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The Communications Workers of America called a three-day strike to protest the almost 13-month period AT&T workers in California and Nevada have been without a contract. The wireline and DirecTV workers have been without a new contract for over a year and held a one-day strike in March. Others are employed in call centers spread out across the country.
  • Chunky monkey caught in the wild and placed on strict diet

    Chunky monkey caught in the wild and placed on strict diet

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    The subordinate monkeys fed into Uncle Fat's bad habits. The typical macaque weighs in at roughly 9kg, but when officials managed to get Uncle Fat onto a scale, they were shocked to see he weighs 26kg. Supakarn Kaewchot, a vet in charge of the monkey's diet, said: 'He had minions and other monkeys bringing food for him but he would also redistribute it to younger monkeys.
  • Eddie Howe praises players after surviving Premier League second season syndrome

    Eddie Howe praises players after surviving Premier League second season syndrome

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    The Cherries have been linked with summer moves for Chelsea trio John Terry, Nathan Ake and goalkeeper Asmir Begovic as well as Sunderland forward Jermain Defoe, who had a loan spell with the Bournemouth earlier in his career. "Continuity is important to us". If you have players with good attitudes and ability, and they are the right age, then keep them together. "I think there is a period where players need to adjust and understand that process so too many changes to the squad I don't think ...
  • Cyber-attack: Europol says it was unprecedented in scale

    Cyber-attack: Europol says it was unprecedented in scale

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    The attack struck at least 16 British National Health Service organisations, along with computer networks of companies and municipalities in dozens of other countries. Prime Minister Theresa May said "warnings were given to hospital trusts" about the Microsoft vulnerability exploited by the attackers. Misner noted that Microsoft released a security update in March to address the WannaCrypt MS17-010 vulnerability, which affected systems running Windows XP , Windows 8 and Windows ...
  • Mother successfully donates womb to her daughter in India's first womb transfer

    Mother successfully donates womb to her daughter in India's first womb transfer

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    The surgery started on Friday afternoon and doctors may take at least 10 hours to complete it. The transplant is a significant step towards helping women who can not conceive due to various medical reasons, become mothers. Why should donors and recipients go through all the physical stress when there is an easier way to have genetically-related children, such as surrogacy, which is legal and widely-accepted.
  • 'No, no. Next question': Trump rejects collusion & Comey's claims

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    Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov on Thursday mocked USA news reports suggesting President Donald Trump inappropriately shared sensitive intelligence with him about terror threats involving laptops on aeroplanes. "If the Special Counsel believes it is necessary and appropriate, the Special Counsel is authorised to prosecute federal crimes arising from the investigation of these matters", the order says .
  • Experts brace for unstoppable ransomware

    Experts brace for unstoppable ransomware

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    Earlier, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt confirmed there had not been a second wave of attacks on NHS trusts and said it was "encouraging" that the level of criminal activity was at "the lower end of the range" anticipated. Hospitals and GP surgeries were forced to turn away patients as the ransomware seized control of computers. Questions have been raised over Trident's vulnerability to potential cyber attacks, as the system is believed to use ageing Window's XP software - the same operating ...
  • Man charged with murder after auto mows down pedestrians in Time Square

    Man charged with murder after auto mows down pedestrians in Time Square

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    NEW YORK (AP) - A Times Square motorist accused of steering his auto onto one of the busiest sidewalks in the USA and mowing down pedestrians has been charged with murder and 20 counts of attempted murder, police say. After the wreck, Rojas emerged from his vehicle running, yelling and jumping before being subdued by police and bystanders. Four people were critically injured, but they are all expected to survive.
  • Bournemouth plot ambitious £30M raid for Chelsea duo

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    The Guardian claim, though, he will now see his Bournemouth switch go through, barring any late rival bids. Yet the move for Aké is more complicated. I really enjoyed it because they are a good team who play good football. Bournemouth finished 16th in their first campaign in the elite and, despite a poor run in mid-season, will better that this time.
  • Dayton signs Real ID bill

    Dayton signs Real ID bill

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    If granted, holders of state identification could use their licenses for federal purposes through 2020. Lawmakers from both parties worked for years to bring Minnesota in compliance with the 2005 federal law, but compromises repeatedly fell apart over disagreements on driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants.
  • Pakistan moves ICJ; files plea to rehear Kulbhushan Jadhav case

    Pakistan moves ICJ; files plea to rehear Kulbhushan Jadhav case

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    Opposition leader Khursheed Shah said the Attorney General should have been sent by the government to represent Pakistan's case in the International Court of Justice (ICJ). "Pakistan's security is so important and we have to maintain our fundamental sovereign right", he said. Pakistani analysts, who were earlier confident that the ICJ does not have jurisdiction to stay Jadhav's execution, observed after the verdict that the jurisdiction argument was "weak" and "damaging", reported Dawn .