NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — In a story Sept. 15 and some versions of stories on Sept. 11 and Sept. 17, The Associated Press reported that federal prosecutors accused Sen. Bob Menendez of accepting cash from a Florida doctor in exchange for political influence. Menendez is charged with accepting monetary contributions to a legal defense fund and to entities that prosecutors say benefited Menendez's 2012 Senate campaign.
By Daniel Bases NEW YORK (Reuters) - A solid majority of New York state residents are in favor of raising the minimum wage over the next several years to $15 an hour, according to a new poll released on Friday. According to the survey conducted by Quinnipiac University, 62 percent of New York voters, across every gender, age and regional group, supported raising the minimum wage. Republican voters surveyed were the sole exception, with 65 percent opposing the idea, while 85 percent of Democrats said they would support such an initiative.