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A Sports Authority store is shown in Encinitas, California on March 2, 2016.

Sports Authority to close all of its 450 stores

By CBS 13 on May 02, 2016, at 10:43 a.m.
Sports Authority is closing all of its stores across the country. The company filed for bankruptcy in March.
The U.S. Supreme Court is shown in Washington in this Oct. 1, 2010, file photo.

Supreme Court rejects challenge to Seattle minimum wage law

By Daniel Wiessner, Reuters on May 02, 2016, at 10:42 a.m.
This leaves in place a lower court’s decision to uphold the city’s $15 an hour minimum wage.

Detroit schools close after teachers call in sick to protest pay

By Reuters on May 02, 2016, at 8:54 a.m.
Detroit public schools closed nearly all of its 97 schools Monday as hundreds of teachers called in sick to protest the cash-strapped city’s revelation that it will soon run out of money to pay employees.
A file illustration picture shows the logo of car-sharing service app Uber on a smartphone next to the picture of an official German taxi sign in Frankfurt, Sept. 15, 2014.

Uber drivers in New York form labor union

By Reuters on May 02, 2016, at 8:02 a.m.
More than 1,000 Uber drivers signed membership cards with the Amalgamated Local of Livery Employees in Solidarity association.
A general view of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service building in Washington is seen in this May 27, 2015, file photo.

Conservatives in Congress call for abolition of IRS

By Susan Cornwell, Reuters on May 02, 2016, at 7:50 a.m.
It’s a taxpayer’s dream: make the Internal Revenue Service go away, and the largest conservative group in Congress is endorsing just that.
Convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky (center), a former assistant football coach at Penn State University, leaves after his appeal hearing at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, Oct. 29, 2015. Sandusky, 71, returned to court Monday to appeal his conviction on sex abuse charges and get a new trial.

Penn State’s Jerry Sandusky seeks appeal of sex abuse conviction

By David DeKok, Reuters on May 02, 2016, at 7:09 a.m.
Sandusky, 72, who is serving an effective life sentence in a state prison for molesting 10 boys, will appear Monday before a visiting judge in Centre County Court of Common Pleas in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania.

Collins, King announce BIW to build Navy’s first Flight III destroyer

By CBS 13 on May 01, 2016, at 5:23 p.m.
The DDG-51 Flight III guided missile destroyer will incorporate new technologies.

Daniel Berrigan, pacifist priest who led anti-war protests, dies at 94

By Colman McCarthy, The Washington Post on May 01, 2016, at 2:02 p.m.
A passionate critic of U.S. involvement in Vietnam, Berrigan gained worldwide attention in 1968 when he, his younger brother and seven other Catholics seized and burned draft records from a Selective Service Office in Maryland.
President Barack Obama and his daughter Malia walk in the rain from Marine One to board Air Force One upon their departure from Los Angeles, April 8, 2016.

Malia Obama to attend Harvard after taking gap year

By Reuters on May 01, 2016, at 1:18 p.m.
President Barack Obama’s eldest daughter, Malia, will attend Harvard University in the fall 2017 after taking a year off from studies following her high school graduation this spring.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves as he arrives to speak at the California GOP convention in Burlingame, California, April 29, 2016.

Donald Trump says Republican race all but over if he wins Indiana

By Steve Holland and Valerie Volcovici, Reuters on May 01, 2016, at 11:49 a.m.
Front-runner Donald Trump said Sunday that he will have essentially sealed the Republican presidential nomination if he wins Tuesday’s contest in Indiana, where he now holds a big lead over chief rival Ted Cruz.

Derailed train in Washington leaks hazardous chemical, disrupts rail service

By David Lawder, Reuters on May 01, 2016, at 10:15 a.m.
NBC4 Television reported that at least one of the leaking chemicals is sodium hydroxide, citing multiple sources at the scene.

Five die in Texas floods as severe weather lashes central US

By Jon Herskovitz, Reuters on April 30, 2016, at 7:20 p.m.
Some areas in Texas received 7.5 inches of rain in less than an hour.

Scooter driver dies in crash with Boston duck boat

By Kevin Murphy, Reuters on April 30, 2016, at 6:09 p.m.
A male passenger on the scooter was injured.
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks during an election rally in Erie, Pennsylvania, U.S., April 19, 2016.

The best reporting on Bernie Sanders over the years

By Sarah Smith, ProPublica on April 30, 2016, at 4:07 p.m.
A look back at Bernie Sanders’ career through accountability stories and other in-depth news reports.
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An elephant performs in the pre-show entertainment at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus' "Circus Extreme" show at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, April 29, 2016.

Ringling elephants, a famed circus act, pack up trunks for retirement

By Barbara Goldberg, Reuters on April 30, 2016, at 9:39 a.m.
Elephants take a final bow at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus on Sunday, ending a 145-year spectacle that delighted fans but enraged animal activists, who say the highly publicized retirement is not enough.
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Anti-Trump protests break out again in California

By Sharon Bernstein, Reuters on April 30, 2016, at 8:38 a.m.
The billionaire businessman was forced to halt his motorcade and go through a back entrance to a hotel to give a speech to the California Republican convention and avoid several hundred loud protesters gathered outside.
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Pentagon: Strike on hospital in Afghanistan not a war crime

By Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Dan Lamothe, The Washington Post on April 30, 2016, at 8:33 a.m.
A Pentagon investigation of a 2015 airstrike on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan found that the failures that led to the disaster did not amount to a war crime because they were not intentional, Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel, head of U.S. Central Command, said Friday.
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New food safety law gives states a big role

By Michael Ollove, Stateline.org on April 30, 2016, at 7:21 a.m.
The new law gives the FDA new authority to regulate the production of fresh fruit and vegetables.
Sen. Susan Collins

The yeas and nays: How Maine’s congressional representatives voted this week

By Targeted News Service on April 29, 2016, at 4:35 p.m.
Here’s a look at how area members of Congress voted over the previous week.
Jorge Villalba poses for a portrait on Sept. 3, 2015 in Encino, Calif. Villaba is struggling to pay off student loan debt.

Every dollar in student loan debt takes 35 cents out of retirement savings, research finds

By Shaun Plum, Moneytips Contributor on April 29, 2016, at 4:32 p.m.
Few students understand how that debt will affect their credit, and that’s important, especially when it comes to retirement.