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NYC mayor booed at Triangle fire commemoration

NEW YORK — New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was loudly booed Friday at a speech commemorating the deaths a century ago of 146 people in a factory fire that then led to major labor law reforms across the United States. Bloomberg was one of the principal speakers at the ceremonies…

Young women continue to die locked in sweatshops, labor group warns

As the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire approaches, the Institute for Global Labor and Human Rights urged the United States to pass legislation to prevent multi-national corporations from violating internationally recognized worker rights standards, such as no child or forced labor, decent working conditions, freedom of association…

Number of American Muslim terror suspects down: study

WASHINGTON — The number of Muslim Americans involved in terrorist acts dropped by more than half last year compared to 2009, easing fears that the minority group is being radicalized, a study showed Wednesday. Twenty Muslim Americans committed or were arrested for terrorist crimes last year, down sharply from 2009…

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