How the past informs Trump's vision of America's future

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's vision of America's tomorrows looks much like its yesterdays. He loves "beautiful" coal. "Beautiful" warships. And "those four beautiful wo...

Tens of thousands join climate protests before UN summit

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters joined rallies on Friday as a day of worldwide demonstrations calling for action against climate change began ahead of a U.N. summit in New Y...

Global climate protests begin in Australia before UN summit

Tens of thousands of protesters gathered Friday at rallies around Australia as a day of worldwide demonstrations calling for action to guard against climate change began ahead a U.N. summit in New Yor...

Sanders-Biden feud ramps up in front of key union audience

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The high-stakes fight for working-class voters moved to Pennsylvania on Tuesday as a slate of Democratic White House hopefuls vowed to use the power of the presidency to crack down...

Greek island ferry crews to launch 24-hour strike Sept. 24

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Ferry services to Greek popular island destinations face severe disruptions next week due to a strike called by the country's powerful seamen's union. The PNO u...

Uber vows to keep fighting sweeping California labor bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers confronting the changing definition of work have approved sweeping legislation designed to give many contract workers new pay and benefit protections, bu...

Uber vows to keep fighting sweeping California labor bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers confronting the changing definition of work approved sweeping legislation Wednesday designed to give many contract workers new pay and benefit protection...

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___ OxyContin maker reaches tentative opioid-crisis settlement HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Nearly half the states and some 2,000 local governments have agreed to a tenta...

Democrats step on shaky political ground with fracking bans

DENVER (AP) — Several Democratic presidential candidates are running on a promise to ban fracking — and stepping on unstable political ground as they do so. An all-out prohibition on...

Minnesota oil pipeline fight highlights Democratic dilemmas

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A divisive fight over the future of a crude-oil pipeline across Minnesota is pinning presidential candidates between environmentalists and trade unions in a 2020 battleground state,...

California hospitals question 2030 earthquake standards

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California hospital spent $72 million on a building designed to do two things after an earthquake: stay standing and stay open. But when a pair o...

The Latest: Union wants Democrats to talk everyday concerns

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on Democratic presidential contenders in Nevada (all times local): 9:10 a.m. The president of the nation's largest public employees unio...

Democratic White House hopefuls target labor at Nevada forum

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nineteen Democrats hoping to be the next president are in Nevada Saturday to win support from labor unions that hold sway in the state that will cast the first votes in the West in ne...

Pocketbook issues prevail in recession-scarred Nevada

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The pack of Democratic presidential candidates made it through five hours of debating this week without diving deep into two major issues: the economy and labor unions. That won't be ...

Mexico moves to make labor unions more democratic

MEXICO CITY (AP) — New rules to make Mexican labor union elections more democratic has taken effect, but unions have four years to comply with the measure requiring sected ballots on contracts. ...