Billie Allen, actress who bridged a racial gap, dies at 90

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Woman Accused of Burying Baby Alive Outside Family’s Home — TIME

(FRANKLIN, Ohio) — The attorney for an 18-year-old Ohio woman accused of burying an infant alive outside her family’s home said the teen is a “very good person” who has worked with disabled children. Brooke Skylar Richardson pleaded not guilty through her attorney to a reckless homicide charge on Friday during a brief municipal court…

via Woman Accused of Burying Baby Alive Outside Family’s Home — TIME

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North Jersey construction companies, US Department of Labor reach agreement on back pay for 153 workers

EAST ORANGE, N.J. – Three East Orange construction companies have entered into a consent judgment  with the U.S. Department of Labor and will pay $850,000 in back wages and damages to 153 workers to resolve violations of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.

The department’s Wage and Hour Division investigators found that DKNJ Masonry Corp., Roy Rock LLC and Silver Construction Inc. – all controlled and operated by Rui Pires – violated the FLSA’s overtime and recordkeeping provisions.

Investigators found that the companies and Rui Pires, which all admitted that they jointly employed their workers in each workweek, failed to pay overtime at time-and-a-half when employees worked more than 40 hours. Instead, the employer paid for overtime hours at straight-time rates and failed to keep adequate records of hours worked. The division found DKNJ violated the law by hiding overtime in a separate payroll of another company, Silver Construction. Silver shared the same space, staff and management as DKNJ Masonry/Roy Rock. Investigators determined the second company was used to evade FLSA requirements.

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OSHA investigation finds safety failures led to the death of 3 workers who entered a manhole containing lethal gases

Utility contractor cited for 10 serious violations

KEY LARGO, Fla. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a South Florida utility company and related contracting company after the agency’s investigation into the deaths of three workers who succumbed to toxic gases in a manhole on Jan. 16, 2017.

Elway Gray, a 34-year-old pipe layer, entered the manhole – a confined space – and quickly became unresponsive. Louis O’Keefe, a 49-year-old laborer, entered the hole and attempted to rescue Gray. After O’Keefe also became unresponsive, Robert Wilson, a 24-year-old equipment operator, followed to help his fallen coworkers. All three men died. Post-incident atmospheric testing in the manhole revealed lethal levels of hydrogen sulfide and carbon monoxide. Two other employees and a volunteer firefighter were also exposed to the toxic gases in the manhole during rescue attempts but survived.

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Mexico Just Had Its Deadliest Month in 20 Years — TIME

(MEXICO CITY) — Mexican government statistics show June was the country’s deadliest month in at least 20 years, with murders reaching 2,234. The one-month total also makes 2017 the deadliest first half of a year that Mexico has seen in at least two decades. From January to June the country recorded 12,155 homicides, nearly 31…

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‘Weird and Creepy’: Texas Man Posts Pictures of Female Realtors on Backyard Shed — TIME

A man in Texas has stirred controversy by plastering pictures of women, including those of female realtors, all over his backyard shed. The unidentified Abilene man said earlier this week he would remove the pictures off the shed and understood why some would see the array of photos as off-putting, according to local stations KTAB…

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