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Alaska pilots authorize future strike if contract talks fail

May. 25, 2022 17:33 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Alaska Airlines pilots have voted overwhelmingly to authorize a future strike if current contract negotiations with management and federal mediation efforts fail. The Air Line Pilots Association said Wednesday that almost 96% of its members cast mail-in votes and...

Flight attendants' union supports Frontier-Spirit merger

May. 17, 2022 20:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The largest union for U.S. flight attendants threw its support Tuesday behind Frontier Airlines' proposal to buy Spirit Airlines after it reached a deal with Frontier on how to combine cabin crews at the two carriers. The Association of Flight Attendants, which...

Ohio principals reject endorsement deals for prep athletes

May. 17, 2022 11:27 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — High school principals in Ohio have overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to allow prep athletes to sign deals cashing in on their name, image and likeness, the Ohio High School Athletic Association said Tuesday. In voting that began May 1 and finished Monday,...

Pilots at United will vote on contract after tentative deal

May. 13, 2022 11:44 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — United Airlines and its pilots' union said Friday they reached tentative agreement on the outline of a new contract, a notable deal while labor tension has increased in the airline industry. The leader of the United chapter of the Air Line Pilots Association, Michael...

Biden marks COVID 'tragic milestone' in US at global summit

May. 12, 2022 16:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden appealed to world leaders at a COVID-19 summit Thursday to reenergize a lagging international commitment to attacking the virus as he led the U.S. in marking the “tragic milestone” of 1 million deaths in America. He ordered flags lowered to half-staff and...

Librarians, authors, publishers form anti-book ban coalition

May. 10, 2022 09:05 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The American Library Association, the American Federation of Teachers and more than a dozen other organizations have formed a coalition to fight the nationwide wave of book bans and challenges. Unite Against Book Bans ( https://uniteagainstbookbans.org ) also...

Arizona governor signs bill targeting state bar complaints

May. 09, 2022 20:14 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Doug Ducey has signed a bill requiring the state bar to pay attorney fees and other costs if the organization seeks to discipline a lawyer and ends up losing. The Republican governor signed the measure on Monday, hours after Senate Republicans gave final...

Fox continues to see ratings gains with PBA broadcasts

May. 07, 2022 20:28 PM EDT

Fox Sports' coverage of the Professional Bowlers Association continues to gain momentum during the PBA Playoffs. Going into Sunday's semifinals in Jupiter, Florida, Fox's first four broadcasts saw ratings increases. Last month's USBC Masters averaged 847,000 viewers on FOX, up 28%...

HBCU medical schools to tackle organ transplant disparities

May. 06, 2022 00:15 AM EDT

A new initiative aimed at increasing the number of Black Americans registered as organ donors and combating disparities among transplant recipients was announced Thursday by a coalition that includes the four medical schools at the nation's historically Black colleges and universities. ...

US pediatricians' group moves to abandon race-based guidance

May. 02, 2022 14:41 PM EDT

For years, pediatricians have followed flawed guidelines linking race to risks for urinary infections and newborn jaundice. In a new policy announced Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics said it is putting all its guidance under the microscope to eliminate “race-based” medicine and...