A former longtime Philadelphia councilman with broad union backing is poised to become the next mayor of the nation's fifth largest city after his resounding win Tuesday in a six-way Democratic primary.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A tractor-trailer smashed into two cars and burst into flames on a busy interstate in Georgia on Tuesday, killing five people, and authorities are looking into whether the driver may have fallen asleep.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former longtime Philadelphia councilman with broad union backing is poised to become the next mayor of the nation's fifth largest city after his resounding win Tuesday in a six-way Democratic primary.
By Lisa Maria Garza WACO, Texas (Reuters) - Texas police asked rival motorcycle gangs on Tuesday to put aside their differences after a weekend brawl at a Waco restaurant that left nine people dead and 18 injured, calling for a halt to the carnage and threats of revenge attacks. “There has been enough tragedy and there has been enough bloodshed in Waco, Texas. Few of those involved in the deadly brawl are from the Waco area, Swanton said.
By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Los Angeles City Council voted on Tuesday to increase the minimum wage in the nation's second-largest city to $15 an hour by 2020 from the current $9, in a victory for labor and community groups that have pushed for similar pay hikes in several U.S. municipalities. The council's 14-1 vote on the measure, which must come back before the panel for final approval, would require businesses with more than 25 employees to meet the $15 pay level by 2020, while smaller businesses would have an extra year to comply. Officials said the plan, which comes on the heels of similar minimum wage hikes in other major cities including Seattle and San Francisco, would increase pay of an estimated 800,000 workers in the city.