Coal magnate Robert Murray dead at 80, days after retiring

ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Coal magnate Robert Murray died at his home in Ohio less than a week after announcing his retirement as board chairman of a major U.S. coal operator. Mic...

Bob Murray retires as board chairman of US coal giant

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Robert Murray, the founder and former president and CEO of a major U.S. coal operator that recently emerged from federal bankruptcy, has retired as chairman of the company's b...

From 'role models' to sex workers: Kenya's child labor rises

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The teenage girls cannot remember how many men they have had to sleep with in the seven months since COVID-19 closed their schools, or how many of those men used protection. ...

Taipei bus companies violate Labor Standards Act

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a bus careened onto a sidewalk in Taipei’s Neihu District on Sept. 21, killing one person and wounding another, the city’s Department of Labor conducted ...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Oct. 14 The Republican of Springfield, Massachusetts, on how the U.S. Supreme...

Business Highlights

___ Stocks drop after President Trump calls off stimulus talks NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks dropped on Wall Street Tuesday after President Donald Trump ordered aides to s...

Trump administration to sharply limit skilled-worker visas

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration announced plans Tuesday to sharply limit visas issued to skilled workers from overseas, a move officials said was a priority amid job losses caused by the co...

COVID outbreak among migrant apple pickers contained

Vermont's top public health official said Tuesday the outbreak of COVID-19 among apple pickers in Addison County has been contained and there is no threat to the public. Speaking at...

US classifies fish caught by Taiwan boats as products of forced labor

Fish caught by vessels bearing the Taiwan flag have been classified as products of forced labor, based on the conditions under which the crews work, according to an annual report released Wednesday by...

Former coal CEO Robert Murray files for black lung benefits

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Former coal CEO Robert E. Murray, who has fought federal regulations on the industry, has filed an application with the U.S. Department of Labor for black lung benefits, accor...

Caregiver caught on video allegedly abusing elderly woman in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A video of a migrant caregiver allegedly abusing an elderly woman in a wheelchair sparked public outrage after it was uploaded on Facebook Tuesday afternoon (Sept. 29). ...

Native American groups sue South Dakota over voting rights

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Native American voting rights group and two tribes on Wednesday filed a federal lawsuit against South Dakota state agencies, alleging that the state is violating federal law...

Number of furloughed workers in Taiwan edges up

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of furloughed workers in Taiwan has increased slightly over the past seven days due mainly to border restrictions put in place by governments around the world i...

Fraud concerns over California's unemployment benefits

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Concerns are growing about possible widespread fraud in California’s unemployment system following numerous reports of people receiving unsolicited letters, some with debit c...

Ahead of Kentucky Derby, worker shortage looms for trainers

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Trump administration’s immigration squeeze and the hardships caused by the coronavirus pandemic threaten to leave the horse racing industry short of workers, racing official...