Government pensions and social security

February 19, 2019 - 6:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two leading advocates for retired NFL players have teamed up in pushing for increased pension benefits for pre-1993 retirees. The Pro Football Retired Players Association, a nonprofit chaired by Hall of Famer Jim Brown, donated $100,000 to "Fairness for Athletes in Retirement, a...
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In this grab taken from video, protesters gather for a demonstration at Puerta del Sol in the centre of Madrid, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. Thousands of older Spaniards marched through downtown Madrid to demand better public pensions. (AP Video)
February 02, 2019 - 11:34 am
MADRID (AP) — Thousands of older Spaniards are marching through downtown Madrid to demand better public pensions. Many protesters on Saturday held up homemade signs, including some that read "We are all pensioners" and "I'm old, not stupid." Retiree groups and unions have held protests across Spain...
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An Indian worker carries a sacks containing interim federal budget documents for the year 2019, that will be distributed to lawmakers at the parliament house in New Delhi, India, Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. The Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance government will present its last budget of five-year tenure on Feb. 1 as it prepares to face tens of millions of voters in national elections to be held by May. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
February 01, 2019 - 3:28 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government on Friday announced cash handouts for small farmers, an informal pension scheme and a doubling of tax relief for the lower middle class in an interim budget designed to shore up its popularity ahead of national elections due before...
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January 23, 2019 - 7:13 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The text of South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster's 2019 State of the State address as prepared. ___ Ladies and gentlemen, I thank you all for being here tonight, those in this magnificent building as well as those watching from afar. I am proud of our state and I am also proud...
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FILE - In this Nov. 30 2018 file photo, former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach answers questions from reporters in Topeka, Kan. The future of a contentious multi-state voter registration database is uncertain now that former Kansas Secretary of State Kobach no longer holds that office. A spokeswoman for Kansas Secretary of State Scott Schwab said Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, the office is reviewing Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program and consulting with other member states. (AP Photo/John Hanna File)
January 18, 2019 - 7:54 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The future of a much-criticized database that checks if voters are illegally registered in multiple states is up in the air after its patron, Kris Kobach, lost the Kansas race for governor and is out of elected office. A spokeswoman for Kobach's successor as Kansas secretary of...
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FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2019, file photo, flanked by first lady Michelle Bolsonaro, Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro waves as he rides in an open car after his swearing-in ceremony in Brasilia, Brazil. The far-right leader’s first two weeks on the job have been filled with missteps and communication gaffes and little of his promised sweeping changes, underscoring a steep learning curve for a president elected on promises to overhaul much of daily life in Latin America's largest nation. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, File)
January 17, 2019 - 4:55 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — A few days after being inaugurated, new Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announced a tax increase, only to have his chief-of-staff say hours later that the boss "had been wrong." The former army captain also said he would be open to putting a U.S. base in his country, but...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Whelan family shows Paul Whelan in Iceland. Russia's deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov on Saturday Jan. 5, 2019, is brushing back suggestions that an American being held in Moscow on suspicion of spying could be exchanged for a Russian. Paul Whelan, who also holds Canadian, British and Irish citizenship was detained in late December. (Courtesy of the Whelan Family via AP)
January 04, 2019 - 4:28 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the American man being held in Moscow on alleged spying charges (all times local): 12:20 a.m. The Marine Corps is providing details on the court-martial of an American man who has been detained by Russia on spying charges. U.S. military records released shortly after his...
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FILE - This July 14, 2018 file photo shows gamblers placing bets on sports events at the FanDuel sports book at the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, N.J., on the day it opened. The race to legalize sports betting is on now that the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed it in all 50 states, but will it provide enough extra tax revenue to make much of a difference for schools, roads or pension debt? (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File)
January 02, 2019 - 10:05 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The race to legalize sports betting is on now that the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed it in all 50 states, but will it provide enough extra tax revenue to make much of a difference for schools, roads or pension debt? Don't bet on it. Just look to the states that...
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Confidencial director Carlos Fernando Chamorro, the son of former President Violeta Barrios de Chamorro, walks through his ransacked offices while talking on his cellphone in Managua, Nicaragua, Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. Nicaraguan police raided the offices of five nongovernmental organizations and Confidencial, an independent media outlet, on Thursday, alleging that they participated in seeking the government's overthrow. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga)
December 14, 2018 - 5:13 pm
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaraguan police have raided the offices of five nongovernmental organizations and an independent media outlet, alleging that they participated in seeking the government's overthrow. The raids were the latest strong-arm actions taken by the government of President Daniel...
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FILE - In this April 13, 2018, file photo, teachers from across Kentucky gather inside the state Capitol to rally for increased funding for education in Frankfort, Ky. The Kentucky Supreme Court has struck down a pension law that prompted thousands of teachers to protest at the state Capitol. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston, File)
December 13, 2018 - 3:03 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a law that made changes to one of the country's worst-funded public pension systems, a victory for teachers who closed schools across the state in protest earlier this year. The court unanimously rejected the law not because...
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