- Nevada lawmakers rush to finish work on final day Updated: Jun-01-15 11:49 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Nevada lawmakers were wrapping up major policy issues Monday in the final hours of the 120-day legislative session.
- California Senate approves another minimum wage hike Updated: Jun-01-15 11:18 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The California Senate on Monday approved a plan to again raise the state's minimum wage, lifting it to $13 an hour in 2017, then tying it to the rate of inflation after that.
- Woman behind Silicon Valley sex bias suit appealing verdict Updated: Jun-01-15 10:58 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - A woman at the center of a high-profile gender bias lawsuit against an elite Silicon Valley venture capital firm filed an appeal on Monday of a jury verdict against her.
- California Senate OKs scaled-down travel disclosure bill Updated: Jun-01-15 10:01 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California state senators on Monday advanced a scaled-down version of a political ethics bill after the initial proposal was vetoed by Gov. Jerry Brown, who said it would complicate campaign disclosure rather than reduce influence.
- Most New Jersey teachers rated 'effective' under new system Updated: Jun-01-15 6:44 pm
About 75 percent of New Jersey teachers are rated as "effective" under a new system that attempts to be more specific about their strengths and weaknesses.
- Radical teachers vow to block Mexican midterm elections Updated: Jun-01-15 5:41 pm
MEXICO CITY - Members of a radical Mexican teachers union broke into or blockaded electoral offices in the southern state of Oaxaca on Monday amid threats to block this weekend's midterm elections.
- Iowa lawmakers agree to compromise budget topping $7 billion Updated: Jun-01-15 5:24 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - The state will spend about $7.3 billion for the upcoming fiscal year under a compromise deal Iowa lawmakers announced Monday.
- Justices boost workplace religious protections Updated: Jun-01-15 1:18 pm
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court strengthened civil rights protections Monday for employees and job applicants who need special treatment in the workplace because of their religious beliefs.
- Officials: Chicago schools chief resigns amid federal probe Updated: Jun-01-15 12:08 pm
CHICAGO - Chicago Public School's CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett has resigned amid a federal probe of a $20 million no-bid contract between the district and a training academy where she once worked as a consultant, officials said.
- Portuguese nurses to stage walkout over pay, conditions Updated: Jun-01-15 11:52 am
LISBON, Portugal - Portuguese nurses have announced a 48-hour strike this week over pay and conditions that is expected to cause widespread disruption to the country's national health service.
- Delaware minimum wage increases to $8.25 per hour Updated: Jun-01-15 3:22 am
DOVER, Delaware - The start of a new work week comes with the promise of more money for low-wage workers in Delaware.
- Nevada lawmakers bring back $9 minimum wage in overtime bill Updated: May-31-15 5:39 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Nevada lawmakers have revived a proposal to raise the state's minimum wage and ease restrictions that would have made it harder for workers to qualify for overtime pay.
- LA County Sheriff's Department seeks to hire 1,300 deputies Updated: May-31-15 4:43 pm
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is looking for more than a few good men and women.
- Norway settles pay equity dispute with $1.9 million payout Updated: May-30-15 5:29 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - Norway agreed this week to pay a former employee at its Minneapolis consulate nearly $2 million, settling a long-running dispute over gender pay equity.
- Ban on Illinois worker strike, union lockout sent to Rauner Updated: May-30-15 4:44 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois Democrats want to dampen what they call Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's anti-union rhetoric by banning public-employee strikes or management lockouts.
- Workers at Ohio oil refinery reach deal after 4-month strike Updated: May-30-15 3:26 pm
TOLEDO, Ohio - Workers at an oil refinery in northern Ohio say they've reached a tentative contract agreement following a four-month strike.
- Lawsuits claim migrant Kentucky tobacco workers mistreated Updated: May-30-15 1:38 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Lawsuits filed against five Kentucky tobacco farms claim they exploited migrant workers by paying substandard wages, providing squalid housing and threatening some with jail or deportation if they complained.
- Lightning strike: Tampa Bay beats Rangers, will play for Cup Updated: May-30-15 1:14 am
NEW YORK - The only history the Tampa Bay Lightning were interested in was what they would create.
- Cuomo says de Blasio bill too easy on developers Updated: May-29-15 7:01 pm
NEW YORK - Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan for renewing a real estate tax break would let developers get away with underpaying construction workers, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday.
- Allegiant faces $260,000 fine by FAA over drug, alcohol test Updated: May-29-15 5:43 pm
LAS VEGAS - Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air, LLC faces a fine of more than $260,000 for an alleged offense related to drug and alcohol testing.
- Education department: Number of teachers licenses increase Updated: May-29-15 5:38 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - Despite claims that high-stake testing and a new evaluation system are turning educators away from teaching, the New Mexico Public Education Department says the state is on pace to issue around 9,600 new and renewed teacher licenses, marking a 41 percent increase since 2011.
- Once targeted by racists, housing worker now loses daughter Updated: May-29-15 5:08 pm
Fair-housing advocate Bonnie Jouhari and her daughter spent years on the run from white supremacists who had launched a vicious campaign of harassment and intimidation in southeastern Pennsylvania. Hopscotching from state to state, Jouhari was unable to return to the career she loved, and her teenage daughter, Dani, became deeply depressed. A judge handed them a civil judgment of more than $1.1 million, which they couldn't collect.
- Lawsuits allege abuse of foreign farm workers in Kentucky Updated: May-29-15 3:21 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Mexican fieldworkers lured through a guest worker program to do sweaty, back-aching work in Kentucky tobacco fields were paid far less than their guaranteed wages and lived in rat-infested housing, according to federal lawsuits against a half-dozen farmers.
- Fired school superintendent sues to regain job Updated: May-29-15 8:32 am
DOTHAN, Alabama - A former Dothan school superintendent who was fired over sexual harassment allegations is suing to regain his job.
- Japan data show spending, factory output muted as yen falls Updated: May-29-15 2:16 am
TOKYO - Japanese data on Friday showed a mixed outlook for the world's third-largest economy while a renewed decline in the value of the yen is adding to uncertainty over whether the recovery is gaining ground.