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McDonald's is trying to hold down menu prices and keep options simple to speed up service while at the same time create pricier premium burgers and more sophisticated dining options.
April 08, 2015
The mayor and police chief of the South Carolina town met relatives of Walter Scott, the man who was shot in the back as he ran from a policeman. Video of the shooting contradicts the officer's story.
April 08, 2015
The senator accused President Obama of holding up a "false choice" between his framework on Iran's nuclear program and war. He also seemed to diminish what military action against Iran would entail.
April 08, 2015
John Hancock announced a new program promising discounts for policyholders who wear a fitness tracker, exercise more and go to the doctor. But privacy advocates worry about the electronic monitoring.
April 08, 2015
The Shanghai exchange is on a tear, hitting its highest level in seven years — but it's perceptions, not fundamentals, that are driving the surge. That could mean trouble for ill-informed investors.
April 08, 2015
A limited-edition stamp from the U.S. Postal Service, which was intended to honor the late poet, bears a quote that was actually written by a different author.
April 08, 2015
Royal Dutch Shell plans to spend nearly $70 billion to acquire natural gas giant BG Group. The deal, if approved, would create the world's largest independent producer of liquefied natural gas.
April 08, 2015
The jury in the Boston Marathon bombing case has handed down its verdicts against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Jurors found Tsarnaev guilty on all 30 counts, 17 of which can carry the death penalty.
April 08, 2015
Audie Cornish talks to commentator Rick Cleveland about the first female referee in the NFL — and why the news is long overdue.
April 08, 2015
The U.S. Postal Service has put the late poet Maya Angelou's face and name, together with a choice quotation, on a special edition stamp. Trouble is, that quotation didn't start with her.
April 08, 2015
The Summit of the Americas is convening this week in Panama — and it's expected to feature a historic meeting between President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro. It's the first time Cuba will be represented at the summit.
April 08, 2015
The Navajo Nation started taxing junk food and soda. No other tribe has passed such a law. But half of the tribe is unemployed and say they can't afford expensive food.
April 08, 2015
Brazil is hosting not just the Olympics in 2016 but also the Paralympics. And activists for the disabled say Rio de Janeiro has a long and potholed road ahead of it to get ready for the games.
April 08, 2015
President Nicolas Maduro's government hasn't solved food shortages or ended high inflation. It's been more effective in cracking down on the opposition, filing legal charges against many mayors.
April 08, 2015
Discussing the case of a North Charleston, S.C., officer shooting an unarmed man in the back, police chief Eddie Driggers said Wednesday, "I have been praying for peace."
April 08, 2015
Yemen is in chaos. But behind the headlines of war and poverty are generous and gentle people. Photographer Stephanie Sinclair recalls her most recent visit and shares some of her photos.
April 08, 2015
Achieving pregnancy with in vitro fertilization depends largely on your age. But other factors contribute, too. A study compares two online tools aimed at giving couples a realistic sense of the odds.
April 08, 2015
Ellen Stofan's colleagues on a panel agreed with that assessment. But Stofan was quick to point out: "We are not talking about little green men. We are talking about little microbes."
April 08, 2015
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev admitted that he planted a bomb at the finish line of the Boston Marathon in 2013. The jury started deliberating Tuesday on 30 counts, including 17 that carry the death penalty.
April 08, 2015
Confirming a long-anticipated move, the NFL has hired its first female official on a full-time basis. Sarah Thomas, 42, has spent nearly a decade working her way through the ranks in the NCAA.
April 08, 2015

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