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  • Seattle stymied in efforts to raise minimum wage

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    SEATTLE (AP) — Highlighting the contentious debate around raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour in a supportive city, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray said Thursday that no agreement has been reached among business and labor representatives trying to create a plan for city leaders. With...

  • Company stopped from accepting abortion waste

    Updated: 11 min ago

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — County commissioners gave final approval Thursday to an order to stop an incinerator in Oregon from receiving medical waste until procedures are in place to ensure no fetal tissue is burned to generate power. While taking the action, Marion County commissioners...

  • Skier badly hurt in 1,000-foot fall near Telluride

    The Associated Press
    Published: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    TELLURIDE — Authorities say a skier has fallen 1,000 feet down a steep slope outside Telluride in southwestern Colorado, suffering severe injuries. The Denver Post reports the man fell Thursday and was airlifted from the Telluride airport to St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction....

  • Ukraine moves against insurgents in the east

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Russia announced new military exercises Thursday involving ground and air forces near its border with Ukraine, swiftly responding to a Ukrainian operation to drive pro-Russia insurgents out of occupied buildings in the country's tumultuous east. The...

  • Northwestern players to cast historic union vote

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Northwestern University's football players will cast ballots Friday on whether to form the nation's first union for college athletes — a potentially landmark vote that will be kept sealed for months and possibly years. The National Labor Relations Board said...

  • Keystone XL pipeline part of larger Senate fight

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Alison Lundergan Grimes is the latest Democratic Senate candidate to call for building the Keystone XL oil pipeline, but the Kentucky secretary of state's move doesn't seem to have cost her support among environmental groups who want to unseat Senate Republican...

  • GOP governor hopefuls pledge repeal of gun laws

    Associated Press
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Three Republicans sparring for the right to challenge Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper in the November election were united on several issues in a debate Thursday, including their opposition to new gun restrictions. The GOP gubernatorial candidates differed slightly on same-sex...

  • Armstrong teammate Hincapie pens stark memoir

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    George Hincapie was the "Loyal Lieutenant" who helped Lance Armstrong to seven Tour de France titles, only to later provide the key testimony that brought his downfall. Now, Hincapie is talking again about one of the darkest eras in cycling. In a book due out next month, part memoir...

  • FDA eases into regulating e-cigarettes

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    WASHINGTON — The federal government's move to regulate e-cigarettes is a leap into the unknown. Most everyone agrees a ban on selling them to kids would be a step forward. But health and public policy experts can't say for certain whether the electronic devices are a good thing or...

  • Court tosses ex-Oklahoma State player's conviction

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma court has overturned the conviction of former Oklahoma State basketball player Darrell Williams, who was accused of sexually assaulting two women at an off-campus party in 2010. In its 10-page decision released Tuesday, the Court of Criminal Appeals...

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