WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is preparing to sign an executive order cracking down on labor violations by companies that contract with the federal government, the White House said Wednesday.
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A Colorado woman is suing the nursing home where she worked and local police for allegedly not telling her that a gunman who held her hostage was a police officer conducting a safety drill, court documents show. Michelle Meeker claims in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Denver that she was terrorized when an armed man confronted her last October at the Heritage Park Care Center in Carbondale, Colorado. Meeker, a registered nurse, was tending to one of her long-term patients when another employee told her to see what a "suspicious" man sitting in the center's day room wanted, according to the complaint. Although the man told her in hushed tones that he was a police officer, the lawsuit says, Meeker was not informed beforehand of the drill and was unsure whether he was telling the truth.
Just what are the dangers of the Streisand effect?
For brides and grooms: To hashtag or not to hashtag, that is the question.
Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell spoke to reporters after practice today. Here's the transcript of what he said:
ESPN suspended Stephen A. Smith for a week for comments suggesting women should avoid provoking men into assaulting them.Smith raised the subject of provocation Friday during a discussion on ESPN2’s “First Take” about the two-game suspension Baltimore running back Ray Rice got fro
An analysis of the current evidence available on e-cigarettes suggests they are safer than conventional cigarettes.
NEW YORK (AP) — Police unions lost their bid Wednesday to challenge a ruling concluding that New York City's stop-and-frisk tactics are sometimes discriminatory, moving the city a step closer toward changing the program, which has drawn criticism for its effect on minorities but won praise for its role in reducing crime.
Authorities have arrested five people in connection to an armed robbery at Caesars Atlantic City Hotel and Casino.
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(Reuters) - A North Carolina man who opened fire on Wednesday on a mobile home with six people inside, killing two, was himself killed in an exchange of gunfire with authorities in a incident that also left three sheriff's deputies wounded, authorities said. The alleged shooter, Andrew Michaelis, had been arguing with his wife before she fled to her father's trailer in a park outside of Fayetteville, authorities said. From his truck, Michaelis fired a semi-automatic gun into the trailer at the Crystal Springs Mobile Home Park, striking and killing his father-in-law and the man's 10-year-old grandson, authorities said. Michaelis then drove off, but returned after deputies from the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office had responded to the scene.
(Reuters) - Two airline trade groups asked a U.S. appeals court on Wednesday to review fee increases on airplane tickets imposed by the Transportation Security Administration, saying the agency is "improperly" raising taxes on travelers and hurting carriers. The petition, filed in federal court for the District of Columbia, concerns the TSA passenger security fee charged since 2001. Under a new structure put in place by the U.S. budget agreement passed last December, the fee rose from $2.50 per leg of a trip up to a maximum of $5 one way, to a flat fee of $5.60 for a one way. Flights with layovers that are longer than four hours incur additional charges of $5.60 per leg, based on the TSA changes.
Washington State University Head Football Coach Mike Leach and the Cougar football team open fall camp Saturday, Aug. 2, with an 2:30 p.m. practice at Sacajawea Middle School in Lewiston, Idaho.
A devastating fire tears through Eastbourne Pier, leaving the structure an "absolute red, molten, mess of flame and smoke".
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The time has come to remove the words "halfbreed" and "breed" from the names of creeks, lakes and other places around Montana, according to leaders of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians.
NEW YORK (AP) — Talks aimed at averting Argentina's second default in 13 years ended with bitter recriminations Wednesday as the South American country said it could not accept a deal with U.S. hedge fund creditors it dismisses as "vultures."
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Colorado woman accused of kidnapping her half sister's newborn in Wisconsin and abandoning him in Iowa testified Wednesday that she took the boy at the father's request, knowing the parents were planning to move in with her in the next few days.