Labor issues

FILE - In this April 12, 2017, file photo, students and other immigration-rights supporters gather outside tents by the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Wash. Washington state on Wednesday, Sept. 20, sued the operator of the detention center over claims it did not pay detainees the state's minimum wage for work performed over a decade. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
September 20, 2017 - 5:33 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state on Wednesday sued the operator of one of the largest private immigration detention centers in the United States, claiming thousands of detainees were paid $1 per day for the work they performed but should have received the state's much higher minimum wage. State...
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September 18, 2017 - 10:18 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Walking through a tunnel alongside Billie Jean King at the grounds of the U.S. Open, Emma Stone gasped at the size of its main court. King, of course, was more familiar with the sprawling tennis center in Queens, New York — it's named after her, after all (the stadium itself is named...
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September 18, 2017 - 3:08 pm
LONDON (AP) — The British government's attempt to appear strong and united over Brexit wobbled Monday as a top official was shifted from his post days before a new round of divorce negotiations with the European Union. Opposition lawmakers said the move reflected the Conservatives' "chaotic"...
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September 17, 2017 - 9:51 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — At Connecticut's only maximum-security psychiatric hospital, staff members put a diaper on a patient's head, threw food at him, poured water over him, put salt in his coffee, kicked him and placed a mop on his head after cleaning a floor, according to a state report. Thirty-...
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September 15, 2017 - 10:08 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on an incident at a subway station in London (all times local): 10 p.m. The president of Amtrak's police labor committee says the attack in London highlights the need to make sure that officers in the United States responsible for protecting rail systems are prepared to...
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September 15, 2017 - 6:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's suggestion that London police could have done more to prevent Friday's homemade bomb explosion drew a quick rejoinder from British Prime Minister Theresa May, who said it's never helpful "to speculate on what is an ongoing investigation." Trump turned the...
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September 14, 2017 - 6:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — An influential industry committee recommended Thursday that the Federal Aviation Administration eliminate or scale back dozens of safety rules, including one on airline pilot qualifications. The FAA's Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee said the recommendations are a response...
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September 14, 2017 - 5:08 pm
IMMOKALEE, Fla. (AP) — Larry and Elida Dimas didn't have much to begin with, and Hurricane Irma left them with even less. The storm peeled open the roof of the old mobile home where they live with their 18-year-old twins, and it destroyed another one they rented to migrant workers in Immokalee, one...
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September 14, 2017 - 3:20 pm
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Google faces a new lawsuit accusing it of gender-based pay discrimination. A lawyer representing three female former Google employees is seeking class action status for the claim. The suit, filed Thursday in San Francisco Superior Court, follows a federal labor...
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(Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)
September 13, 2017 - 11:51 pm
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday that sports anchor Jemele Hill could justifiably be fired from ESPN for tweets calling President Donald Trump a "white supremacist" and "a bigot." "I think that's one of the more outrageous comments that anyone...
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