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Fired Nurse Sues Oregon Hospital for $250K

A registered nurse who worked for three months at a Bend, Ore., hospital has sued for $250,000, contending she was fired for reporting the misdeeds of co-workers. The Bend Bulletin reports that according to the Circuit Court lawsuit, Sonia Anderson …

Acapulco Mayor Plans to Fire 500 Police Officers

Five hundred police officers in this resort city will be fired because they failed tests used to identify corrupt officers, the mayor announced Friday. Mayor Luis Walton Aburto said he will ask the federal government to send in federal agents …

Japanese Judo Coach Fired for Alleged Harassment

Retired two-time Olympic judo gold medalist Masato Uchishiba was fired on Tuesday as a university coach because of sexual harassment allegations. A statement released Tuesday by Kyushu University of Nursing and Social Welfare said the 33-year-old Uchishiba had been coaching …

Arkansas Teacher: ‘Race Card’ Led to Dismissal

A fired high school teacher in Texarkana, Arkansas says she sued her former school district due in part to comments made by a school board member. The Texarkana Gazette reports that Andrea Johnson testified Friday in federal court. She’s asking …

Police: Alleged Connecticut Arsonist Angry Over Firing

Police say a man accused of setting several fires, including one in which a Fairfield firefighter was hurt, told them he was getting revenge for being fired from his job as an emergency medical technician. The Connecticut Post reports that …

Lawsuit: OSU’s Gundy Fired Worker Over Oklahoma University Shirt

A carpenter in Oklahoma says he has learned his lesson: Don’t wear rival colors to Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy’s house. Gundy is being sued by a contractor who says he agreed to work on the coach’s home in March. …