By Brendan O'Brien MADISON, Wis. (Reuters) - A Wisconsin legislative panel was due on Monday to review a state Senate-passed bill that would allow private-sector employees to avoid joining a union or paying union dues even when working under union-negotiated contracts. The measure, which would make Wisconsin the 25th state to enact such a "right-to-work" law, has been cast by supporters as an incentive for keeping and attracting businesses and jobs, while unions brand it as a thinly disguised assault on organized labor. The legislation was narrowly approved on Wednesday by the Wisconsin Senate, which like the state Assembly is led by a Republican majority. Governor Scott Walker, a potential Republican presidential candidate, also supports the legislation.
By Matt Spetalnick and Dan Williams WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Israel showed signs of seeking to defuse tensions on Sunday ahead of a speech in Washington by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he will warn against a possible nuclear deal with Iran. Policy differences over the negotiations with Iran remained firm, however, as Netanyahu arrived in the United States on Sunday afternoon for a speech to Congress, which has imperiled ties between the two allies.
Redding Police Chief Rob Paoletti confirmed Sunday that the driver in a suspected DUI crash that happened Saturday is one of their officers.
Green graffiti full of expletive words covered two parts of the Veteran's Memorial at the Redding Library Sunday morning. Passerby's called in to the Library with frustration and anger after seeing the memorial defamed.
Shasta County deputies have arrested two men, after catching them in the middle of an attempted burglary.
Thanks to an anonymous tip in Anderson, 30-year-old Andrew Davis was arrested during a traffic stop at Cloverdale and Clear Creek roads.
Rockets guard James Harden was called for a flagrant foul for appearing to kick LeBron James below the belt in Sunday's 105-103 overtime win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Rangers have acquired defenseman Keith Yandle and defenseman Chris Summers in exchange for defenseman John Moore and top prospect Anthony Duclair, as well as a first-round draft pick in 2016.
The Philadelphia 76ers have waived newly acquired center JaVale McGee, according to league sources.
Christian Welp, the 7-foot German center who holds the University of Washington's career scoring record and played three seasons in the NBA, has died. He was 51.