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Army Veteran, 70, Fired for Confronting Shoplifters

Jim Tinney violated store policy at Home Depot

(Newser) - A 70-year-old Army veteran has been fired from a Houston-area Home Depot after trying to stop suspected shoplifters from taking thousands of dollars' worth of merchandise. Jim Tinney says he was fired last month from the store in Pearland. Tinney acknowledges he was trained to not confront shoplifters and knows... More »

Getting Fired Can Be Harder Than Losing a Spouse

Unemployment is a blip on the record that doesn't go away

(Newser) - Here's something you might not want to forward to your significant other: You're likely to recover from losing him or her faster than you would recover from losing your job. So say researchers at the University of East Anglia and the What Works Center for Wellbeing in the... More »

Cop Fired for Kicking Handcuffed Man in Head

2nd officer also fired for punching Georgia motorist as he came out of car with hands up

(Newser) - Two videos circulating on social media showed a Georgia man being assaulted by two cops during a traffic stop this week, and now those cops have been fired, the AP reports. Robert McDonald was canned Thursday after the first video came to light involving motorist Demetrius Bryan Hollins, the Gwinnett... More »

News Anchor Stares at Pen on Live TV, Goes Viral

Some say Aussie journalist Natasha Exelby is now being punished for it

(Newser) - Natasha Exelby lived out every news anchor's nightmare on live TV over the weekend, and to add to that nightmare, some are saying she's been sanctioned for it, per the New York Daily News . A video circulating online shows the Aussie journalist on ABC24 on Sunday, zoning out... More »

City Fires Cop Who Killed Woman, 73 in Drill

Fla. officer had been on leave since last summer

(Newser) - The Florida cop who killed a 73-year-old librarian when he fired real bullets during a role-playing exercise is now an ex-cop. Punta Gorda Officer Lee Coel has been on administrative leave since last summer, when he shot Mary Knowlton dead in front of her husband of 55 years, but he... More »

NSC Official Fired for Anti-Trump Remarks

Sources say Craig Deare slammed Mexico policy

(Newser) - A senior Trump administration official was fired following criticism in a private speech of President Trump's policies and his inner circle of advisers. Craig Deare, whom Trump appointed a month ago to head the National Security Council's Western Hemisphere division, was on Friday escorted out of the Executive... More »

Teacher Filmed Screaming at Kids. Then Came the N-Word

The Baltimore science teacher has since been fired

(Newser) - In the first 30 seconds of the video, the Baltimore teacher grabs a student by the hood of his shirt and screams at him to leave her class. Then things take a turn. The video shows the unidentified white female teacher calling her classroom of mostly black students "idiots,... More »

Cop Says Black Man Shot Her; Officials Say That Didn't Happen

Sherry Hall has been fired, and warrants have been issued for her arrest

(Newser) - A white Jackson police officer has been fired after the Georgia Bureau of Investigation found she lied about being shot by an unidentified black man, AJC.com reports. Rookie cop Sherry Hall had only been on the job for three months when she was shot on Sept. 13. Calling in... More »

'They Ruined My Life': Wells Fargo Whistleblower

CNN talks to ex-employees who say they were fired for reporting unethical practices

(Newser) - More than 5,000 Wells Fargo workers were fired in the phony-accounts scam that's rocked the company—but they weren't the only ones who got pink slips. CNNMoney reports it spoke with a handful of ex-workers who say they were terminated after raising the red flag about the... More »

5.3K Wells Fargo Workers Fired for Creating Fake Accounts

Employees got bonuses; customers got extra fees

(Newser) - Wells Fargo has been slapped with a record $185 million penalty over a scam carried out by its own employees—5,300 of whom were fired. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says Wells Fargo workers trying to reach sales targets opened around 2 million phony deposit or credit card accounts,... More »

2 Nobel Judges Fired as 'Biggest Scandal' Roils Sweden

Entire board at Karolinska Institute dismissed over disgraced surgeon

(Newser) - The medical university that awards the Nobel Prize for Medicine was rocked this week after an investigation presented Monday showed negligence in the hiring and handling of a now-disgraced stem-cell surgeon, Reuters and the Independent report. Dr. Paolo Macchiarini was fired from the Karolinska Institute in March after it emerged... More »

Family's 'Nagging Question' About Son's Death Resolved

SC officer fired 13 months after shooting the unarmed teen

(Newser) - The South Carolina police officer who shot and killed Zachary Hammond has been fired more than a year after the unarmed 19-year-old's death. Seneca Police Chief John Covington declined to comment further on the firing of Mark Tiller, a six-year veteran of the force who had been on paid... More »

Black Yale Worker Shatters 'Racist' Panel, Loses Job

Stained-glass panel in Calhoun dining hall showed slaves carrying bales of cotton

(Newser) - "It's 2016, I shouldn't have to come to work and see things like that." That's the explanation offered by Corey Menafee, a black dishwasher at a Yale dining hall who lost his job for destroying a stained-glass panel he tells the New Haven Independent was... More »

Cop Fired for Facebook Threat to 5-Year-Old Black Girl

'We'll see how much her life matters soon,' Kansas cop posted

(Newser) - On Thursday night, someone posted a chilling comment on LaNaydra Williams' Facebook page under images of her young daughter. "We'll see how much her life matters soon," the post on the Dallas woman's page read. "Better be careful leaving your info open where she can... More »

The Question That Did In Corey Lewandowski

'What's your plan here?'

(Newser) - For all the drama associated with Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, it was his inability to answer a simple question from the boss that sealed his fate, writes Gabriel Sherman at New York . "What's your plan here?" Trump asked Lewandowski at a meeting Monday morning in which the... More »

Oakland Mayor Cans Top Cop After 6 Days

Woman now claims she had sexual contact with dozens of officers

(Newser) - Ben Fairow's reign as Oakland's top cop was, in a word, brief. Fairow—who replaced resigning police chief Sean Whent on Friday amid an investigation into possible underage sex and murder —was removed from his post Wednesday after just six days, reports the Los Angeles Times . During... More »

Teacher Watches Arrest, Nearly Gets Fired

Officials accused her of 'conduct unbecoming a teacher'

(Newser) - High school drama teacher Crystal Spring stopped on her way home last month to observe police arresting a young black man—and nearly ended up losing her job. Spring, who is white, was arrested in Minneapolis on May 19 and spent the night in jail when police accused her of... More »

Man's Steph Curry Tweet Gets Him Fired

Moe Wahdan lost his job as a result

(Newser) - A Cleveland Cavaliers fan apparently trying to get under the skin of the NBA's MVP instead ended up losing his job. The 21-year-old sister of Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors tweeted Wednesday morning that Curry's whole family was heading to Cleveland to watch him play in... More »

Art Teacher Says 'Vagina,' Is Now Out of a Job

She needed approval, according to school policy

(Newser) - Substitute teacher Allison Wint showed eighth-graders artwork by Georgia O'Keeffe—known for painting flowers that resemble female genitalia—during a lesson last Thursday, remarking that the first viewers who saw "vaginas" within the paintings likely thought, "I'm either a pervert or this woman was a pervert.... More »

School Officer Who Slammed Girl Learns His Fate

Officer Joshua Kehm told of school's decision

(Newser) - A San Antonio school officer caught on tape body-slamming a middle-school student was fired Monday by the district, which says the officer's misstatements about what happened were revealed by the video. Officer Joshua Kehm's statements on the March incident were "inconsistent" with the video and his response... More »

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