Striking Verizon employees may be back to work next week after the company and its unions reached an agreement in principle for a four-year contract.
About 39,000 Verizon Communications Inc. landline and cable employees in nine eastern states and Washington, D.C., have been on strike since April 13. They had been working without a contract since last August.
"This tentative resolution is a testament to the power of collective bargaining. I commend the leadership of Verizon, CWA, and IBEW for their commitment to resolving these difficult issues in the spirit of constructive engagement," Labor Secretary Thomas Perez said in a statement.
Health experts on Friday urged the World Health Organization to consider whether the Rio de Janeiro Olympics should be postponed or moved because of the Zika outbreak.
The 150 experts — including a former White House science adviser — issued an open letter to the U.N. health agency, calling for the games to be delayed or relocated "in the name of public health."
The letter cited recent scientific evidence that the Zika virus causes severe birth defects, most notably babies born with abnormally small heads. In adults, it can cause neurological problems, including a rare syndrome that can be fatal or result in temporary paralysis. The authors also noted that despite increased efforts to wipe out the mosquitoes that spread Zika, cases in Rio have gone up rather than down.
About 200 protesters gathered in Fresno, California, on Friday, where Donald Trump was set to speak ahead of the state's June 7 primary election.
The demonstrators outside Selland Arena chanted slogans such as "keep hate out of our state," but there has been none of the violence that has marked other appearances of the Republican presidential candidate.
A fence separated the protesters from the arena entrance and a police presence was visible. Trump supporters urged ticket holders not to respond to protesters as they entered the arena Friday morning.
Travelers who were dreading long airport security lines ahead of the Memorial Day weekend reported moving quickly through checkpoints Friday after authorities opened extra screening lanes and used bomb-sniffing dogs to give some passengers a break from removing their shoes.
"Wow. I mean, wow," said Mike Saresky, who flew into Chicago from Philadelphia, where he breezed through airport security in 12 minutes and got to leave his shoes on. "I thought it was going to be a lot worse."
As the busy summer travel season kicked off, the federal Transportation Security Administration tried to offer travelers some relief after weeks of slow-moving lines blamed on a shortage of TSA security officers.
Just as tourists are expected to flock to the Statue of Liberty over the Memorial Day weekend, a new report warns of the threat from climate change to the symbol of freedom and other landmarks across the world. The report focuses on the risks to 31 World Heritage sites from rising seas, drought, wildfires, coastal erosion and other results of a changing climate. Also included: Yellowstone National Park and Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado, both facing more frequent and more severe wildfires.
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The world's first surviving septuplets are now high school graduates.
The McCaughey septuplets — Alexis, Brandon, Joel, Kelsey, Kenny, Natalie and Nathan — graduated from Carlisle High School in Carlisle, Iowa, on Sunday.
Kelsey, Nathan, Natalie and Joel will be attending Hannibal-LaGrange University in Hannibal, Missouri, which offered full scholarships to all the McCaugheys in 1997, the year they were born.
Kenny and Alexis will live at home and attend Des Moines Area Community College, where Alexis will major in early childhood education and Kenny will work toward a degree in building trades/construction.
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Over the months, Hillary Clinton misstated key facts about her use of private email and her own server for her work as secretary of state, the department's inspector general reported this week.
According to the findings, she claimed approval she didn't have and declined to be interviewed for the report despite saying "I'm more than ready to talk to anybody anytime." Scrutiny of her unusual email practices appeared to be unwelcome, despite her contention those practices were well known and "fully above board."
A look at some of Clinton's past claims about her unusual email set-up and how they compare with the inspector general's findings.
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A New York City man has been charged with animal cruelty for dousing a kitten in motor oil and abandoning it inside a box that was tied shut in New Jersey, authorities said.
Authorities said the cat was treated at an animal hospital and will later be available for adoption.
Bergen County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center director Deborah Yankow told The Record that the kitten — nicknamed Olive Oil because of the way she was found — is doing well but is still greasy.
A GoFundMe page for Olive Oil's veterinary care has raised more than $1,785 for the kitten.
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The superbug gene found for the first time in the United States has health officials very worried, NBC News reported.
The gene, called mcr-1, was found in a woman from Pennsylvania who had a bad infection last month.
In her case, it was an E. coli bacteria. But scientists say this particular gene can turn up in any bacteria, including strains that are already hard to treat.
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A lawyer for Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman said he will sue television networks if they air a new series on the imprisoned Mexican drug lord's life without paying him.
Netflix and Univision announced on May 17 that they will co-produce the drama series "El Chapo," set to air in 2017. The announcement used only the nickname "El Chapo," and said the series is "based on the life story of one of the world's most notorious criminals."
A spokesman for Univision's Fusion unit said the company had no comment on the issue. Netflix did not respond to requests for comment.
Donald Trump is encouraging "Little Marco" to run for re-election in Florida.
After weeks of aggressive attacks and name calling during the GOP primary, Trump and Marco Rubio have called a truce, of sorts, NBC News reported.
Rubio recently came to Trump's defense on Twitter, saying the protesters at Trump's rallies are "professional" and not violent, as he claims the media puts it. And now, Trump, who once said Rubio couldn't get elected "dogcatcher" in Florida and called him "Little Marco," is urging his former rival to keep his Senate seat.
"Poll data shows that @marcorubio does by far the best in holding onto his Senate seat in Florida. Important to keep the MAJORITY. Run Marco!" Trump tweeted.
On CNN Thursday afternoon, Rubio said aid he wants "to be helpful" to the GOP presumptive nominee, and will release his delegates to vote for Trump. Rubio also said he would be willing to speak on Trump's behalf.
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Eight automakers are recalling more than 12 million vehicles in the U.S. to replace potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators.
Documents detailing recalls by Honda, Fiat Chrysler, Toyota, Mazda, Nissan, Subaru, Ferrari and Mitsubishi were posted Friday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
They're part of a massive expansion of Takata air bag recalls announced earlier this month. Seventeen automakers are adding 35 million to 40 million inflators to what already was the largest auto recall in U.S. history.