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  • Next up for Wal-Mart pay raises: department managers

    NEW YORK – Wal-Mart is raising starting wages for more than 100,000 U.S. department managers and workers in its deli and other specialized departments ...
    June 2, 2015 - 12:09 pm
  • Sepp Blatter says he will resign as FIFA president

    ZURICH – FIFA President Sepp Blatter will resign from soccer's governing body amid a widening corruption scandal and has promised to call for fresh el ...
    June 2, 2015 - 12:08 pm
  • FBI behind mysterious surveillance aircraft over U.S. cities

    WASHINGTON – The FBI is operating a small air force with scores of low-flying planes across the country carrying video and, at times, cellphone survei ...
    June 2, 2015 - 9:27 am
  • Relatives of China boat passengers turn anger on government

    SHANGHAI – Huang Jing rushed to the office of the Shanghai Xiehe Tourism Agency as soon as he heard Tuesday morning about the sinking of a riverboat c ...
    June 2, 2015 - 8:21 am
  • Bruce Jenner completes transition to Caitlyn in Vanity Fair

    NEW YORK – Bruce Jenner's transition is complete."Call me Caitlyn," declares a headline on the July ...
    June 2, 2015 - 12:13 am
  • Many health insurers go big with initial 2016 rate requests

    Dozens of health insurers say higher-than-expected care costs and other expenses blindsided them this year, and they're going to have to hike premiums ...
    June 2, 2015 - 12:11 am
  • Novel government cancer study will test precision medicine

    CHICAGO – The federal government is launching a very different kind of cancer study that will assign patients drugs based on what genes drive their tu ...
    June 2, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • Bruce Jenner completes transition to Caitlyn in Vanity Fair

    NEW YORK – Bruce Jenner's transition is complete."Call me Caitlyn," declares a headline on the July ...
    June 1, 2015 - 2:46 pm
  • Supreme Court ruling boosts workplace religious protections

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court strengthened civil rights protections Monday for employees and job applicants who need special treatment in the workpla ...
    June 2, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • Lindsey Graham launches 2016 presidential bid

    CENTRAL, S.C. – South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham has started his presidential campaign.He launched ...
    June 1, 2015 - 10:27 am
  • U.S. construction jumped 2.2 percent in April

    WASHINGTON – U.S. construction spending climbed in April to the highest level in more than six years, fueled by healthy gains in housing, government s ...
    June 1, 2015 - 9:21 am
  • Surveillance powers lapse with no deal in Senate

    WASHINGTON – The National Security Agency lost its authority at midnight to collect Americans' phone records in bulk, after GOP Sen. Rand Paul stood i ...
    May 31, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • Nebraska showing independent streak

    LINCOLN, Neb. – What’s up with Nebraska?The state is among the nation’s most conservative, with Repu ...
    May 31, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • Ex-Nazis got $20.2M in U.S. benefits

    WASHINGTON – Elfriede Rinkel’s past as a Nazi concentration camp guard didn’t keep her from collecting nearly $120,000 in American Social Security ben ...
    May 31, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • Sun returns to Texas, revealing flood damage across state

    DALLAS – Most of Texas was set to get its first period of extended sunshine in weeks, allowing surging rivers to recede as emergency-management offici ...
    May 31, 2015 - 11:17 pm
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