RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — An Irish tourist who said a former New York City investment banker raped her at his East Hampton rental home two summers ago testified Tuesday that she used "every ounce of strength" she had in trying to fend off her attacker.
In recent months, cities have passed or introduced laws to require higher minimum wages within their boundaries. Wal-Mart Stores and McDonald's Corp, among a number of big employers, have raised minimum pay.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cities and water districts serving 19 million people in Southern California face smaller water deliveries this summer under a plan approved by the region's water wholesaler in response to ongoing dry conditions.
(Reuters) - Missouri on Tuesday executed a man convicted of attacking his former wife over child support payments and killing her friend, a prison spokesman said. Andre Cole, 52, was killed by lethal injection and pronounced dead at 10:24 p.m. at the state's death chamber in Bonne Terre, Missouri. He became the 12th inmate executed in the U.S. and the third in Missouri in 2015. (Reporting by Brendan O'Brien; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)
BONNEY LAKE, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state couple who died when a large concrete slab fell from a highway overpass onto their pickup truck were youth ministers in their 20s and parents to a 6-month-old baby also killed in the freak accident.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation permanently overhauling how Medicare pays physicians won approval Tuesday from an atypically united Congress as lawmakers banded together to erase an irritant that has dogged them for years.