NIS­SAN PLANT REJECTS UNION IN MIS­SIS­SIPPI

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MISS.» Sup­port­ers CAN­TON, of the United Auto Work­ers say they’re not giv­ing up their fight to union­ize a Nis­san auto as­sem­bly plant in Mis­sis­sippi af­ter a sting­ing de­feat, even as UAW op­po­nents say Fri­day’s loss proves work­ers don’t want the union.

More than 62 per­cent of work­ers vot­ing in a two­day elec­tion at Nis­san Mo­tor Co.’s Can­ton plant voted against the UAW, with 2,244 bal­lots against the union ac­cord­ing to the Na­tional La­bor Re­la­tions Board. Vot­ing for union rep­re­sen­ta­tion were 1,307 work­ers, or 38 per­cent.

Blast shakes mosque; no in­juries.

BLOOMINGTON, MINN.» Some­one ap­par­ently threw a bomb through the win­dow of a sub­ur­ban Min­neapo­lis mosque on Satur­day as peo­ple were pre­par­ing for morn­ing prayers, dam­ag­ing the imam’s of­fice but not in­jur­ing any­one, an of­fi­cial said.

The lo­cal po­lice de­part­ment tweeted that a pre­lim­i­nary in­ves­ti­ga­tion shows that a de­struc­tive de­vice caused the ex­plo­sion, “in vi­o­la­tion of fed­eral law,” and that the FBI has taken the lead in the in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

The blast hap­pened at around 5 a.m. at the Dar Al-fa­rooq Is­lamic Cen­ter in Bloomington, south of Min­neapo­lis.

There were 15 to 20 peo­ple in­side the mosque when the blast hap­pened, and wor­ship­pers man­aged to ex­tin­guish the blaze be­fore fire­fight­ers ar­rived.

Man fa­tally shot dur­ing memo­rial.

HIGH POINT,

» Po­lice in North Carolina

N.C. say a man has died af­ter he was wounded when gun­fire broke out fol­low­ing a memo­rial ser­vice for the vic­tim of an ear­lier shoot­ing.

The High Point En­ter­prise re­ports Po­lice Lt. Cur­tis Cheeks III said 30year-old Tavarus Malachi of High Point died Satur­day.

Cheeks said the case, which was ini­tially con­sid­ered an as­sault with a deadly weapon, is now a homi­cide in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Malachi was one of seven peo­ple wounded July 26 when some­one in an SUV opened fire on a group of peo­ple af­ter a memo­rial ser­vice for 35-year-old Alphonse Macer Jr.

Nudes were job re­search, of­fi­cer in­sists. AL­BU­QUERQUE» A New Mex­ico law en­force­ment of­fi­cer ad­mits he looked at pic­tures of naked women on the in­ter­net while on duty, but says he was do­ing so as part of his job.

The Al­bu­querque Jour­nal re­ported that for­mer Ber­nalillo County Sher­iff’s Of­fice Sgt. Mark Kmatz filed a com­plaint for em­ploy­ment re­tal­i­a­tion on Wed­nes­day against the Ber­nalillo County Com­mis­sion.

Kmatz says he was look­ing at the naked pic­tures to re­search “a spe­cific group of in­di­vid­u­als with dis­tinct tat­toos and pierc­ings.”

Teacher sen­tenced for “up-skirt” videos.

A for­mer New Jersey high school teacher who se­cretly recorded “up-skirt” videos of sev­eral fe­male stu­dents has been sen­tenced to 10 years in state prison.

Adam Mayr must serve at least five years of the sen­tence im­posed Fri­day be­fore he be­comes el­i­gi­ble for pa­role. The 39-year-old Wash­ing­ton Town­ship res­i­dent pleaded guilty to of­fi­cial mis­con­duct and in­va­sion of pri­vacy charges. Most of the vic­tims were 14 years old.

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