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  • Los Angeles becomes latest US city to favor $15 minimum wage

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles is the latest and biggest city to endorse a hike in the minimum wage, adding to a string of successes for unions and advocates …


  • SATURDAY, OCT. 18, 2014, 3:54 A.M.

    Rome’s mayor defiantly registers 16 gay marriages

    ROME (AP) — Rome’s mayor has registered 16 gay marriages entered abroad in open defiance of Italy’s Interior Ministry. Gay marriage is illegal in Italy. Interior Minister Angelino Alfano recently …


  • SATURDAY, AUG. 9, 2014, 1:02 P.M.

    Ukraine rebel leader asks for aid, cease-fire

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s rebels are surrounded and ready to agree to a cease-fire to prevent a “humanitarian catastrophe,” the insurgents’ new leader said Saturday as conditions deteriorated in …


  • SATURDAY, JULY 26, 2014, 5:03 A.M.

    US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States shut down its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort amid a significant deterioration in …


  • MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014, 6:06 A.M.

    Dutch tell rebels: Train full of bodies must leave

    HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) — Dutch forensic investigators told armed separatists guarding train cars full of bodies from the downed Malaysia Airlines jet on Monday that the train must be allowed …


  • MONDAY, JULY 7, 2014, 3:09 A.M.

    63 abducted females escape extremists in Nigeria

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — More than 60 Nigerian girls and women abducted by Islamic extremists two weeks ago have managed to escape, officials said Monday, though more than 200 girls …


  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014, 6:59 A.M.

    284 missing, 4 dead in South Korea ferry disaster

    SEOUL, South Korea — A ferry carrying 462 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea’s southern coast on Wednesday, leaving …


  • SATURDAY, MARCH 29, 2014, 3:44 A.M.

    Thousands of Muslims stuck in C. African Republic

    BODA, Central African Republic (AP) — There is only one neighborhood in Boda where Muslims are safe from the bullets and machetes of Christian militia fighters. Many who ventured out …


  • SATURDAY, FEB. 22, 2014, 12:54 P.M.

    Ukraine’s Tymoshenko rallies protesters in Kiev

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Hours after her release from prison, former Ukrainian prime minister and opposition icon Yulia Tymoshenko appeared before an ecstatic throng at the protester encampment in Ukraine’s …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2013, 1:53 P.M.

    Colo. recalls show risk of supporting gun control

    DENVER (AP) — Democratic voters in Colorado helped remove two state senators of their own party who voted for tighter gun control — an ouster that was both intensely local …


  • SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 2013, 6:09 A.M.

    Francis turns on charm in first meeting with press

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis offered intimate insights Saturday into the moments after his election, telling journalists that he was immediately inspired to take the name of St. Francis …


  • SATURDAY, FEB. 23, 2013, 5:05 A.M.

    Vatican blasts ‘false’ pre-conclave reporting

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican lashed out Saturday at the media for what it said has been a run of defamatory and false reports before the conclave to elect …


  • FRIDAY, FEB. 8, 2013, 6:56 A.M.

    Super Bowl outage traced to faulty protective device

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The failure of a device meant to protect the power supply to the Superdome caused the Super Bowl blackout, the stadium’s power company said Friday as …


  • TUESDAY, FEB. 5, 2013, 6:50 P.M.

    FBI: Ala. man was in ‘firefight’ with SWAT agents

    MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama man who held a 5-year-old boy captive for nearly a week engaged in a firefight with SWAT agents storming his underground bunker before …


  • MONDAY, FEB. 4, 2013, 2:46 P.M.

    FBI: Officers stormed bunker when child in danger

    MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (AP) — Officers stormed an underground bunker in Alabama where a 5-year-old boy had been held hostage for nearly a week, rescuing the child and leaving the …


  • TUESDAY, JAN. 8, 2013, 8:51 A.M.

    Giffords, Kelly launch gun control lobbying effort

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband launched a political action committee aimed at curbing gun violence on Tuesday, the second anniversary of the Tucson …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 20, 2012, 12:25 P.M.

    Booker won’t run for NJ gov, eyes US Senate seat

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Newark Mayor Cory Booker, perhaps New Jersey’s highest-profile Democrat, has ruled out a bid for governor next year and is eyeing a run for U.S. Senate …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 17, 2012, 12:03 A.M.

    Gun control debate begins to simmer after massacre

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats say meaningful action in the wake of the school shootings in Connecticut must include a ban on military-style assault weapons and a look at how the …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 15, 2012, 8:05 P.M.

    Conn. gunman broke in, shot kids multiple times

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — The gunman behind the Connecticut elementary school massacre stormed into the building and shot 20 children at least twice with a high-powered rifle, executing some at …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 15, 2012, 7:16 P.M.

    Conn. gunman broke in, shot some victims twice

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — The gunman behind the Connecticut elementary school massacre stormed into the building and shot 20 children at least twice with a high-powered rifle, executing some at …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 15, 2012, 4 P.M.

    Police find ‘very good evidence’ on gunman

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — The massacre of 26 children and adults at a Connecticut elementary school elicited horror and soul-searching around the world even as it raised more basic questions …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 15, 2012, 1:24 P.M.

    Conn. town mourns as police look for answers

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Investigators tried to figure out what led a bright but painfully awkward 20-year-old to slaughter 26 children and adults at a Connecticut elementary school, while townspeople …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 15, 2012, 12:55 P.M.

    Conn. school victims shot by rifle multiple times

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — All the victims of the Connecticut elementary school shooting were killed up close by multiple rifle shots, a medical examiner said. Dr. H. Wayne Carver said …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 15, 2012, 10:08 A.M.

    Conn. police find ‘very good evidence’ on gunman

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — The massacre of 26 children and adults at a Connecticut elementary school elicited horror and soul-searching around the world even as it raised more basic questions …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 13, 2012, 9:27 P.M.

    Michigan Senate OKs new emergency manager bill

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Republican-led Michigan Legislature cleared the way Thursday for GOP Gov. Rick Snyder to sign a replacement for an emergency manager law struck down by voters, …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 13, 2012, 3:24 P.M.

    Smartphones can soon be used to ‘e-hail’ NYC taxis

    NEW YORK (AP) — Raising your arm and yelling “taxi!” is the old-fashioned way to nab a New York City cab. Soon, all you’ll need is a smartphone app. New …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 13, 2012, 12:05 A.M.

    Chicago vows to fight concealed carry ruling

    CHICAGO (AP) — With parts of the city in the grip of gang warfare and spiking homicide rates, Chicago aldermen are urging state officials to appeal an appellate court’s decision …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12, 2012, 10:13 A.M.

    After Sandy, NYC eyes moving power gear higher

    NEW YORK (AP) — A major push is on to move New York City’s electrical infrastructure to higher ground or upper floors after Superstorm Sandy sent seawater pouring into low-lying …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12, 2012, 4:54 A.M.

    Indy to replace entire fleet with electric, hybrid

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis wants to become the first major city to replace its entire fleet with electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles in a move the mayor says is designed …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 10, 2012, 2:08 A.M.

    DC lottery contract is subject of federal probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal grand jury is investigating the awarding of the $38 million contract to run the District of Columbia lottery, a process that raises further questions about …


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