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McDonald's, which has been struggling with workers protests and sagging sales, plans to increase pay for some 90,000 workers starting in July, the company said on Wednesday. The pay increase will lift the average hourly rate for its U.S. restaurant employees to $1 above the...
A DPS trooper is in the dog house for having his picture taken with a well known rapper at South by Southwest. Trooper Billy Spears was working security when Snoop Dogg was the keynote speaker during the music portion of the annual South by Southwest festival. Spears' attorney,...
FORT WORTH – The Tarrant County District Attorney's Office announced Wednesday no charges will be filed in the case of a Tidwell Middle School student's story, which details attacks on specific classmates with knives and sexual assaults. "Although the blog in question contains...
ATLANTA — In a dramatic conclusion to what has been described as the largest cheating scandal in the nation’s history, a jury here on Wednesday convicted 11 educators for their roles in a standardized test cheating scandal that tarnished a major school district’s reputation and...
No job titles. No traditional bosses . No conventional corporate hierarchy. It might sound nice, but would you really want to work there? That's the question, essentially, that Zappos is asking its employees after experimenting with a radical approach to management. Called "...
Due to questionable practices, the city has ended a years-long contract with a private company that draws blood from DWI suspects at the county jail. The contract with a company called Protouch ended late last year -- but not before months of back-and-forth emails about the city...
A blue Ford Focus rental car erupted into a ball of flames with 25-year-old Alex Martin inside it, after a US Border Patrol agent broke the car’s passenger side window and shot a Taser into the cab, igniting gas fumes inside. The blast was so strong it blew agents backwards,...
A family in California recently found out the hard way as a motorist – who refused to consent to a search or move his car into an inspection area – was yanked out of the vehicle and cuffed in front of his crying 4-year-old son, and soon crying wife. Watch how matters unfold: In...
The Austin City Council wants local transportation planners to put the breaks on a proposal to add tolled express lanes on MoPac, south of Lady Bird Lake. News Radio KLBJ's Carol Nelson reports, The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization is looking at adding the lanes...