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  • Malloy Orders Layoffs Today; No Deal Reached With Unions

    Malloy Orders Layoffs Today; No Deal Reached With Unions
    Despite numerous hours of talks over the past two months, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy ordered layoff notices to start going out Tuesday because no deal has been reached between his administration and the state employee unions.
  • Video depicts beheading of second American journalist

    WASHINGTON Ignoring his mother's plea for mercy, the Islamic State posted a video Tuesday showing the beheading of Steven Joel Sotloff, the second American journalist executed in two weeks by the extremist group in reprisal for U.S. airstrikes against its...

    HK activists say Beijing 'brutally strangled' democracy, vow action

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - A pro-democracy movement that has threatened to blockade Hong Kong's financial district has said Beijing "brutally strangled" its fight for full democracy and vowed to take action. On Monday, Hong Kong police used pepper spray to...

    Report blames coal ash for cancers at Pennsylvania prison

    HARRISBURG — A high rate of cancer among inmates at a southwestern Pennsylvania prison is linked to a nearby coal ash dump, and the correctional facility should be closed down, according to a report made public Tuesday. Eleven prisoners died of...

    On Labor Day, what about labor's fair share?

    For Labor Day, let's talk bluntly about labor's fair share of the profits and of the productivity of the economy. The hard truth is that labor, meaning the wide middle class, is not receiving its fair share. There is no clear-cut reversal of the middle...