defense (DND) said Sunday. “It will help us to continue our momentum in our campaign against the Daesh (Arabic word for ISIS) and their sympathizers and not to do so will allow …

Honduras’ electoral court finds results ‘consistent’

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Honduras’ electoral court finished a hand recount of votes in nearly 5,000 ballot boxes Sunday, saying that results were “extremely consistent” with original data for the presidential election two weeks earlier. Court president David Matamoros said the recount of less than one-third of the total number of boxes showed that tallies done …

Files show birth of Papua independence struggle

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Prominent Papuans pleaded for the U.S. to give them money and arms in the mid-1960s to fight Indonesia’s colonization of their vast remote territory, according to recently declassified American files that show the birth of an independence struggle that endures half a century later. The documents add to the historical evidence of …

A look at what didn’t happen in the Alabama Senate race

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — As Alabama’s high-profile Senate race heads toward a Tuesday vote, supporters and opponents of GOP candidate Roy Moore are bending the truth — or shattering it to pieces — in the campaign’s final stretch. One website falsely proclaimed that one of the women who accused Moore of sexual misconduct had recanted. Another …

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