SPOTLIGHT ON UNIONS Labor Day brings focus to declining membership

Monday, 01 September 2014 15:53
FILE: Dec. 11, 2012: Union members and supporters march to the Michigan State Capitol to protest against right-to-work legislation, in Lansing, Mich.REUTERS With Labor Day marking the traditional time for Americans to take stock in the successes and failures of the country’s centuries-long labor movement, union membership remains steady -- but only a fraction of what it was during its peak in the 1950s. The number of U.S. wage-earners also belonging to a union in…
'SCOURGE OF EXTREMISM': Cameron proposes tough anti-terrorism laws
Monday, 01 September 2014 15:53
British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday proposed sweeping legislation to combat the “scourge of extremism,” amid the fast and powerful rise of the extremist group Islamic State. Cameron officially asked the House of Commons to agree to several temporary measures he proposed late last week, including the power to seize passports of suspected British jihadists leaving the country and controlling where they can move within the country.
US works to free trio in N Korea
Monday, 01 September 2014 14:55
1 September 2014Last updated at 20:31 Share this pageDeliciousDiggFacebookredditStumbleUponTwitterEmailPrint Miller after his interview in Pyongyang. He and Fowle are facing trials in the next month Continue reading the main story Related StoriesUS citizens held by North KoreaN Korea detains third AmericanNorth Korea jails South missionary The White House has said securing the release of three American citizens detained in North Korea is a "top priority" and it's doing all it can.
6 dead after speeding car slams into tree in Texas
Monday, 01 September 2014 14:53
DALLAS – Police say a speeding car slammed into a tree after losing control along a Dallas roadway, killing all six people inside. Dallas police officer Monica Cordova says the crash occurred Sunday night in a residential area in southeast Dallas. The victims were two teenage boys, two men and two women ranging in age from 15 to 23. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Cordova says the 20-year-old driver lost control as the road curved when the back…
Man accidentally shoots self during traffic stop in Colorado
Monday, 01 September 2014 14:53
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Colorado Springs police say a man who was fumbling with a gun during a traffic stop accidentally shot himself. The Gazette reports an officer pulled 22-year-old Geordan Morris over in the northwestern part of the city early Sunday. The officer says he saw the driver's side door open and heard a gunshot before the man fell out of the car and told him he had shot himself. ADVERTISEMENT
Islamic militia says it 'secured' US Libya compound - VIDEO: Militants overtake embassy in Libya
Monday, 01 September 2014 14:53
An Islamic militant group said Sunday it has “secured” a U.S. Embassy compound in Libya’s capital city of Tripoli. American personnel evacuated the area roughly a month ago amid ongoing fighting in the country. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT An Associated Press journalist walked through the compound Sunday after the Dawn of Libya, an umbrella group for Islamist militias, invited onlookers inside. Windows at the compound had been broken, but it appeared most of the equipment there remained…
Detained Americans in North Korea seek help in interviews with CNN
Monday, 01 September 2014 14:51
Kenneth Bae, a Korean-American Christian missionary who has been detained in North Korea for more than a year, appears before a limited number of media outlets in Pyongyang in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on January 20, 2014. REUTERS/KCNAKenneth Bae, a Korean-American Christian missionary who has been detained in North Korea for more than a year, appears before a limited number of media outlets in Pyongyang in this…
Joan Rivers' family remain hopeful
Monday, 01 September 2014 13:53
1 September 2014Last updated at 16:02 Share this pageDeliciousDiggFacebookredditStumbleUponTwitterEmailPrint Joan Rivers analyses stars' red carpet looks as the host of Fashion Police Continue reading the main story Related StoriesRivers 'resting' after health scareFormer manager sues Joan Rivers The daughter of Joan Rivers has said the family are keeping their "fingers crossed" as the comedian and TV host recovers from a cardiac arrest. The 81-year-old was taken to New York's Mount Sinai Hospital on Thursday after…
HACK ATTACK JLaw seeks probe after hackers post nude pics
Monday, 01 September 2014 13:53
LOS ANGELES – Jennifer Lawrence has contacted authorities to investigate who stole and posted nude images of the Oscar winner online, a publicist for the actress said. Intimate images of the actress, who stars in "The Hunger Games" film franchise and won an Academy Award for her role in "Silver Linings Playbook," began appearing online on Sunday. Naked images purporting to be of other female stars were also posted, although the authenticity of many of…
'Cloud' concerns after celeb leaks
Monday, 01 September 2014 12:53
1 September 2014Last updated at 17:35 Share this pageDeliciousDiggFacebookredditStumbleUponTwitterEmailPrint Jennifer Lawrence was one of the celebrities who had images leaked Continue reading the main story Related StoriesNaked photos of celebrities leakedUS celebrity email hacker jailed WatchTrial told of TV star's flirty texts Experts have raised concerns over the security of "cloud" storage sites following the leak of intimate pictures of celebrities. It is understood some of the images were obtained from services such as Apple…

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