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Trump takes steps to ease firing of federal workers

May. 25, 2018 8:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday signed a trio of executive orders to overhaul the federal bureaucracy by making it easier to fire federal workers for poor performance and misconduct, requiring that departments and agencies negotiate better union contracts and limiting the amount of time...

Brazil president says striking truckers could be removed

May. 25, 2018 7:34 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A nationwide strike by thousands of truckers brought much of Latin America's largest nation to a halt on Friday, prompting Brazilian President Michel Temer to authorize the military to use force in removing drivers and their parked vehicles from highways and other roads. Truckers...

For CEOs, $11.7 million a year is just middle of the pack

May. 25, 2018 6:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Chief executives at the biggest public companies got an 8.5 percent raise last year, bringing the median pay package for CEOs to $11.7 million. Across the S&P 500, compensation for CEOs is often hundreds of times higher than typical workers. The pay increase matches the bump that CEOs...

Since Weinstein: The growing list of the accused

May. 25, 2018 4:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The publication of allegations of sexual misconduct against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein sparked a national reckoning. Since October, scores of men in entertainment, politics, media, and beyond have faced allegations ranging from inappropriate behavior to forced sexual misconduct to...

Veterans, discharged and jobless, seek hiring-rules changes

May. 25, 2018 10:21 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Military veterans who were discharged for relatively minor offenses say they often can't get jobs, and they hope a recent warning to employers by the state of Connecticut will change that. The state's human rights commission told employers last month they could be breaking the law...

French government takes on railway company debt amid strikes

May. 25, 2018 9:22 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The French government has agreed to take on 35 billion euros ($40.8 billion) in debt from the national railway company SNCF as it seeks to end months-long rolling strikes. French Prime minister Edouard Philippe met Friday with unions to discuss amendments to a rail bill preparing SNCF to open...

Brazil says deal reached to suspend damaging trucker strike

May. 24, 2018 10:30 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's government said late Thursday that a deal had been reached with truckers to suspend a four-day-old strike that caused fuel shortages, cut into food deliveries, backed up exports and threatened airline flights. Eliseu Padilha, chief of staff for President Michel Temer, told...

Staley settles lawsuit against Missouri athletic director

May. 24, 2018 6:38 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley has reached a $50,000 settlement in her lawsuit against Missouri athletic director Jim Sterk. Missouri is paying the $50,000. One half of the settlement will go to INNERSOLE, a nonprofit foundation co-founded by Staley. The other half will go to...

Correction: Right to Work-Missouri story

May. 24, 2018 6:33 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — In a story May 18 about a right-to-work referendum, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Senate Concurrent Resolution moving the election date did not require the governor's signature to take effect. While some concurrent resolutions do not require a governor's...

Correction: Right to Work-Referendum-The Latest story

May. 24, 2018 6:33 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — In a story May 18 about a right-to-work referendum, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Senate Concurrent Resolution moving the election date did not require the governor's signature to take effect. While some concurrent resolutions do not require a governor's...