- Lightning strike: Tampa Bay beats Rangers, will play for Cup Updated: May-30-15 1:14 am
NEW YORK - The only history the Tampa Bay Lightning were interested in was what they would create.
- Cuomo says de Blasio bill too easy on developers Updated: May-29-15 7:01 pm
NEW YORK - Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan for renewing a real estate tax break would let developers get away with underpaying construction workers, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday.
- Union legislation would prohibit strike or Rauner lockout Updated: May-29-15 6:26 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The House has approved a measure that changes government-employee contract negotiations just a month before the deadline for a new contract.
- Allegiant faces $260,000 fine by FAA over drug, alcohol test Updated: May-29-15 5:43 pm
LAS VEGAS - Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air, LLC faces a fine of more than $260,000 for an alleged offense related to drug and alcohol testing.
- Education department: Number of teachers licenses increase Updated: May-29-15 5:38 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - Despite claims that high-stake testing and a new evaluation system are turning educators away from teaching, the New Mexico Public Education Department says the state is on pace to issue around 9,600 new and renewed teacher licenses, marking a 41 percent increase since 2011.
- Once targeted by racists, housing worker now loses daughter Updated: May-29-15 5:08 pm
Fair-housing advocate Bonnie Jouhari and her daughter spent years on the run from white supremacists who had launched a vicious campaign of harassment and intimidation in southeastern Pennsylvania. Hopscotching from state to state, Jouhari was unable to return to the career she loved, and her teenage daughter, Dani, became deeply depressed. A judge handed them a civil judgment of more than $1.1 million, which they couldn't collect.
- Lawsuits allege abuse of foreign farm workers in Kentucky Updated: May-29-15 3:21 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Mexican fieldworkers lured through a guest worker program to do sweaty, back-aching work in Kentucky tobacco fields were paid far less than their guaranteed wages and lived in rat-infested housing, according to federal lawsuits against a half-dozen farmers.
- Fired school superintendent sues to regain job Updated: May-29-15 8:32 am
DOTHAN, Alabama - A former Dothan school superintendent who was fired over sexual harassment allegations is suing to regain his job.
- Japan data show spending, factory output muted as yen falls Updated: May-29-15 2:16 am
TOKYO - Japanese data on Friday showed a mixed outlook for the world's third-largest economy while a renewed decline in the value of the yen is adding to uncertainty over whether the recovery is gaining ground.
- Union presses measure to prevent strike, lockout Updated: May-28-15 10:52 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Union-friendly Illinois Democrats say Gov. Bruce Rauner has so poisoned contract negotiations with state workers that they pushed legislation Thursday that would prohibit either a strike or the Republican governor locking workers out.
- Chile customs workers end strike that disrupted exports Updated: May-28-15 8:01 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile - Chilean customs workers are returning to work after reaching a deal to end a nationwide strike that halted shipments causing losses for the fruit and salmon industries.
- Christie backing away from Common Core in New Jersey Updated: May-28-15 7:50 pm
PEMBERTON, New Jersey - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced Thursday that he is ordering his state to back away from the Common Core school standards that he once championed but that are hugely unpopular among conservative voters across the country.
- Bill exempts Connecticut juniors from standardized test Updated: May-28-15 6:51 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Thousands of Connecticut high school juniors could soon be relieved from having to take an unpopular standardized test, following complaints from teachers and parents that 11th graders are being overwhelmed with testing.
- House committee kills Senate-backed equal pay proposal Updated: May-28-15 6:37 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - For the third time in recent weeks, a House committee voted down a proposal requiring employees to be compensated equally if they do the same work, no matter their gender.
- Transportation employee struck, killed on I-95 Updated: May-28-15 6:25 pm
HAVRE DE GRACE, Maryland - Maryland State Police say a Maryland Transportation Authority employee working along Interstate 95 in Harford County was struck and killed by a van.
- Ex-nuclear plant contractor charged with terroristic threats Updated: May-28-15 5:48 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A disgruntled contract employee who had been working at Xcel Energy's Monticello nuclear power plant harassed and threatened union officials before police discovered he had a carload of explosive materials and ammunition, prosecutors allege in a criminal complaint.
- Cuomo, unions pan NYC mayor's development tax break plan Updated: May-28-15 3:34 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and organized labor are criticizing Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to revise a development tax break.
- Mining company reaches tentative agreement with union Updated: May-28-15 3:20 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - Montana's largest mining company announced a tentative labor agreement with about 900 workers on Thursday, setting up a vote next week by union members bitter over recent pay raises for some executives.
- Tacoma $15 minimum wage group needs hundreds more signatures Updated: May-28-15 1:51 pm
TACOMA, Washington - A group looking to boost Tacoma's minimum wage to $15 an hour needs less than 500 more signatures to get the initiative on the November ballot.
- US jobless aid applications rose last week; total still low Updated: May-28-15 9:07 am
WASHINGTON - More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, though the overall level remains low and points to a healthy job market.
- Jackson's minimum wage plan may not add up in budget Updated: May-28-15 8:57 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - A consultant is telling Jackson officials that raising the city's minimum wage over the next two years up to $10.65 an hour may create financial problems.
- House committee kills Ala. bill banning LGBT discrimination Updated: May-27-15 9:11 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - An Alabama House committee on Wednesday canceled a vote on a bill that would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
- Irvine takes step to repeal living wage law Updated: May-27-15 9:00 pm
IRVINE, California - The only city in Orange County, California, to have a living wage ordinance has taken steps to repeal it, at a time when other cities around the nation are moving to adopt minimum wage laws.
- House committee kills Ala. bill banning LGBT discrimination Updated: May-27-15 8:59 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - An Alabama House committee has killed a bill that would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
- Complaint: Oilfield worker subjected to hostile workplace Updated: May-27-15 8:46 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - A federal complaint charges a North Dakota-based oilfield service company subjected an employee to a hostile work environment based on his race and national origin.