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FILE- In this Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, packages pass through a scanner at an Amazon fulfillment center in Baltimore. Amazon's Prime Day starts July 16, 2018, and will be six hours longer than last year's and will launch new products. (Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
July 17, 2018 - 9:06 am
MADRID (AP) — Amazon workers in Spain and Germany called for strikes Tuesday over salary and working conditions to coincide with the online retailer's global sales event, Prime Day. The CCOO and CGT workers' unions in Spain said that nearly 80 percent of the workers walked off their positions at...
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California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, left, swears in London Breed as San Francisco's new mayor, outside City Hall, Wednesday, July 11, 2018, in San Francisco. Breed, the first African-American female mayor of San Francisco, made history as she took the oath of office, vowing to help drug users and the homeless in a city that has come to embody extreme wealth and poverty. (Gabrielle Lurie/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, Pool)
July 11, 2018 - 7:07 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The first black female mayor of San Francisco made history Wednesday as she took the oath of office and outlined an ambitious to-do list to make a city known for immense wealth but also homelessness more prosperous for all. In her inauguration speech, London Breed promised to...
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July 05, 2018 - 2:04 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A mayor and two former government officials in Puerto Rico face public corruption charges in separate cases that involve a total of $8 million in federal and local funds, authorities said Thursday. The suspects are the mayor of the southwest town of Sabana Grande and...
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Mexico's President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks to reporters after meeting with Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto at the National Palace in Mexico City, Tuesday, July 3, 2018. The president-elect met with the current leader to discuss his transition to office in December, aiming to ensure an orderly transfer of power after a heated and polarizing campaign. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
July 04, 2018 - 5:27 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador promised $7.5 billion for youth job training and aid to the elderly Wednesday, keystone programs that could make Mexico's business sector one of the biggest beneficiaries of his first year in office. Lopez Obrador pledged the government...
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CORRECTS LEFT TO RIGHT - Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner gives a thumbs up outside the Supreme Court, Wednesday, June 27, 2018 in Washington. From left are, Liberty Justice Center's Director of Litigation Jacob Huebert, plaintiff Mark Janus, Rauner, and Liberty Justice Center founder and chairman John Tillman. The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that government workers can't be forced to contribute to labor unions that represent them in collective bargaining, dealing a serious financial blow to organized labor. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
June 27, 2018 - 2:02 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Supreme Court's ruling in an Illinois labor case gave Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner a rare victory in his campaign to weaken public-worker unions and something to tout in a tough re-election battle. It also has fired up unions and their Democratic allies who are looking to stop...
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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, watched by Treasurer Scott Morrison, right, addresses the media at Parliament House in Canberra, Thursday, June 21, 2018. Turnbull achieved an important political victory when the Senate passed personal income tax cuts worth 144 billion Australian dollars ($106 billion) over a decade. (AP Photo/Rod McGuirk)
June 21, 2018 - 1:30 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister achieved an important political victory on Thursday when the Senate passed personal income tax cuts worth 144 billion Australian dollars ($106 billion) over a decade. The tax cuts for most of Australia's workforce were a centerpiece of Prime...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2018 file photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt appears before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies on budget on Capitol Hill in Washington. Pruitt had a top aide seek a used mattress from the Trump International Hotel and perform other personal chores for him, according to an email and testimony from the aide released Monday. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
June 04, 2018 - 6:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt had a top aide seek a used mattress from the Trump International Hotel and perform other personal chores for him, including house-hunting and booking personal travel to a football game, according to testimony released Monday...
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FILE - In this July 24, 2016, file photo, Japan's Finance Minister Taro Aso attends a press conference at the close of the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting in Chengdu in Southwestern China's Sichuan province. Aso has taken a one-year salary cut and 20 other officials were penalized for tampering with documents related to a government property sale linked to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s wife Akie Abe, said Monday, June 4, 2018. The Finance Ministry has acknowledged tampering on hundreds of pages of documents the 2015 land sale to a school where Akie Abe briefly held an honorary position. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, Pool, File)
June 04, 2018 - 8:03 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Finance Minister Taro Aso has taken a voluntary one-year salary cut after 20 officials were penalized for tampering with documents related to a government property sale linked to the Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's wife. The Finance Ministry has acknowledged tampering with hundreds...
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Five-Star Movement leader Luigi Di Maio talks on the phone as he leaves the lower house of parliament, at the end of his meeting with League leader Matteo Salvini, in Rome, Thursday, May 17, 2018. Italy's two populist leaders are brushing off fears in Brussels and the markets over the outlines of their possible government, and are insisting they are close to a deal designed to help ordinary Italians. (Angelo Carconi/ANSA via AP)
May 18, 2018 - 1:22 pm
MILAN (AP) — Italian financial assets were hit hard Friday after the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the right-wing League party unveiled a program that could clear the way to Italy's first populist government. The platform includes a rollback on pension reform, a minimum salary for...
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May 04, 2018 - 6:59 am
JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia county has settled a lawsuit that aimed to compensate police officers and sheriff deputies who say they haven't been paid for some work. WSB-TV reports Clayton County will pay $1.5 million to roughly 345 current and former law enforcement officials for attending...
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