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McDonald’s hit by worker pay lawsuits

NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's workers in three states filed lawsuits against the fast-food chain this week, saying the company engages in a variety of illegal practices to avoid paying them what they're owed.

March 13, 2014 | | Nation

Amazon hikes Prime membership to $99 per year

SEATTLE (AP) - Amazon is betting that shoppers will pay $20 more for its popular Prime two-day free shipping and video streaming service of movies and TV shows.

March 13, 2014 | | Nation

Obama orders review of deportation practices

WASHINGTON (AP) - Seeking to pacify frustrated immigration advocates, President Barack Obama is directing the government to find more humane ways to handle deportation for immigrants in the U.S. illegally, the White House said Thursday.

March 13, 2014 | | Nation

South By Southwest goes on after crash

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Fleeing police, a driver gunned a grey Honda Civic through a street barricade and into a crowd of South By Southwest festival attendees early Thursday, killing two people, injuring 23 others and casting a pall over one of the nation's hippest celebrations of music, movies and technology.

March 13, 2014 | | Nation

FDA chief defends Zohydro painkiller

WASHINGTON (AP) - Debate over a powerful new painkiller ratcheted up Thursday as the head of the Food and Drug Administration defended the drug's approval and a West Virginia Senator responded with a bill to force it off the market.

March 13, 2014 | | Nation

Death toll in NYC explosion climbs to 8

NEW YORK (AP) - Rescue workers using dogs and thermal-detection gear to search rubble for more victims of a gas explosion found an eighth body on Thursday while investigators tried to pinpoint the leak and determine whether it had anything to do with the city's aging gas and water mains, some from the 1800s.

March 13, 2014 | | Nation

Panel embraces transgender troops

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The United States should join the dozen other nations that allow transgender people to serve in the armed forces, a commission led by a former U.S. surgeon general said in a report released Thursday that concludes there is no medical reason for the decades-old ban and calls on President Barack Obama to lift it.

March 13, 2014 | | Nation

Google cameras take Grand Canyon rafting trip

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Google has taken its all-seeing eyes on a trip that few experience: the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon.

March 13, 2014 | | Nation

Teen who sued parents returns home

ROSELAND, N.J. (AP) - The New Jersey honor student who sued to get her parents to support her after she moved out of their home has reunited with them, and the family is now asking for privacy.

March 13, 2014 | | Nation

House race could be warning for Democrats

CLEARWATER BEACH, Fla. (AP) - After months of railing against President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, Republicans scored a key victory in a hard-fought congressional race that had been closely watched as a bellwether of midterm elections in November.

March 12, 2014 | | Nation

Gas blast destroys 2 NY buildings; 3 dead

NEW YORK (AP) - A gas leak triggered an earthshaking explosion that flattened two apartment buildings on Wednesday, killing at least three people, injuring more than 60 and leaving nine missing. A tenant said residents had complained repeatedly in recent weeks about "unbearable" gas smells.

March 12, 2014 | | Nation

SC deputy cried after shooting 70-year-old

YORK, S.C. (AP) - The South Carolina deputy who shot a 70-year-old man during a traffic stop after mistaking his cane for a shotgun during an after-dark traffic stop broke down in tears as other officers arrived, according to dashcam video released Wednesday.

March 12, 2014 | | Nation

Investigators seek cause of SF fire

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Fire investigators on Wednesday were looking into whether welding work was to blame for a massive blaze that barreled through an apartment building construction site, threatening nearby structures and prompting evacuations as firefighters worked to prevent its spread through a San Francisco neighborhood.

March 12, 2014 | | Nation

‘Jeopardy!’ champ Chu unseated after 12-day run

NEW YORK (AP) - "Jeopardy!" champ Arthur Chu, who won big money while taking heat for his renegade style, has been defeated.

March 12, 2014 | | Nation

Girls charged with abusing disabled teen boy

MECHANICSVILLE, Md (AP) - Two teenage girls in southern Maryland bullied an apparently autistic 16-year-old boy into performing sexual acts and crashing through pond ice in episodes they captured on cellphone video, authorities said Wednesday.

March 12, 2014 | | Nation

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Fraternity slaps Rolling Stone with lawsuit

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The fraternity that was the focus of a debunked Rolling Stone article about a gang rape filed a $25 million lawsuit against ...

November 09, 2015 | | Nation

Court rules against Obama’s plan for illegals

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - President Barack Obama's plan to protect from deportation an estimated 5 million people living in the United States illegally suffered another ...

November 09, 2015 | | Nation

Nude painting fetches $170.4M

NEW YORK (AP) - A painting by Amedeo Modigliani fetched $170.4 million at an auction Monday, setting a world record for the artist and achieving ...

November 09, 2015 | | Nation

VW diesel owners to get $1,000 in gift cards as well as vouchers

DETROIT (AP) - Owners of 482,000 diesel Volkswagens and Audis in the U.S. are eligible for $1,000 in gift cards and vouchers as ...

November 09, 2015 | | Nation

Target to open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving

NEW YORK (AP) - Target will open its doors at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, the same time as last year.

November 09, 2015 | | Nation

2 flu-related deaths happen in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) - State health officials have announced the first two flu-related deaths in California for the current flu season.

November 08, 2015 | | Nation

Lot cave-in swallows dozen cars

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) - A cave-in of a restaurant parking lot in Mississippi swallowed 12 cars and now experts are expected to begin work Monday to ...

November 08, 2015 | | Nation

No arrest yet after Texas state judge shot outside her home

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Authorities provided few details Saturday about the Texas state judge who was shot and wounded in the driveway of her Austin home.

November 08, 2015 | | Nation

Missouri football players pressure leaders over race

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Student protests over racial incidents on the University of Missouri campus escalated over the weekend when at least 30 black football players ...

November 08, 2015 | | Nation

Sorting sexting offenders from victims will take time

DENVER (AP) - It could take a month to sort the offenders from the victims in a widespread sexting case at a Colorado high school, and ...

November 08, 2015 | | Nation

Legally blind barber awarded $100k for wrongful termination

BOSTON (AP) - A legally blind barber was awarded $100,000 by a Massachusetts commission against discrimination after it says he was wrongly fired.

November 08, 2015 | | Nation

Trump gets laughs, ratings on SNL

NEW YORK (AP) - Donald Trump hadn't gotten far into his opening monologue before trouble occurred. An off-screen heckler interrupted with a cry of "You ...

November 08, 2015 | | Nation

Google, Heart Association team up

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A company whose name is synonymous with eyeballs on the Internet is turning its attention to hearts. Google Life Sciences, a research ...

November 08, 2015 | | Nation

Person-centered health care

CHICAGO (AP) - Every time JoAnna James took her husband, Lawrence, to the doctor, she left the hospital without understanding what was wrong with him.

November 08, 2015 | | Nation

Church issues rules for gay members

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Mormon church officials have issued a rule change that says members in same-sex marriages can be kicked out and their children ...

November 06, 2015 | | Nation

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