Seattle council passes $15 minimum wage

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle City Council passed an ordinance Monday that gradually increases the minimum wage in the city to $15, which would make it the highest in the nation. The issue has dominated politics in the liberal municipality for months. Mayor Ed Murray, who...

2 kids stabbed, 1 fatally, in Brooklyn elevator

NEW YORK (AP) — Police searched Monday for a man who stabbed and killed one child and critically wounded another in an elevator at a city housing development in Brooklyn — a chilling crime that escaped the scrutiny of security cameras. The New York Police...
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Obama orders pollution cuts _ but timing uncertain

The coal-fired Plant Scherer is shown in operation early Sunday, June 1, 2014, in Juliette, Ga. The Obama administration unveiled a plan Monday to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third over the next 15 years, in a sweeping initiative to curb pollutants...

US targets European bank hackers in mass theft

WASHINGTON (AP) — A band of hackers implanted viruses on computers around the world, seized customer bank information and stole more than $100 million from businesses and consumers, the Justice Department said Monday in announcing charges against the Russian man accused...
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List of fatal mountain climbing accidents

Mount Rainier is seen in the distance from a viewpoint within Mount Rainier National Park on Sunday, June 1, 2014. Park officials said that there are no immediate plans to recover the bodies of six climbers who likely fell thousands of feet to their deaths in the worst alpine...
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Some who die on Mount Rainier never recovered

Mount Rainier as seen from the White River Campground, where six missing climbers attempting to summit, went missing and are believed dead after search attempts were suspended Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo/The Seattle Times, Bettina Hansen) Mount Rainier as seen from the...
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Idaho mayor: People shouldn’t pre-judge Bergdahl

FILE – This undated file image provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. A Pentagon investigation concluded in 2010 that Bergdahl walked away from his unit, and after an initial flurry of searching, the military decided not to exert extraordinary efforts to rescue...
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Search for climbers may not start for months

This photo provided by the National Parks Service, shows the Liberty Ridge Area of Mount Rainier as viewed from the Carbon Glacier, Saturday, May 31, 2014, in Washington state. Six climbers missing on Mount Rainier are presumed dead after helicopters detected pings from emergency...

US targets European bank hackers in mass theft

WASHINGTON (AP) — A band of hackers implanted viruses on hundreds of thousands of computers around the world, seized customer bank information and stole more than $100 million, the Justice Department said Monday in announcing charges against the Russian man accused of...
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Obama: Power plant rule will shrink power prices

The coal-fired Plant Scherer is shown in operation early Sunday, June 1, 2014, in Juliette, Ga. The Obama administration unveiled a plan Monday to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third over the next 15 years, in a sweeping initiative to curb pollutants...