New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey is imitating the dominance of Randy Johnson this season, placing Major League Baseball’s hardest-throwing starter in position to open the All-Star Game in his home ballpark.
The Obama administration and 11 states will join an effort to crack down on companies such as homebuilders, hotels and restaurants that classify employees as independent contractors to avoid paying overtime.
The AFL-CIO is seeking to exempt industries with high unemployment rates such as construction from a new worker-visa program that is complicating bipartisan talks on a rewrite of the nation’s immigration laws.
Mother Jones, the magazine that published a secretly-made tape of Mitt Romney’s May remarks to donors, released another video yesterday that shows the Republican nominee in 1985 characterizing Bain Capital LLC as a partnership created to invest in companies, help manage them and “harvest them at a significant profit.”
Roger Clemens, the pitcher who won more than 350 games and struck out more than 4,600 batters in a 24-year Major League Baseball career, was found not guilty of lying to Congress about his use of performance-enhancing drugs.