• Employers’ costs for work injuries, deaths may drop in 2017

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico employers could see a decrease in their insurance costs for on-the-job injuries and deaths.

  • In this photo taken Sept. 21, 2016, a grateful Fidencio Sanchez pushes his paletas cart one last time before a group of of media after accepting a check for $384,290 during a news conference outside the ice cream shop, Paleteria y Neveria Poncho, where he rented his paletas cart in Chicago's Little Village. (Antonio Perez/ Chicago Tribune via AP)

    For some low-income workers, retirement is only a dream

    CHICAGO (AP) — It was a striking image. A photo of an 89-year-old man hunched over, struggling to push his cart with frozen treats. Fidencio Sanchez works long hours every day selling the treats because he couldn’t afford to retire. The photo and his story went viral and thousands of people donated more than $384,000 for his retirement.

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  • In this April 10, 2014 file photo, scoreboard operators Fred Washington, right, and Brian Helmus look out to the field from inside of the scoreboard at Wrigley Field during a baseball game between Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs in Chicago. Fred Washington is retiring from his job as a Wrigley Field scoreboard operator, and he is hoping to finish his career in the World Series, Friday, Oct. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)

    Retiring Wrigley Field scoreboard operator has seen it all

    CHICAGO (AP) — Fred Washington has been surrounded by numbers and cities for decades. Seasons full of ones and twos and zeroes. Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and Milwaukee, too.

  • Louisiana attorney general challenges LGBT-rights order

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s Republican attorney general asked a judge Thursday to block the Democratic governor’s order banning discrimination in state government against LGBT people, in an escalating dispute over the protection language.

  • Faculty and their supporters demonstrate at West Chester University in West Chester, Pa., Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. Faculty at Pennsylvania state universities went on strike Wednesday morning, disrupting classes midsemester after contract negotiations hit an impasse. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    Faculty on strike at 14 Pennsylvania state universities

    WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Professors at 14 state universities went on strike Wednesday, disrupting classes midsemester for more than 100,000 students after contract negotiations hit an impasse.