Police say 7 died in Indonesia election rioting

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Seven people have died in election violence in the Indonesian capital, police said Thursday, as calm returned to the city and the losing presidential candidate prepared to ch...

Michigan AG: Lame-duck ballot drive law is unconstitutional

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's attorney general said Wednesday that a Republican-enacted law making it harder to put proposals on the ballot is unconstitutional. Democrat Dana Ness...

Nonprofits turn to cryptocurrency to help needy Venezuelans

BARQUISIMETO, Venezuela (AP) — Andreina Cordero started the year skipping meals so her three kids could eat. Her husband, a construction worker, was out of a job. And the family's savings had been dev...

In Alabama, Sanders makes appeal to Deep South black voters

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders made an appeal Monday to black voters in the Deep South, stopping at a historically African American church and calling health ...

$15 minimum wage becomes part of 2020 presidential landscape

Almost the entire 2020 Democratic presidential field has joined the labor movement driven by fast food workers to implement a federal minimum wage of $15, almost double the current figure. ...

Taiwan president shoots down Terry Gou in war of words

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) rebutted criticism of Foxconn President Terry Gou (郭台銘) on Sunday (May 19) by referring to the alleged suicide cases at the tycoon’s fac...

Germany to introduce minimum wage for apprentices

BERLIN (AP) — Germany is introducing a minimum wage for apprentices, a move likely to raise the income of tens of thousands of young people. Chancellor Angela Merkel's Cabinet on Wed...

Violence, poverty reign in Honduran city where caravans form

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — In the dusty, dimly lit neighborhoods of San Pedro Sula, everyone knows the unwritten rules: There are places you don't go without permission. If driving, roll down the...

Romania's Roma communities still live in abject poverty

It's a mere 30-minute drive from the Romanian city of Sibiu to the village of Altana, which feels like it is stuck in a bygone era. High up above the road, a stork watches from his nest, old Trans...

China employing ‘soft’ measures to eliminate mosques

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — State oppression is surging in China’s Xinjiang Autonomous Region, while religious monuments and sanctuaries are being demolished elsewhere in the country. The Chine...

Uber, Lyft driver strike latest move to organize gig workers

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A strike by Uber and Lyft drivers in cities across the United States this week caused barely a ripple to passengers looking to catch a ride, highlighting the challenges in laun...

Biden clears path for campaign staff to organize union

Former Vice President Joe Biden kicked off his 2020 presidential campaign declaring himself "a union man," and his aides say he would welcome staffers organizing a bargaining unit. B...

Ride-hailing drivers expose financial unrest before Uber IPO

NEW YORK (AP) — The executives at Uber are working hard to design a future where the company earns billions of dollars by allowing riders to summon fully automated robotaxis. Until t...

Report: Ethiopia's garment workers are world's lowest paid

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopian factory workers are now, on average, the lowest paid in any major garment-producing company worldwide, a new report says. The report by the New...

Hiring surge lifts economy - and Trump's re-election chances

NEW YORK (AP) — The lowest unemployment rate in a half century. More than 260,000 new jobs. And higher hourly wages. "I'll be running on the economy," President Donald Trump declared...