Pensioners struggling to survive join Chile protests

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Seventy-seven-year-old María Gonzalez is tired of waking up, Monday to Friday, to sell toilet paper in the Chilean capital. Her meager $146 monthly pension puts her below the po...

Pensioners struggling to survive join Chile protests

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Seventy-seven-year-old María Gonzalez is tired of waking up, Monday to Friday, to sell toilet paper in the Chilean capital. Her meager $146 monthly pension puts her below the po...

Chile: president promotes minimum wage hike to quell unrest

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile's president is sending a bill to Congress that would raise the minimum salary, one of a series of measures to try to contain nearly three weeks of anti-government protests...

Pique expresses his anger with Barcelona board

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has gone on the attack. He criticized the club hierarchy after Barcelona's 2-0 weekend win at Getafe in the Spanish league, un...

Taiwan's Central Bank calls for minimum wage increase

(Taiwan News) -- Taiwan Central Bank Governor Yang Chin-long (楊金龍) has called for a reasonable increase to the national minimum wage, invoking resistance from business leaders. Governor Yang mainta...

Taiwan labor minister supports hike in minimum wage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Labor Minister Hsu Ming-chun (許銘春) said Thursday (July 11) she hoped the basic minimum wage would be hiked when the relevant committee meets for a decision on August 14. ...

MLB union wants more competition, more money for young stars

CLEVELAND (AP) — The baseball players' association has outlined goals for the sport's unprecedented midterm collective bargaining, objectives likely to meet resistance from management unless the union...

Women's league seeks more fans, sponsors after US title

Megan Rapinoe, the lavender-haired icon of women's soccer, maintains that green is the key to her sport's sustainability. "For me, it's about the Benjis," she said. ...

The Latest: Trail Blazers announce Hezonja, Tolliver deals

The Latest on NBA free agency (all times EDT): 2:05 p.m. The Portland Trail Blazers have announced the signings of forwards Mario Hezonja and Anthony Tolliver. ...

The Latest: AP Source: Maple Leafs to sign Spezza

The Latest on NHL free agency (all times Eastern): 9:40 a.m. A person with knowledge of the move tells The Associated Press the Toronto Maple Leafs have agreed to s...

Zlatan Ibrahimovic sets MLS salary record at $7.2 million

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — LA Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic is earning a Major League Soccer-record $7.2 million salary this season. The 37-year-old Ibrahimovic, who earned a relativel...

Fighting for rights, Spain women aim for landmark tournament

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Spanish women's national team is hoping a strong performance at the World Cup will give the sport a boost just at the moment that players are fighting for their rights as p...

New Economic Immigration Act in Taiwan will boost domestic economy: CIER

TAIPEI (CNA) -- A draft bill aimed at attracting foreign nationals to fill the workforce gap in Taiwan is likely to create more job opportunities, raise real wages and boost the domestic GDP, research...

Suddenly, cost-cutting states turn friendly to teachers

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Schoolteacher raises of $5,000 are on the table in Texas — a proposed pay hike that ranks among the biggest in the U.S. since a wave of teacher unrest began last year. But protest...

Overwatch esports league expanded and ready for the road

With eight new franchises and plans to take its regular season on the road, the Overwatch League is opening its second year a few steps closer to its goal of becoming a truly global, city-based esport...