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Sri Lankan doctors strike over salary 'injustice'

Sep. 18, 2019 5:45 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Doctors at state-run hospitals across Sri Lanka began a 24-hour strike on Wednesday, demanding that the government resolve what they say is a salary "injustice." Two years ago, the government gave an unusually high salary increase to legal officers in the government sector,...

Alaska sues public employee union over payment of dues

Sep. 17, 2019 1:53 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The state has sued Alaska's largest public employees' union, claiming it violates members' right to free speech by limiting their ability to opt out of paying dues when they disagree with union statements. Alaska Attorney General Kevin Clarkson filed the suit Monday against the Alaska...

Zimbabwean doctors protest against abduction of union leader

Sep. 15, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A group of Zimbabwean doctors marched at the country's biggest hospital Sunday, demanding the release of one of their leaders who they say was abducted after calling for a pay strike. Several government critics, including a comedian and a teachers' union leader, have in recent weeks...

Alabama mayor vetoes pay raises for himself, City Council

Sep. 13, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama city's mayor has vetoed raises for himself and members of the city council. Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle nixed the increases Friday. News outlets report Battle said, in a news release, that he had a "philosophical difference" with council members on how they should be...

Inspector general investigates Virginia Medicaid contract

Sep. 11, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's inspector general is investigating a contract worth up to $1.5 million that the state's Medicaid office awarded to a company owned by a former U.S. government employee who helped oversee federal oversight of the state. The Department of Medical Assistance Services said...

Restaurant delivery jobs hold their own in the Uber Eats age

Sep. 4, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — In the age of Uber Eats and GrubHub, delivering pizza for the local Domino's may seem like a throwback. But for drivers who want more predictable hours and pay — and discounts on food — restaurants may be the better bet. Despite pressure from third-party apps, a few big chains...

Mexico's president vows to tackle violence, corruption

Sep. 1, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador acknowledged a grim tally of violent crimes and a weak economy as he delivered the first state of the union address of his six-year term Sunday. Homicides in Mexico are at a record high and the economy is struggling nine months into...

Cooper vetoes Medicaid transition bill, signs pay measures

Aug. 30, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper responded to Republicans passing piecemeal legislation to break their budget impasse by signing four employee pay bills on Friday. But he vetoed a funding measure needed to stand up North Carolina's forthcoming Medicaid managed-care system his administration...

Ousted Iowa director files $2M wrongful discharge claim

Aug. 30, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The former head of the Iowa Department of Human Services is seeking $2 million for wrongful termination, claiming Gov. Kim Reynolds fired him for questioning whether the department should be paying one of her staffers to assist with the state's Medicaid program. Jerry Foxhoven was...

'This ain't your mother's marijuana,' surgeon general says

Aug. 29, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials issued a national warning Thursday against marijuana use by adolescents and pregnant women, as more states legalize the increasingly potent drug for medicinal and recreational use. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Surgeon General Jerome Adams made...