Fast-food strikes aim at 100 cities in nation
NEW YORK — Fast-food workers in about 100 cities will walk off the job on Thursday, organizers say, which would mark the largest effort yet in a push for higher pay....
Gay weddings become reality in Hawaii
HONOLULU — Hawaii issued 40 licenses for same-sex marriages Monday as gay marriages began in the state with six couples at a Waikiki resort exchanging vows side-by-side in front of a few hundred guests....
NTSB: Train going too fast before wreck
YONKERS, N.Y. — A commuter train that derailed over the weekend, killing four passengers, was hurtling at 82 mph as it entered a 30 mph curve, a federal investigator said Monday. But whether the wreck was the result of human error or ...
State adopts quake precautions
PRAGUE — It’s become a predictable routine at Matt Pryor’s insurance agency: An earthquake rumbles through Oklahoma, rattling dishes and nerves. Then the phones light up with calls and text messages from desperate residents asking if it’s ...
Worst is over for Healthcare.gov
WASHINGTON — The worst of the online glitches, crashes and delays may be over for the problem-plagued government health care website, the Department of Health and Human Services said Sunday....
Anti-government mass rally in Ukraine turns violent
KIEV, Ukraine — A protest by about 300,000 Ukrainians angered by their government’s decision to freeze integration with the West turned violent Sunday, when a group of demonstrators besieged the president’s office and police drove them ...
Police fire tear gas at protesters in Bangkok
BANGKOK — Riot police fired tear gas at anti-government mobs trying to force their way into the prime minister’s office complex and Bangkok’s police headquarters on Sunday, deepening Thailand’s political crisis and raising fears of ...
Officials try to reach crash site
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board were attempting Sunday to reach the scene of a plane crash in remote southwest Alaska that killed four people and injured six Friday night....
Americans get early shopping start
Millions of Americans turned out as the holiday buying season started earlier this year on Thanksgiving Day. But there’s still a lot of shopping left....
White House: On track for goal, website
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration says it will meet its self-imposed deadline of fixing the troubled health care website so that 50,000 people can log in at the same time starting late Saturday. Yet questions remain about the stability ...
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