Talks continuing to avoid strike at Macy's flagship store

AP Photo/Richard Drew NEW YORK (AP) — Contract negotiations between Macy’s and the union representing workers at the company’s flagship store in New York City continued early Thursday in an effort to reach a deal and avoid a strike. The union said workers would...

Hooligans an asset, liability for Russian government

Police officers secure the front of a police station, in Marseille, France, ahead of police vans carrying soccer fans arriving, Tuesday June 14, 2016. A bus carrying Russian fans has been detained near the French city of Nice amid concerns over hooligan violence after Russian...

Can redistricting reform close the minority gap in capitols?

AP Photo/Eric Gay They have nicknames like “the dead lizard,” ”the praying mantis” and “the upside-down elephant.” The odd-shaped legislative districts that dot many states are no coincidence. The jagged lines often have been carefully drawn by...

Union voting on Atlantic City casino strike authorization

AP Photo/Wayne Parry ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City’s main casino workers union will decide whether to authorize a strike against four of the city’s gambling halls. If members of Local 54 of the Unite-HERE union vote yes Thursday, the union will have...

Writers Morrison, Coates and Sanchez talk art, Orlando, Ali

NEW YORK (AP) — Speaking on stage at Broadway’s Ambassador Theatre, Ta-Nehisi Coates remembered studying at Howard University and being mesmerized by a few lines from the poem “Personal Letter No. 3.” “We are what we are what we never think we...

Obama to seek healing in Orlando even as politicians spar

This frame grab provided by Senate Television shows Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn. speaking on the floor of the Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 15, 2016, where he launched a filibuster demanding a vote on gun control measures. The move comes three days after...

Eastern League

___ Reading at Hartford, 6:35 p.m. Binghamton at Richmond, 6:35 p.m. Bowie 7, Portland 2 Harrisburg at Trenton, 7:00 p.m. New Hampshire at Altoona, 7:00 p.m. Erie at Akron, 7:05 p.m. Reading at Hartford, 1:05 p.m. Binghamton at Richmond, 6:35 p.m. Portland at Bowie, 6:35 p.m....

DIVIDED AMERICA: Minorities missing in many legislatures

AP Photo/Matt Rourke As Virginia’s only Latino state lawmaker, Alfonso Lopez made it his first order of business to push for a law granting in-state college tuition to immigrants living in the U.S. illegally since childhood. The bill died in committee. So Lopez tried again...

Tokyo, Paris, now Shanghai: Small world for Disney parks

AP Photo/Ng Han Guan HONG KONG (AP) — Walt Disney Co.’s new $5.5 billion Shanghai theme park, which officially opened Thursday as the company’s sixth resort. Here’s a look at Disney’s parks around the world: CALIFORNIA: The original Disneyland opened...

Tokyo, Paris, now Shanghai: Small world for Disney parks

AP Photo/Ng Han Guan HONG KONG (AP) — Walt Disney Co.’s new $5.5 billion Shanghai theme park, which officially opened Thursday as the company’s sixth resort. Here’s a look at Disney’s parks around the world: CALIFORNIA: The original Disneyland opened...