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Energized by the #MeToo movement, two national advocacy groups are teaming up to lodge sexual harassment complaints against McDonald's on behalf of 10 women who have worked at the fast food restaurant in nine cities.
The workers — one of them a 15-year-old from St. Louis — alleged groping, propositions for sex, indecent exposure and lewd comments by supervisors. According to their complaints, when the women reported the harassment, they were ignored or mocked, and in some cases suffered retaliation.
The legal effort was organized by Fight for $15, which campaigns to raise pay for low-wage workers. The legal costs are being covered by the TIMES UP Legal Defense Fund, which was launched in January by the National Women's Law Center to provide attorneys for women who cannot afford to bring cases on their own.
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A woman in Canton, Connecticut, saw the lights of her car go off Friday night and soon realized the culprit was not a burglar but an adult bear — and the amount of damage it did was astounding.
Linda Morad said she was housesitting for a friend who was on vacation when she saw the lights of her car going off.
“I had my phone on 911 and I came partially down toward the car, and I heard noise, so I hit the send button on the 911,” Morad said.
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Two boys, ages 13 and 14, broke into a Fort Worth apartment on Friday and shot and killed the woman inside, authorities say.
The boys’ names were not released because they are juveniles.
The shooting happened just after 12 p.m. Friday in an apartment in the 8200 block of Calmont Avenue.
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When you weigh all life on Earth, billions of humans don't amount to much compared to trees, earthworms or even viruses. But we really know how to throw what little weight we have around, according to a first-of-its-kind global census of the footprint of life on the planet.
Humans only add up to about one ten-thousandth of the life on Earth, measured by the dry weight of the carbon that makes up the structure of all living things, also known as biomass.
The planet's real heavyweights are plants. They outweigh people by about 7,500 to 1, and make up more than 80 percent of the world's biomass, a study in Monday's Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences said.
Experts warn that more children drown in open bodies of water — lakes, ponds and rivers — than in swimming pools.
The Miami-Dade Police Department released body camera video Monday of officers responding to president Donald Trump's Miami-area golf resort after an armed man stormed the lobby shouting about the president.
Jonathan Oddi, 42, entered the lobby of the Trump National Doral Golf Club early Friday carrying an American flag and shouting about the president. According to police, he fired at a chandelier before exchanging gunfire with officers, who shot him in the legs and took him into custody.
In the video, an officer is seen firing his gun and dodging bullets while several gunshots can be heard in the background. The officer enters the resort's lobby and is joined by several law enforcement officials with guns drawn.
Mexican authorities temporarily suspended a charter company which owned a passenger jet that crashed in Cuba, while Cuban media said one of three survivors died Monday, increasing the death toll to 111.
Mexico's General Directorate of Civil Aviation said in a statement that the suspension was ordered to allow an "extraordinary" review to verify whether Aerolineas Damojh, which uses the commercial name Global Air, is complying with the law.
Authorities also want to compile information to help with an investigation launched by the Cuban government into the cause of Friday's crash.
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Congo began an Ebola vaccination campaign Monday in a northwest provincial capital in a major effort to stem an outbreak that has already made its way from rural towns into a city of more than 1 million people.
The campaign comes a day after the health ministry announced that a nurse has died from Ebola in Bikoro, the rural northwestern town where the outbreak began and was first announced in early May. The death toll is now 27.
There are 49 hemorrhagic fever cases: 22 confirmed as Ebola, 21 probable and six suspected, according to Health Minister Oly Ilunga.
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Ratcheting up pressure on the Russia investigation, the White House announced Monday that top FBI and Justice Department officials have agreed to meet with congressional leaders and "review" highly classified information the lawmakers have been seeking on the handling of the probe.
The agreement came after President Donald Trump made an extraordinary demand that the Justice Department investigate whether the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign. It's unclear exactly what the members will be allowed to review or if the Justice Department will be providing any documents to Congress.
Texas has more than 1.2 million licensed handgun owners who can openly carry their weapons in public. The state hosted the National Rifle Association's annual meeting two weeks ago. And until Monday, the governor's re-election website was raffling off a shotgun.
Guns are so hard-wired into Texas culture that last week's deadly rampage at Santa Fe High School is considered unlikely to result in any significant restrictions on access to weapons in the Lone Star State.
Eva Evans is 10 years old and desperately needs a new kidney to live a normal life. Mrs. Thomas, a smiling fourth-grade teacher at Eva's school, wants to give her one.
They barely knew each other before. Eva was in a different fourth-grade room down the hall. Tanya Thomas, 48, had spent half her life in the classroom, most of the time right there at Slate Ridge Elementary in the Columbus suburb of Reynoldsburg.
After the usually vivacious Eva started missing school last fall, word got around that she'd been sick for months and probably would need a kidney transplant. A plea for a donor went out on Facebook after no one in her family was viable.
Barack and Michelle Obama have reached a deal to produce series and films for Netflix
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A Boston police captain's son has pleaded guilty to plotting a terrorist attack on a college campus to support the Islamic State group.
Alexander Ciccolo pleaded guilty in Springfield's federal court Monday to attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization and attempting to use weapons of mass destruction, among other offenses.
The plea deal calls for a 20-year prison sentence.
Ciccolo was arrested in July 2015 after receiving guns from a federal informant.
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Santa Fe High School had conducted active shooter drills, armed police officers patrolled the hallways and students went through a scare in February after a false report of a campus gunman.
But in the aftermath of the deadliest public school shooting in Texas history, early witness accounts and recordings from emergency dispatch describe a near-30-minute nightmare as the real thing unfolded last week.
While officials continued to keep many details of the deadly rampage close, Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset responded Monday to criticism of the nearly half an hour it took officers to capture Dimitrios Pagourtzis, the 17-year-old student who authorities say opened fire on an art lab with a shotgun and .38 caliber handgun shortly after the first bell Friday morning.
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Microsoft promised Monday to give users worldwide the same data and privacy rights Europeans will get under new regulations there. That's in contrast to some of its tech rivals, who are hedging on how much privacy protections will change for Americans and other non-Europeans.
Microsoft's move means no matter where you live, you'll be able to see what information the company collects about you and correct or delete it if necessary. You'll also be able to object to the use of data for marketing and other purposes. You can exercise the rights by using online tools or contacting the company directly.
New European rules, known as the General Data Protection Regulation, take effect Friday, but U.S. tech companies haven't generally embraced them outside of the European Union.