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College to pay $560K to ex-athletic director in abuse case

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — San Jose State University has agreed to pay $560,000 to a former deputy athletic director who was fired in retaliation for alerting school officials about complaints that the then-director of sports medicine had sexually assaulted student-athletes. Steve O’Brien’s attorneys announced the settlement Wednesday. O’Brien was fired on March 3, 2020,… Continue Reading

England lifts COVID restrictions as omicron threat recedes

By SYLVIA HUI Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Most coronavirus restrictions including mandatory face masks have been lifted in England, after Britain’s government said its vaccine booster rollout successfully reduced serious illness and COVID-19 hospitalizations. From Thursday, face coverings are no longer required by law anywhere in England, and a legal requirement for COVID passes… Continue Reading
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