WASHINGTON | Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants Receive Class Action Status in VA Overtime Lawsuit

Lawsuit accuses Department of Veterans Affairs of failing to pay medical professionals overtime WASHINGTON, June 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — A federal judge has certified a class action lawsuit involving nurse practitioners and physician assistants accusing the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs of failing to pay overtime since 2006. Judge Elaine D. Kaplan of the U.S. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants Receive Class Action Status in VA Overtime Lawsuit

CAIRO | UN warns attack on Yemen port threatens innocent civilians

CAIRO (AP) — The United Nations warned on Friday that a military attack or siege by Yemeni pro-government forces supported by a U.S.-backed, Saudi-led coalition on the port city of Hodeida will impact hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians. Humanitarian agencies in Yemen “fear, in a prolonged worst case, that as many as 250,000 people … Continue reading CAIRO | UN warns attack on Yemen port threatens innocent civilians

DETROIT | Kia recalls over 500K vehicles; air bags may not inflate

DETROIT (AP) — Kia is recalling over a half-million vehicles in the U.S. because the air bags may not work in a crash. The recall apparently is related to federal investigation into air bag failures in Kia and partner Hyundai vehicles that were linked to four deaths. covered by the recall include 2010 through 2013 … Continue reading DETROIT | Kia recalls over 500K vehicles; air bags may not inflate

PHOENIX | Arizona teachers push proposal to tax rich for education

PHOENIX (AP) — On a sweltering Arizona evening under a park pavilion, math teacher Heather LaBelle handed out petitions for a ballot initiative that would increase taxes on wealthy residents to get funding for schools. Later that night, her school board voted to give her and her fellow teachers an average raise of 15.5 percent. … Continue reading PHOENIX | Arizona teachers push proposal to tax rich for education

PARIS | The Latest: US Embassy in Paris extends Bourdain condolences

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the death of Anthony Bourdain (all times local): 4:20 p.m. The U.S. Embassy in Paris is extending its condolences to friends and family of Anthony Bourdain. The American TV celebrity and food writer was found dead at age 61 on Friday in his hotel room in France. He’d been … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: US Embassy in Paris extends Bourdain condolences

BEIRUT | Lebanon minister freezes UN refugee staff residency permits

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s caretaker foreign minister ordered a freeze Friday on the renewal of residency permits for the staff of the United Nations refugee agency, saying it is not encouraging Syrian refugees to return home. Gibran Bassil said in a statement from his office that UNHCR is intimidating Syrian refugees in Lebanon from returning … Continue reading BEIRUT | Lebanon minister freezes UN refugee staff residency permits

NEW YORK | Trade tremors: How tariffs, tough talk has unsettled markets

NEW YORK (AP) — Fears of a trade war have given a boost to some of the smallest companies on the market as well as some of the biggest technology companies, but they’ve squeezed almost everything in the middle. For more than three months, investors have focused on U.S. negotiations with trading partners including China, … Continue reading NEW YORK | Trade tremors: How tariffs, tough talk has unsettled markets

LeBron James’ talent masks potential NBA Finals issue

LeBron James gets to the NBA Finals every year, masking the East’s mediocrity. Lately, he’s been the underdog and the finals’ outcome has been predictable. That doesn’t seem like the best thing for a championship series, though James representing the East is a better finals option for the NBA than a Kyrie Irving-less Celtics squad … Continue reading LeBron James’ talent masks potential NBA Finals issue