Government pensions and social security

Masked protesters, one with a Nicaraguan flag, yell from the road block they erected as they face off with security forces near the University Politecnica de Nicaragua (UPOLI) in Managua, Nicaragua, Saturday, April 21, 2018. Nicaragua's government said on Saturday it is willing to negotiate over controversial social security reforms that have prompted protests and deadly clashes this week. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga)
April 22, 2018 - 7:54 pm
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua's president on Sunday withdrew changes to the social security system that had triggered deadly protests and looting. President Daniel Ortega said in a message to the nation that the social security board of directors had canceled the changes implemented on April...
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Protesters yell from behind the road block they erected as they face off with security forces near the University Politecnica de Nicaragua (UPOLI) in Managua, Nicaragua, Saturday, April 21, 2018. Nicaragua's government said on Saturday it is willing to negotiate over controversial social security reforms that have prompted protests and deadly clashes this week. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga)
April 22, 2018 - 2:48 pm
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — The Latest on unrest in Nicaragua (all times local): 12:45 p.m. The U.S. State Department is accusing Nicaragua's government of overreacting to protests during days of unrest in which human rights groups say more than two dozen people have died. Sunday's statement says U.S...
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Masked protesters, one with a Nicaraguan flag, yell from the road block they erected as they face off with security forces near the University Politecnica de Nicaragua (UPOLI) in Managua, Nicaragua, Saturday, April 21, 2018. Nicaragua's government said on Saturday it is willing to negotiate over controversial social security reforms that have prompted protests and deadly clashes this week. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga)
April 21, 2018 - 11:28 pm
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega said Saturday that his government is willing to enter into talks over social security reforms that have sparked four days of protests and clashes in which, rights monitors say, at least 25 people have died. A journalist covering the...
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In this April 12, 2018 photo, Allan Monga, 19, a high school student who fled his native Zambia, recites a poem during a news conference in Portland, Maine. A judge on Friday, April 20, 2018, ruled that Monga can compete in a government-funded national poetry contest. Judge John Woodcock overturned the National Endowment for the Arts' rejection on the grounds that the student doesn't meet U.S. citizenship rules. (Troy R. Bennett/The Bangor Daily News via AP)
April 20, 2018 - 7:36 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A high school student in Maine who fled his native Zambia can compete in a U.S. government-funded poetry contest, a federal judge ruled Friday. The National Endowment for the Arts had blocked the 11th-grader's participation, saying he doesn't meet their U.S. citizenship rules...
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A ferry arrives at the port of Piraeus near Athens during a 24-hour strike by the Panhellenic Seamen's Federation (PNO) to oppose the government decision of opening domestic sea transport to non-EU ships, at the port of Piraeus near Athens, Wednesday, April 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
April 18, 2018 - 8:43 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek seamen are extending their strike for a further 24 hours, leaving the country's mainland and islands without ferry services until Friday morning. Ferries have remained tied up in port since 6 a.m. Wednesday for what was to have been a one-day strike. But the union, the...
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April 12, 2018 - 10:37 am
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — A public employee pension crisis for state governments has deepened to a record level even after nearly nine years of economic recovery for the nation, according to a study released Thursday, leaving many states especially vulnerable if the economy hits a downturn. The...
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Hundreds of Kentucky teachers protest outside of Gov. Matt Bevin's office on Friday, March 30, 2018, in Frankfort, Ky. State lawmakers passed a bill late Thursday night that makes changes to the state's pension system. Bevin could sign the bill into law on Friday. (AP Photo/Adam Beam)
March 30, 2018 - 8:19 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Hundreds of Kentucky teachers called in sick Friday to protest last-minute changes to their pension system, forcing nearly two dozen districts to close while angry educators rallied outside the governor's office to demand he not sign the bill. With thunderous chants of "shut...
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Retired teacher Lydia Coffey chants "Vote them out" as lawmakers in Kentucky debate a bill to make changes to the state's pension system on Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Frankfort, Kentucky. (AP Photo/Adam Beam)
March 29, 2018 - 11:36 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Defying a powerful and angry teachers union, the Kentucky House and Senate have passed a bill to overhaul one of the nation's worst-funded pension systems and sent the legislation to the governor's desk. Republican Gov. Matt Bevin tweeted his support for the bill Thursday...
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Retired teacher Lydia Coffey chants "Vote them out" as lawmakers in Kentucky debate a bill to make changes to the state's pension system on Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Frankfort, Kentucky. (AP Photo/Adam Beam)
March 29, 2018 - 11:13 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Kentucky passed a pension overhaul Thursday that preserves benefits for most workers and does little in the short-term to address the state's massive debt. They did it in response to one of the worst-funded public retirement systems in the country and...
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March 27, 2018 - 5:37 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — An appeals court on Tuesday temporarily halted a judge's ruling that ordered authorities to embargo the accounts of Puerto Rico's Roman Catholic Church to ensure the payment of $4.7 million in teacher pensions. The ruling was celebrated by the Archdiocese of San Juan,...
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