- Striking Verizon workers to return Wednesday; deal inked Updated: May-30-16 1:21 pm
NEW YORK - Nearly 40,000 striking Verizon employees will return to work Wednesday after reaching a tentative contract agreement that includes 1,300 new call center jobs and nearly 11 percent in raises over four years but also makes health care plan changes to save the company money, the company and unions said Monday.
- The Latest: Verizon union says pact protects American jobs Updated: May-30-16 1:13 pm
NEW YORK - The Latest on a tentative agreement to end a strike by nearly 40,000 Verizon workers (all times local):
- Protests resume as McDonald's shareholders meet Updated: May-26-16 11:01 am
OAK BROOK, Illinois - Protesters who camped overnight outside the McDonald's Corp. headquarters in suburban Chicago have called for higher wages as the company's shareholders were meeting Thursday.
- Some Las Vegas teachers find ideal school across state line Updated: May-21-16 10:58 am
LAS VEGAS - Roxanne Lang sinks into the backseat, munching on a breakfast of toast swaddled in a paper towel.
- Inflated tax valuations eventually got unintended attention Updated: May-19-16 11:01 am
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska - An effort to get some new Grand Island businesses to file overdue personal property schedules has backfired.
- Justin's to stay in Colorado under Hormel deal Updated: May-19-16 10:31 am
BOULDER, Colorado - The founder of Colorado nut butter maker Justin's says the company will remain in Boulder and maintain its values after it's bought by Hormel Foods.
- Judge sets trial date in lawsuit against Duckworth Updated: May-18-16 5:19 pm
JONESBORO, Illinois - A judge in southern Illinois has set an Aug. 15 trial date in a workplace retaliation lawsuit filed against U.S. Senate candidate Tammy Duckworth.
- What effect will robot cars have on traffic congestion? Updated: May-16-16 3:07 am
WASHINGTON - Self-driving cars are expected to usher in a new era of mobility, safety and convenience. The problem, say transportation researchers, is that people will use them too much.
- Delaware officials searching for missing offender Updated: May-14-16 12:17 pm
GEORGETOWN, Delaware - Delaware officials say they're searching for an offender who failed to return after going to work.
- Sexism in French politics: Will new scandals prompt change? Updated: May-11-16 4:15 pm
PARIS - Grabbing breasts, tweaking thong underwear, hitting a female aide in the face - top French politicians stand accused of all this and more, in a wave of allegations emerging recently that have women asking: How do we make it stop?
- Breastfeeding pilots' claims against airline seen as advance Updated: May-11-16 4:34 am
DENVER - Charges by four female pilots that Frontier Airlines' policies for pregnant women and new mothers are discriminatory could be seen as progress, an advocate says.
- A pregnant woman walks into a bar: You must serve her in NYC Updated: May-06-16 6:40 pm
NEW YORK - A pregnant woman shows up at a New York City bar and wants to go in and order a drink despite health warnings against consuming alcohol while expecting. Should the tavern serve her?
- Dear Mama: Afeni Shakur, mother of rapper Tupac Shakur, dies Updated: May-03-16 5:34 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Afeni Shakur, the former Black Panther who inspired the work of her son, rap icon Tupac Shakur, and fostered his legacy for decades after he was slain, has died of an apparent heart attack, authorities said Tuesday. She was 69.
- The Latest: Amtrak also affected Tuesday by CSX derailment Updated: May-02-16 6:46 pm
WASHINGTON - The Latest on the CSX train derailment in Washington, D.C. (all times local):
- Labor contractor must pay $7.6M for mistreating farmworkers Updated: May-02-16 1:38 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - A federal judge has ordered a farm labor contractor to pay $7.6 million in damages for a pattern of subjecting Thai farmworkers in the state of Washington to a hostile work environment, harassment and discrimination.