{FD} Harassment case puts Democratic Senate candidate in California under spotlight

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- News that a sitting California senator is being investigated for sexual harassment against a young female employee has put a fresh spotlight on a legislative leader this week as he begins a bid against the state's first female U.S. senator.

{FD} Maryland school audit sparks grade-fixing claims; GOP Gov. Hogan decries ‘cheating’

A new audit shows Maryland’s second-largest school system has allowed as many as 25 percent of surveyed students to graduate without proper records showing eligibility -- sparking concerns about grade-fixing and allegations of "cheating" from GOP Gov. Larry Hogan.

{FD} New York City brings back problem teachers full-time – for now

New York City public schools will re-open their classrooms this week to as many as 400 former full-time teachers including many removed for incompetence or other disciplinary reasons – an attempt to ease a multi-million-dollar taxpayer burden from a 2005 deal that unions have since used to protect teachers from being fired.

{FD} New York City bringing problem teachers back to the classroom – for now

New York City public schools will re-open their classrooms this week to as many as 400 former full-time teachers including many removed for incompetence or other disciplinary reasons – an attempt to ease a multi-million-dollar taxpayer burden from a 2005 deal that unions have since used to protect teachers from being fired.

{FD} New California law allows jail time for using wrong gender pronoun, sponsor denies that would happen

California health care workers who “willfully and repeatedly” decline to use a senior transgender patient's “preferred name or pronouns” could face punishments ranging from a fine to jail time under a newly signed law.

{FD} ICE to California: ‘No choice’ but to arrest illegal immigrants despite sanctuary state legislation

The nation’s top immigration told California Friday that the agency has “no choice” but to arrest immigrants who are in the country illegally in the state’s neighborhoods and worksites despite newly signed legislation making California sanctuary state.