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Efforts underway to scrub spilled oil from California coast

May 20, 2015

GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — Cleanup crews are preparing to fan out along a stretch of California coastline stained by crude oil that spilled from broken pipe and flowed into the ocean. more »»

6 Chinese nationals accused of stealing US firms' technology

May 20, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal prosecutors have charged six Chinese nationals, including three who earned advanced degrees from the University of Southern California, with stealing wireless... more »»

How far a $15 minimum wage goes in 6 US cities

May 20, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The minimum wage in Los Angeles could increase to $15 an hour by 2020 under a plan given initial approval by the City Council. more »»

National Portrait Gallery show explores nature of celebrity

May 20, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the age of selfies, social media and streaming videos, the idea of what makes a celebrity has expanded far beyond the Hollywood icons of the past. more »»

Some see differences between perceptions of Waco, Baltimore

May 20, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — The prevailing images of protests in Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri, over police killings of black men were of police in riot gear, handcuffed protesters, tear gas and mass... more »»

Use of video visits for inmates grows, along with concerns

May 20, 2015

RICHMOND, Texas (AP) — Four-year-old William Cole saw his father's face and reached out to touch it during a jail visit. But he could only feel a video screen. more »»

Wife of biker inmate: Some arrested in Texas are innocent

May 20, 2015

WACO, Texas (AP) — Bullets ricocheted around the parking lot of Twin Peaks, the Waco restaurant where a motorcycle gang shootout left nine dead, minutes after Theron Rhoten pulled in on his... more »»

Oregon to test pay-per-mile idea as replacement for gas tax

May 20, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon is about to embark on a first-in-the-nation program that aims to charge car owners not for the fuel they use, but for the miles they drive. more »»

No charges for St. Louis officer who killed 18-year-old

May 20, 2015

ST. LOUIS (AP) — An attorney for the family of a black 18-year-old shot and killed last October by an off-duty, white St. more »»

If you can make it there: Acts try out for NY subway spots

May 20, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — It's a rite of spring: performers auditioning for the privilege of doing their thing in grubby, noisy subway stations. more »»

Obama, Senate Republicans work together on trade bill

May 20, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration and Senate Republicans worked in unusual harmony Tuesday to advance major trade legislation opposed by many rank-and-file Democrats, an expanding... more »»

Motorcycle gang shootout started with parking dispute

May 20, 2015

WACO, Texas (AP) — A deadly weekend shootout involving rival motorcycle gangs apparently began with a parking dispute and someone running over a gang member's foot, police said Tuesda. more »»

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

May 20, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles City Council gave initial approval Tuesday to raising minimum pay in the nation's second-largest city to $15 an hour by 2020, a key step as wages in America hav... more »»

The Latest on Waco shooting: 3 suspects released briefly

May 20, 2015

6:15 p.m. (CDT)

Three suspects in a deadly weekend shootout in Texas involving rival motorcycle gangs are back in custody after they were released on bond that had been lowered. more »»

The Latest on Waco shooting: 3 suspects released briefly

May 19, 2015

6:15 p.m. (CDT)

Three suspects in a deadly weekend shootout in Texas involving rival motorcycle gangs are back in custody after they were released on bond that was mistakenly lowered. more »»

 
 
 

 

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