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Pilots in line for big raises amid global travel disruptions

Jun. 24, 2022 18:06 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The largest pilots union has approved a contract that would boost the pay of pilots at United Airlines by more than 14% over the next 18 months, potentially clearing the way for similar wage hikes throughout the industry. The deal reflects the leverage currently held...

Text from Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade

Jun. 24, 2022 15:03 PM EDT

The Associated Press is making available the full text of the Supreme Court’s ruling overturning the nationwide right to abortion: Justice Alito delivered the opinion of the Court. Abortion presents a profound moral issue on which Americans hold sharply conflicting...

Live updates | American Medical Association weighs in

Jun. 23, 2022 16:38 PM EDT

The Latest on the Supreme Court ruling on New York's gun law: The American Medical Association has called the ruling a “harmful and deeply disturbing decision.’’ "Firearm violence is a public health crisis, and easier access to weapons and fewer restrictions on...

Pilots picket as airline unions leverage summer travel woes

Jun. 21, 2022 19:15 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Hundreds of uniformed Southwest Airlines pilots stood in perfect lines in the scorching Texas sun at Dallas Love Field on Tuesday, holding signs that blamed Southwest management for delays and cancellations that have upset passengers. Every once in a while, a motorist...

Broadway theaters drop their mask mandate starting in July

Jun. 21, 2022 15:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In another sign that the world of entertainment is returning to pre-pandemic normal, Broadway theaters will no longer demand audiences wear masks starting in July. The Broadway League announced Tuesday that mask-wearing will be optional next month onward, a further...

Nurses at Zimbabwe's public hospitals strike for better pay

Jun. 21, 2022 10:33 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Striking nurses and other health workers have brought Zimbabwe's government hospitals to a near standstill, straining a once vibrant public health system now plagued by a lack of medicines and basic supplies such as gloves. The health professionals stopped...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Jun. 20, 2022 18:43 PM EDT

Detroit News. June 18, 2022. Editorial: FBI must release review in killing of extremist Whenever a citizen dies at the hands of law enforcement, the public is owed a full accounting of why it was necessary to use lethal force. The federal government has yet to explain...

Ellis wins Democratic education race without a runoff

Jun. 17, 2022 20:54 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's election board Friday finalized the results for this week's primaries and confirmed Democratic Education Superintendent candidate Lisa Ellis narrowly avoided a runoff. The board certified all races in South Carolina, but the Democratic...

3rd-place Republican backs Weaver in South Carolina Ed race

Jun. 16, 2022 11:21 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The third-place finisher in the GOP primary for South Carolina's top education job has endorsed school choice advocate Ellen Weaver, aiming to give the think tank CEO a boost in the Republican runoff. Businessman Travis Bedson told The Associated Press on...

Trans kids' treatment can start younger, new guidelines say

Jun. 15, 2022 09:03 AM EDT

A leading transgender health association has lowered its recommended minimum age for starting gender transition treatment, including sex hormones and surgeries. The World Professional Association for Transgender Health said hormones could be started at age 14, two years earlier than...