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Kentucky finds 1,000 teachers violated law during 'sickouts'

Aug. 16, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — An election-year investigation into teacher rallies at Kentucky's Capitol found more than 1,000 educators violated state law by participating in protests that shut down some schools, Gov. Matt Bevin's administration said Friday. No penalties will be assessed, Kentucky's labor...

Biographer: Statue poem embraces migrants from 'all places'

Aug. 14, 2019 10:27 PM EDT

Long before a Trump administration official suggested the poem inscribed on the Statue of Liberty welcomed only people from Europe, the words captured America's promise to newcomers at a time when the nation was also seeking to exclude many immigrants from landing on its shores. A biographer of poet Emma Lazarus...

Democrats tussle over health care at Nevada labor forum

Aug. 4, 2019 6:29 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates' tussle over health care reform continued Saturday as they pitched themselves to Nevada union members, with former Vice President Joe Biden declaring he's "against any Democrat who wants to get rid of Obamacare" and Sen. Kamala Harris saying no Democrat...

Japan, SKorea lawmakers meet to ease row over trade, history

Jul. 31, 2019 11:30 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Lawmakers from Japan and South Korea met Wednesday in a bid to ease their countries' worsening dispute over trade and history, but after hugs and smiles at the beginning, they ended up repeating their demands to each other. The South Korean side urged Japan not to downgrade their country from...

Trump administration, Democrats make progress on new NAFTA

Jul. 30, 2019 3:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats appear to be moving from "no way" to "maybe" on President Donald Trump's rewrite of a trade pact with Canada and Mexico. House Democrats have met four times with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, most recently on Friday, and both sides say they are...

AP Interview: Indonesia leader to speed reform in final term

Jul. 26, 2019 10:03 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian President Joko Widodo said in an interview Friday that he will push ahead with sweeping and potentially unpopular economic reforms, including a more business-friendly labor law, in his final term because he is no longer constrained by politics. Widodo also told The...

The Latest: Widodo would welcome Trump visit to Indonesia

Jul. 26, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on an AP interview with Indonesia's President Joko Widodo (all times local): 9:20 p.m. Indonesian President Joko Widodo, leader of the world's most populous Muslim nation, says he would invite President Donald Trump to visit his country "with pleasure." Widodo spoke in...

Law lets Australian govt ban extremists for up to 2 years

Jul. 25, 2019 8:22 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian Parliament on Thursday passed laws that enable the government to prevent suspected extremists from returning home for up to two years despite concerns it could be unconstitutional. The Senate passed the laws with the center-left Labor Party supporting the...

Lending money to staffers can cause problems for employers

Jul. 24, 2019 10:59 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Many small business owners lend money to staffers who are short of cash before payday or who have unexpected expenses or crises. The risk bosses face is not getting paid back. Marcelo Melamed made several loans to a staffer who said he needed cash for things like fixing his car. Then one...

Labor nominee Scalia has long record of opposing regulations

Jul. 19, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eugene Scalia has a decades-long record of challenging Labor Department and other federal regulations, as well as a famous last name. The combination proved irresistible to President Donald Trump. Trump selected Scalia Thursday to be his new labor secretary. If formally nominated and...