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Swiss TV: Voters reject minimum wage plan

AP Photo/Peter Klaunzer GENEVA (AP) — Swiss voters overwhelmingly rejected a referendum proposal Sunday to create the world’s highest minimum wage, according to Swiss TV projections. The idea of creating the world’s highest minimum wage of 22 Swiss francs...
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SpaceX Dragon departs space station after month

FILE – This April 22, 2014 file photo provided by NASA shows a photo of the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft docked to the International Space Station and was photographed by one of two spacewalking astronauts. On Sunday, May 18, 2014, after a one-month visit, the SpaceX cargo ship...

Billionaire Scaife says he has untreatable cancer

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Billionaire media mogul Richard Mellon Scaife says he has an untreatable form of cancer. Scaife is the publisher of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and owner of Trib Total Media. He said in a column ( http://bit.ly/1nVFWg4 ) published Sunday that he learned...
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Nasal strip could threaten Chrome’s Triple bid

AP Photo/Matt Slocum BALTIMORE (AP) — Trainer Art Sherman says California Chrome might not pursue a Triple Crown bid in the Belmont Stakes if New York officials won’t allow the colt to wear a nasal strip. The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner has worn one during his...

Ohio Focuses On Problem Of Elder Abuse

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s attorney general says investigation and prosecution of elder abuse cases will be increased under a new program in his office. Attorney General Mike DeWine says his office’s Crime Victim Services Section is spearheading the Elder Justice...
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Report: 18 detained in Turkish mine disaster probe

Riot police use water cannons and teargas to disperse people who were protesting the Soma mine accident that killed 301 miners, in Istanbul, Turkey, Saturday, May 17, 2014. Turkey’s Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said Saturday that crews had found more bodies overnight,...

18 detained in Turkish mine disaster probe

ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish news report says 18 people, including company executives, have been detained as part of an investigation into the Turkish mining disaster that killed 301 people. Turkey’s Dogan news agency says prosecutors are questioning five of those...

Coffee fungus raising prices for high-end blends

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is stepping up efforts to help Central American farmers fight a devastating coffee disease — and hold down the price of your morning cup. At issue is a fungus called coffee rust that has caused more than $1 billion in damage...
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Taser death in La. could get Supreme Court review

AP Photo/Billy Gunn/bgunn@thetowntalk.com WASHINGTON (AP) — Handcuffed but not obeying police commands, the 21-year-old suspect absorbed the first shot from a 50,000-volt stun gun as he...
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CANNES WATCH: Jones premieres ‘The Homesman’

AP Photo/Alastair Grant CANNES, France (AP) — In westerns, women are usually bit players, relegated to fleeting domestic scenes before the men set out on adventure. On Sunday at the Cannes Film Festival, Tommy Lee Jones premiered a western from a more female perspective....