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‘Living wage’ laws face lax enforcement

By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP
The Associated Press

SEATTLE - States and cities whose lawmakers proudly passed "living wage" laws are finding it difficult to make sure employers actually pay their workers accordingly. … Full story    

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Front-runners stomp Northeast primaries

PHILADELPHIA - In a front-runner's rout, Republican Donald Trump roared to victory Tuesday in five contests across the Northeast and confidently declared himself the GOP's … Full story    
Updated yesterday

‘Living wage’ laws face lax enforcement

SEATTLE - States and cities whose lawmakers proudly passed "living wage" laws are finding it difficult to make sure employers actually pay their workers accordingly. … Full story    
Updated yesterday

A look at the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster in numbers

Telling the story of Chernobyl in numbers 30 years later involves dauntingly large figures and others that are even more vexing because they're still unknown. … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Ohio AG: Slayings of 8 ‘pre-planned’

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The slayings of eight family members in rural southern Ohio were sophisticated, planned executions, authorities said Sunday, as they also revealed that … Full story    
Published:  April 25, 2016

Man looks to curb solitary confinement

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Brian Nelson's years in solitary confinement left him terrified of other people, and he says he can still taste the concrete dust … Full story    
Published:  April 25, 2016

NYC primary voter complaints draw investigations

NEW YORK - Even before the polls closed in New York's primary, the city's election board dismissed as groundless hundreds of complaints, many from people … Full story    
Published:  April 24, 2016

8 family members are found shot dead

PIKETON, Ohio - Eight members of a family, including a mother sleeping in a bed with her 4-day-old baby next to her, were fatally shot … Full story    
Published:  April 23, 2016

Country allows expat travelers on historic ride

Cuba has loosened a policy banning Cuban-born people from arriving by sea, allowing Carnival Corp. to go forward with the first U.S. cruise to the … Full story    
Published:  April 23, 2016

Tubman selected for new $20 bill

WASHINGTON - Harriet Tubman, an African-American abolitionist who was born a slave, will stand with George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Benjamin Franklin among the iconic … Full story    
Published:  April 21, 2016

Front-runners get primary boost after tough stretches

NEW YORK - Front-runners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton swept to victory with ease in Tuesday's New York primary, with Trump bouncing back from a … Full story    
Published:  April 20, 2016

Houston area submerged after 16 inches of rain

More than a foot of rain had fallen by Monday afternoon in parts of Houston, submerging scores of subdivisions and several major interstate highways, forcing … Full story    
Published:  April 19, 2016

42 dead in Japan quake

MINAMIASO, Japan - The U.S. military prepared to join relief efforts Monday in disaster-stricken areas of southern Japan as authorities struggled to feed and care … Full story    
Published:  April 18, 2016

Ecuador quake kills 262; aid flows

PEDERNALES, Ecuador - Aid began to flow in Sunday to areas devastated by Ecuador's strongest earthquake in decades and the death toll continued to rise … Full story    
Published:  April 18, 2016

7.3-magnitude quake hits Japan

MASHIKI, Japan - A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 struck southern Japan early Saturday, barely 24 hours after a smaller quake hit … Full story    
Published:  April 16, 2016

Sanders takes his ideas to Vatican

VATICAN CITY - Bernie Sanders issued a global call to action at the Vatican on Friday to address "immoral and unsustainable" wealth inequality and poverty, … Full story    
Published:  April 16, 2016

Heartbreak as Syrians return to Palmyra

When Islamic State fighters overran the ancient Syrian town of Palmyra almost a year ago, Maha Abderrazak was among tens of thousands of terrified civilians … Full story    
Published:  April 16, 2016

With new monument, Obama, Dems seize on Equal Pay Day

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama and other Democrats on Tuesday seized on Equal Pay Day - a symbolic event dramatizing how much longer it takes … Full story    
Published:  April 13, 2016

US hinders ‘Cuban Twitter’ FOIA requests

WASHINGTON - As U.S. officials dealt with the fallout of the government's once-secret "Cuban Twitter" program, they had one thing on their side: notorious delays … Full story    
Published:  April 12, 2016

Candidates shift to delegate hunt

WASHINGTON - The Democratic and Republican presidential candidates are coming to terms with the cold mathematical reality of chasing delegates ahead of their nominating conventions, … Full story    
Published:  April 11, 2016

Terrorists may have planned more attacks

BRUSSELS - The extremists who struck Brussels last month and killed 32 people initially planned to launch a second assault on France in the wake … Full story    
Published:  April 11, 2016

Fireworks accident at Hindu temple claims more than 100 lives

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, India - The Hindu temple in southern India was packed with thousands for a religious festival early Sunday when the fireworks began - an … Full story    
Published:  April 11, 2016

SpaceX launches pop-up room and lands rocket at sea

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - SpaceX resumed station deliveries for NASA on Friday, and in a double triumph, successfully landed its booster rocket on an ocean … Full story    
Published:  April 9, 2016