- Detroit teachers to return to classroom after 2-day sick-out Updated: May-03-16 10:47 pm
DETROIT - Teachers who closed Detroit schools for two days by calling out sick announced Tuesday that they would return to the classroom after receiving assurance from the district's manager that they would be paid.
- Prime minister says Australia to have July 2 election Updated: May-03-16 10:22 pm
CANBERRA, Australia - Australia's election campaign will officially start soon with climate change policy and union corruption in the national building industry shaping into key battlegrounds for the July 2 poll.
- Lawsuit: Nevada worker fired for not accepting Scientology Updated: May-03-16 8:20 pm
LAS VEGAS - A Catholic woman fired from her job at a bottled water company led by a Nevada lawmaker has filed a federal lawsuit against the business, saying she was pressured to watch videos on Scientology and was denied pay raises because of her religious beliefs.
- Court rules former coach's lawsuit against Texas can proceed Updated: May-03-16 7:47 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - A race and gender discrimination lawsuit filed against the University of Texas by former women's track coach Bev Kearney can proceed, a state appeals court ruled Tuesday.
- The Latest: Detroit teachers say they will return to work Updated: May-03-16 6:34 pm
DETROIT - The Latest on the sick-out by teachers that's closed dozens of Detroit schools on Tuesday (all times local):
- Cal State teachers OK tentative pact with 10.5 percent hikes Updated: May-03-16 3:59 pm
LOS ANGELES - The union representing nearly 30,000 teachers in the nation's largest public university system said Tuesday that its rank-and-file members have overwhelmingly approved a new, three-year contract that grants raises totaling 10.5 percent over the next 14 months.
- Once a Clinton stronghold, Appalachia now Trump country Updated: May-03-16 2:11 pm
ASHLAND, Kentucky - When President Bill Clinton rolled into the small Appalachian town of Ashland, Kentucky, in 1996, cheering crowds lined the streets. Local boy-turned-country music star Billy Ray Cyrus performed a special version of his hit, "Achy Breaky Heart" before nearly 20,000 supporters at a riverfront re-election rally.
- Saudi labor minister vows Binladin workers to be paid soon Updated: May-03-16 1:37 pm
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia's labor minister said Tuesday that some employees of the Saudi Binladin Group will receive their salaries this month and others soon thereafter.
- French parliament debates labor law after violent protests Updated: May-03-16 12:18 pm
PARIS - After a month of often violent protests, French lawmakers on Tuesday started to debate a hotly contested labor bill that would make it easier to lay off workers, weaken some union powers, and relax rules regulating the country's 35-hour workweek.
- Backhoe hit by train west of Welsh, driver injured Updated: May-03-16 8:59 am
WELSH, Louisiana - State police say a Jefferson Davis Parish Police Jury employee received minor injuries when an Amtrak train struck the backhoe he was driving, just west of Welsh.
- Christie vetoes New Jersey gender-equality legislation Updated: May-02-16 6:07 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - Gov. Chris Christie on Monday rejected legislation tightening requirements that New Jersey employers pay workers doing the same job equally, regardless of gender.
- Advocates: High court signals it won't stop $15 minimum wage Updated: May-02-16 5:25 pm
SEATTLE - The U.S. Supreme Court weighed in for the first time Monday on a $15-an-hour minimum wage, signaling it does not plan to stop the movement that is spreading across the nation, worker advocates say.
- Former Bismarck volleyball coach alleges gender bias Updated: May-02-16 4:24 pm
FARGO, North Dakota - A women's volleyball coach who was fired from a private Catholic university in Bismarck after less than a year on the job says the school opted to get rid of her rather than investigate her complaints about gender bias.
- The Latest: Advocates: Court shuts down $15 wage challenges Updated: May-02-16 4:12 pm
SEATTLE - The Latest on the U.S. Supreme Court turning away a challenge to Seattle's $15-an-hour minimum wage (all times local):
- Minimum wage increase stalled as negotiations continue Updated: May-02-16 2:09 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A push by Gov. John Bel Edwards to boost Louisiana's minimum wage remains stalled in the Senate as the Democratic governor continues negotiating with lawmakers, trying to win support for the bill.
- Labor contractor must pay $7.6M for mistreating farmworkers Updated: May-02-16 1:38 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - A federal judge has ordered a farm labor contractor to pay $7.6 million in damages for a pattern of subjecting Thai farmworkers in the state of Washington to a hostile work environment, harassment and discrimination.
- Colorado clinic reopens 5 months after deadly shooting Updated: May-02-16 12:08 pm
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado - A Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic has reopened five months after an attack by a gunman left three people dead and nine more injured.
- Arrests in Seattle as May Day marchers take to streets Updated: May-02-16 1:15 am
SEATTLE - Seattle police used pepper spray to disperse black-clad anti-capitalist protesters authorities say threw rocks, flares, bricks and Molotov cocktails at officers during a rowdy May Day gathering.
- The Latest: Police arrest protesters in Seattle Updated: May-02-16 1:06 am
SEATTLE - The Latest on May Day marches across the U.S. (all times local):
- Anti-capitalists clash with Seattle police on May Day Updated: May-02-16 12:02 am
SEATTLE - Seattle police used pepper spray Sunday evening to disperse anti-capitalist protesters after authorities said rocks, flares and bricks were thrown at officers downtown.
- The Latest: Police use pepper spray on Seattle protesters Updated: May-01-16 10:19 pm
SEATTLE - The Latest on May Day rallies in the Northwest (all times local):
- Correction: Venezuela-Minimum Wage story Updated: May-01-16 10:04 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - In a story April 30 about (topic), The Associated Press reported erroneously that the black market value of the new wage is about $50. The black market value is about $13.50.
- Car bomb in southern Turkey kills 2 police officers Updated: May-01-16 6:26 pm
ANKARA, Turkey - A car bomb struck the entrance of a Turkish police station Sunday in the southern city of Gaziantep, killing two police officers and wounding 22 other people in a day marred by violence and May Day protests.
- Trade unions hold rallies to mark May Day; clashes Updated: May-01-16 6:19 pm
Trade unions and other groups are staging rallies around the world to mark International Workers Day. A look at some May Day events:
- Hundreds march to support workers, demand justice Updated: May-01-16 6:06 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Hundreds of workers are rallying and marching along San Francisco's scenic bay-front in support of immigrant and workers' rights and to demand justice for several men fatally shot by city police.