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  • Arkansas Senate takes up religion bill at governor's request

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson backed away Wednesday from his promise to sign a controversial religious-objections bill, bowing to p ...
    April 1, 2015 - 11:04 pm
  • Flames engulf Mexico oil platform in Gulf, killing 4 workers

    MEXICO CITY – A huge ball of flames engulfed an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, killing four people and sending terrified workers lea ...
    April 1, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • Inmate overpowers guard, escapes from eastern Illinois jail

    KANKAKEE – A man awaiting sentencing for murder escaped from a jail in eastern Illinois Wednesday after beating a guard into unconsciousness, taking h ...
    April 1, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • Iraq hails victory over Islamic State extremists in Tikrit

    TIKRIT, Iraq – The government declared victory in Tikrit on Wednesday over extremists of the Islamic State group, and it warned the militants holding ...
    April 1, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • McDonald's: Workers to get pay hikes at company-owned stores

    NEW YORK – McDonald's says it's raising pay for workers at company-owned U.S. restaurants, making it the latest employer to sweeten worker incentives ...
    April 1, 2015 - 4:38 pm
  • Iran nuke talks extended once again after faltering

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland – Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program headed for double overtime on Wednesday, beset by competing claims and recriminations ...
    April 1, 2015 - 2:27 pm
  • Memories Pizza in Indiana says it won't cater gay weddings

    WALKERTON Ind. – An Indiana woman whose family owns a small-town pizzeria says the state's new "religious freedom" law supports the restaurant's right ...
    April 1, 2015 - 2:26 pm
  • Seattle begins to phase in $15 minimum wage

    SEATTLE – Seattle's new $15 minimum wage law began going into effect Wednesday, nearly a year after this pricey West Coast city was celebrated by acti ...
    April 1, 2015 - 1:15 pm
  • Why businesses are speaking out on religious-objections laws

    NEW YORK – A bevy of big-name businesses including Apple, Gap and Levi Strauss are publicly speaking out against religious-objections legislation in s ...
    April 1, 2015 - 11:55 am
  • U.S. auto sales tap the brakes in March, but outlook strong

    DETROIT – U.S. auto sales slowed down a bit in March, but the industry remains optimistic about the market.
    April 1, 2015 - 8:58 am
  • Falling corn prices stalk Monsanto, sending Q2 profits lower

    WASHINGTON – Monsanto reported lower-than-expected earnings as slumping corn prices push farmers toward other crops, crimping sales of the company's b ...
    April 1, 2015 - 8:50 am
  • Benjamin Netanyahu says world needs 'better deal' with Iran

    JERUSALEM – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday made a last-ditch appeal for world powers to call off an emerging nuclear agreement ...
    April 1, 2015 - 8:21 am
  • 10 Things to Know for April 1; Nuclear talks miss deadline

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    April 1, 2015 - 6:22 am
  • Lufthansa: Co-pilot disclosed earlier “severe depression”

    FRANKFURT, Germany – Lufthansa knew that the co-pilot of the passenger plane that crashed in the French Alps last week had suffered from an episode of ...
    March 31, 2015 - 11:30 pm
  • No nuke agreement yet: Iran talks push past deadline

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland – With stubborn disputes unresolved, nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers went past a self-imposed deadline and into ...
    March 31, 2015 - 11:30 pm
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