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Rocked By Sexual Harassment Scandals, UC Berkeley Head Resigns

Rocked By Sexual Harassment Scandals, UC Berkeley Head Resigns

Linda Katehi offered her resignation August 9, saying that she would return to teaching and emphasizing that the investigation had cleared her of accusations involving nepotism, travel expenses and retaliatory practices. In July 2015, UC Berkeley's law school dean, Sujit Choudhry , was given a one-year salary cut of 10 percent and mandatory coaching on workplace behavior for allegedly making unwelcome advances toward his assistant.



Chicago Police Superintendent Recommends Firing 7 Officers

Of 10 officers who were investigated over their roles in the McDonald shooting, seven were accused of making false reports or false statements, police spokesman Frank Giancamilli said in a phone interview on Thursday. backpedaled and fired his handgun at McDonald". But the video belies those accounts. There were several officers on the scene, but only Van Dyke opened fire.


Fed Minutes: Conditions Could 'Soon Warrant' a Rate Hike

Fed Minutes: Conditions Could 'Soon Warrant' a Rate Hike

But they did not indicate when they would likely raise rates. Members of the U.S. central bank's rate-setting Federal Open Market Committee were generally upbeat about the United States economic outlook and labour market and took note of a stabilisation in financial markets following a bout of turbulence triggered by Brexit, according to the minutes .


'Drunk' man arrested for 'having sex' with parked van before passing out

'Drunk' man arrested for 'having sex' with parked van before passing out

Police said a witness reported seeing a man - identified as Michael William Henson - pulling his shorts down and swinging on a stop sign in Dayton on Tuesday night. Henson was taken into custody and put in the back of a squad vehicle while officers spoke to a female witness. After his tryst, Henson appeared to pass out in a neighbor's lawn, witnesses said.


Former NFL Star Darren Sharper Sentenced To 18 Years in Prison

Former NFL Star Darren Sharper Sentenced To 18 Years in Prison

Sharper, 40, has pleaded guilty or no contest to charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted nine women in four states. Sharper was convicted of drugging and raping multiple women across four different states. In addition to his prison sentence, he faces three years of supervised release. Nunez and Licciardi are tentatively scheduled to be sentenced in state court in October 20.



Obama administration to end use of private prisons

As of December 2015, private prisons held about 12 per cent of the total federal prison population, or 22,500 inmates, according to the inspector general report released earlier this month. The Justice Department announcement will not touch the vast majority of prisoners in the country who are incarcerated by state and local authorities.