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National & World LA call center firm sued by US for sex harassment
An international call center company based in Los Angeles was sued Wednesday by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for widespread sexual harassment against female and male employees who were allegedly groped, shown pornographic images and propositioned by supervisors.
National & World Massive wharf fire disrupts Los Angeles-area sea ports Massive wharf fire disrupts Los Angeles-area sea ports
A fire that raged overnight on the underside of an old wooden wharf was finally quelled Tuesday but not before all container terminals at the Port of Los Angeles and several in adjacent Long Beach harbor were shut down because of worries about unhealthy smoke.
National & World Judge dismisses snowboarder suit against ski area Judge dismisses snowboarder suit against ski area
A federal judge in Utah on Tuesday tossed a lawsuit brought by snowboarders against one of the last ski resorts in the country to prohibit their sport, ruling that boarders don't have a constitutional right to practice their sport at the private resort.
National & World UN to leaders: Set 'new course' on climate change UN to leaders: Set 'new course' on climate change
Challenged by the United Nations chief to set a new course for a warming globe and reverse the rise of heat-trapping gases, world leader after world leader Tuesday made promises of billions of dollars and better care of planet Earth.
National & World Amnesty International blasts China's torture tool industry
Chinese production and export of police equipment primarily used for torture, such as electric shock wands and neck-and-wrist cuffs connected by a chain, has grown dramatically, enabling human rights violations at home and abroad, Amnesty International said in a report Tuesday.