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Obama: Country deserves a raise

posted: 09/02/2014 3:36 a.m. Comments 4

MILWAUKEE -- President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage Monday in a buoyant accounting of the economy's "revving" performance, delivered on behalf of Democrats opening their fall campaigns for the midterm congressional elections.

Despite killing, N.Y. parade marches on

posted: 09/02/2014 3:30 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- Colorful floats, elaborate costumes, politicians and merrymakers filled Brooklyn's streets Monday for the annual West Indian Day Parade, a major Caribbean celebration that was marred by a fatal shooting nearby before the official festivities got underway.

Sandy-wrecked areas debate sand-dune aid

posted: 09/02/2014 3:29 a.m. Discuss

ASHAROKEN, N.Y. -- On a tiny spit of land off Long Island, the wealthy village of Asharoken faces a dilemma borne of Superstorm Sandy.

U.S. diet gap shows wealth divide

posted: 09/02/2014 3:28 a.m. Discuss

CHICAGO -- Americans' eating habits have improved -- except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even among wealthier adults, food choices remain far from ideal, a 12-year study found.

Bankrupt N.J. casino set to shut doors

posted: 09/02/2014 3:27 a.m. Discuss

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- The most spectacular and costly failure in Atlantic City's 36-year history of casino gambling began to play out Monday when the $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel emptied its hotel.

Candidates' dogs help fetch voters' attention

posted: 09/02/2014 3:25 a.m. Discuss

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- In some ways, political campaigning has gone to the dogs in South Carolina.

The nation in brief

posted: 09/02/2014 3:19 a.m. Discuss

Ferguson police wearing body cameras

In the news

posted: 09/02/2014 3:09 a.m. Discuss

Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain proposed legislation that would give the police the power to seize the passports of Britons suspected of having traveled abroad to fight with militant groups.

Names and faces

posted: 09/02/2014 3:07 a.m. Discuss

Celebrity chef Todd English, who has opened restaurants around the country and written multiple cookbooks, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated, authorities said.

Noteworthy Deaths: Original bassist in Jethro Tull, age 67

posted: 09/02/2014 2:59 a.m. Discuss

Glenn Cornick, the original bassist in the popular British rock group Jethro Tull in the late 1960s, died Thursday at his home in Hilo, Hawaii. He was 67.

Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in'

posted: 09/01/2014 10:21 a.m. Comments 2

WASHINGTON — A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bums in," with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators on a glide path to another term when ballots are counted Nov. 4.

Official: 5 killed in plane crash north of Denver

posted: 09/01/2014 10 a.m. Discuss

ERIE, Colo. — All five people aboard a small plane that crashed near an airport north of Denver have died, a spokesman for the National Transportation Board said.

US judge blocks enforcement of new La abortion law

posted: 09/01/2014 9:59 a.m. Discuss

BATON ROUGE, La. — A federal judge has temporarily blocked Louisiana from enforcing its restrictive new abortion law. But lawyers and advocates appeared to disagree about whether the judge's order affects doctors at all five abortion clinics in the state or only those at three clinics whose lawsuit challenges the measure.

Revel starts shutdown Monday after just 2 years

posted: 09/01/2014 9:50 a.m. Discuss

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The most spectacular and costly failure in Atlantic City's 36-year history of casino gambling begins to play out Monday when the $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel empties its hotel.

Shootings reported by NYC West Indian parade route

posted: 09/01/2014 9:48 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK — Hours before the West Indian Day Parade stepped off Monday, police reported multiple shootings — one of them deadly — near the route for the political see-and-be-seen event, which has been scarred by violence in recent years.

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