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WASHINGTON (AP) — African-American and Latino cashiers, salespeople and first-line managers are paid less, are less likely to be promoted off the floor and more likely to be poorer than their white counterparts in the retail industry, a new study showed Tuesday. The study, done...
DENVER (AP) — A high school valedictorian received a standing ovation when she came out as gay during her graduation speech in her Colorado mountain town, in contrast to the treatment received by a Boulder-area top student who was banned from making a similar affirmation...
BARNEGAT LIGHT, N.J. (AP) — A plan to help the world's coastal regions protect themselves against killer weather like Superstorm Sandy is pitting a group of scientists against an array of environmentalists and politicians, who fear that it could harm dolphins, turtles and other...
11:25 (PDT) A new forecast says the economic impact of California's drought will grow by $500 million in 2015, to $2.7 billion. The study released Tuesday by the University of California at Davis includes a one-third increase in the number of acres that farmers are fallowing for...
11:25 (PDT) A new forecast says the economic impact of California's drought will grow by $500 million in 2015, to $2.7 billion. The study released Tuesday by the University of California at Davis includes a one-third increase in the number of acres that farmers are fallowing for...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A ski boat capsized amid violent winds and huge waves on a lake spanning the Utah-Idaho border, killing four people and leaving three hospitalized, a Utah sheriff said Tuesday. All seven people in the boat — two adults, four teenage girls and a 7-year-old...
2:20 p.m. A Massachusetts prosecutor says it's "highly likely" that friendly fire critically injured a police officer during a gunbattle with the Boston Marathon bombers days after the attacks. But Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan said Tuesday that whatever wounded...
WASHINGTON (AP) — An emotional Amtrak CEO pledged to lawmakers Tuesday that safety technology that could have prevented a deadly derailment last month in Philadelphia will be put into operation, while Democrats and Republicans exchanged barbs over whether Congress or the Obama...
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Fargo man who admitted being drunk while operating a Zamboni during a high school hockey game was convicted Tuesday after the judge rejected his lawyer's argument that the ice-resurfacing machine didn't meet the definition of a vehicle under city code...