UK rail strike strands commuters, pits workers against govt

LONDON (AP) – Tens of thousands of railway workers walked off the job in Britain on Tuesday, bringing the train network to a crawl in the country’s biggest transit strike for three decades – and a potential precursor to a summer of labor discontent. About 40,000 cleaners, signalers, maintenance workers and station staff held a … Read more

How much for gas? Around the world, pain is felt at the pump

COLOGNE, Germany (AP) – At a gas station near the Cologne, Germany, airport, Bernd Mueller watches the digits quickly climb on the pump: 22 euros ($ 23), 23 euros, 24 euros. The numbers showing how much gasoline he’s getting rise, too. But much more slowly. Painfully slowly. “I’m getting rid of my car this October, … Read more

School’s Out for Summer and Many Teachers Are Calling It Quits

Many teachers have packed up classrooms for the last time as schools break for summer, leaving a profession where stresses have multiplied as a national teacher shortage threatens to grow. Some 300,000 public-school teachers and other staff left the field between February 2020 and May 2022, a nearly 3% drop in that workforce, according to … Read more

School’s Out for Summer and Many Teachers Are Calling It Quits

Many teachers have packed up classrooms for the last time as schools break for summer, leaving a profession where stresses have multiplied as a national teacher shortage threatens to grow. Some 300,000 public-school teachers and other staff left the field between February 2020 and May 2022, a nearly 3% drop in that workforce, according to … Read more

‘It’s just hell there’: Russia still pounds eastern Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – Russia’s military kept on grinding down Ukraine’s defenses Monday, with combat in eastern areas said to be entering a “decisive” phase, as the war’s consequences for food and fuel supplies increasingly weighed on minds around the globe. In Ukraine’s eastern Luhansk region, which in recent weeks has become the focal point … Read more

How much for gas? Around the world, pain is felt at the pump

COLOGNE, Germany (AP) – At a gas station near the Cologne, Germany, airport, Bernd Mueller watches the digits quickly climb on the pump: 22 euros ($ 23), 23 euros, 24 euros. The numbers showing how much gasoline he’s getting rise, too. But much more slowly. Painfully slowly. “I’m getting rid of my car this October, … Read more

400K bottles of medication from Kroger, Walgreens recalled: What to know

Hundreds of thousands of bottles of over-the-counter medications sold at Kroger and Walgreens are being recalled because of unsafe packaging. Here’s a breakdown of the four different recalls from the Consumer Product Safety Commission: Name of Product: Kroger Aspirin, 300 count bottles and Ibuprofen, 160 count bottles This recall involves the Kroger brand aspirin and … Read more

CDC advisers vote to recommend Covid-19 vaccines for children as young as 6 months

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky will have to sign off before vaccines can be administered, which could happen as early as next week. During the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ discussion of the vaccine Friday, the committee heard Dr. Matthew Daley says unvaccinated people 5 years of age and older had 10 times the … Read more

AP Interview: Biden says a recession is ‘not inevitable’

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden said Thursday the American people are “really, really down” after a tumultuous two years with the coronavirus pandemicvolatility in the economy and now surging gasoline prices that are slamming family budgets. But he stressed that a recession was “not inevitable” and held out hope of giving the country a … Read more

Biden’s Patent Gift to Beijing

Ambassadors discuss before the opening ceremony of the 12th Ministerial Conference at the headquarters of the World Trade Organization in Geneva, June 12. Photo: martial trezzini / Agence France-Presse / Getty Images The World Trade Organization was created to protect free-trade rules to spread prosperity. Now it’s becoming a vehicle to raid US innovation. See … Read more