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Zimbabwean doctors protest against abduction of union leader

Sep. 15, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A group of Zimbabwean doctors marched at the country's biggest hospital Sunday, demanding the release of one of their leaders who they say was abducted after calling for a pay strike. Several government critics, including a comedian and a teachers' union leader, have in recent weeks...

Inspector general investigates Virginia Medicaid contract

Sep. 11, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's inspector general is investigating a contract worth up to $1.5 million that the state's Medicaid office awarded to a company owned by a former U.S. government employee who helped oversee federal oversight of the state. The Department of Medical Assistance Services said...

Restaurant delivery jobs hold their own in the Uber Eats age

Sep. 4, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — In the age of Uber Eats and GrubHub, delivering pizza for the local Domino's may seem like a throwback. But for drivers who want more predictable hours and pay — and discounts on food — restaurants may be the better bet. Despite pressure from third-party apps, a few big chains...

Mexico's president vows to tackle violence, corruption

Sep. 1, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador acknowledged a grim tally of violent crimes and a weak economy as he delivered the first state of the union address of his six-year term Sunday. Homicides in Mexico are at a record high and the economy is struggling nine months into...

Ousted Iowa director files $2M wrongful discharge claim

Aug. 30, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The former head of the Iowa Department of Human Services is seeking $2 million for wrongful termination, claiming Gov. Kim Reynolds fired him for questioning whether the department should be paying one of her staffers to assist with the state's Medicaid program. Jerry Foxhoven was...

'This ain't your mother's marijuana,' surgeon general says

Aug. 29, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials issued a national warning Thursday against marijuana use by adolescents and pregnant women, as more states legalize the increasingly potent drug for medicinal and recreational use. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Surgeon General Jerome Adams made...

Palestinian minister returns over $80,000 in secret bonuses

Aug. 26, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian Authority says Finance Minister Shukri Bishara has returned $81,600 in secretly approved bonuses that sparked public outrage when they came to light in June. The PA's statement Monday said other ministers promised to return lavish payouts granted in 2017 and...

Former VA pathologist charged in deaths of 3 patients

Aug. 20, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A pathologist fired from an Arkansas veterans hospital after officials said he had been impaired while on duty was charged Tuesday with involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of three patients who authorities say he misdiagnosed and whose records he later altered to conceal his...

Palestinian leader fires advisers, wants bonuses returned

Aug. 19, 2019 12:35 PM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday laid off all of his advisers and ordered a former prime minister and other ex-Cabinet ministers to return tens of thousands of dollars from a pay raise he had secretly approved. Palestinian officials said the decisions, announced in...

Liz Weston: What millennials get wrong about Social Security

Aug. 19, 2019 8:40 AM EDT

Few issues unite millennials like the future of Social Security. Overwhelmingly, they're convinced it doesn't have one. A recent Transamerica survey found that 80% of millennials, defined in the survey as people born between 1979 and 2000, worry that Social Security won't be around when they need it. That's not...