By Associated Press | 12/05/13 06:08 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Fast-food workers and labor organizers marched, waved signs and chanted in cities across the country on Thursday amid a push for higher wages. Organizers say employees planned to forgo work in 100 cities, with rallies set for another 100 cities. But by late afternoon, it was...
By Associated Press | 12/05/13 05:53 PM
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A political committee supporting Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan has started running North Carolina television commercials aiming at state House Speaker Thom Tillis, a potential Republican challenger next fall. The Senate Majority PAC said Thursday it will spend about $750,000...
By Associated Press | 12/05/13 03:46 PM
South Africa's president says Nelson Mandela has died.
12/05/13 10:56 AM
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A former Navy subcontractor who was a middleman in a kickback scheme that cost the U.S. Navy $18 million has been sentenced to three years in prison.
By David Eggert | 12/05/13 10:54 AM
LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan House voted unanimously Wednesday to make sure people who file certain types of lawsuits against the state have a right to a jury trial, an attempt to fix a controversial law that gave jurisdiction over state suits to different judges.
12/05/13 10:53 AM
That estimate released Thursday means the state can fully pay the remaining IOUs to public schools that piled up during tougher budget times. And it leaves $825 million left for lawmakers to work with during their election-year session.
By Associated Press | 12/05/13 10:53 AM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Californians twice voted overwhelmingly for President Obama, but they are split on his most important domestic policy achievement — health care reform.
By Associated Press | 12/05/13 10:19 AM
The price of oil edged higher above $97 a barrel Thursday as investors reacted to a drop in U.S. stockpiles, but concerns of oversupply in the Middle East capped gains.
12/05/13 10:18 AM
BOSTON — Attorney General Martha Coakley is urging a court to stop new federal fishing regulations which she called an "existential threat" to New England's 400-year-old fishing industry. Coakley said her office's motion for summary judgment, filed in the United States District Court in...
12/05/13 10:12 AM
LANSING, Mich. — Lawmakers in the Michigan House will see their office budgets rise 5 percent in 2014. Republican House Speaker Jase Bolger of Marshall made the announcement Wednesday. He says that even with the 5 percent increase for costs like staffers' salaries and office materials,...
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