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SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court weighed in for the first time Monday on a $15-an-hour minimum wage, signaling it does not plan to stop the movement that is spreading across the nation, worker advocates say. The justices refused to hear a challenge to Seattle's law, which...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mystery creator of the digital currency bitcoin has finally stepped forward. Or has he? Australian inventor Craig Steven Wright announced Monday that he is "Satoshi Nakamoto," the elusive, pseudonymous bitcoin founder. In interviews with the Economist, BBC...
NEW YORK (AP) — A Virginia man who spent a decade in prison after pleading guilty to a New York City slaying over 50 years ago was cleared of the crime Monday. At the request of a prosecutor, a judge vacated the conviction of 81-year-old Paul Gatling for the 1963 shooting death...
BOSTON (AP) — Education Secretary John B. King Jr. said Monday that laws in North Carolina and Mississippi that restrict the rights of transgender Americans are hateful and should be repealed. Asked about the laws at the Education Writers Association national conference in...
DETROIT (AP) — Teachers in Detroit are considering their next move after they effectively shut down the financially strapped school district on Monday, giving nearly 45,000 schoolchildren an unscheduled day off. The educators stopped short of calling it a strike, instead saying...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The military is launching tests on the world's largest unmanned surface vessel — a self-driving, 132-foot ship designed to travel thousands of miles out at sea without a single crew member on board. The so-called "Sea Hunter" has the potential to revolutionize...
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rican officials warned Monday the island's default on a $422 million bond payment is only the beginning if the U.S. Congress doesn't help resolve the situation soon. The U.S. island territory did not make nearly $370 million of the payment...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of a student during a burglary at a frat house near New Jersey Institute of Technology (all times local): 11:50 a.m. Authorities have identified the New Jersey Institute of Technology student who was shot and killed during a...
WASHINGTON (AP) — No one disputes that U.S. military forces are fighting in combat in Iraq and Syria -- except maybe President Barack Obama and some members of his administration. The semantic arguments over whether there are American "boots on the ground" muddy the view of a...