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FILE - This Jan 22, 2020, file photo shows a Ravn Connect airplane landing at the airstrip in Toksook Bay, Alaska. The largest rural airline in Alaska has declared bankruptcy and laid off more than a thousand workers but wants $250,000 in bonuses to be awarded to its chief executive and other employees. Alaska Public Radio reported that RavnAir Group filed the request Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020 in Delaware bankruptcy court. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)

Bankrupt Alaska airline seeks bonus for its chief executive

Aug. 13, 2020 6:27 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The largest rural airline in Alaska has declared bankruptcy and laid off more than a thousand workers but wants to award $250,000 in bonus money to its chief executive and other employees. Anchorage-based RavnAir Group filed the request Tuesday in Delaware bankruptcy court,...

Officer's widower charged with fraud in benefits collection

Aug. 13, 2020 10:56 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The widower of a Philadelphia police officer who died while on duty has been charged with fraud after authorities say he collected hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of workers compensation death benefits after he had remarried. The Philadelphia district attorney's office announced...

FILE - A Lyft sign is shown at a shared ride pickup location for automobiles Tuesday, March 24, 2020 jn Detroit. Lyft on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020 posted a loss of $437.1 million for the second quarter, when the coronavirus outbreak meant few people were looking to use its ride-hailing service. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, file)

Lyft's 2Q loss $437M as virus spread and riders stayed home

Aug. 12, 2020 6:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lyft posted a loss of $437.1 million during the second quarter, when the coronavirus outbreak led many people to stay home and few were eager to use its ride-hailing service. The San Francisco-based company's revenue slumped to $339.3 million in the April-June quarter, down 61% from the...

Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best speaks during a news conference, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Seattle. Best, the first Black woman to lead Seattle's police department, announced she will be stepping down in September following cuts to her budget that would reduce the department by as many as 100 officers. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

In Seattle, a Black police chief resigns over budget cuts

Aug. 11, 2020 7:41 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Efforts to cut spending on police — a key demand of anti-racism demonstrators across the nation — have claimed an unlikely target: Seattle's first Black police chief, who enjoyed deep support in its minority communities, is stepping down in protest. Carmen Best announced her...

Federal utility board to review CEO pay amid Trump complaint

Aug. 11, 2020 2:06 PM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A federal utility’s board plans to review its CEO pay amid ongoing criticism from President Donald Trump, the board's chairman said Monday. Tennessee Valley Authority interim board chairman John Ryder told the Chattanooga Times Free Press the board will look at the...

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer (31) throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

AP study: MLB average salary under $1.3M; Scherzer tops list

Aug. 10, 2020 12:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball’s eye-popping salaries took an astonishing dive during the coronavirus pandemic to their lowest level in nearly a quarter-century, according to a study by The Associated Press. Washington pitcher Max Scherzer topped the shortened season’s list at $17.8...

FILE - Striking Bath Iron Works shipbuilders march in solidarity, Saturday, July 25, 2020, in Bath, Maine.  The union representing striking production workers says a tentative agreement was reached with Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works to end a strike that stretched for more than a month during a global pandemic. The agreement announced on Saturday, Aug. 8,  will be put forth to the 4,300 members of Machinists Local S6 for approval. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

Shipyard, union reach tentative deal to end strike in Maine

Aug. 8, 2020 4:52 PM EDT

BATH, Maine (AP) — Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works and production workers reached a tentative agreement to end a strike that has stretched on for more than a month during a pandemic, officials announced Saturday. The proposal, which was unanimously endorsed by the union's negotiating team, will be put...

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots outside linebacker Dont'a Hightower (54) tackles Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) during the first half of an NFL football game in Baltimore. A total of 66 players have opted out of the 2020 NFL season due to the coronavirus pandemic, including Hightower. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

66 players opt out of NFL season due to coronavirus pandemic

Aug. 6, 2020 7:07 PM EDT

A total of 66 players have opted out of the 2020 NFL season due to the coronavirus pandemic, nearly half of them linemen. Twenty offensive linemen and 11 on defense opted out before Thursday's deadline. Players with a medical opt out will receive a $350,000 stipend, while those voluntarily opting out receive...

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with U.S. tech workers, before signing an Executive Order on hiring American workers, in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Washington.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump fires TVA chair, cites hiring of foreign workers

Aug. 3, 2020 7:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday that he had fired the chair of the Tennessee Valley Authority, criticizing the federally owned corporation for hiring foreign workers. Trump told reporters at the White House that he was formally removing chair Skip Thompson and another member of the...

Trump fires Tennessee Valley Authority chair, citing executive compensation, hiring of foreign workers

Aug. 3, 2020 12:37 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump fires Tennessee Valley Authority chair, citing executive compensation, hiring of foreign workers.