In tight market, Census plans to hike pay in some places

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Faced with a tight labor market, U.S. Census Bureau officials said Thursday they plan to raise wages for census workers in some areas and make it easier for applicants to get fing...

Study finds LGBTQ characters hit record high on network TV

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Pose" and "Batwoman" are among the shows contributing to a surge in LGBTQ and gender inclusiveness on television, according to a new study by the advocacy group GLAAD. ...

Time your credit card application this bonus-friendly season

In late 2017, San Francisco couple Riley Adams and his wife stumbled upon the Halley's comet of airline credit card welcome offers. For a limited time, the card was advertising a companion pass on top...

Las Vegas weighs law to make sleeping on the streets illegal

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Facing protests about a "war on the poor," Las Vegas officials were considering a law Wednesday that would make it illegal to sleep on the streets when beds are available at establish...

Magnitude 5 earthquake strikes southern Iran

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A magnitude 5.4 earthquake struck Iran's southern province of Hormozgan on Wednesday, according to the country's seismological center. The center's website said t...

As Paradise rebuilds, a divide over safety a year after fire

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — There was "no way in hell" Victoria Sinclaire was rebuilding in Paradise. She'd thought she was going to die during the six hours it took her to escape the de...

McDonald’s CEO’s ouster reflects trend on workplace romances

Workplace couples are often romanticized — think Bill and Melinda Gates or Michelle and Barack Obama. But when the relationship involves two people with unequal power, it can also be fraught wit...

Stocks wobble in early trading, but remain near record highs

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks wobbled between small gains and losses in early trading Tuesday as investors paused following several record-setting rallies. The S&P 500 index is jus...

As McDonald's CEO learned, workplace romance can be perilous

NEW YORK (AP) — Workplace couples are often romanticized — think Bill and Melinda Gates or Michelle and Barack Obama. But when the relationship involves two people with unequal power, it can also be f...

Earthquake shakes Chile's capital, causes buildings to sway

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A strong earthquake has caused buildings to sway in Chile's capital as thousands of people marched in the city's center to demand better social services and less economic inequa...

1 in 2 seriously ill Medicare enrollees struggles with bills

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than half of seriously ill Medicare enrollees face financial hardships with medical bills, with prescription drug costs the leading problem, according to a study published Monda...

Fake news? No jobs? Prospective journalists soldier on

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The Daily Orange isn't daily anymore. The student-run newspaper that has covered Syracuse University since 1903, and trained generations of journalists, now pri...

Stocks head for another set of records as rally continues

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks moved broadly higher in early trading on Monday as investors extended a rally that puts the major indexes on track for another record-setting day. The Dow...

3 ancient shipwrecks discovered off Aegean island of Kasos

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's Culture Ministry says three shipwrecks from ancient and mediaeval times and large sections of their cargoes have been discovered off the small Aegean island of Kasos. ...

Fake news? No jobs? Prospective journalists soldier on

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The Daily Orange isn't daily anymore. The student-run newspaper that has covered Syracuse University since 1903, and trained generations of journalists, now pri...