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Swiss ponders $25 an hour as world’s top minimum wage

GENEVA (AP) - In a nation of mostly haves and have-mores, Swiss voters head to the polls Sunday to decide on a union proposal that would create a new nationwide minimum wage at 22 Swiss francs ($24.70) an hour - the world's highest.

May 16, 2014 | | Nation


GM recall investigation reveals banned words

DETROIT (AP) - What do the words "safety," ''chaotic" and "problem" have in common?

May 16, 2014 | | Nation


Colorado ranchers snapping up 57.000 California cattle

DENVER (AP) - California ranchers, despite near-record beef prices, are culling their cattle herds in response to one of the most severe droughts the state has ever faced, and Colorado ranchers are taking advantage.

May 16, 2014 | | Nation


GM recalls 2.7M more cars

DETROIT (AP) - General Motors' efforts to root out lingering safety problems across its wide range of cars and trucks has produced another big recall - and highlights a sudden shift at GM and throughout the industry toward issuing recalls instead of avoiding them.

May 15, 2014 | | Nation


JC Penney beats expectations, sales improve

NEW YORK (AP) - J.C. Penney said a key sales figure rose in its first quarter, offering an encouraging sign for the beleaguered department store operator.

May 15, 2014 | | Nation


Wal-Mart income slips 5%

NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart's first-quarter net income fell 5 percent as bad winter weather and financial struggles kept customers from spending at the world's largest retailer.

May 15, 2014 | | Nation


Surprise! Ex-spouses lie about alimony

WASHINGTON (AP) - Somebody's not telling the Internal Revenue Service the truth about their alimony payments.

May 15, 2014 | | Nation


Roommates buy used couch, find $40K

NEW PALTZ, N.Y. (AP) - For all the screaming and carrying on, their neighbors thought they'd won the lottery. But it was a lumpy old sofa stuffed with $40,000 in cash that had three young roommates raising a ruckus.

May 15, 2014 | | Nation


Missing woman was buried alive

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey woman was buried alive in a shallow grave by her landscaper after he offered to drive her to buy a new car, police said Thursday as he and another man were arraigned on murder charges.

May 15, 2014 | | Nation


Animal groups agree to pay nearly $16M to Ringling

McLEAN, Va. (AP) - The parent company of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has received a nearly $16 million settlement from a number of animal-rights groups, including the Humane Society of the United States, ending a 14-year legal battle initiated over unproven allegations of mistreated elephants.

May 15, 2014 | | Nation


Colorado River close to reaching gulf

PHOENIX (AP) - Water conservationists are celebrating a flood experiment that is on the verge of sending water from the Colorado River to the Sea of Cortez for the first time in more than 20 years.

May 15, 2014 | | Nation


In pools, young blacks drown at far higher rates

NEW YORK (AP) - Swimming pools are a much greater danger to black children and teens than they are to other kids, a new government study shows.

May 15, 2014 | | Nation


Woman, 34, enrolled in school as teen

LONGVIEW, Texas (AP) - A 34-year-old woman posed as a teenager to enroll as a sophomore at a small private high school in East Texas, officials said Wednesday.

May 15, 2014 | | Nation


Man indicted for murder in childhood crime

HOUSTON (AP) - A Texas man was indicted Thursday for capital murder in a childhood attack on a boy who died nearly 13 years later from skin cancer blamed on the horrific burns he suffered in the assault.

May 15, 2014 | | Nation


17-year-old student tops sitting lawmaker

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A week before her high school graduation, Saira Blair was barely old enough to vote when she unseated a West Virginia lawmaker almost four times her age.

May 14, 2014 | | Nation


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Al Jazeera America to shut down

PASADENA (AP) - The Al Jazeera America cable news network said Wednesday it will shut down two and a half years after its launch, a victim ...

January 13, 2016 | | Nation


What is market ‘correction’ and why does it matter?

NEW YORK (AP) - A dismal start for the stock market this year has pushed its major indexes into what is known as a "correction," or ...

January 13, 2016 | | Nation


Powerball buyers go to great lengths

NIPTON. (AP) - Lottery ticket buyers have to suspend their belief in math to drop $2 on an infinitesimal chance to win the Powerball jackpot, but ...

January 12, 2016 | | Nation


Powerball jackpot now at $1.5B

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The world's largest lottery jackpot has grown to $1.5 billion because of continuing strong Powerball ticket sales.

January 12, 2016 | | Nation


Starbucks expects China to surpass US as largest market

NEW YORK (AP) - Starbucks said it expects China to eventually overtake the U.S. as the coffee chain's largest market.

January 12, 2016 | | Nation


How low can oil go? Some say below $30

DALLAS (AP) - The price of oil keeps falling. And falling. And falling. It has to stop somewhere, right?

January 12, 2016 | | Nation


Apple defies industry trend as PC sales fall

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple keeps defying a PC industry trend: While other major computer-makers saw shipments fall in 2015, Apple increased the number of Macs it ...

January 12, 2016 | | Nation


Researchers: Small Colorado glacier could melt in 20 years

DENVER (AP) - A small glacier in the mountains west of Boulder, Colorado, could disappear in about 20 years because of regional climate warming and drought ...

January 12, 2016 | | Nation


NPS river trips hostile to women in Grand Canyon

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Deep inside the Grand Canyon, on river trips that stretch for weeks, National Park Service workers have preyed on their female colleagues ...

January 12, 2016 | | Nation


With Demo race narrowing, Clinton rips into Sanders

AMES, Iowa (AP) - Facing a narrowing primary contest, Hillary Clinton ripped into rival Bernie Sanders on Tuesday, saying the Vermont senator was offering unrealistic policies ...

January 12, 2016 | | Nation


2 US Navy boats held by Iran but will be returned

WASHINGTON (AP) - Iran was holding 10 U.S. Navy sailors and their two small boats that drifted into Iranian waters after experiencing mechanical problems. Iran ...

January 12, 2016 | | Nation


Obama warns against election year cynicism

WASHINGTON (AP) - Eyeing the end of his presidency, Barack Obama urged Americans Tuesday night to rekindle belief in the promise of change that first carried ...

January 12, 2016 | | Nation


Experts to study food safety of oilfield wastewater

RANCHO CORDOVA (AP) - More farmers in drought-stricken California are using oilfield wastewater to irrigate, and a new panel on Tuesday began taking one of the ...

January 12, 2016 | | Nation


Hawaii may use grass huts for homeless

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii lawmakers are considering a unique solution to the housing crisis: They want to make it possible for people to live in traditional ...

January 12, 2016 | | Nation


Son’s letter from Iraq 11 years later

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - A Virginia couple was surprised after receiving a letter their son sent almost 11 years ago while serving in Iraq.

January 12, 2016 | | Nation


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