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Former McDonald's Corp workers in Virginia filed a civil rights lawsuit Thursday against the world's largest fast-food chain and owner of restaurants where they worked in the latest bid to hold it legally responsible for the actions of its franchisees. Nine African-American and one Hispanic worker claimed they were subjected to "rampant racial and sexual harassment" by supervisors at three restaurants run by McDonald's franchisee Michael Simon, who operates as Soweva Co. The workers also alleged wrongful termination in the lawsuit, which was filed in U.S. District Court in Virginia. When she complained about the discrimination and dismissals to McDonald's corporate office, Stanfield said she received no response. "I still don't understand why McDonald's did nothing," Stanfield said.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (AP) — Southern California authorities say a young mother has died a day after her son succumbed to injuries from a fire that tore through a condominium without working smoke alarms.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Ask Joshua Thevenin — who since last month has been a newspaper salesman, fireworks vendor and tele-marketer — what he thinks about assertions the economy is roaring toward recovery and you'll get a sigh and a shake of his head.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — New felony charges against a Virginia lawmaker who is spending nights in jail after a sex scandal involving a teenager may give disdainful colleagues fresh ammunition to censure or expel him. But the lawyer-politician still has friends in his corner and vows he'll prove his innocence.