Cathay Pacific asks staff to take unpaid leave due to virus

HONG KONG (AP) — Cathay Pacific Airways is asking its 27,000 employees to take turns in taking three weeks of unpaid leave while the Hong Kong carrier struggles with plunging revenue due to Chin...

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—- Disconnect? Stocks rising despite fears over the coronavirus NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak has exposed a seeming disconnect between the financial mark...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Feb. 5, the 36th day of 2020. There are 330 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 5, 2...

Most US workers still pay price of no paid parental leave

NEW YORK (AP) — Nancy Glynn could not afford a funeral for her newborn son who died after a premature birth. She was already taking time off from her job as a waitress in Manchester,...

Paid parental leave for fed workers could spur wider changes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government’s 2.1 million employees will get paid parental leave for the first time, a galvanizing moment in the growing movement to bring the benefit to all U.S. workers....

Federal workers could win parental leave in space force swap

WASHINGTON (AP) — Capitol Hill leaders are nearing agreement in negotiations on an annual defense policy bill that would extend 12 weeks of paid parental leave to federal workers, both military and ci...

Disney cruise worker charged with raping 13-year-old girl

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man who works for a Disney cruise line has been accused of repeatedly raping a 13-year-old girl at his home. Orange County deputies arrested 53-year-ol...

Taiwan's furloughed workers up 30% before Thanksgiving

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of workers on unpaid leave hit 2,668 on Nov. 15, an increase of 30 percent from the end of October, the Ministry of Labor (MOL) has announced. It said 43 Tai...

Atlantic City transfers power amid corruption - yet again

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — For over a decade, things had been quiet in Atlantic City, the seaside gambling resort known as much for its colorful political corruption as for its slot machines and saltw...

Pregnancy discrimination continues, 41 years after US ban

For 41 years, federal law has banned pregnancy discrimination in the workplace. But the stories tumbling out this week show it's far from eradicated. Prompted by presidential candida...

The Latest: Shooting by Missouri deputy to be re-examined

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on a deputy who shot one man fatally in 2017 and wounded a woman on a scooter in August (all times local): 7 a.m. Prosecutors are...

Prosecutor to re-examine case of man killed by deputy

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Jackson County prosecutor said her office will re-examine the 2017 fatal shooting of a suspected shoplifter by a Kansas City-area sheriff's deputy after the same deputy was...

Taiwan machine tool industry needs upgrading to remain competitive

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan needs to step up its investment in machine tool industry upgrades amid increased competition from China and South Korea that is bringing about a qualitative change ...

In small Alaska city, Native women say police ignored rapes

NOME, Alaska (AP) — There's not much that scares Susie. As an Alaska Native woman, she thrives amid sub-zero winters in her village near the Arctic Circle, and camps with her family each summer at the...

Taiwan sees highest number of furloughed workers this year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan saw 2,012 workers placed on unpaid leave by 26 employers between Aug. 1-15, the Ministry of Labor (MOL) announced Friday (Aug. 16). The figure represents an incr...