| Jul 25, 2013
| 5:35 PM
BOGOTA, Colombia -- Work on Colombia’s biggest-ever construction project, a $6.47-billion refinery called Reficar going up near the coastal city of Cartagena, has ground to a halt amid ongoing labor strife, the latest in a series of setbacks that...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 8:39 AM
Convicted killer Todd Ashker and three other inmates — representing the Mexican Mafia, Nuestra Familia and the Black Guerrilla Family — called for a mass hunger strike July 8, largely to protest indefinite incarceration in solitary...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 1:39 PM
Chris Brown is nowhere near done with his probation now.
The Grammy-winning R&B singer has been ordered to complete an additional 1,000 hours of community labor as a result of prosecutors' accusations that he did not properly report his previous...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 10:48 AM
SACRAMENTO -- Thousands of employees of public transit agencies around the state would be exempt from stricter pension requirements under an eleventh-hour proposal expected to move through the Legislature next week with the blessing of Gov. Jerry Brown....
| Sep 6, 2013
| 11:49 AM
DETROIT (AP) — A federal appeals court struck down an injunction Friday, clearing the way for a Michigan law that likely will diminish the role of unions in public construction projects.
The court, in a 2-1 decision, said there's nothing illegal...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 3:34 PM
Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi told fans at the team’s fan fest event he believes the franchise is “at a critical stage” but has a unique opportunity to “create something special” despite the challenge of operating under...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 12:56 PM
This week, hundreds of Chicago workers organized a major labor strike, demanding a wage floor of $15 an hour and the right to unionize. Their protests come on the heels of the largest strike in the fast food industry's history, which took place in...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 1:15 PM
MOSCOW -- A member of the punk rock group Pussy Riot went on a hunger strike Monday to protest what she said were unbearable conditions at a Russian prison camp.
"I demand that human rights be observed in the [prison] colony; I demand that this camp ......
| Sep 10, 2013
| 7:41 PM
The man accused of slaying a woman whose body was found in Newport Beach last week did not enter a plea Tuesday when he briefly appeared in court.
Jaime Prieto Rocha, of Santa Ana, is charged with murdering Nancy Hammour, 28, of Santa Ana, whose body was...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 7:00 PM
Eight of 70 defendants charged in a wide-reaching investigation that targeted the small but ruthless Armenian Power gang pleaded guilty this week in federal court, authorities said Wednesday.
Four of the eight were allegedly "members or associates" of...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 9:23 PM
Lehigh County commissioners on Wednesday voted to hire outside counsel to represent the county in a labor lawsuit filed last month. County Solicitor Matt Sorentino said it's rare for them to recommend outside counsel, but this area of law is highly...