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Spelman College to get $5.7M to expand science, math faculty

Sep. 28, 2022 15:27 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A foundation that promotes science and math research is giving Atlanta's Spelman College $5.7 million. The New York-based Simons Foundation announced the gift Wednesday to the historically Black private women's college. Spelman said the money will pay...

Latin America development bank axes chief after ethics probe

Sep. 26, 2022 18:28 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank have voted to fire its president, Mauricio Claver-Carone, after an ethics probe found he likely carried on an intimate relationship with a subordinate. The governors from the IADB's 48 members had until Tuesday to vote...

A doc from the Disney family takes aim at the Mouse House

Sep. 26, 2022 14:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Abigail E. Disney has been critical of the company that bears her name before. But for the first time, Disney, the granddaughter of co-founder Roy O. Disney, has put her views into the medium the Mouse House was built on: a movie. In the new documentary “The...

Workers at Philadelphia Museum of Art begin walkout

Sep. 26, 2022 12:44 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Workers at the Philadelphia Museum of Art began a strike Monday citing wage and health care issues as the institution said it would remain open during the walkout. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that the union representing about 180 of the museum's...

State employees likely to get 1K bonuses for COVID booster

Sep. 21, 2022 21:40 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Under a tentative deal Washington state employees would get $1,000 bonuses for receiving a COVID-19 booster shot. The agreement between the state and the Washington Federation of State Employees also includes 4% pay raises in 2023, 3% pay raises in 2024 and a $1,000...

Qatari ambassador faces LGBT-rights appeal before World Cup

Sep. 20, 2022 11:20 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Qatar’s ambassador to Germany was urged Monday to abolish his country’s penalties for homosexuality at a human rights congress hosted by the German soccer federation two months before the Middle East country stages the World Cup. Fan representative Dario Minden...

With Griner in jail, WNBA players skip Russia in offseason

Sep. 20, 2022 10:09 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Brittney Griner's highly publicized legal woes in Russia and the country's invasion of Ukraine has the top WNBA players opting to take their talents elsewhere this offseason. For the past few decades, Russia has been the preferred offseason destination for WNBA...

Thousands of striking nurses return to work in Minnesota

Sep. 15, 2022 15:29 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Thousands of nurses returned to work Thursday at Minnesota hospitals following a three-day strike over wage increases and staffing and retention made worse by the coronavirus pandemic. Members of the Minnesota Nurses’ Association at 15 hospitals in the...

Rail workers win key concessions in deal to prevent strike

Sep. 15, 2022 11:44 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Here’s what’s in the tentative agreement that railroad unions secured to prevent a potential freight railroad strike. The final deal was negotiated by the unions that represent engineers and conductors, but all 12 of the rail unions will likely benefit from...

Minor leaguers form union, 17 days after organizing began

Sep. 14, 2022 18:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 5,500 minor league baseball players formed a union on Wednesday, completing a lightning-fast organization campaign that launched just 17 days earlier in an effort to boost annual salaries as low as $10,400. Martin Scheinman, the sport’s independent...