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Protests rippled across the country Thursday, a day after a grand jury didn’t charge a New York City police officer in the death of a black man who allegedly was selling untaxed cigarettes last summer. For a second night, demonstrators gathered in New York, Washington, D.C., and...
Job actions were also planned at airports in New York, New Jersey, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Boston, Minneapolis, Oakland, Fort Lauderdale, Seattle and Atlanta. The "living wage" campaign began two years ago when workers walked off their jobs at McDonald's and Burger King in...
A Staten Island grand jury on Wednesday ended the criminal case against a white New York police officer whose chokehold on an unarmed black man led to the man’s death, a decision that drew condemnation from elected officials and touched off a wave of protests. The fatal...
The rookie Cleveland police officer who fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice last month had been deemed unfit for duty at a previous police department and was in the process of being fired when he resigned from his post, according to records released Wednesday. Cleveland police...
A DWI case against a South Texas appeals judge who failed a field sobriety test in July was dismissed last month, the McAllen Monitor reported Wednesday. Nora Longoria, a 13th Court of Appeals judge, was pulled over last July while going 69 mph in a 55 mph zone in the Rio Grande...
Americans increasingly have to dig into their own pockets to pay for medical care, a shift that is helping to curb the growth in health spending by employers and the government. The trend is being accelerated by the Affordable Care Act because many private plans sold by the law’...
A Washington state teacher acknowledged ordering an 8-year-old student to unclog a toilet with his bare hands, and the boy's parents say the educator deserves more than a reprimand. Artie and Lisa Adams told KEPR-TV ( http://bit.ly/1vml84o ) that they learned of the Nov. 6...
Sen. Ted Cruz implored fellow Republicans on Wednesday to block funding for the president’s immigration action — a gambit that could complicate last-minute talks to keep the government open past next week. He also demanded a freeze on Senate confirmations. That put in the...