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Scherzer, Seager get big-money deals ahead of CBA expiration

Nov. 29, 2021 20:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Right-hander Max Scherzer agreed to a record-setting $130 million, three-year contract with the New York Mets and shortstop Corey Seager struck a $325 million, 10-year deal with the Texas Rangers on Monday as players and teams rushed to reach agreements before an expected...

Police: Teen shot and wounded at a west Phoenix high school

Nov. 29, 2021 19:15 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A teenager was shot and wounded at a high school in west Phoenix on Monday afternoon and police were searching for a suspect. They said the incident occurred at Cesar Chavez High School and the teen’s injuries were not considered life-threatening. ...

Amazon workers in Alabama get a do-over in union election

Nov. 29, 2021 18:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The National Labor Relations Board has ordered a new union election for Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama based on objections to the first vote that took place in April. The move, announced Monday, is a major blow to Amazon, which had spent about a...

Chris Cuomo's off-air role: Brother Andrew's strategist

Nov. 29, 2021 18:11 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN anchor Chris Cuomo had a bigger role than previously known in helping defend his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, from sexual harassment allegations that forced him out of office, newly released transcripts and text messages show. The TV...

Key people and background in MLB labor negotiations

Nov. 29, 2021 17:19 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Key people and background in Major League Baseball’s labor negotiations: COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT A five-year contract between MLB and the Major League Baseball Players Association expires at 11:59 p.m. EST on Dec. 1. ...

French honor for Josephine Baker stirs conflict over racism

Nov. 29, 2021 09:40 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — On the surface, it’s a powerful message against racism: a Black woman will, for the first time, join other luminaries interred in France’s Pantheon. But by choosing a U.S.-born figure -- entertainer Josephine Baker – critics say France is continuing a long tradition of...

WVa hospital, striking union set to resume negotiations

Nov. 29, 2021 04:01 AM EST

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Negotiations are set to resume for striking maintenance and service workers at a West Virginia hospital. Representatives for Cabell Huntington Hospital and more than 900 members of the the Service Employees International Union District 1999 are...

UNM to appeal allowing grad student workers to unionize

Nov. 28, 2021 16:29 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico plans to appeal a ruling that graduate student employees can unionize. The Albuquerque Journal reported Sunday that UNM has filed notice of intent to appeal in 2nd Judicial District Court. ...

Missouri wants to keep outsourcing unemployment call center

Nov. 28, 2021 12:13 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri officials want to continue having a private company handle calls about jobless benefits in the state even though the unemployment rate has returned to pre-pandemic levels. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the state Department...

Inquiry finds Georgia veterans agency chief harassed workers

Nov. 28, 2021 11:29 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — An investigation finds the now-retired leader of Georgia's veterans agency sexually harassed his secretary, part of a general pattern of demeaning behavior toward women and minorities. The state inspector general's report obtained by The Atlanta...