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Stories with subject: Professional organizations
  • Hawaiian Airlines pilots picket, say contract talks slowed 
    Updated: May-25-16 8:21 pm

    HONOLULU - Dozens of Hawaiian Airlines pilots picketed Wednesday for a new collective bargaining agreement a week after voting to allow union representatives to call for a strike if necessary.

  • Baker bill would limit accrual of sick time by state workers 
    Updated: May-25-16 5:44 pm

    BOSTON - Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is pushing legislation aimed at limiting how much sick time state workers can save up.

  • Spanish court allows separatist flags at Copa del Rey final story has photos
    Updated: May-20-16 1:23 pm

    BARCELONA, Spain - Catalan separatists can display pro-independence flags at the Copa del Rey final on Sunday, when Barcelona will face Sevilla for the title, a Spanish court ruled on Friday.

  • Youth group leader admits he sexually assaulted 2 young boys 
    Updated: May-20-16 7:02 am

    ELIZABETH, New Jersey - A former leader of a boys' youth organization sentenced to prison on federal child pornography charges has admitted sexually assaulting two boys.

  • Consumer groups ask court to reconsider records ruling 
    Updated: May-19-16 6:24 pm

    INDIANAPOLIS - Consumer advocates asked the Indiana Supreme Court on Thursday to reconsider a recent ruling that allows lawmakers to ignore requests for emails and other documents that are made under the state's public records law.

  • Correction: Fraternity-Racial Slurs story 
    Updated: May-19-16 1:08 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - In a story May 18 about the suspension of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter at the University of Wisconsin, The Associated Press reported erroneously that university documents did not say how a fraternity member was disciplined by the fraternity for an alleged assault of a black member. According to the documents, the member was suspended for the next three social events, was required to serve as a sober monitor for the three events after that, and was barred from a December formal.

  • Professors group faults firing of Missouri professor 
    Updated: May-19-16 12:36 pm

    COLUMBIA, Missouri - An investigation by a national professors group has found that the University of Missouri Board of Curator likely bowed to political pressure when it fired an assistant professor over her role last year in a race-related student protest.

  • News groups seek to unseal court records in Penn State case 
    Updated: May-18-16 1:57 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Two news organizations asked a Pennsylvania judge on Tuesday to unseal records in the pending criminal case against three former Penn State administrators over their handling of complaints about Jerry Sandusky, who was convicted of child sexual abuse.

  • Union seeks to block Southwest from getting new Boeing model 
    Updated: May-16-16 5:54 pm

    DALLAS - The Southwest Airlines pilots' union is seeking to block the company from adding new jets until both sides agree on a new contract.

  • Ex-fire association treasurer gets probation in theft case 
    Updated: May-16-16 4:05 pm

    PAPILLION, Nebraska - A former treasurer for a volunteer fire association in Nebraska was sentenced to probation for stealing roughly $50,000 from the group.

  • Billings struggles to find clinical therapists for jail 
    Updated: May-15-16 1:28 pm

    BILLINGS, Montana - A Billings-based mental health staffing agency is struggling to find clinical therapists to work with mentally ill inmates at the Yellowstone County jail.

  • Few solutions in wake of Texas school finance ruling story has photos
    Updated: May-15-16 12:24 pm

    DALLAS - Now that it's clear Texas' complicated school finance system is here to stay, cash-strapped districts around the state must find a way to move forward - whether that's pressuring lawmakers for more money or finding a taste for raising property taxes.

  • The Latest: Texas AG sees end to 'parade' of school lawsuits 
    Updated: May-13-16 1:21 pm

    DALLAS - The Latest on the Texas Supreme Court upholding the state's school finance system (all times local):

  • Judge refuses to evict museum from State Fairgrounds 
    Updated: May-13-16 11:53 am

    MINOT, North Dakota - A judge has refused to order a museum moved off the North Dakota State Fairgrounds in Minot.

  • Music-education CEO hits bad note on minorities, loses job 
    Updated: May-12-16 5:02 pm

    McLEAN, Virginia - The director of a national association of music teachers is out of a job after he reportedly told a diversity forum that blacks and Latinos lack the "keyboard skills" needed for the profession.

  • Georgia officials want less student money used for sports 
    Updated: May-10-16 8:52 pm

    ATLANTA - University System of Georgia officials on Tuesday capped how much athletic programs can depend on student fees and tuition for funding, urging campuses to look elsewhere amid national concern about college costs.

  • State Bar Association asks judges for fair campaign promise 
    Updated: May-09-16 1:13 am

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The Tennessee Bar Association is asking judges to subscribe to the Tennessee Fair Judicial Campaign Code of Conduct leading up to state elections in August.

  • 3 more groups submit Missouri ballot petitions 
    Updated: May-08-16 7:39 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Proponents of initiatives aimed at sales taxes, cigarette taxes and medical marijuana submitted petitions Sunday in hopes of getting their proposals on the November ballot in Missouri.

  • 1st female commander of Texas A&M Corps of Cadets reflects 
    Updated: May-08-16 11:51 am

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas - While she may still have one semester left before she says goodbye to Texas A&M University, outgoing commander of the Corps of Cadets Alyssa Michalke is thankful for her past four years in the longstanding student organization.

  • Past president of US Bar Association speaks at U of SC 
    Updated: May-06-16 12:59 am

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - University of South Carolina trustee William Hubbard is scheduled to address graduates of the University of South Carolina.

  • School leaders protest budget cuts to Wyoming education 
    Updated: May-04-16 6:38 pm

    CHEYENNE, Wyoming - A coalition of school districts and other groups have told Wyoming lawmakers that cuts to K-12 schools enacted during this year's legislative session are not fair and are resulting in school closures and teacher layoffs.

  • FSU student reps: No headdresses at Seminoles games 
    Updated: May-03-16 8:08 pm

    TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida State University's student government has passed a resolution discouraging Seminoles fans from wearing Native American headdresses at games.

  • Curry wins pro basketball writers' Magic Johnson Award 
    Updated: May-03-16 3:03 pm

    NEW YORK - Stephen Curry has won the Magic Johnson Award, given by the Professional Basketball Writers Association to an NBA player who combines excellence on the court with cooperation with the public and media.

  • Florida's high court urged to throw out death sentences 
    Updated: May-03-16 1:18 pm

    TALLAHASSEE, Florida - With the fate of hundreds of Florida death row inmates in limbo, a group of former top judges and legal officials called on the state Supreme Court to impose life sentences on nearly 400 people now awaiting execution.

  • 'Walk-ins' planned at Jefferson County schools 
    Updated: May-02-16 6:59 am

    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - The Jefferson County Teacher's Association is encouraging "walk-ins" at member schools as a response to potential changes of district policies, some of which affect teacher pay.