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Amazon warehouse workers reject union bid in Alabama

Apr. 09, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

Workers at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama handed the online retail giant a decisive victory when they voted against forming a union and cut off a path that labor activists had hoped would lead to similar efforts throughout the company and beyond. After months of...

Vermont to get $71 m for summer, after-school programs

Apr. 09, 2021 14:15 PM EDT

Vermont plans to expand options for summer programs for kids using federal COVID-19 relief funding following a tough school year amid the pandemic, Gov. Phil Scott announced Friday. A top priority is making the programs affordable and accessible, officials said. ...

Today in History

Apr. 08, 2021 01:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, April 8, the 98th day of 2021. There are 267 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 8, 1864, the United States Senate passed, 38-6, the 13th Amendment to the U.S....

EXPLAINER: Senate eyes budget rule to push past filibuster

Apr. 07, 2021 15:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the Senate split 50-50, leaders of the Democratic majority are looking for ways to advance their priorities and President Joe Biden's agenda around the typical 60-vote threshold needed to overcome a filibuster by opponents. This week, the Senate...

Dr. Amy Acton roils US Senate race by saying she won't run

Apr. 06, 2021 15:21 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Dr. Amy Acton, the former state health director whose entry into the U.S. Senate race in Ohio had been highly anticipated, said Tuesday she will not run, after all. Acton, a Democrat, would have brought limited political experience to the race but...

New to DC, Buttigieg looks to build bridges with Biden plan

Apr. 05, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pete Buttigieg was a few weeks into his job as transportation secretary, buried in meetings and preparing for the launch of President Joe Biden’s $2.3 trillion public works plan, when evening arrived along with a time to try something new in Washington. ...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Apr. 03, 2021 14:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg; Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo.; retired Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honore, who led a review of Capitol security after the Jan. 6 riot. ...

Vermont community health centers get $33 million

Apr. 02, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's 11 community health centers are getting more than $33 million in federal funding as part of the American Rescue Plan. It's the single biggest investment in the state's federally qualified community health centers, said independent U.S....

Beyond bridges: Biden redefines infrastructure to add people

Mar. 30, 2021 20:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Beyond roads and bridges, President Joe Biden is trying to redefine infrastructure not just as an investment in America the place, but in its workers, families and people. The first phase of his “Build Back Better” package to be unveiled Wednesday...

'Treating us like robots': Amazon workers seek union

Mar. 26, 2021 20:54 PM EDT

BESSEMER, Ala. (AP) — Linda Burns was excited at first to land a job at the Amazon warehouse outside Birmingham, Alabama. The former nursing assistant had always enjoyed ordering from the company, Now, she would be working for them. A cog in a fast-moving assembly line,...