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Climate change plan faces high-profile legal test

April 16, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — The cornerstone of President Barack Obama's plan to address climate change is still months away from being finished, but it's already facing a high-stakes legal challenge from... more »»

USDA to propose standards for organic seafood raised in US

April 16, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than a decade of delays, the government is moving toward allowing the sale of U.S.-raised organic fish and shellfish. more »»

Exhibition highlights 50-year-old NYC Landmarks Law

April 16, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — To mark the 50th anniversary of New York City's Landmarks Law, a new exhibition looks at the architectural losses that led up to the law and how it has helped shape neighborhoods... more »»

New Kansas rules would limit spending of welfare benefits

April 16, 2015

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A new Kansas law tells poor families that they can't use cash assistance from the state to attend concerts, get tattoos, see a psychic or buy lingerie. more »»

Sterling's companion done in by her own words, recordings

April 16, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The recordings that Donald Sterling's companion made of his off-color remarks cost him ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers and cost her the benefits of a sugar daddy. more »»

Chicago not releasing video of officer-involved shooting

April 16, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) — Months after a teenager was shot 16 times by a Chicago police officer, the city is still refusing to release the dash-cam video of the fatal shooting and didn't even show it to... more »»

Seattle CEO to cut his pay so every worker earns $70,000

April 16, 2015

SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle CEO who announced that he's giving himself a drastic pay cut to help cover the cost of big raises for his employees didn't just make those workers happy. more »»

Chef Homaro Cantu, who blended science and food, dies

April 16, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) — Chef Homaro Cantu, who artfully blended science and fine dining at his Michelin-starred Chicago restaurant, has died. more »»

Texas executes San Antonio man for killing police officer

April 16, 2015

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A San Antonio man who fatally shot a SWAT team member with the officer's own gun more than 14 years ago was executed Wednesday, the sixth convicted murderer put to death... more »»

Pedestrian bridge falls onto train tracks, no one hurt

April 15, 2015

A crane struck a concrete pedestrian bridge on Wednesday afternoon just before rush hour, sending part of the span crashing onto commuter train tracks, officials sai. more »»

Lawsuits point to multiple inmate shootings at Nevada prison

April 15, 2015

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Lawsuits and data point to multiple cases of guards firing shotguns at inmates at a Nevada state prison where a handcuffed prisoner was killed by a corrections officer trainee... more »»

Fight for $15 protests expand for low-wage workers

April 15, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — The Fight for $15 campaign to win higher pay and a union for fast-food workers is expanding to represent a variety of low-wage workers and become more of a social justice movement. more »»

Detroit hit man says he, not teen, responsible for 4 deaths

April 15, 2015

DETROIT (AP) — An imprisoned hit man has signed a chilling affidavit taking responsibility for four murders at a Detroit drug house in a renewed effort to free a young man who pleaded guilty to... more »»

 
 
 

 

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