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Teacher shortage, protests complicate educator pay dynamics

Aug. 23, 2019 10:56 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — First-grade teacher Hillary Madrigal jumped to a nearby school district last year, lured by higher salaries that would allow her to quit her second job as a housekeeper and buy a new car. "I have a college degree. I felt I could make a difference in people's lives as a teacher, but to...

Head Start program changes signs on buses for migrant kids

Aug. 22, 2019 7:56 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Officials with an organization that provides early education programs for children of migrant and seasonal workers says they are changing the signs on their buses. The Idaho Statesman reported Tuesday that the Community Council of Idaho plans to remove and conceal the "Migrant and...

Shootings raise level of alarm at small businesses

Aug. 21, 2019 11:28 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — At a four-hour meeting last month, Michelle Abdow's staffers got to experience some of the sights, sounds and even smells they could encounter if someone invaded their office and began shooting. Security experts and local law enforcement officers gave Abdow's 23 staffers active shooter...

Watchdog cites possible political retribution at State Dept

Aug. 15, 2019 7:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department's internal watchdog has found significant evidence of leadership and management problems, including possible political retribution against career employees, in the bureau that deals with international organizations. In a report released on Thursday, the department's...

Businesses have cautious expansion plans as economy weakens

Aug. 14, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ron Pierce has one eye on expanding his information technology business and the other on something he can't control: the economy. "I'm not afraid to expand my company, but I realize that a recession may be coming and that any expansion could have me reducing my staff," says Pierce, owner of...

26 candidates to run in Tunisia's early presidential vote

Aug. 14, 2019 1:44 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's independent electoral body says 26 candidates have qualified to run in the country's early presidential election on Sept. 15, out of 96 who were seeking the job. The number of candidates could increase when the final list is announced on Aug. 31, after the appeals process....

The Latest: San Francisco Opera cancels Domingo concert

Aug. 13, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

The Latest on sexual harassment accusations against opera legend Placido Domingo (all times EDT): 5 p.m. The San Francisco Opera says it is canceling an October concert featuring Placido Domingo after the publication of an Associated Press story that quoted numerous women as saying they were sexually harassed or...

AP: Women accuse opera legend Domingo of sexual harassment

Aug. 13, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

For decades, Placido Domingo, one of the most celebrated and powerful men in opera, has tried to pressure women into sexual relationships by dangling jobs and then sometimes punishing the women professionally when they refused his advances, numerous accusers told The Associated Press. Regarded as one of the...

AP: Women accuse opera legend Domingo of sexual harassment

Aug. 13, 2019 12:32 AM EDT

For decades, Placido Domingo, one of the most celebrated and powerful men in opera, has tried to pressure women into sexual relationships by dangling jobs and then sometimes punishing the women professionally when they refused his advances, numerous accusers told The Associated Press. Regarded as one of the...

After Mississippi ICE raids, job fair draws hopeful workers

Aug. 12, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

FOREST, Miss. (AP) — Days after immigration agents arrested 680 Latino workers in a massive workplace sting at seven Mississippi chicken processing plants, job seekers flocked to an employment fair Monday in hopes of filling some of those now-empty positions. Koch Foods, based near Chicago, held the job...