The non-profit advocacy group launched its campaign on Tuesday. It is also likely the first time that Wal-Mart, which announced its pay hike last month, has been used as leverage to pressure another retailer since campaigns to boost worker pay across the service sector started to gain traction in the United States three years ago. UltraViolet purchased a few weeks worth of banner ads through Google, Microsoft and other networks. For $5,000 it was told the ads, which say "Did you know there's a Walmart near you that pays higher minimum wage than Target?", could be viewed half a million times, organizing director Karin Roland said.
Two officers were shot during a protest in front of the Ferguson Police Department early Thursday, authorities said, as demonstrators gathered following the resignation of the embattled police chief of the St. Louis suburb.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Federal regulations require motor carriers to conduct background investigations before hiring truckers, but the companies have wide discretion when deciding whether to hire someone with poor driving records or criminal convictions.
ORGAN PIPE CACTUS NATIONAL MONUMENT, Ariz. (AP) — For over a decade, armed drug traffickers were so prevalent in this vast desert monument that visitors were barred from entering more than half of it.
SEATTLE (AP) — Warm temperatures and a lack of snowfall in February have taken a toll on winter snowpack in the Cascade Mountains and other areas in the West, the U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service said Wednesday.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Mormon-church-backed anti-discrimination bill that protects LGBT Utah residents and religious rights received final approval at the state's Republican-controlled Legislature on Wednesday.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho authorities made an arrest related to a "heinous" triple murder at a rural home in the Boise foothills and said they are working around the clock to identify the suspect or suspects in the deaths.