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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 »»

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 »»

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

May 20, 2015

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 for the poor who have made it a... 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 »»

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 »»

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 »»

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 had been lowered. more »»

House bill would cap expenses for ex-presidents

May 19, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bill Clinton, George W. more »»

Motorcycle gang shootout started with parking dispute

May 19, 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 »»

Unions urge Amtrak to put 2nd crew member in locomotives

May 19, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The union for Amtrak's locomotive engineers urged the railroad on Tuesday to put a second crew member at the controls of trains on the busy Northeast Corridor, where a... more »»

 
 
 

 

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