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NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks is giving its baristas a shot at an online college degree, an unusual benefit in an industry where higher education is often out of reach for workers. The coffee chain is partnering with Arizona State University to make an online undergraduate degree...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Seven of the eight hair-hanging circus acrobats who fell to the floor during a "human chandelier" stunt in Providence last month have hired a Chicago-based law firm to represent them, the firm announced Monday. The women were injured during a May 4...
LINCOLNTON, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a 10-year-old North Carolina boy is in the hospital after he accidentally hanged himself on a basketball goal in his yard. A news release from the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office says the boy was outside playing basketball Sunday south of...
CHICAGO (AP) — Who you know may not be enough to land a job at Chicago's City Hall anymore. A federal judge on Monday ended nine years of federal oversight of Chicago municipal hiring, agreeing the nation's third-largest city has put effective mechanisms in place to curb illegal...
WASHINGTON (AP) — After years of pressure from gay rights groups, President Barack Obama plans to sign an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against employees on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity, the White House said Monday...
A bold new way to test cancer drugs started Monday in hundreds of hospitals around the U.S. In a medical version of speed dating, doctors will sort through multiple experimental drugs and match patients to the one most likely to succeed based on each person's unique tumor gene...
LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. (AP) — A smoky wildfire burning near homes in the southern Sierra Nevada west of California's Lake Isabella was holding steady Monday and crews expected to make significant progress before hotter, drier weather sets in later in the week. Firefighters using...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Seven of the eight hair-hanging circus acrobats who fell to the ground during a "human chandelier" stunt in Providence last month have hired a Chicago-based law firm to represent them, the firm announced Monday. The women were injured during a May 4...
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Aaron Hernandez's attorneys on Monday asked a judge to throw out one of the former NFL star's murder cases, saying prosecutors lack evidence. Prosecutors countered that they can tie Hernandez to Odin Lloyd's shooting and that the killing was part of a...