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Man in hot car death case wants hearings closed

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - Lawyers for a Georgia man accused of intentionally leaving his toddler in a hot vehicle to die want a judge to close the courtroom for hearings where evidence will be discussed before the trial.

September 10, 2015 | | Nation

Couple charged with endangerment after 9-year-old son shoots brother

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A 9-year-old boy was teasing his dog with the laser sight on his sleeping father's pistol before he accidentally shot his 6-year-old half brother in the neck, police said Thursday in announcing charges against the victim's father and stepmother.

September 10, 2015 | | Nation

New York state OKs $15 minimum wage for fast-food workers in 3 years

NEW YORK (AP) - New York state will gradually raise the minimum wage for fast-food workers to $15 an hour - the first time any state has set the minimum that high.

September 10, 2015 | | Nation

Lawsuit: NYC arrested Occupy protesters for simply speaking out

NEW YORK (AP) - Police arrested more than 200 people for exercising their First Amendment rights at the anniversary of Occupy Wall Street in 2012, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday.

September 10, 2015 | | Nation

New health care model saving money, report says

MIAMI (AP) - A new model of health care run by doctors and hospitals is growing and saving money in the taxpayer-funded Medicare program, according to a new report from the federal government. However, experts say most patients still don't understand how an Accountable Care Organization works.

September 10, 2015 | | Nation

Obama wants to admit 10,000 refugees

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States is making plans to accept 10,000 Syrian refugees in the coming budget year, a significant increase from the 1,500 people who have been cleared to resettle in the U.S. since civil war broke out in the Middle Eastern country more than four years ago, the White House said Thursday.

September 10, 2015 | | Nation

Judge approves settlement in RadioShack gift card dispute

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Electronics retailer RadioShack on Thursday won court approval of a settlement involving priority treatment of certain gift-card holders in the company's bankruptcy and has agreed to sweeten the deal for other cardholders.

September 10, 2015 | | Nation

Union Pacific, other freight railroads may halt service unless Congress acts

WASHINGTON (AP) - Widespread disruptions of freight and passenger rail traffic are likely if Congress doesn't extend a deadline to start using certain safety technology before the end of the year, railroads are warning.

September 10, 2015 | | Nation

Firefighter dies in hit-and-run during Fill the Boot fudnraiser

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Police in Michigan have arrested the driver of a pickup truck who they believe intentionally struck a firefighter standing in a roadway collecting money for a charity, killing him.

September 09, 2015 | | Nation

Vegas plane fire passengers escaped with lives — and bags

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Passengers on the British Airways jet whose engine caught fire just before takeoff in Las Vegas escaped with their lives - and some with their carry-ons, as well.

September 09, 2015 | | Nation

FSU football fans with permits can bring gun, lock it in vehicle

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida State University football fans who go to the game this weekend can bring their guns - if they have a concealed weapons permit and they keep them locked in their cars, the school said Wednesday, the day after being sued for a policy that bans guns on campus.

September 09, 2015 | | Nation

Job openings surging while hiring plods

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. companies are advertising a lot more jobs. But when it comes to filling them, many remain cautious.

September 09, 2015 | | Nation

McDonald’s to switch to cage-free eggs

NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's says it will switch to cage-free eggs in the U.S. and Canada over the next decade, marking the latest push under CEO Steve Easterbrook to try and reinvent the Big Mac maker as a "modern, progressive burger company."

September 09, 2015 | | Nation

NY wants salt warnings on menus

NEW YORK (AP) - Some sub sandwiches, movie theater pretzels and even milkshakes and salads will soon come with a first-of-its-kind salt warning symbol in New York City after officials agreed Wednesday to stake out new ground in a national push for healthier eating habits.

September 09, 2015 | | Nation

Clerk who fought gay marriage released

GRAYSON, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky county clerk jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples was released Tuesday after five days behind bars, emerging to a tumultuous hero's welcome from thousands of supporters waving large white crosses.

September 08, 2015 | | Nation

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YC mayor’s group to host presidential forum

NEW YORK (AP) - The political organization founded by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will host a bipartisan presidential forum on income inequality this ...

October 11, 2015 | | Nation

Topless women say they can’t be restricted

NEW YORK (AP) - In the heart of Times Square, a grinning 2-year-old boy is flanked by a pair of strikingly posed, topless women, wearing only ...

October 11, 2015 | | Nation

Upset by no jail time for Bergdahl proposal

HOUSTON (AP) - A former member of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's platoon said Sunday he's angered by an Army officer's recommendation that Bergdahl face ...

October 11, 2015 | | Nation

Remembering the Alamo costing $48M

DALLAS (AP) - As the Alamo prepares for a face-lift of at least $48 million, some critics say the landmark - one of the most recognizable in ...

October 11, 2015 | | Nation

Jobs, gov’t distrust central to fight

TOWNSHIP 3, RANGE 8, Maine (AP) - The rolling forests where Henry David Thoreau once paddled a river in the shadow of Mount Katahdin are at ...

October 11, 2015 | | Nation

Today is Indigenous People Day

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - More cities are recognizing Native Americans on Columbus Day this year as they revive a movement to change the name of ...

October 11, 2015 | | Nation

Salt Lake City may name street for gay civil rights leader

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Salt Lake City could soon have a street named after pioneering gay leader Harvey Milk, an idea that reflects the progressive ...

October 11, 2015 | | Nation

UConn mac and cheese incident spawns fundraisers

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - UConn students are trying to use an embarrassing video about macaroni and cheese to raise a little cheddar.

October 11, 2015 | | Nation

Lower gas prices means no Social Security increase

WASHINGTON (AP) - For just the third time in 40 years, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect no increase in ...

October 11, 2015 | | Nation

Few gun violence researchers

NEW YORK (AP) - Amid the bloodbaths of 21st-century America, you might think that there would be a lot of research into the causes of gun ...

October 11, 2015 | | Nation

Strong emotions as Obama visits grieving Oregon town

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) - Gun-rights activists and others gave voice to strong emotions on Friday when President Barack Obama came to meet privately with grieving families ...

October 09, 2015 | | Nation

1 student killed, 3 wounded at college campus during fight

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - An overnight brawl between two groups of students escalated into gun violence Friday when a freshman at Northern Arizona University opened fire ...

October 09, 2015 | | Nation

1 fatally shot in campus housing area

HOUSTON (AP) - A student was killed and another person was wounded during a shooting outside a Texas Southern University student-housing complex on Friday, and police ...

October 09, 2015 | | Nation

Nearly 600 absent after suicide notes found at school

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - An official says hundreds of students failed to show up for class at a high school in suburban Birmingham, Alabama, after several ...

October 09, 2015 | | Nation

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