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. ...

Judge blocks IRS rule to halt nonprofit donor disclosures

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana judge has blocked a Trump administration policy change that stopped nonprofit groups from identifying their big donors on federal disclosure forms. U.S...

Puerto Ricans ask, 'What's next?' as they await new governor

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The fliers handed out at Puerto Rico's latest protest depict the U.S. territory's outgoing governor as a clown and puppeteer controlling those beneath him. ...

California backs effort to boost utilities during wildfires

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers approved a multibillion-dollar plan Thursday to shore up the state's biggest electric utilities in the face of catastrophic wildfires and claims for dama...

Oregon Democrats have supermajority, but learned its limits

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — When Democrats won a supermajority in the Oregon Legislature last November, it seemed they had a clear path ahead to combat global warming, enact gun control and pursue other libera...

Oregon Democrats have supermajority, but learned its limits

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — When Democrats won a supermajority in the Oregon Legislature last November, it seemed they had a clear path ahead to combat global warming, enact gun control and pursue other libera...

Declaration of Independence still inspires activists

NEW YORK (AP) — Shauna Marie O'Toole is a transgender activist who has organized and attended countless rallies and lobbied New York State lawmakers for legal protections. Convinced that "no amount of...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, June 27, the 178th day of 2019. There are 187 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 27,...

Business Highlights

___ S&P 500 index closes at record high as stock rally continues NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street capped a broad rally for stocks Thursday by driving the S&P 500...

Hong Kong opposition movement largely without leaders

HONG KONG (AP) — The largely youth-driven movement of black-clad protesters challenging Hong Kong's government over an unpopular extradition bill is a coalition operating without a clear leadership st...

Hong Kong police begin to clear streets of protesters

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police and protesters faced off early Monday as authorities began trying to clear the streets of a few hundred who remained near the city government headquarters after...