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Seattle’s minimum wage hike hurting low-level workers, study says 
Seattle's first-in-the-nation $15 per hour minimum wage law is hurting the workers it aimed to help, a new study has found. The working poor are making more per hour but taking home less pay. The University of Washington paper asserts the new wages boosted ...

College Cuts Ties With Professor Who Called Otto Warmbier ‘Young, White, Rich, Clueless’ 
A University of Delaware professor who wrote inflammatory remarks about Otto Warmbier after he died won't be rehired by the college, the school said Sunday. In a since-deleted Facebook post, anthropology professor Katherine Dettwyler said, Warmbier, the 22 ...

McConnell Faces Mutiny On GOP Health Care Plan 
WASHINGTON ― After the Congressional Budget Office dealt another blow to the Republican health care plan, Senate GOP leaders on Monday night scrambled to figure out a way forward for a bill already on shaky ground. Republican leaders seemed to have no ...

Supreme Court Revives Parts Of Trump's Travel Ban As It Agrees To Hear Case 
The Supreme Court says it will decide the fate of President Trump's revised travel ban, agreeing to hear arguments over immigration cases that were filed in federal courts in Hawaii and Maryland and allowing parts of the ban that has been on hold since ...

Substitute teacher, 24, accused of sex in two counties with 17-year-old boy student 
A former substitute teacher in southwestern Missouri was arrested Sunday and charged in connection with alleged sexual contact with one of her students. Loryn Barclay, 24, faces charges in two counties as a result of the alleged relationship with the 17 ...

Cosby Trial: Juror Says Cosby Talked His Way Into Guilty Vote 
A juror in Bill Cosby's mistrial said he "flip-flopped" during the long deliberations but finally decided the comedian's own words showed he was guilty of sexual assault. Bobby Dugan said the clincher came as the jury reviewed sworn statements Cosby gave ...

'In Santa Clarita, this is how we weed whack': Crews battle 870-acre Placerita fire amid heat and wind gusts 
Crews battling a wildfire in Santa Clarita faced red flag conditions Monday as temperatures climbed into the triple digits, humidity dropped and winds gusted toward homes and businesses as fast as 30 mph, officials said. “Conditions are right for a fire ...

London's Fire Symptomatic of Larger Safety Issues Globally 
London (AP) -- The deaths of 79 people in a London apartment tower have triggered emergency inspections, evacuations and soul searching among British officials who failed to prevent the tragedy. But fire-safety experts say governments and builders around ...

Tens of thousands of kids go missing each year. Here's the one thing they have in common 
A missing North Carolina teenager, who vanished last year, has been found at a home in Georgia. USA TODAY Last June, 16-year-old Hailey Burns walked out of her home in Charlotte, N.C., leaving behind a distraught and frantic family who searched for her for ...

University of South Carolina student dies in apparent hiking accident in Peru 
An undated photo shows Seth Thomas, who died Friday in an apparent hiking accident while in the Andes Mountains. COLUMBIA, S.C. --University of South Carolina officials say a medical student has died in an apparent hiking accident while on a medical ...

Woman convicted in death of girl locked in plastic storage box 
Sammantha Allen, left, and Ame Deal, right, in 2011. PHOENIX --An Arizona woman was convicted of first-degree murder Monday in the death of her 10-year-old cousin who was locked in a small plastic storage box in triple-digit heat. Sammantha Allen, 28, was ...

Pharmacist Tied to Fatal Meningitis Outbreak Gets Nine Years 
A Massachusetts pharmacy executive linked to 76 deaths and hundreds of meningitis infections was sentenced to nine years in prison for his role in a 2012 outbreak considered one of the worst public health crises in U.S. history. Barry Cadden, 50, ran the ...

Historical Marker of Civil-Rights Icon Emmett Till Vandalized in Mississippi 
JACKSON, Miss. — A civil rights historical marker in Mississippi has been vandalized, obliterating information about black teenager Emmett Till, who was kidnapped and lynched in 1955. The slaying galvanized the civil rights movement when Till's mother ...

Texas police chief accused of calling beauty queen a ‘black b---h’ resigns 
A Texas police chief abruptly resigned Monday following the fallout after the arrest of a black beauty queen in May. The mayor announced Commerce Police Chief Kerry Crews had resigned during a city council meeting where the law firm that conducted the ...

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