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Union warns of 'labor disputes' if casino contracts expire

May. 20, 2022 09:26 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — For people and groups planning to stay in Atlantic City, the resort's main union for casino workers is warning that “labor disputes” could occur if the casinos don’t agree to new contracts by a May 31 deadline. The move comes at the start of what...

Police bust gang for tricking old men with love in Italy

May. 20, 2022 06:54 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Police in four European countries have busted a crime gang accused of using young women to trick elderly Italian men out of their savings, the European Union's law enforcement agency said Friday. Europol said the gang was mostly composed of members of one Romanian...

EXPLAINER: How do Australian parties differ on key issues?

May. 20, 2022 04:17 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s center-left opposition Labor Party has outspent the ruling conservative Liberal Party-led coalition in election promises during the six-week campaign leading up to the vote on Saturday. Labor says more spending is needed to increase...

European nations, streaming service delete extremist audio

May. 20, 2022 04:16 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The European Union's law enforcement agency said Friday that authorities in six countries have worked with music streaming service SoundCloud to detect and delete hundreds of files containing extremist propaganda. Europol said that the plan was initiated by Germany's...

Philippines establishes coast guard outposts in disputed sea

May. 20, 2022 04:06 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines has established three coast guard outposts on three islands in the disputed South China Sea to monitor ship movements and promote safety, officials said Friday, amid increasing maritime tensions with China. The move reinforced the...

Famed racing sailboat attacked by gunmen off war-torn Yemen

May. 20, 2022 00:40 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Hong Kong-flagged racing sailboat that led its skippers to win multiple contests around the world came under attack Thursday off the coast of war-torn Yemen, with its crew reportedly targeted by militants who fired warning shots and threatened them with...

Boeing crew capsule launches to space station on test redo

May. 19, 2022 22:00 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Boeing’s crew capsule rocketed into orbit Thursday on a repeat test flight without astronauts, after years of being grounded by flaws that could have doomed the spacecraft. Only a test dummy was aboard. If the capsule reaches the International Space...

Hawaii bill promotes zero-emission travel between islands

May. 19, 2022 21:49 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers this year passed legislation creating a working group to develop ways to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions on transportation between the islands. Sen. Chris Lee said at a news conference on Thursday that Hawaii has some of the highest...

Suspension of Bridgeport cop in Black woman's case reversed

May. 19, 2022 21:45 PM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — An independent arbitrator says a police detective in Connecticut’s largest city should have his administrative leave reversed, after he and another officer were taken off the job earlier this year amid allegations of insensitivity in their handling of separate cases in...

Abortion opponent charged with stalking San Francisco doctor

May. 19, 2022 20:19 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An abortion opponent was arraigned Thursday on charges of felony stalking and other misdemeanors after he targeted a physician at home and barged into the San Francisco health clinic where the physician works, frightening the doctor, patients and staff, District Attorney...