A group of pharmacy workers within Target Corp's store in Brooklyn, New York, have won a vote to form a microunion, making it the first unionized store at the retailer since its inception in 1902. Earlier on Wednesday, Reuters was first to report that a group of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians won an initial ballot, 7-2, to form the union, according to a filing on the National Labor Relations Board website and union officials. Target said it was "disappointed" by the vote within its store and will appeal the NLRB's decision to allow the vote to proceed.
By Andrea Shalal NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. (Reuters) - Long delays in Lockheed Martin Corp's development of a computer-based logistics system for the F-35 fighter jet pose the biggest threat to the U.S. Air Force's plan to declare the aircraft ready for combat next summer, the head of the Pentagon's F-35 program office said. "It's the thing that worries me most," Air Force Lieutenant General Chris Bogdan said in an interview at the annual Air Force Association conference. Bogdan said his office had been working closely with Lockheed to ensure the company was putting its "A-team" on the project after years of delays and missed deadlines.
NEW YORK (AP) — Events on the Serbia-Hungarian border where police tear-gassed crowds of migrants including women and children reveal "a dark side of the European character," the chief of the International Rescue Committee said Wednesday.
By Curtis Skinner LAKEPORT, Calif. (Reuters) - A second fatality was confirmed on Wednesday in the massive California wildfires that have also destroyed more than 800 homes and forced the evacuation of 20,000 people, but crews appeared to turn a corner against the blazes as rain fell over the region. Daniel Berlant, a spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, said the death had been reported by the Calaveras County in California's so-called Gold Country. An elderly woman was later discovered to have perished in her home and four firefighters were hospitalized with burns suffered in the early hours of the blaze.
By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - An orthopedic surgeon and more than a dozen associates bilked insurance companies out of more than $150 million in a scheme that included an assistant who never attended medical school but operated on patients, Los Angeles prosecutors said. A Los Angeles Superior Court indictment unveiled on Tuesday accused the surgeon, Dr. Munir Uwaydah, and his staff of deceiving nearly two dozen patients into believing he would perform their surgeries, when instead they were done by the physician's assistant, Peter Nelson. Without Uwaydah present, patients were left with lasting scars and many required additional surgeries, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said in a statement.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — As the U.S. and Russia reached the brink of nuclear war in 1962, President John F. Kennedy received top-secret intelligence from the CIA that a new warhead launcher was spotted in Cuba.
By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A Texas teenager taken away in handcuffs this week for bringing to his Dallas-area school a homemade clock that staff mistook for a bomb won a personal invitation from President Barack Obama on Wednesday to visit the White House. Ahmed Mohamed, 14, was accused of making a hoax bomb, police in Irving said. The Council on American-Islamic Relations said he is Muslim and the case serves as an example of the climate of hate and manufactured fear around the religion.