• Riot police officers take position amid tear gas smoke during a demonstration held as part of nationwide labor actions in Paris, Thursday, May 26, 2016. French protesters scuffled with police, dock workers set off smoke bombs and union activists disrupted fuel supplies and nuclear plants Thursday in the biggest challenge yet to President Francois Hollande's government as it tries to give employers more flexibility. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

    The Latest: EDF staff join French labor protests

    LE HAVRE, France (AP) — The Latest on French labor dispute (all times local):

  • Judge hears arguments on US women’s team strike rights

    CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge heard arguments Thursday on whether the world champion U.S. women’s soccer team has the right to strike for improved conditions and wages before this year’s Summer Olympics, with her pending decision potentially carrying far-reaching consequences for American soccer.

  • A protestor holding a white rose runs from tear gas fired by police during a demonstration held as part of nationwide labor actions in Paris, Thursday, May 26, 2016. Paris police have detained people and scuffled with masked protesters as several thousand marched through the French capital to demand that the government scrap a labor bill. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    French dock workers throw smoke bombs as protests escalate

    PARIS (AP) — Volley after volley of tear gas poisoned the Paris air Thursday, as authorities struggled against nationwide strikes and a groundswell of public anger at a high-stakes government attempt to change the way France views work.

  • Union activists block the entrance of the industrial area in Boucau, near Bayonne, southwestern France, on a day of nationwide strikes and protests over a labor reform, Thursday, May 26, 2016. French Prime Minister Manuel Valls says he is open to improvements and modifications to a labor bill that has sparked intensifying strikes and protests, but will not abandon it. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)

    France’s growing labor standoff: What could happen next?

    PARIS (AP) — France’s Socialist President Francois Hollande is engaged in the biggest test of his presidency, facing months of protests and strikes against a labor law that are threatening nationwide fuel shortages.

  • Drivers line up as they wait to buy gas in a station, in Paris, Tuesday, May 24, 2016.  A two-month protest movement against a bill weakening France's famed worker protections reached a new level this week as fuel industry workers joined in. Strikes have spread to all eight of France's refineries, and one in five gas stations are now dry or running low. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

    The Latest: Le Havre citizens not worried about lack of fuel

    PARIS (AP) — The Latest on France’s strikes and protests against the government’s labor reforms (all times local):

  • Drivers line up as they wait to buy gas in a station, in Paris, Tuesday, May 24, 2016.  A two-month protest movement against a bill weakening France's famed worker protections reached a new level this week as fuel industry workers joined in. Strikes have spread to all eight of France's refineries, and one in five gas stations are now dry or running low. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

    French security chief: Strikes won’t threaten sports events

    PARIS (AP) — Violent labor protests and strikes causing gasoline shortages won’t jeopardize the upcoming European Championship or other sporting events, France’s interior minister said Wednesday.

  • French security chief: Strikes won’t threaten sports events

    PARIS (AP) — France’s interior minister says violent labor protests and strikes causing gas shortages won’t jeopardize the upcoming European Championship or other sporting events.

  • Suit seeks testimony from ex-Texas coach Mack Brown, others

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A former University of Texas track coach’s sex and race discrimination lawsuit has new life, and her lawyers are still pursuing long-sought testimony from former football coach Mack Brown and prominent current and former administrators as they dig into one of college sports’ highest-profile athletic departments.

  • The motorbike, a present for the one-millionth guest worker is displayed at the exhibition 'Multicultural Germany, A Country Of Immigration' in Berlin, Germany, Friday, May 20, 2016.  Germany’s main national history museum is exploring six decades of migration to the country  - a story of often-ambivalent but changing attitudes that goes from the arrival of the first southern European “guest workers” to today’s migrant influx from the Arab world and beyond. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

    German history museum explores 6 decades of immigration

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s main national history museum is exploring six decades of migration to the country — a story of often-ambivalent but evolving attitudes that goes from the arrival of the first southern European “guest workers” to today’s migrant influx from the Arab world and elsewhere.

  • In this Wednesday, July 29, 2015, file photo, a bronze statue of San Juan Bautista stands in front of Puerto Rico’s Capitol as U.S. and Puerto Rican flags fly in San Juan, Puerto Rico. After months of pleading from the government of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Congress agreed on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, to help the territory restructure its massive public debt. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo, File)

    Relief and anger in Puerto Rico as Congress acts on debt

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — After months of pleading from Puerto Rico’s government, the U.S. Congress has agreed to help the territory restructure its massive public debt. But it comes at a steep cost: a degree of lost sovereignty with the imposition of a fiscal control board as well as a potential lower minimum wage for young workers on the island.