NEW YORK (AP) — A New York-based federal appeals court has rejected claims of a former employee of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York who says she was fired for her probe into the banking firm Goldman Sachs.
An assistant Texas high school football coach ordered his players to blindside a football official during a game as payback for what the team perceived to be the official's use of racist language, TV sports network ESPN reported on Wednesday. In a letter detailing his interactions with the head coach after the game, John Jay High School's principal said the team's secondary coach, Mack Breed, admitted he "directed the students to make the referee pay for his racial comments and calls," according to evidence gathered by ESPN's "Outside the Lines." Officials from the Northside Independent School District in San Antonio, which oversees the school, were not immediately available for comment. The official, Robert Watts, denies that he made any racially charged comments, his lawyer has said.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As people from around the world head to Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families and the papal visit, doctors are preparing to treat illnesses that they may not recognize or that normally would be treated at other facilities.
U.S. President Barack Obama welcomed Pope Francis to the White House on Wednesday with warm praise for the popular pontiff's work to lift up the poor and his commitment to fight climate change. Obama thanked the pope for his help in thawing relations between the United States and Cuba and called his message of "mercy" one that highlights the need to take in war refugees and immigrants. The president singled out the pope's push for action on global warming, an issue that divides Democrats and Republicans in the United States.
New York Military Academy, a 126-year-old preparatory school that counts billionaire Donald Trump among its graduates, faces the prospect of shutting its doors for good unless it can complete a deal to avoid a bankruptcy auction later this month.
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A Fairfax County Circuit Court judge in Virginia has ruled that a still photographer will be allowed to take pictures at the trial next month of a man charged with killing three Alexandria residents in their homes over a 10-year span.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Environmental advocacy groups have requested permission from a New Jersey Superior Court judge to appeal his approval of a $225 million pollution case settlement between the state and ExxonMobil Corp.