A tentative agreement has been reached between Stop & Shop and its striking employees, bringing an end to a work stoppage that lasted for more than a week.
United Food and Commercial Workers UFCW Locals 328, 371, 919, 1445 and 1459, which represent nearly 31,000 employees across Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island, will return to work on Monday.
If ratified, the deal is for three years and will include increased pay for all associates, continued health coverage for those eligible and an ongoing defined benefit pension for those eligible.
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Weeks since the storms started, relentless rain and flooding throughout Iran has left some 2 million people facing a humanitarian crisis, NBC News reports.
The deluge has swamped large swaths of the country, from the mountains in the north down to the Persian gulf in the south.
Twenty-five out of 31 of Iran’s provinces have been affected. Officials say 76 people have been killed so far, with some 150,000 homes partially or completely destroyed. Bridges across the country and miles upon miles of road have been left unusable. Authorities say the estimated bill to repair the damage stands at at least $2.5 billion.
The country's agriculture sector, which makes up about 14% of Iran's GDP, has been devastated.
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Instagram stories have a quirk rarely seen in social media, NBC News reports. Users generally have to make a conscious decision to look at another person’s story by tapping on the small bubbles that appear at the top of the app, and the people who post stories can see which users opted to see their posts.
While that might sound like a small detail, it has given rise to a peculiar social dynamic, creating a cat-and-mouse game for users looking to catch exes, crushes, former friends and parents looking at their posts.
In mid-April, Gemma McLean noticed that her Instagram account was getting some stealthy attention from her ex-boyfriend. McLean posted a screenshot to her Instagram story of the television show “Riverdale” with the message: “Hey PSA: if ur my ex I dumped in literal 2012 when I was still at high school: I can see u checking my insta story everyday lmfao.”
“My thought process was honestly just getting the message across to him that I can see him being a creep without having to actually talk to him in the hopes that he would stop,” McLean, 24, who lives in New Zealand, said. “Nothing like being lowkey publicly humiliated to put you in your place.”
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The government reported last year that U.S. birth rates had hit a 30-year low, attributed partly to millennials who felt they were under economic duress. But climate concern also appears to be surging, NBC News reports.
A recent poll for Business Insider found that 30% of Americans agree, at least somewhat, that the potentially life-threatening effects of climate change should be factored into decisions about whether to have children. A little more than 8% of those surveyed strongly held that view. And a New York Times poll last summer revealed that 11% of those who don’t want children, or aren’t sure, cited climate change as one reason.
New revelations fuel the sense of uncertainty, including a November report from U.S. government scientists that detailed the myriad threats that climate change will pose for the American economy and way of life. Drought in the Southwest, powerful hurricanes in the South and devastating wildfires in California have all been exacerbated by temperature increases, driven by humanity’s burning of fossil fuels, the report found.
“There is this sense that if you don’t have kids soon, you could be putting them in a harder position,” said Erika Lundahl, 27. “But if you do have them, that will not be easy either, with the storms, the intense droughts, the precariousness of the times. It’s like you are playing with two ticking time bombs — yours and the planet’s.”
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Hawaii's iconic Waikiki Beach could soon be underwater as rising sea levels caused by climate change overtake its white sand beaches and bustling city streets.
Predicting Honolulu will start experiencing frequent flooding within the next 15 to 20 years, state lawmakers are trying to pass legislation that would spend millions for a coastline protection program aimed at defending the city from regular tidal inundations.
The highest tides of recent years have sent seawater flowing across Waikiki Beach and onto roads and sidewalks lining its main thoroughfare, and interactive maps of the Hawaiian Islands show that many parts of the state are expected to be hit by extensive flooding, coastal erosion and loss of infrastructure in coming decades.
President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani insisted Sunday there was "nothing wrong" with the president's 2016 campaign taking information from the Russians, as House Democrats pledged stepped-up investigations into campaign misconduct and possible crimes of obstruction detailed in special counsel Robert Mueller's report.
Giuliani called the Trump campaign's effort to get political help from representatives of the Russian government possibly ill-advised but not illegal.
"There's nothing wrong with taking information from Russians," Giuliani said, referring to a June 2016 Trump Tower meeting involving Trump's son Donald Jr., son-in-law Jared Kushner and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and a lawyer linked to Russia. The Trump campaign was seeking harmful information on Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
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A technology company was almost ready to bring up to 300 new jobs to Jasper, Texas, but in the final stages of recent negotiations, a potential deal-breaker emerged: the community's history as the place where three white men dragged a black man behind a pickup, killing him.
The 1998 death of James Byrd Jr. was one of the most gruesome hate crimes in U.S. history, and it gave the company president pause in the discussions about where to locate his firm's newest facility. Local clergy and community leaders made their case that the town of 7,600 people is not defined by a murder that happened almost 21 years ago.
They were able to convince the executive "that we are a lot different than what the world sees us as," said Eddie Hopkins, head of the Jasper Economic Development Corporation.
A 56-year-old parolee, shot alongside slain rapper Nipsey Hussle, was released Saturday morning from the Men's Central Jail and free from any charges he may have been facing.
Kerry Lathan, who had suffered a gunshot wound to the back, was released at 3:18 a.m. according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Inmate Information Center.
Lathan, who had already completed a 20-year prison sentence when the rapper was fatally shot, was taken into custody at 10:37 a.m. on April 8 by California Parole officers for violating terms of his parole for associating "with a known gang member" (Hussle), officials said.
With French police suicides on the rise, Paris authorities are investigating yellow vest protesters who encouraged police to kill themselves.
Radical protesters have clashed with police nearly every weekend for five months on the margins of largely peaceful yellow vest demonstrations demanding more help for France's beleaguered workers, retirees and students.
On Saturday, Associated Press reporters heard some protesters in Paris shouting "Kill yourselves!" at police firing tear gas and rubber projectiles and charging the crowd to contain the violence at the 23rd weekend of yellow vest demonstrations.
The City of Miami is creating a “master plan” to address its affordable housing crisis, with a goal of creating 12,000 affordable units by 2024.
Throughout the month of April, residents in each of Miami’s five districts have met with city officials to learn about this plan and discuss how it can be catered to each neighborhood’s unique features.
The plan comes weeks after a study by Florida International University revealed that Miami was the seventh least affordable metro in the world. Only Hong Kong, Sydney, Los Angeles, London, Toronto and New York were more expensive.
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At GSA Coins and Jewelry in Corinth, the open sign is on, though the cases now sit empty. Owner Chris Lyche said he's unsure how much longer he can keep the doors open, two weeks after a burglar took the collection he's worked on since he was 11 years old.
Now 21, Lyche said he opened the doors in November to turn his longtime hobby into a business.
"Not a lot of people can take something they're passionate about and be able to live on it," Lyche said.
But on April 7 around 7 a.m., a masked man broke into the store, threatening to take it all away.
The archbishop of Paris and Catholics from around France and the world honored the firefighters who saved Notre Dame Cathedral, praying Sunday at a special Easter Mass for a swift reconstruction of the beloved monument.
Some streets around the medieval cathedral also reopened six days after the blaze, allowing tourists to get a closer look and local restaurants to reopen, after firefighters declared the last hot points extinguished. Notre Dame itself is expected to remain closed for years.
The blaze that engulfed the cathedral on Monday night forced parish members and visitors who hoped to worship at Notre Dame on Easter to find other places to attend services. The Paris diocese invited them to join Sunday's Mass at the grandiose Saint-Eustache Church on the Right Bank of the Seine River.
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The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline surged 13 cents a gallon over the past two weeks, to $2.91.
Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey says one of the reasons for the spike is an increase in crude oil costs.
Lundberg says Sunday that prices at the pump have jumped 25 cents over the past month and 60 cents over the past 14 weeks.
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For the first time, the transgender woman who was violently beaten in Dallas, Texas earlier this month is speaking publicly about what happened.
The attack on 23-year-old Muhlaysia Booker is being investigated as a hate crime.
Saturday, she tearfully thanked supporters and demanded justice at a rally and press conference.
It was held outside Abounding Prosperity, Inc., a Dallas-based nonprofit that provides health, social and economic services, particularly to gay and bisexual men, transgender women and their families.
A young woman is dead, another is seriously injured and a toddler is in the hospital for observation after a violent domestic attack with an ax in Brooklyn early Saturday.
Late Saturday night, police caught up with their suspect -- the injured woman's ex-boyfriend -- and were questioning him at the 90th Precinct in Brooklyn, a law enforcement source close to the investigation said.
The incident started around 1:30 a.m. Saturday, when the NYPD responded to a call for an injured person outside the Bushwick Houses in Brooklyn. On arrival they discovered a 21-year-old woman had already been taken to Elmhurst Hospital with cuts to her head and body.