SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Michelle Obama plans to address 105 Native American high school graduates Thursday during a commencement speech that comes as she tries to spotlight the plight of tribal youth in the final months of her husband's presidency.
Hundreds of protesters marched through pouring rain to call for higher wages and union rights at McDonald's Corp on Wednesday, leading the hamburger chain to shut down its headquarters a day before its annual meeting. The marchers are part of a larger U.S. movement for higher pay that, along with an improved economy, has spurred pay rises at companies ranging from Wal-Mart Stores to McDonald's own company-owned restaurants. After the march, many scattered while others set up dozens of small tents on the street in front of the McDonald's building.
(Reuters) - Takata Corp <7312.T> confirmed on Wednesday it has hired investment bank Lazard Ltd to lead a financial restructuring in an effort to resolve costs stemming from its recall of tens of millions of faulty air bags linked to at least 13 deaths and more than 100 injuries worldwide.
Saint-Nazaire (France) (AFP) - US cruise giant Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd signed a letter of intent with the French arm of South Korean shipbuilder STX to build three ships in a deal worth 2.5 billion euros ($2.8 billion), the shipyard said. The announcement comes less than two weeks after STX France, based in Saint-Nazaire on the Atlantic coast, handed over the world's biggest cruise ship, the 120,000-tonne Oasis-class Harmony of the Seas, to Royal Caribbean. The three new vessels, one Oasis class and two Edge class for delivery in 2021 and 2022, represent an order worth about "2.5 billion" euros and "22-23 million work hours," said Laurent Castaing, head of STX France.
NEW YORK (AP) — A new analysis has found that nearly every state made prison-related reforms in 2014 and 2015.
France faced fresh strikes Thursday after nuclear power station workers voted to join gathering protests against labour law reforms that have forced the country to dip into strategic fuel reserves due to refinery blockades. With football fans due to flood into France in two weeks for the Euro 2016 championships, pressure is piling on the government as queues at petrol stations lengthen by the day. Prime Minister Manuel Valls warned the CGT union leading the disruption at refineries and fuel depots that it "does not make the law in France".
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Israeli military says its aircraft have struck two Hamas militant sites in southern Gaza in response to rocket fire toward Israel.
Police: 1 dead, 3 others wounded in shooting inside New York City concert venue where hip-hop artist T.I. was scheduled to perform.
Alibaba said the Securities and Exchange Commission launched the investigation earlier this year. The latest investigation highlights how far Alibaba has to go to improve transparency, as it also fights sales of fake items, while a continuing acquisition spree creates uncertainty over its earnings. It was not immediately clear what prompted the SEC investigation.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Two years after their most devastating playoff loss, the San Jose Sharks held their most meaningful celebration.
Police dogs in Brazil are more used to sniffing out drugs than explosives, but with the Olympics coming up, they have been training hard to help thwart potential terrorist attacks. Although Brazil has never suffered a terrorist attack on its soil, it is on high alert for any threats at the Games, which open in Rio de Janeiro on August 5. To prepare, the Rio Canine Intervention Brigade just completed a two-week training with specialists from a French elite police force, RAID.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are set to vote on an Atlantic City rescue package to keep the struggling resort town from running out of money.
NEW YORK (AP) — R&B singer The Weeknd and rapper Belly have canceled their performance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" because Donald Trump was set to appear on the episode.
PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) — Former "Saved by the Bell" star Dustin Diamond is back in jail in Wisconsin after an official says he violated the terms of his parole.
Brent crude passed $50 a barrel for the first time in 2016 on Thursday after data showed a fall in US crude inventories, adding to expectations of a tightening global market. At around 0330 GMT, Brent North Sea crude for July delivery was up 33 cents at $50.07 a barrel while US benchmark West Texas Intermediate was trading 29 cents higher at $49.85. The gains came as markets digested news that US commercial crude oil inventories fell by 4.2 million barrels in the week to May 20, according to US Department of Energy data.