US Steel shareholders approve takeover by Japan’s Nippon Steel opposed by Biden administration

[ad_1] FILE – U.S. Steel’s Mon Valley Works Clairton Plant in Clairton, Pa., is shown on Monday, Feb. 26, 2024. U.S. Steel shareholders overwhelmingly approved the firm’s sale Friday, Apri 12, 2024, to Nippon Steel of Japan for $14.1 billion in cash, voicing unequivocal support for a combination that has drawn opposition from the Biden … Read more

Arizona just revived an 1864 law criminalizing abortion. Here’s what’s happening in other states

[ad_1] Developments this week in Arizona underscored something that was already apparent about the 2024 elections in the United States: Abortion is going to loom large as an issue in state and federal elections — including the presidential race — and directly in the form of referendums in some states. An Arizona Supreme Court ruling … Read more

House Speaker Mike Johnson is negotiating with White House to advance Ukraine aid

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — House Speaker Mike Johnson is negotiating with the White House as he prepares for the treacherous task of advancing wartime funding for Ukraine and Israel through the House, a top House Republican said Thursday. House Republican Leader Steve Scalise told reporters that Johnson had been talking with White House officials about a … Read more

Right to abortion unlikely to be enshrined in Maine Constitution after vote falls short

[ad_1] An effort to enshrine the right to abortion in the Maine Constitution appears to have failed after a vote to send the proposal to voters for ratification fell short in the House. Hours after a court ruling set the stage for a near-total ban on abortions in Arizona, the Maine House voted 75-65 Tuesday … Read more

Which states could have abortion on the ballot in 2024?

[ad_1] A push to ask Arizona voters to add a right to abortion to the state constitution took on new stakes this week when the state’s Supreme Court ruled that the state can enforce a ban on abortion in all stages of pregnancy. Arizona is one of several states where abortion might be on the … Read more

Two years after its historic win, a divided Amazon Labor Union lurches toward a leadership election

[ad_1] Two years after clenching a historic victory at a warehouse in New York City, the first labor union for Amazon workers in the United States is divided, running out of money and fighting over an election that could determine who will lead the group in the near future. Despite campaigns at several facilities in … Read more

Two years after its historic win, a divided Amazon Labor Union lurches toward a leadership election

[ad_1] Two years after clenching a historic victory at a warehouse in New York City, the first labor union for Amazon workers in the United States is divided, running out of money and fighting over an election that could determine who will lead the group in the near future. Despite campaigns at several facilities in … Read more

When voters say ‘no’ to new stadiums, what do professional sports teams do next?

[ad_1] JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Like a loss in the playoffs, voter rejection of a stadium tax plan will force the Kansas City Royals and Chiefs to reevaluate their approach. The defeat Tuesday of a three-eighths cent sales tax to fund a new downtown Royals ballpark and renovate the Chiefs’ Arrowhead Stadium was almost assuredly … Read more

Disney shareholders back CEO Iger, rebuff activist shareholders who wanted to shake up the company

[ad_1] BURBANK, Calif. — Disney shareholders rallied behind longtime CEO Robert Iger, voting Wednesday to rebuff activist investor Nelson Peltz and his ally, former Disney Chief Financial Officer Jay Rasulo, who had sought seats on the company’s board. The company had recommended a slate of directors that did not include Peltz or Rasulo. The dissident … Read more

Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce earn Webby Award nominations, along with Sydney Sweeney, Ryan Gosling

[ad_1] NEW YORK — NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift and her Super Bowl-winning boyfriend Travis Kelce, along with Sydney Sweeney,Ryan Gosling and Timothee Chalamet, are among the nominees for this year’s Webby Awards, recognizing the best internet content and creators. The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences announced the nominees on Tuesday, the … Read more