The department's monthly strike report showed 35,100 Verizon employees were idle during the survey period for the May payrolls count. Striking workers who do not receive a paycheck during the period are considered unemployed. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez said on Friday that Verizon and unions representing the striking workers had reached a tentative deal.
The International Olympic Committee on Friday reported 23 new doping failures from the 2012 London Games and warned that more could be revealed in coming weeks. The 23 were from six countries and took part in five different sports at the London Games. The IOC also said a 32nd suspected case from the 2008 Beijing Olympics has been detected.