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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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Woman, 82, arrested at airport says she forgot bipolar meds

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - An 82-year-old Texas woman who was jailed for about two hours after scuffling with an airport security officer in Kansas expressed ...

June 02, 2017 | | Nation


Black bear kills, eats Connecticut family’s donkey

KENT, Conn. (AP) - An attack by a black bear that killed and ate a donkey is part of a growing problem linked to an expanding ...

June 02, 2017 | | Nation


Huge cuts to food stamps

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's budget would drive millions of people off of food stamps, part of a new wave of spending cut proposals ...

May 21, 2017 | | Nation


Next stop for Trump is Israel, in pursuit of ‘ultimate deal’

JERUSALEM (AP) - President Donald Trump has cast the elusive pursuit of peace between Israelis and Palestinians as the "ultimate deal." But he will step foot ...

May 21, 2017 | | Nation


What will New Orleans do with the Confederate statues?

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Now that New Orleans has removed three prominent Confederate statues and a monument heralding white supremacy, what should it do with them?

May 21, 2017 | | Nation


US refuses to add sailors’ names to Vietnam Memorial

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The Pentagon has refused a long-standing request to add the names of 74 U.S. sailors who died in a 1969 ...

May 21, 2017 | | Nation


SOUTH LAKE TAHOE

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (AP) - A waste management authority on the south shore of Lake Tahoe has started offering homeowners loans to buy bear-proof garbage bins ...

May 21, 2017 | | Nation


Nevada adds spans of 80 mph driving

FORTY MILE DESERT, Nev. (AP) - Of all the things you can do legally in Nevada but not most other places, driving 80 mph (129 kph ...

May 14, 2017 | | Nation


A suicide at age 8? Very rare, but not inconceivable

NEW YORK (AP) - The death was startling even to the coroner: a boy only 8 years old apparently killing himself in his Cincinnati bedroom.

May 14, 2017 | | Nation


Plan to curb panhandling is putting beggars to work

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Cleaning trash and landscaping public parks might not be glamorous work, but Derek Cote says it beats begging for change in a ...

May 14, 2017 | | Nation


Nevada biologist sues activists for defamation

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A longtime Nevada biologist is suing bear protection advocates at Lake Tahoe he accuses of harassing and threatening him through a "vicious ...

May 07, 2017 | | Nation


Texas adoption agencies could ban Jews, gays, Muslims

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Parents seeking to adopt children in Texas could soon be rejected by state-funded or private agencies with religious objections to them being ...

May 07, 2017 | | Nation


Texas governor signs ‘sanctuary cities’ ban

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Sunday signed a law targeting so-called "sanctuary cities" that allows police to ask about a person's ...

May 07, 2017 | | Nation


Trump pushes Senate GOP

BRANCHBURG, N.J. (AP) - President Donald Trump urged Senate Republicans on Sunday to "not let the American people down," as the contentious debate over overhauling ...

May 07, 2017 | | Nation


Old tech, passwords galore hurt tracking of visa holders

LOS ANGELES (AP) - U.S. immigration agents waste their time logging in and out of archaic computer systems while trying to track down foreigners suspected ...

May 05, 2017 | | Nation


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