- Advocacy groups issue 'F' grades to Cruz, Cornyn Updated: Dec-06-13 5:26 pm
- Fast-food protests return amid push for wage hikes Updated: Dec-05-13 5:11 pm
- Forum on CPS hears of more holes in child network Updated: Dec-03-13 10:59 pm
- Fast-food strikes aim at 100 US cities Updated: Dec-02-13 5:28 pm
- Advocates press Obama for fewer deportations Updated: Nov-27-13 3:49 pm
- Advocacy group asks NFL for language penalty Updated: Nov-25-13 5:15 pm
- NYPIRG proposes campaign donation limits Updated: Nov-25-13 5:12 pm
- Group criticizes repeat use of stun gun in jail Updated: Nov-24-13 8:10 pm
- FCC chairman says he's no fan of in-flight calls Updated: Nov-22-13 8:37 pm
- Payments slow to come from 9/11 health fund Updated: Nov-22-13 1:46 pm
- Advocacy group backing constitutional convention Updated: Nov-22-13 8:31 am
- Groups want into suit over Kan., Ariz., voter laws Updated: Nov-22-13 5:06 am
- C. African Republic: Kony wants to surrender Updated: Nov-21-13 2:56 pm
- Complaint filed against NY Democratic Committee Updated: Nov-18-13 4:01 pm
- Groups question Kan. DCF's $48M in reserve Updated: Nov-18-13 11:49 am
- Nev. district to quit using intervention rooms Updated: Nov-17-13 5:49 pm
- VP Biden gets award from lawyers group Updated: Nov-08-13 9:22 pm
- Report: Measure Great Lakes cleanup progress Updated: Nov-08-13 7:02 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - A coalition of advocacy groups including the Texas chapter of the powerful National Education Association issued failing grades Friday to U.S. Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, saying they haven't defended public schools or reformed a flawed federal immigration system.
NEW YORK - Fast-food workers and labor organizers marched, waved signs and chanted in cities across the country on Thursday in a push for higher wages.
PHOENIX - Arizona's child welfare safety net has many more holes than were made evident by recent revelations of ignored child abuse and neglect reports, speakers said Tuesday night at a forum on reforming Child Protective Services.
NEW YORK - Fast-food workers in about 100 cities will walk off the job on Thursday, organizers say, which would mark the largest effort yet in a push for higher pay.
WASHINGTON - Advocates are demanding that President Barack Obama use his powers as chief executive to stop deportations of more people among the estimated 11 million immigrants living here illegally. The president is obliging, but in a bit-by-bit way that doesn't satisfy groups frustrated by Republicans' slow-walking of immigration legislation in the House.
NEW YORK - The Fritz Pollard Alliance sent a letter to the NFL on Monday calling for a 15-yard penalty on players who use abusive language on the field.
ALBANY, New York - A government watchdog group is calling for strict limits on money individuals and corporations can give candidates in state elections.
MUSCATINE, Iowa - Experts disagree about whether a Muscatine County jail inmate with a mental illness should have been shocked with a stun gun four times as officers tried to get her to change clothing.
NEW YORK - A day after setting off an uproar among travelers opposed to in-flight phone calls, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission Chairman backtracked, saying he personally isn't in favor of calls on planes.
NEW YORK - The federal fund for people with illnesses related to the Sept. 11 attacks said Friday it has been able to issue compensation decisions to only 112 people out of nearly 55,000 who have applied so far - a performance one advocacy group called unacceptable.
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - An advocacy group already is backing a constitutional convention a year before Rhode Island voters will be asked to approve or reject such a gathering.
TOPEKA, Kansas - The national League of Women Voters and the group's Kansas and Arizona chapters are seeking to intervene in a federal lawsuit over proof-of-citizenship laws in the two states.
NAIROBI, Kenya - Central African Republic's government said Thursday that Joseph Kony, an accused war criminal hunted by African troops and U.S. advisers, is believed to be in the country's remote southeast and has been talking with the president. U.S. officials and others expressed doubt the reported talks represent a breakthrough in efforts to bring him to justice.
ALBANY, New York - New York's ethics and lobbying board on Monday was urged to investigate whether the state Democratic Committee improperly aired TV ads urging voters to pressure lawmakers to vote for Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposals.
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas advocacy groups question a decision by the state Department for Children and Families to keep $48 million in reserve rather than spending the money to help low-income families and children.
RENO, Nevada - The Washoe County School District says it will discontinue using small intervention rooms for students with disabilities after receiving a report on the rooms from an advocacy group.
WILMINGTON, Delaware - Vice President Joe Biden received a public service award Friday night from an advocacy group for minority lawyers in Delaware.
TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - An Obama administration program that has spent more than $1.3 billion on healing the troubled Great Lakes needs a better scorecard for measuring its performance, a government watchdog report released Friday says.