By Dan Levine and Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A former partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers accusing the venture-capital firm of gender discrimination testified on Monday that she urged firm leaders to improve human relations policies after learning that three administrative assistants had allegedly complained about harassment. Ellen Pao said those rumors led her to tell senior partners in 2007 about a brief affair she had with a colleague, who then began keeping her out of important meetings after she broke off their personal relationship. Pao said she told Kleiner leaders, including senior partners Ray Lane and John Doerr, that the firm's HR policies were too "loosey-goosey." However, those policies were not improved after her complaints, she said. Pao's lawsuit against the firm that backed Google, Amazon and dozens more iconic technology companies helped spark a broad and ongoing discussion about gender in Silicon Valley.
An Amtrak train slammed into a tractor-trailer that got stuck on the tracks while trying to make a difficult left-hand turn Monday. One of the train's cars toppled and the conductor and at least 54 others were injured.
Several local passengers who were aboard the Amtrak train that derailed Monday in North Carolina after slamming into a tractor-trailer finally arrived at Philadelphia's 30th Street early Tuesday morning.