- Ex-employee of Israeli PM wins abuse case Updated: Feb-10-16 2:24 pm
JERUSALEM - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife mistreated and abused a former member of her housekeeping staff, a court ruled Wednesday, awarding the man $42,000 in damages in a decision that dealt an embarrassing blow to the country's first family.
- Weather purges San Francisco Bay Area lakes of toxic algae Updated: Feb-10-16 10:45 am
OAKLAND, California - Heavy rain and a cold El NiÃ±o winter have purged three East Bay swim lakes of toxic algae that flourished in the drought last year and led to swim bans, lost lifeguard jobs and changed vacation plans.
- Police: Highway worker spreading salt hit, seriously injured Updated: Feb-10-16 8:40 am
DAMASCUS, Maryland - Authorities say a Maryland State Highway Administration worker was hit by a vehicle and seriously injured while salting a road in Damascus.
- CopiahLincoln college may move to 4day class schedule Updated: Feb-10-16 5:43 am
BROOKHAVEN, Mississippi - CopiahLincoln Community College is considering moving to a fourday class schedule.
- Federal offices open despite wintry mix, option for telework Updated: Feb-09-16 6:39 am
WASHINGTON - The federal government is open as a wintry mix falls in the Washington region, but federal workers can take leave or telework.
- Winter storm warning downgraded across New Jersey Updated: Feb-09-16 5:47 am
TRENTON, New Jersey - Very little snow, if any, has fallen across New Jersey and the National Weather Service has downgraded a winter storm warning.
- Grants to help rural jobs, entrepreneurship in rural Maine Updated: Feb-09-16 4:25 am
PORTLAND, Maine - The U.S. Department of Commerce will send $640,000 to spur job creation in rural Maine.
- Chesapeake stock tumbles, rises after investors spooked Updated: Feb-08-16 7:17 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Share prices for Chesapeake Energy stock were down more than 50 percent for a time Monday after a news report said the Oklahoma City-based company had brought on attorneys who help companies restructure their debt, but rebounded after the natural gas producer told investors that it was not planning to file for bankruptcy protection.
- Guest-worker program helps Louisiana seafood facilities Updated: Feb-08-16 12:09 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Congress' decision to quadruple the size of a guest-worker program might be described as a gift to Louisiana's seafood processing industry, which struggles to fill the seasonal jobs each year.
- WNBA star Tamika Catchings interns at NBA offices Updated: Feb-06-16 7:16 pm
NEW YORK - Over the course of her storied career, Tamika Catchings has spent many hours at the NBA and WNBA offices. Whether it was for league meetings, union business or just because she was in town, the Indiana Fever star always felt comfortable there.
- LinkedIn shares plunge almost 44 percent Updated: Feb-05-16 6:14 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Investors gave LinkedIn a poor job review Friday in the form of a dramatic sell-off that wiped out nearly $11 billion in the professional networking site's market value.
- Many see cause for optimism despite slower US job growth Updated: Feb-05-16 5:12 pm
WASHINGTON - Consider looking past January's so-so job growth.
- Central Vermont Medical Center holds job fair Friday Updated: Feb-05-16 4:02 am
BERLIN, Vermont - Central Vermont Medical Center is holding a job fair.
- Detroit youth jobs initiative tops 1,200 registrations Updated: Feb-05-16 2:19 am
DETROIT - Registrations for Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan's initiative to get jobs for city youth ages 14-24 this summer have topped 1,200 less than 48 hours after launch.
- LinkedIn shares tumble on weak forecast for 2016 Updated: Feb-04-16 6:31 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - LinkedIn shares plunged as much as 28 percent in after-hours trading Thursday after the company reported better-than-expected results for the fourth quarter but provided a weak forecast for 2016.
- LinkedIn misses Street 4Q forecasts Updated: Feb-04-16 4:33 pm
MOUNTAIN VIEW, California _ LinkedIn Corp. (LNKD) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $3 million.
- House OKs bill seeking accommodations for pregnant workers Updated: Feb-04-16 3:28 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - Pregnant workers would be guaranteed accommodations for bathroom, food and water breaks under a measure passed by the House.
- Goodell to require teams to interview women for exec jobs Updated: Feb-04-16 3:19 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will implement a "Rooney Rule" requiring that women be interviewed for executive positions with teams around the league and in his own office, too.
- Duggan's office announces date of State of City Address Updated: Feb-04-16 1:54 pm
DETROIT - Mayor Mike Duggan's office has announced the date for Detroit's annual State of the City Address.
- Obama proposing more spending on job training programs Updated: Feb-04-16 12:02 am
WASHINGTON - As part of his budget recommendations next week, President Barack Obama will propose spending nearly $6 billion more on programs designed to help young people land their first job.
- Health care law makes tax season tougher for small companies Updated: Feb-03-16 1:49 pm
NEW YORK - As more requirements of the health care law take effect, income tax filing season becomes more complex for small businesses.
- Breastfeeding bill brings talk of 'milking', babies in mines Updated: Feb-02-16 7:31 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A proposal to require businesses to accommodate breastfeeding mothers at work has passed the Utah Senate despite concerns from one lawmaker who wondered if it would lead to babies in coal mines.
- US education official apologizes for poor judgment, behavior Updated: Feb-01-16 8:03 pm
WASHINGTON - A senior Education Department official apologized ahead of a congressional oversight hearing for what he acknowledged was poor judgment and "unacceptable" behavior related to working on his side businesses with subordinates, failing to pay taxes on his profits and awarding a government contract to a friend's company.
- Senate considers bill protecting same-sex marriage objectors Updated: Feb-01-16 3:11 pm
ATLANTA - A powerful Georgia Senate committee discussed but took no action Monday on a contentious bill allowing religious adoption agencies, schools, government workers and others to refuse services to same-sex couples without being penalized.
- Anxiety high as Baltimore residents head back to work Updated: Jan-26-16 4:17 pm
BALTIMORE - After a monstrous winter storm dumped more than 2 feet of snow, Baltimore residents scrambled to free their cars Tuesday in order to make it to work. But with many side streets still unplowed, residents were anxious about their chances of getting to the office on time, if at all.