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NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's says it's raising pay for workers at its company-owned U.S. restaurants, making it the latest employer to sweeten worker incentives in an improving economy. The company owns about 10 percent of its more than 14,300 U.S. restaurants, representing about...
KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — A convicted murderer awaiting sentencing escaped from a jail in eastern Illinois Wednesday after beating a guard into unconsciousness, taking his keys and uniform and speeding off in his SUV. Kamron T. Taylor, who has a history of escape attempts, fled from...
BOSTON (AP) — Now that the prosecution and defense have rested in the first phase of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial, there are a few steps left before jurors begin deliberating. After the jury reaches a verdict, the same jury will hear evidence in a second...
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The Rev. Robert H. Schuller, the Southern California televangelist who founded the world-famous Crystal Cathedral megachurch, is ailing and could be in his final days, his daughter said Wednesday. Schuller, 88, had been enjoying life despite suffering...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Engineers have come up with a motor-free device to make walking more efficient and easier — something scientists once thought couldn't be done. The prototype exoskeleton boot runs from just below the knee to the ankle, and when you strap on a pair, you can...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday called for changes to a religious objection measure facing a backlash from businesses and gay rights groups, saying it wasn't intended to sanction discrimination based on sexual orientation. The Republican...
Lawmakers around the country have been taking up various bills that cater to the growing microbrewery industry. Here are some of the efforts: ARIZONA Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill Tuesday that allows microbreweries to make up to 6.2 million gallons of beer per year, removing the...
PHOENIX (AP) — Four Peaks Brewing Co. has grown over the last two decades from a historic red-brick microbrewery and restaurant into an Arizona staple that served nearly 1 million gallons of beer last year, including its popular Kilt Lifter ale. The company has also become a...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday called for changes to a religious objection measure facing a backlash from businesses and gay rights groups, saying it wasn't intended to sanction discrimination based on sexual orientation. The Republican...