- The Latest: US has 'profound interest' in UK staying in EU Updated: Feb-13-16 11:58 am
MUNICH - The Latest on the security conference in Munich (all times local):
- Resort agrees to settle lawsuit over immigrant workers Updated: Feb-13-16 11:13 am
DENVER - Vail Run Resort and its management company have agreed to pay eight Mexican workers $1 million after a manager was accused of sexually harassing women and firing workers who complained.
- Union hopes retirement offers cut Alcoa plant layoffs Updated: Feb-13-16 10:44 am
NEWBURGH, Indiana - Union officials believe retirement offers could reduce the number of layoffs at an Alcoa plant in southwestern Indiana where the company is shutting down an aluminum smelter that has more than 500 workers.
- New Providence restaurant to eliminate tipping, charge fee Updated: Feb-13-16 10:04 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A new restaurant in Providence is charging customers a fee to eliminate tipping and pay employees a higher wage.
- Fast-food Workers plan demonstration outside GOP debate Updated: Feb-13-16 4:00 am
GREENVILLE, South Carolina - As the Republican presidential hopefuls gather to debate in Greenville, low-wage workers again plan to march to the debate site as part of their campaign for higher pay.
- US deploys more Patriot missiles in South Korea Updated: Feb-12-16 9:20 pm
SEOUL, South Korea - The United States temporarily deployed an additional Patriot missile battery in South Korea in response to North Korea's nuclear test and a long-range rocket launch, ahead of talks next week to set up an even more sophisticated U.S. missile defense in a move that has worried China and Russia.
- Head of LeafLine to step down Updated: Feb-12-16 6:37 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - The head of one of Minnesota's two medical marijuana providers is leaving the company, just eight months after moving there from his oversight role with the Minnesota Department of Health.
- Health Department offers buyouts amid Oklahoma budget crisis Updated: Feb-12-16 6:02 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - At least 100 employees of the Oklahoma State Department of Health are expected to take a buyout that includes a $5,000 lump-sum payment as the agency looks to avoid potential layoffs amid a budget crunch, agency officials confirmed on Friday.
- Governor signs bill overhauling Wisconsin civil service laws Updated: Feb-12-16 5:36 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker signed a sweeping bill Friday that reworks Wisconsin's hiring and firing practices, brushing aside Democrats' complaints that the measure will lead to cronyism in state agencies.
- Legislature could take $200 million from school districts Updated: Feb-12-16 5:34 pm
PHOENIX - Arizona school districts could lose more than $200 million a year if the Legislature passes a measure to phase out funding used to provide an equal opportunity education to minority students.
- Walker appoints new UW regents Updated: Feb-12-16 4:48 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker has appointed three new University of Wisconsin regents.
- 2 workers hurt in explosion at fire extinguisher factory Updated: Feb-12-16 3:54 pm
WALLKILL, New York - State police say two workers from a fire extinguisher factory are hospitalized with severe leg injuries caused by an explosion.
- Feds open broad bias probe into Iowa athletics Updated: Feb-12-16 2:51 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa - The University of Iowa is facing a wide-ranging federal civil rights investigation into allegations that its athletics department does not provide equal opportunities for female athletes, correspondence obtained by The Associated Press shows.
- Many Rhode Island state employees not yet paid this week Updated: Feb-12-16 12:41 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Many Rhode Island state workers have not been paid this week.
- Republic Services plans new office, jobs in Fishers Updated: Feb-12-16 4:46 am
FISHERS, Indiana - Waste management company Republic Services says it is opening a corporate office in the Indianapolis suburb of Fishers that will create as many as 469 jobs by 2025.
- Congress bans import of forced labor products Updated: Feb-12-16 3:19 am
A bill headed for President Barack Obama this week includes a provision that would ban U.S. imports of fish caught by slaves in Southeast Asia, gold mined by children in Africa and garments sewn by abused women in Bangladesh, closing a loophole in an 85-year-old tariff law that has failed to keep products of forced and child labor out of America.
- Grand Rapids-area software company to expand, add jobs Updated: Feb-12-16 2:44 am
GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan - Grand Rapids-area software development company SalesPad says it is expanding with a $3.85 million investment and 91 new jobs.
- Pandora CEO declines comment on sale report, shares recede Updated: Feb-11-16 8:35 pm
OAKLAND, California - Pandora Media's stock retreated in after-hours trading Thursday after the Internet radio giant's fourth-quarter earnings fell short of expectations and its CEO declined to comment on a report that the company is looking to sell itself.
- An urgent call for action made during university rally Updated: Feb-11-16 8:33 pm
DEKALB, Illinois - The head of Northern Illinois University says the school won't layoff anyone for now despite the lack of state funding due to a budget impasse.
- Fines issued after 2 at Salina facility suffer amputations Updated: Feb-11-16 4:28 pm
SALINA, Kansas - A federal agency has fined a food preparation company more than $170,000 because of worker injuries that included two amputations at its Salina facility.
- Portsmouth School Board approves transgender policy Updated: Feb-11-16 4:10 pm
PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire - The Portsmouth School Board has unanimously approved the school district's first-ever policy regarding transgender and gender non-conforming students.
- Arkansas justice cites Johnny Cash in dissent over cash bail Updated: Feb-11-16 4:05 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A ruling that defendants can be required to pay their bail in cash drew objections Thursday from Arkansas' Supreme Court chief justice, who cited a man who had strong opinions about the legal system: Johnny Cash.
- ExpressJet to expand maintenance operations in Shreveport Updated: Feb-11-16 2:49 pm
SHREVEPORT, Louisiana - Atlanta-based ExpressJet Airlines is adding to its maintenance operations at the Shreveport Regional Airport.
- Fantasy sports companies defend embattled industry Updated: Feb-11-16 1:49 pm
BOSTON - Daily fantasy sports companies say their industry remains viable despite a rocky start to 2016.
- Western NY-based company to expand, add 1,400 jobs upstate Updated: Feb-11-16 1:40 pm
ALBANY, New York - A Buffalo-based pharmaceutical company that makes cancer drugs plans to expand its headquarters and open a new manufacturing facility in western New York, creating an estimated 1,400 jobs over 10 years.