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maternal-leave-051717.jpg Maternity leave is a temporary period of absence from employment granted to expectant or new mothers during the months immediately before and after their pregnancy. Parental leave, including maternity, paternity and adoption leave, is an employee benefit. Many countries around the world, including...

JohnBoehner-052617.jpg Former House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, has offered some harsh criticism of President Donald Trump's early days in the White House, saying most of his time in office has been "a complete disaster."

DonaldTrump3-052617.jpg President Donald Trump pledged Friday that the problems raised by North Korea's nuclear weapons program will be solved. Speaking to reporters as he met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe before the start of the G7 Summit, Trump indicated the talks between the two leaders would be primarily focused...

JasonChaffetz-052617.jpg After the FBI declined to turn over memos detailing communications between former Director James Comey and President Donald Trump, House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, is demanding the agency produce the documents within the next two weeks.

Fedminwage-052617.jpg A Democratic party bill proposing to hike the minimum wage in the United States to $15 an hour by 2024 was introduced in the Congress Thursday. The Bill also envisages to eliminate an exception for tipped workers, and cut the employers' option to pay handicapped workers a sub-minimum wage. Congressional...

JeffSessions-052617.jpg A federal appeals court decision upholding a ruling blocking President Donald Trump's travel ban will be appealed to the Supreme Court, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on Thursday. Sessions said the Justice Department strongly disagrees with the decision by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Texas-052617.jpg Texas, the second largest state in the U.S., has four of the five fastest-growing cities in the U.S., according to new population estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau for the twelve months up to July 1, 2016. Ten of the fifteen fastest growing large U.S. cities during that 12-month span were in the South, according to the Census Bureau.

Americantourist-NorthKorea-052617.jpg A bipartisan bill proposing tight restrictions on travel to North Korea, and banning tourists to the reclusive Communist country, has been introduced in the Congress citing the risk of U.S. citizens being detained there for political reasons. The North Korea Travel Control Act was tabled in the House...

Amazon-Manhattan-052617.jpg To book-lover's surprise, online retailer Amazon opened another bricks and mortar store in an upmarket shopping mall in New York. This is the seventh book store of Amazon.

JellyBelly-052517.jpg Woman sued Jelly Belly for listing sugar content as 'evaporated cane juice.' Jessica Gomez in complaint said the Sport Beans Energizing Jelly Beans' misleading listing deceives consumers and hides the basic nature of the product and its contents.

GregGianforte-052617.jpg Despite being cited for assaulting a reporter covering his campaign, Montana Republican House Candidate Greg Gianforte won a high-profile special election on Thursday. Results from the Montana Secretary of State show that Gianforte defeated Democrat Rob Quist by 50 percent to 44 percent, with Libertarian...

JoeLiberman-052517.jpg Former Senator and Vice Presidential candidate Joe Lieberman has withdrawn his name from consideration to be nominated as the next FBI Director. Lieberman sent a letter to President Donald Trump on Wednesday saying it was a great honor just to be thought of for the position and thanked the president...

DonaldTrump2-052517.jpg President Donald Trump on Thursday renewed his call for other members of NATO to live up to commitments on defense spending. Trump said 23 of the 28 countries that make up the alliance are not meeting the target of spending at least 2 percent of their GDP on defense.

greg-052517.jpg Montana Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte was cited for misdemeanor assault late Wednesday, just hours before voters head to polls in a high-profile special election. A statement from Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin said Gianforte was issued a citation after an alleged attack...

Trump-Refugees-052517.jpg A sharp fall has been recorded in the number of refugees entering the United States after Donald Trump came to power, a report based on analysis of U.S. government data says. The refugee flow fell from 9,945 in October 2016 to 3,316 in April 2017, and almost all the states experienced the numbers...

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