Thomas Perez

Labor Secretary nominee Thomas Perez testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on his nomination. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)

Senate clears hurdle for Labor secretary nominee

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted by the slimmest margin Wednesday to end a filibuster against President Barack Obama’s choice to head the Labor Department, as this week’s agreement averting a poisonous partisan clash over […]

07/17/2013

Anti-missile rocket launching, Guam map. (AP Photo)

North Korea threats spark buzz on Guam, not panic

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — C.J. Urquico has lived on Guam for 19 years so he’s used to a military backdrop to everyday life. Navy ships visit, Air Force jets fly overhead and war games are played off the Pacific island’s shores.

04/05/2013

Thomas Perez

Obama nominates Justice official to top Labor slot

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama nominated assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Perez to be the next secretary of labor, choosing a Hispanic lawyer with experience in civil rights and workplace issues to his second-term Cabinet.

03/18/2013

President Barack Obama

AP source: Obama poised to pick Perez for Labor

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is poised to select Justice Department official Thomas Perez to be the next labor secretary, according to two people familiar with the deliberation process. Perez’ nomination to the Labor […]

03/09/2013