Labor issues

March 22, 2018 - 4:17 pm
Minor league baseball players who make as little as $5,500 a season would be stripped of the protection of federal minimum wage laws under a provision in government spending legislation expected to be approved by Congress this week. The "Save America's Pastime Act" is included on page 1,967 of the...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks with the media as she arrives for an EU summit at the Europa building in Brussels on Thursday, March 22, 2018. Leaders from the 28 European Union nations meet for a two-day summit to assess the state of Brexit negotiations, the prospect of a trade war with the United States and how to react to Russia following to the nerve agent attack in Britain. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)
March 22, 2018 - 3:12 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May tried to rally European Union leaders into a unified stance Thursday against Russia, saying the poisoning of a former spy on English soil shows that Moscow poses a long-term threat to the West. But as Russia denied responsibility and slammed...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks with the media as she arrives for an EU summit at the Europa building in Brussels on Thursday, March 22, 2018. Leaders from the 28 European Union nations meet for a two-day summit to assess the state of Brexit negotiations, the prospect of a trade war with the United States and how to react to Russia following to the nerve agent attack in Britain. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)
March 22, 2018 - 9:56 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May urged European Union leaders on Thursday to unite and condemn Russia, as Moscow slammed the U.K. as untrustworthy in its investigation of the poisoning of a former spy. Amid a heated war of words between London and Moscow, Russia's ambassador to...
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FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2016 file photo, actor Fred Savage attends the FOX All-Star Party at the Fox Winter TCA in Pasadena, Calif. Savage says allegations in a lawsuit that he was abusive to a woman on the set of the Fox series “The Grinder” are “absolutely untrue.” Costumer Youngjoo Hwang claims in the suit, filed Wednesday, March 21, 2018, in Los Angeles, that Savage berated her, struck her arm and behaved aggressively toward female employees. She also alleges 20th Century Fox Television refused to investigate her complaints. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
March 22, 2018 - 9:47 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fred Savage says allegations in a lawsuit that he was abusive to a woman on the set of the Fox series "The Grinder" are "absolutely untrue." Costumer Youngjoo Hwang claims in the suit, filed Wednesday in Los Angeles, that Savage berated her, struck her arm and behaved...
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A demonstrator holds a flare as French railway workers gather at the Gare de l'Est train station before marching in the streets of Paris, France, Thursday, March 22, 2018. Employees of the national railway company SNCF reject a government plan aimed at adapting the company ahead of opening the service to competition. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
March 22, 2018 - 9:03 am
PARIS (AP) — Trains, planes, schools and other public services across France were seriously disrupted Thursday as unions set up dozens of street protests across the country. In the western city of Nantes, brief scuffles broke out between some protesters and riot police using water cannons. Airport...
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Hawaii state Rep. Joe Souki attends a news conference in Honolulu on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. Souki will resign by next week to resolve sexual harassment allegations brought by several women, the latest case of an elected official being forced from office over misconduct. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)
March 21, 2018 - 9:53 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A former speaker of the Hawaii House of Representatives will resign by next week to resolve sexual harassment allegations brought by several women, the latest case of an elected official being forced from office over misconduct. The Hawaii State Ethics Commission on Wednesday...
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March 21, 2018 - 1:56 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A former speaker of the Hawaii House of Representatives will resign by next week to resolve sexual harassment allegations brought by several women, the latest case of an elected official being forced from office over misconduct in recent months. The Hawaii State Ethics Commission on...
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March 19, 2018 - 8:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman who was formerly employed as a manager by celebrity chef Mike Isabella sued him and his business partners Monday alleging sexual harassment. Isabella denied the allegations. Chloe Caras is seeking an unspecified amount for pain and suffering, back pay and punitive damages...
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FILE - This is a Saturday, April 4, 2015, file photo of former tennis star Martina Navratilova, right, as she poses with Serena Williams, after Williams won the women's final match at the Miami Open tennis tournament, in Key Biscayne, Fla. Martina Navratilova says she is "angry" and feels let down by the BBC after learning that John McEnroe gets paid at least 10 times more than her for their broadcasting roles at Wimbledon. McEnroe earns between 150,000-199,999 pounds ($210,000-280,000) for working at Wimbledon while Navratilova says she gets paid 15,000 pounds ($21,000). The BBC says Navratilova appears on fewer broadcasts and is on a different type of contract than McEnroe. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz/File)
March 19, 2018 - 12:33 pm
LONDON (AP) — Martina Navratilova is "angry" and feels let down by the BBC after learning that John McEnroe gets paid at least 10 times more than her for their broadcasting roles at Wimbledon. In a list of the BBC's highest-paid workers published last year, it was revealed that McEnroe earned...
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European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, right, gestures as he meets with British Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis at EU headquarters in Brussels on Monday, March 19, 2018. (Virginia Mayo)
March 19, 2018 - 8:19 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the Brexit negotiations (all times local): 1:15 p.m. British envoy David Davis is hailing progress in Brexit talks in recent days as a "significant step" toward a final deal. Davis told reporters in Brussels that he is confident that the progress will be endorsed by...
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