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UK Labour opposition party vows to reject May's Brexit deal

Sep. 25, 2018 9:59 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's main opposition Labour Party announced Tuesday it will reject Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May's proposed divorce deal with the European Union when it comes to a vote in Parliament and might support a new Brexit referendum. The party's chief Brexit spokesman accused May's...

The Latest: WTO says it will try to minimize any Brexit pain

Sep. 25, 2018 5:46 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's planned exit from the European Union (all times local): 10:45 a.m. The head of the World Trade Organization says the trade body will try to minimize disruption caused by Britain's exit from the European Union. Britain is due to leave the 28-nation EU in March. No deal...

Ernst & Young faces 2nd sexual harassment complaint

Sep. 24, 2018 7:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ernst & Young was slapped Monday with a second sexual harassment complaint in less than year describing a culture of discrimination and lewd behavior toward women at the accounting company. Karen Ward, a former partner with EY, said her supervisor routinely commented her breasts,...

Southeast Missouri deputy alleges discrimination in lawsuit

Sep. 24, 2018 10:38 AM EDT

BENTON, Mo. (AP) — A southeast Missouri sheriff's deputy alleges in a lawsuit that she faced sexual discrimination when she was removed from her job as jail administrator and replaced by an inexperienced male deputy. The Southeast Missourian reports that Scott County Deputy Tina Kolwyck filed the lawsuit...

Gaza refugee agency staff on strike over cutbacks, firings

Sep. 24, 2018 8:30 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza employees of the U.N. Palestinian refugee agency have suspended services for a day to protest pay cuts and dismissals. Schools, clinics, and food distributions were halted on Monday as UNRWA's 13,000 Palestinian employees in Gaza went on a one-day strike. They threatened...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump wrong on judges, 'plummeting' poverty

Sep. 24, 2018 1:26 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the midterm elections draw near, President Donald Trump's tendency to declare his campaign promises fulfilled when they aren't has come into starker relief. He insists poverty in the U.S. is "plummeting," even though the number of poor people has barely declined under his watch and...

Judge: California child can take cannabis drug to school

Sep. 22, 2018 10:03 PM EDT

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A California kindergartner can keep bringing a cannabis-based drug used for emergency treatment of a rare form of epilepsy to her public school, a judge ruled Friday. The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat reported that a judge sided with the family of 5-year-old Brooke Adams. The Rincon...

Teachers, others demand wage hikes at protest in Poland

Sep. 22, 2018 1:18 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Thousands of state employees in Poland, including teachers, firefighters and health workers, have protested in Warsaw to demand higher wages and workplace changes. Poland's economy is booming and wages have been rising in the private sector. But those who protested Saturday say their...

Lawsuit alleges Party City denied job to woman with autism

Sep. 22, 2018 10:38 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire woman who was hoping to land a sales job at Party City was turned down after a manager realized she has autism, according to a federal lawsuit. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the lawsuit Thursday in U.S. District Court in New Hampshire. The woman,...

UK envoy urges EU to step back from the Brexit 'abyss'

Sep. 22, 2018 9:40 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's foreign secretary on Saturday urged European Union leaders to "step back from the abyss" and seek a compromise over stalled Brexit negotiations. Jeremy Hunt told the BBC that the EU should work with Britain to try to find a way to make British Prime Minister Theresa May's "sensible,...