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Massachusetts lawmakers call on the Pentagon to ground the Osprey again until crash causes are fixed

Jul. 19, 2024 09:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three Massachusetts lawmakers are pressing Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to ground the V-22 Osprey aircraft again until the military can fix the root causes of multiple recent accidents, including a deadly crash in Japan. In a letter sent to Austin on Thursday,...

California fines Amazon nearly $6M, alleging illegal work quotas at 2 warehouses

Jun. 18, 2024 16:37 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California has fined Amazon a total of $5.9 million, alleging the e-commerce giant worked warehouse employees so hard that it put their safety at risk, officials said Tuesday. The two citations issued in May by the California Labor Commissioner’s Office said...

Lawmakers seek health care and retirement protections for Steward Health Care workers

Jun. 17, 2024 11:59 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A group of Democratic members of Congress, led by Sen. Edward Markey of Massachusetts, is seeking reassurances that workers at hospitals owned by Steward Health Care will have their health care and retirement benefits protected. Steward last month said it plans to...

Steward Health Care says it is selling the 30+ hospitals it operates nationwide

May. 08, 2024 15:20 PM EDT

Steward Health Care said it plans to sell off all its hospitals after announcing this week that it filed for bankruptcy protection. The Dallas-based company, which operates more than 30 hospitals nationwide, said it does not expect any interruptions in its hospitals’ day-to-day...

Hospital operator Steward Health Care files for bankruptcy protection

May. 06, 2024 11:28 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Hospital operator Steward Health Care filed for bankruptcy protection early Monday morning, but pledged to maintain the eight hospitals it operates in Massachusetts. In a press release, company officials said Steward took the step as a necessary measure to allow the...