Workers at New York City's largest wholesale produce market said on Saturday they had reached a tentative contract agreement, putting off a strike that could have disrupted produce supplies to thousands of restaurants. The members of Teamsters Local 202 who handle produce on the loading platforms and storage facilities at the Hunts Point Produce Market in the South Bronx said they will vote on the tentative labor contract on Jan. 21. "Our members stood strong and the market knew we were serious," said Daniel Kane, Jr., president of Teamsters Local 202.
(Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Saturday suspended a program that allows its inspectors to skip security checkpoints on the job after one of them was arrested with a firearm in his carry-on bag, according to officials and media reports. The arrest at New York's LaGuardia Airport on Tuesday also prompted FAA Administrator Michael P. Huerta to ramp up security training of its inspectors during the temporary suspension of the program, according to the agency's statement on Saturday. The program allowed the inspectors to bypass the checkpoints and access secure areas of the airports while performing their normal duties. The FAA said it would also require inspectors to sign an agreement stating that weapons-related infractions will result in their permanently losing the ability to bypass the checkpoints.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — One of the world's richest men, Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison, is using some of his wealth to establish a wildlife breeding and rehabilitation center in Northern California that will focus on helping endangered insects, reptiles and amphibians thrive.
NEW YORK (AP) — A "yes means yes" provision and other protections against sexual assaults on campus would be expanded to New York's private colleges and universities under a law proposed Saturday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The academic performance of student athletes will be a factor in how coaches and athletic directors at University of California campuses are evaluated and compensated under a new policy approved by university President Janet Napolitano and made public Friday.
LEITCHFIELD, Ky. (AP) — A sheriff says authorities are following up on tips related to the search for two teenage sweethearts from Kentucky who are accused of blazing a trail of crime across the South.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Firefighters responding to an electrical malfunction on the Washington subway system had difficulty communicating by radio and some had to use cellphones instead, according to a preliminary report released by the city Saturday.
(Reuters) - A New Jersey woman was charged on Saturday with killing her newborn baby by setting her on fire and leaving her burning in the middle of a roadway, law enforcement said. Hyphernkemberly Dorvilier, 22, of Pemberton Township, a suburb of Philadelphia, was charged with one count of first degree murder and was being held on $500,000 bail, police and a local prosecutor said. Dorvilier was accused of dousing the baby with a flammable liquid before setting her alight, Burlington County Prosecutor Robert Bernardi and Pemberton Township Police Chief David Jantas said in a statement.