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Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to eliminate health insurance coverage for some of its part-time U.S. employees in a move aimed at controlling rising health care costs of the nation's largest private employer. Wal-Mart told The Associated Press that starting Jan. 1, it will no longer...
The report, which calls sexual harassment "endemic to the restaurant industry," comes as low-wage restaurant workers increasingly are pushing for better pay and improved rights in an industry that employs about 11 million workers. Over the past year, worker and union organizer...
Diners are discovering an unfamiliar new item when the bill comes for the truffled lobster Bolognese at Melisse and for the crunchy Spanish fried chicken and waffles at AOC — a 3% surcharge for employees' medical insurance. The charge first appeared at one Los Angeles-area...
Just days after a teenager unfurled a Confederate flag at a high school football game in Howard County, Md., teachers began reworking lesson plans to discuss the student’s display and the school’s decision to discipline him. Their talking points: What is free speech? How is the...
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D), a vocal opponent of his state's legalization of marijuana, said Monday that recreational marijuana laws are "reckless." Hickenlooper was asked during a gubernatorial debate about other state governors who may be considering legalizing...
With a month to go until Election Day, veteran Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg says that for the first time this cycle, Democrats appear more likely than not to retain their majority in the Senate. Unmarried women are driving this bit of optimism: Since July, support for...
Columbus Day will now be known as Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Seattle. The Seattle City Council on Monday unanimously approved the re-designation, which acknowledges that Native Americans were living in North America well before Christopher Columbus “discovered America” in the...
A second Ebola patient to be treated at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha will arrive there early Monday morning, the center said in a statement. The patient is believed to be an American freelance cameraman who worked for NBC. Ashoka Mukpo was diagnosed with Ebola on Thursday...
The parents of a former Army Ranger threatened with beheading by the Islamic State militant group released a letter written by their son earlier this year in which he said he was afraid to die, but was at peace with his conversion to Islam. Ed and Paula Kassig said in a...