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Fast food workers push for $15 an hour

CHICAGO (AP) - Fast food workers say they're prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago where more than 1,000 workers will discuss the future of the effort that has spread to dozens of cities in less than two years.

July 25, 2014 | | Nation


Coming out of the Social Security closet

Well, I've written another column that sure touched a nerve. I'm talking about the column that appeared a couple weeks ago in which I shared an email I got from a woman who was upset because her good friend died at age 69 without ever collecting a nickel of her Social Security benefits. She was angry at a financial planner who advised her friend to delay benefits until age 70. Sadly, in this woman's case, that turned out to be bad advice.

July 25, 2014 | | Nation


House votes to boost child tax credit for some

WASHINGTON (AP) - More families with higher incomes could claim the popular child tax credit under a bill that won approval Friday in the House. But in a dispute that divides Republicans and Democrats, millions of the poorest low-income families would still lose the credit in 2018, when enhancements championed by President Barack Obama are set to expire.

July 25, 2014 | | Nation


McDonald’s food has ‘too many calories’

MOSCOW (AP) - Nearly a quarter-century after McDonald's startled and delighted Soviets with their first taste of American fast-food culture, the company's now facing a suit that could ban it from selling some of its signature products.

July 25, 2014 | | Nation


As inmate died, lawyers debated

FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) - The nearly two-hour execution of a convicted murderer prompted a series of phone calls involving the governor's office, the prison director, lawyers and judges as the inmate gasped for more than 90 minutes.

July 24, 2014 | | Nation


Doctor fires back at gunman

DARBY, Pa. (AP) - A psychiatrist who was grazed by gunfire from a patient at a hospital on Thursday helped stop the patient by apparently using his own weapon to shoot and wound him, but not before a caseworker was killed, authorities said.

July 24, 2014 | | Nation


Man held after wild car-theft spree

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) - A man wielding a rifle and a handgun hijacked a car, burst through a garage door in a stolen SUV and tried to commandeer two state-owned dump trucks before a deputy wrestled him to the pavement on a highway west of Denver, authorities said.

July 24, 2014 | | Nation


Tornado slams campground; 2 dead

CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) - Albert Thorn awoke in his rental cottage Thursday to the sound of heavy rain and wind. Then, there was screaming. Within minutes, the sky turned dark, cellphones pinged with emergency messages and a tornado tore through a popular campground, ripping awnings from trailers and flipping RVs on their sides.

July 24, 2014 | | Nation


Man claims penis was mistakenly amputated

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama man who went into surgery for what was supposed to be a routine circumcision filed a lawsuit contending doctors mistakenly amputated his penis, but a hospital said Thursday the claims were without merit.

July 24, 2014 | | Nation


Dad charged after dresser kills 2 toddlers

ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) - The father of two toddlers who died after a dresser fell on them is facing involuntary manslaughter charges because he heard a crash and didn't immediately check on his daughters, a prosecutor said Thursday.

July 24, 2014 | | Nation


Not buying insurance may cost you $2,448

MIAMI (AP) - Federal officials have capped the amount of money scofflaws will be forced to pay if they don't buy insurance this year at $2,448 per person and $12,240 for a family of five.

July 24, 2014 | | Nation


Amazon shares fall on 2Q loss

SEATTLE (AP) - Shares of Amazon.com Inc. fell Thursday after the e-commerce retailer reported a deeper-than-expected second quarter loss as expenses outpaced a surge in revenue.

July 24, 2014 | | Nation


Union Pacific 2Q profit chugs ahead 17% by hauling 8% more freight

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Union Pacific Corp. said Thursday that its quarterly profit climbed 17 percent as the railroad hauled 8 percent more freight and raised shipping rates.

July 24, 2014 | | Nation


Workforce layoffs are becoming rare

WASHINGTON (AP) - The risk of losing your job is getting smaller and smaller.

July 24, 2014 | | Nation


Starbucks sales rise with help of revamped food

NEW YORK (AP) - Starbucks said Thursday its revamped breakfast sandwiches and other food offerings helped boost sales at its U.S. cafes.

July 24, 2014 | | Nation


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Man had nursing license revoked before bombing

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A former nurse who authorities say killed himself shortly before exploding two powerful bombs targeting his former boss in a rural Nevada ...

July 18, 2016 | | Nation


Tunnel collapse risk probed at busy Arizona border crossing

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - The federal government said Monday it will investigate whether a floodwater drainage tunnel under a busy U.S.-Mexico border crossing in ...

July 18, 2016 | | Nation


Funeral for Michigan bailiff killed at court draws hundreds

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP) - A bailiff who was fatally shot at a Michigan courthouse was laid to rest with full military honors Monday in southwestern ...

July 18, 2016 | | Nation


Family files lawsuit against hospital and city in death

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The family of a Florida woman who died outside a hospital after she was forcibly removed by police has filed a federal ...

July 18, 2016 | | Nation


Officials blame gangs for shooting at house party

BAKERSFIELD (AP) - Authorities blame a gang rivalry for a mass shooting at a California house party for teenagers over the weekend that injured 14 people ...

July 18, 2016 | | Nation


Berkeley student slain in France recalled as energetic

BERKELEY (AP) - A University of California, Berkeley student who was killed in last week's Bastille Day truck attack in France was remembered Monday as ...

July 18, 2016 | | Nation


Netflix facing tougher times as US subscriber growth slows

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - After years of spectacular success, Netflix is starting to hit some potholes. The high-flying internet video service added only 160,000 U ...

July 18, 2016 | | Nation


First lady’s ‘Carpool Karaoke’ video airing Wednesday

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michelle Obama's "Carpool Karaoke" joyride with James Corden will air Wednesday on the late-night host's CBS show.

July 18, 2016 | | Nation


Yahoo reports another big loss, writes down Tumblr value

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Yahoo's latest earnings report leaves no doubt the internet company is stuck in a downward spiral.

July 18, 2016 | | Nation


Cleveland, a fractured city, an apt place for GOP convention

CLEVELAND (AP) - Donald Trump's effort to unite a splintered Republican Party around his candidacy is about to take center stage in a city that ...

July 18, 2016 | | Nation


Louisiana police shootings add new convention concerns

CLEVELAND (AP) - The fatal shooting of three police officers in Louisiana added new concerns Sunday about security at the Republican National Convention as huge crowds ...

July 18, 2016 | | Nation


Viral ‘Liberal Redneck’ has book deal

NEW YORK (AP) - A "New South Bill of Wrongs"? A "Ten Commandments of the South" that decrees thou shalt not make lousy music and call ...

July 16, 2016 | | Nation


VFW, DAV disturbed by ‘Orange is the New Black’

NEW YORK (AP) - Leading veterans' groups are disturbed by the way veterans hired as prison guards are portrayed in the new season of the Netflix ...

July 16, 2016 | | Nation


Route 66 becoming green with charging stations, solar panels

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Route 66, the historic U.S. highway made famous for attracting gas-guzzling Chevrolet Bel Airs and 1957 Cadillacs traveling from Chicago ...

July 16, 2016 | | Nation


Naked couple arrested riding stolen mower

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) - Authorities have arrested a couple accused of riding naked on a stolen lawn mower in Missouri.

July 16, 2016 | | Nation


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