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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


House lawyer urges 1 expulsion

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The top lawyer for the Michigan House recommended Tuesday that one state lawmaker be expelled and another censured for misconduct stemming from an attempt to hide their extramarital affair.

September 08, 2015 | | Nation


Teen defends mom, fatally shoots dad

ST. PETERSBURG (AP) - A ski-mask-wearing man who broke into his former girlfriend's house and threatened her with a gun early Tuesday morning was shot dead by their teenage son, authorities said.

September 08, 2015 | | Nation


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Macy’s warns about profit margins

NEW YORK (AP) - Macy's has warned investors that its profit margins would keep shrinking this year, sending shares in the chain tumbling more than ...

June 06, 2017 | | Nation


Apple’s HomePod speaker pumps up volume on tech rivals

SAN JOSE (AP) - Apple is hoping a new smart home speaker will strike a chord with music lovers - the latest test of the iPhone maker ...

June 06, 2017 | | Nation


Justices side with religious hospitals in pension dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) - Religious hospitals don't have to comply with federal laws protecting pension plans, a unanimous Supreme Court ruled Monday in a case that ...

June 06, 2017 | | Nation


Mexican, US legislators meet on NAFTA, trade

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico once jealously guarded its oil and energy industries from U.S. interference, but U.S. legislators said Monday that they sense ...

June 06, 2017 | | Nation


Oh the Places You’ll Go! Dr. Seuss museum opens

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - From the squiggly, pink handrails outside the entrance to the front hall decorated with scenes from "And to Think That I Saw ...

June 04, 2017 | | Nation


Quickly report of cancer complications may boost your survival

CHICAGO (AP) - If you're being treated for cancer, speak up about any side effects. A study that had patients use home computers to report ...

June 04, 2017 | | Nation


TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) — Jury selection is set to begin in the trial of a Massachusetts woman accused o

TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) - Jury selection is set to begin in the trial of a Massachusetts woman accused of sending her boyfriend dozens of text messages ...

June 04, 2017 | | Nation


Portland free speech rally, counter protests draw thousands

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Crowds swelled to several thousand as demonstrators from varying groups converged Sunday afternoon in downtown Portland, Oregon, in the wake of the ...

June 04, 2017 | | Nation


Disability attorney who bilked $600M disappears

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - An eastern Kentucky disability lawyer scheduled to be sentenced next month for defrauding the government of nearly $600 million has disappeared, the ...

June 04, 2017 | | Nation


Explaining windfall elimination provision

A few weeks ago, I wrote a column about something called the "government pension offset." It is a law that essentials says this: If you ...

June 02, 2017 | Tom MARGENAU | Nation


Quitting Paris likely to have muted effect in key USA industries

DALLAS (AP) - President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord may have only limited immediate impact on many ...

June 02, 2017 | | Nation


Walmart touts investment in people, tech as pluses

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Walmart CEO Doug McMillon touted the company's investments in people and technology, but also said the company may have reached an ...

June 02, 2017 | | Nation


Jobs data could signal shortage of qualified workers to hire

WASHINGTON (AP) - Are employers starting to run out of workers to hire?

June 02, 2017 | | Nation


Griffin not ‘laying down’ for Trump, fears career is over

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Embattled comedian Kathy Griffin says she's not afraid of Donald Trump and plans to keep making fun of him but maintained ...

June 02, 2017 | | Nation


Putin: ‘Don’t worry, be happy’ as Trump ditches climate deal

WASHINGTON (AP) - While other world leaders have strongly condemned President Donald Trump's decision to abandon the Paris climate accord, Russian President Vladimir Putin said ...

June 02, 2017 | | Nation


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