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Fired state worker sues Kentucky governor over free speech

Apr. 24, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — An ex-state employee is suing Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, claiming she was fired due to her ties to a group that supported teacher sickouts that shut down school districts to protest GOP-backed legislation. The federal suit filed Wednesday alleges Charissa "Chris" Cooke's First...

Stop & Shop strike cost company about $100 million

Apr. 24, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The owners of New England's largest supermarket chain are projecting around $100 million in losses from the labor strike that ended Easter Sunday. Ahold Delhaize, the Dutch company that owns Stop & Shop, said the 11-day strike is expected to lead to losses between $90 million and $110...

Doctors at Ebola epicenter in Congo threaten strike

Apr. 24, 2019 11:00 AM EDT

BUTEMBO, Congo (AP) — Doctors at the epicenter of Congo's Ebola crisis are threatening to go on strike indefinitely if health workers are attacked again. The march on Wednesday comes after a Cameroon national working for the World Health Organization was killed last week on assignment in eastern Congo. Dr....

Seoul lawmaker: Top Kim Jong Un adviser removed from post

Apr. 24, 2019 10:42 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's most trusted policy adviser has been removed from one of his posts, a South Korean lawmaker said Wednesday, a reshuffle that if confirmed may be related to the breakdown of the North Korea-U.S. summit in Hanoi in February. The head of parliament's...

Tech firm VMware faces DACA discrimination lawsuit

Apr. 23, 2019 9:04 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A participant in the federal program shielding young immigrants from deportation is suing a Silicon Valley company, saying she was denied a job she was qualified for despite being authorized to work in the U.S. The case is one of several filed recently against major U.S. corporations...

United Airlines agent charged after racial slur accusation

Apr. 23, 2019 3:17 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A United Airlines airport agent is accused of using a racial slur against a customer and faces a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct. The charge against Carmella Davano was filed in municipal court in Houston last month after a Feb. 26 incident at Bush Intercontinental Airport. United...

Sudanese launch new protests to pressure military

Apr. 23, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudanese activists were holding nationwide protests on Tuesday to press the military to hand over power to a civilian authority after the overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir earlier this month. Railway workers and other protesters traveled by train from Atbara, the northern...

Polish teachers' strike shines light on country's divisions

Apr. 23, 2019 8:17 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Teachers from across Poland gathered in Warsaw on Tuesday to demand higher wages in a dispute that is emerging as another political fissure in a deeply divided society. The protest in front of the Education Ministry comes on the 16th day of a strike that has closed most Polish...

California Senate OKs ban on hairstyle discrimination

Apr. 22, 2019 8:15 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California could become one of the first states to outlaw racial discrimination because of hairstyles — such as braids and dreadlocks — in a move aimed at challenging long-held standards of professionalism in the workplace. The California Senate voted 37-0 on Monday...

Pennsylvania's unemployment rate, payrolls set new records

Apr. 22, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's unemployment rate dropped in March to the lowest rate on record, as payrolls hit a new record high and the number of people unemployed shrank to its lowest level since 2000, the state Department of Labor and Industry said. Pennsylvania, one of the nation's...