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The Latest: Canada asks China to spare life of Canadian

Jan. 15, 2019 3:24 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on China-Canada tensions (all times local): 4:00 a.m. Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada has asked China to spare the life of a Canadian man facing a death sentence. Freeland also mentioned a long list of allies that the country has courted in its efforts to...

Seattle highway shutdown spawns hashtags, dread

Jan. 9, 2019 4:53 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A major thoroughfare for commuters along downtown Seattle's waterfront is set to shut down for good Friday, ushering in what officials say will be one of the most painful traffic periods in the history of the booming Pacific Northwest city. The aging, double-decker, 2.2-mile (3.5-kilometer)...

Ousted Pixar chief John Lasseter to head Skydance Animation

Jan. 9, 2019 3:48 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Pixar co-founder and former Disney animation chief John Lasseter, who last year was forced out after acknowledging "missteps" in his behavior with women staff members, has been hired to run the recently launched animation division of Skydance Media, the production company announced...

Pass It On: Rosetta Stone CEO says top leaders listen, learn

Jan. 6, 2019 1:01 PM EST

John Hass has worked at Goldman Sachs, a small startup and now as CEO of Rosetta Stone, the Arlington, Virginia-based company best known for teaching foreign languages. Five years ago, Rosetta Stone acquired Lexia Learning, which helps teach reading in K-12 schools. In addition to the lessons he learned on those...

Mariners' letter explains reasons behind firing of Martin

Dec. 29, 2018 11:35 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners say they fired high-performance director Lorena Martin this season in part because she created a hostile work environment and ignored recommended treatments for injured players issued by team doctors. The Mariners' claims were revealed in a filing in King County Superior...

Male Disney Cruise worker claims harassment by female boss

Dec. 27, 2018 12:08 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A middle-aged male former labor analyst at Disney Cruise Line claims his younger female manager created a hostile work environment by bullying him about his age, bragging about sleeping with married men in the office and passing him over for promotions, according to a federal lawsuit....

Worries about worker dangers grow amid US oil and gas boom

Dec. 21, 2018 11:45 AM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Parker Waldridge had worked in the Oklahoma oilfields since he was 16 and acquired the traits that make a good driller: fortitude, intellect and a healthy respect for the power of a runaway gas well. And so, when Waldridge's wife, Dianna, heard there had been an accident on a rig he...

After ruling, hit film, Mexico reconsiders domestic workers

Dec. 20, 2018 12:00 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The nanny shadowed the little boy around the garden party as he traced circles on a plastic scooter, climbed a pirate ship and occasionally paused for a sip of water under the blazing sun. She didn't let him out of her sight. It was a special day for Teo — his third birthday...

Companies transform cultures as they compete for staffers

Dec. 19, 2018 11:53 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — As business owners struggle to fill job openings, they're using their company culture to attract talented candidates. When Adam Stetzer has a good prospect for his digital marketing company HubShout, he brings in what he calls the "doom squad," a group of staffers who meet with candidates...

CBS gives no indication it will release Moonves findings

Dec. 18, 2018 6:01 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS offered no indication Tuesday that it would publicly release the findings of the report that led the network to deny a $120 million exit package to Leslie Moonves, the chief executive who was dismissed for sexual misconduct. Moonves, once the most powerful executive in the television...