September 26, 2012

TSA orders retraining in wake of recent racial profiling in Newark airport

After reports surfaced of racial profiling at airports in Newark, Honolulu and Boston, the Transportation Security Administration is ordering refresher training for behavior detection workers at 161 airports. In addition, the TSA is reviewing training, data collection and other elements of the nationwide program. Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security, has directed TSA to take steps to prevent profiling. Those steps include working with Homeland Security’s civil rights consultant to review training programs and curriculum; […]
September 26, 2012

MKB Construction Settles EEOC Retaliation Discrimination Suit

Phoenix-based MKB Construction settled a retaliation discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). MKB Construction will pay $38,500 and furnish other relief to settle a retaliation discrimination. The company was charged with violating federal law by firing an employee for reporting sexual harassment. According to the lawsuit, an employee at an MKB work site in El Paso was subjected to a sexually hostile work environment by a male co-worker. When the […]
September 17, 2012

Truck Dealership sued for National Origin Discrimination and Sexual Harassment

In Seattle, a used-truck dealership was sued for national origin discrimination by violating a federal law and for sexual harassment. The lawsuit was brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). It was claimed that the dealership’s general manager engaged in ongoing harassment aimed at a Filipino American male employee. The dealership is accused of failing to stop the same sex abuse. The dealership is currently ranked as the top independent truck dealer in […]
March 25, 2011

Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller File For Divorce

Charlie Sheen and soon to be ex-wife Brooke Mueller filed final divorce papers in L.A. Superior Court.  The couple married on May 30, 2008, and are parents to two twins, Bob and Max, born on March 14, 2009.  According to papers filed at the court, Sheen and Mueller have been living apart since December 2009.  According to the divorce papers, Mueller will get a lump sum parting gift of $757,698.70, a 2009 Mercedes and a […]
March 21, 2011

L.A. Reporter Becomes Incomprehensible On Air: Many Suspect Mini-Stroke

Serene Branson, a Los Angeles reporter, suffered what many believe to have been a mini-stroke during a live broadcast following the Grammys Sunday night.  While reporting outside the Staples Center for CBS 2 News in L.A., the reporter began to slur her speech and immediately became incomprehensible.  The journalist was immediately checked out by paramedics, who said her vital signs were normal.  Although Ms. Branson did not go to the hospital, CBS stated on their website that Ms. Branson […]
March 17, 2011

Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz File For Divorce

Singer Ashlee Simpson has filed for divorce from Pete Wentz.  The couple wed in May 2008 after dating for about two years.  Simpson-Wentz, 26, and Wentz, 31, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, citing irreconcilable differences.  It has been reported that the divorce is very amicable, as the couple had been growing apart for quite some time.  The couple has a 2-year-old son, Bronx Mowgli Wentz, of whom Simpson-Wentz is seeking primary physical custody with […]
March 15, 2011

Jack LaLanne Dies at 96

American fitness guru Jack LaLanne died at his home in Morro Bay, California, at the age of 96.  The cause has been reported as failure due to pneumonia.  LaLanne was an american fitness, exercise, and nutritional expert and motivational speaker.  LaLanne has been referred to as “the godfather of fitness.”   LaLanne was married to Elaine Doyle LaLanne for over 50 years and had three children, one from his first marriage, Yvonne LaLanne, one from Elaine’s […]