SAN FRANCISCO— The push for a higher minimum wage gained momentum on both sides of the country, with New York embracing an eventual $15 an hour for the state's 200,000 fast-food workers and the huge University of California system announcing the same raise for its employees. The 240,000- student University of California becomes the nation's first public...
On Wednesday, University of California President Janet Napolitano announced the 10- campus system would pay its employees that much by late 2017, while a New York wage board backed an eventual $15 an hour for the state's 150,000 fast-food workers. Voters in SeaTac, Washington, population 27,875, made their suburban Seattle city the nation's first with a $15-...
SAN FRANCISCO— The push for a higher minimum wage gained momentum on both sides of the country Wednesday, with New York embracing an eventual $15 an hour for the state's 200,000 fast-food workers and the huge University of California system announcing the same raise for its employees. The 240,000- student University of California becomes the nation's first...
LOS ANGELES— A months-long cyberattack on the University of California, Los Angeles hospital system put at risk the personal information for up to 4.5 million people, officials said Friday. UCLA Health said in a statement that while there's no evidence hackers acquired personal or medical data, it can't be ruled out yet. Beginning as early as September 2014,...
SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 14- California Governor Jerry Brown on Thursday called for increased funding for education and a tax credit for the working poor, but he stopped short of agreeing to fund social programs that were cut during the recession despite a jump in state revenues. "I don't want to get caught in the jaws of the persistent fiscal instability of the state...
SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 14- California Governor Jerry Brown announced on Thursday he would increase spending for education, a rainy day fund and climate change in the May revision of his state budget. California has enjoyed a $3 billion jump in state revenues, a windfall that has set up intense jockeying for funding among state agencies, advocates for the poor and...
Janet Napolitano, the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, will step down to lead the University of California system, NBC News confirms.
The sequester may have many Americans experiencing longer delays in major airports across the U.S. due to hiring freezes and overtime elimination.
President Obama turned to corporate leaders as he tried to rally support for comprehensive immigration reform.
*30,000 to 40,000 will need shelter, New York mayor says. NEW YORK, Nov 4- A housing crisis loomed in New York City as victims of superstorm Sandy struggled on Sunday without heat in near-freezing temperatures, and officials fretted displaced residents would not be able to vote in Tuesday's presidential election.
``Our goal is to try to get people out of the shelters,'' Napolitano said at a news conference in New Jersey with Governor Chris Christie. Earlier in the day, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg estimated the city needs temporary housing for as many as 40,000 city residents.
NEW YORK, Nov 3- Fuel supplies headed toward disaster zones in the U.S. President Barack Obama, neck-and-neck in opinion polls with Republican rival Mitt Romney three days before the general election, told emergency response officials to cut through government ``red tape'' and work without delay to help ravaged areas return to normal as quickly as possible.
NEW YORK, Nov 3- Fuel supplies headed toward disaster zones in the U.S. The power restorations relit the skyline in Lower Manhattan for the first time in nearly a week and allowed 80 percent of the New York City subway service to resume, but more than a million homes and businesses still lacked power, down from 3.5 million on Friday.
Northeast while thousands of storm victims in New Jersey and elsewhere remained in the dark and awaiting disaster relief.
NEW YORK, Nov 3- While power returned to much of Manhattan and fuel supplies were headed for the disaster zone, residents of some of the hardest-hit areas faced a long wait for electricity and help after superstorm Sandy's devastating strike on the U.S.
By Edith Honan and Michelle Nichols. NEW YORK, Nov 2- Tempers frayed in long gas lines and millions were still without electricity across the U.S. Northeast on Friday as the death toll from superstorm Sandy hit 102 and crews searched for more victims in devastated communities in New York and New Jersey.
New York City canceled its annual marathon in the face of mounting anger as utilities restored power to about a million East Coast homes and businesses but still had about 3.5 million customers in the dark four days after Sandy hit the U.S. coast.
*Residents of hard-hit Staten Island complain of being ignored. NEW YORK, Nov 2- From New York City's Staten Island to the popular beach towns of the Jersey Shore, rescuers and officials on Friday faced growing evidence of widespread destruction wrought by superstorm Sandy, mounting anger over delayed relief and a rising death toll.
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano remarks on efforts to recover from Sandy. "This recovery will be as speedy and as efficient as possible," says Napolitano.
*New York and New Jersey area could be hit first. *Sandy may halt, flood New York City subway system. HATTERAS ISLAND, N.C., Oct 27- Hurricane Sandy closed in on the United States on Saturday as coastal communities along the East Coast scrambled to prepare for torrential rains, high winds, major flooding and power outages a week before the presidential election.