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McDonald’s workers say

anti-harassment efforts fall short

CHICAGO (AP) — A former McDonald’s employee is suing the company and one of its Michigan franchisees over sexual harassment. On Tuesday, Jenna Ries filed a class-action lawsuit against the fast-food chain. She’s one of at least 50 workers who have filed separate sexual harassment charges against McDonald’s over the past three years. The lawsuit comes on the heels of McDonald’s firing its CEO last week for having a consensual relationship with an employee.

Boeing orders, deliveries

continue to sag with Max grounding

CHICAGO (AP) — Orders and deliveries of new Boeing planes remain depressed eight months into the grounding of the company’s 737 Max. Boeing says it delivered 20 planes and took a net of 10 orders in October, down from 57 a year ago. One airline replaced an order for 15 Boeing 737 Max jets with bigger 787s, and another customer dropped three Max orders.

Report: Election vendors

are ‘prime targets,’ need oversight

ATLANTA (AP) — A new report says the nation’s elections are vulnerable to attack due to a lack of robust federal oversight of the private companies involved in manufacturing voting systems and maintaining voter registration databases. A Brennan Center for Justice report issued Tuesday calls for Congress to create a process for certifying the companies and empower a federal agency to oversee them. The report acknowledges the agency most likely to take this on has been hobbled by a lack of funding.

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