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Starting December 1, anyone earning less than about $47,000 a year will qualify for overtime when they work more than 40 hours a week. The move will affect more than 4 million workers.
May 17, 2016
Eight months after President Obama nominated Fanning to the position of Army secretary, the Senate confirmed the appointment.
May 17, 2016
The U.S. Forest Service says South and Southwest may face above-normal fire danger. In California, for instance, drought has killed millions of trees that are now dry fuel.
May 17, 2016
French truckers, railroad workers and a range of unions oppose a bill that would overhaul worker protections. The French president says the changes would boost the economy and he won't back down.
May 17, 2016
After the retesting of samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics, dozens of athletes from six sports could be banned from the 2016 Games in Rio, the International Olympic Committee said.
May 17, 2016
Trailing Hillary Clinton in the delegate race, Bernie Sanders says the Nevada state party treated him unfairly and denied that his supporters incited violence and leveled threats toward officials.
May 17, 2016
Plains All American Pipeline company is facing 46 criminal counts after one of its pipelines ruptured last year, spilling crude oil that fouled miles of coastline near Santa Barbara.
May 17, 2016
That's brown on the outside, white on the inside. A recent episode of 'The Mindy Project' lead our writer to think about her identity as an Indian living in America.
May 17, 2016
A new report from the National Academy of Sciences knocked down some pro-GMO claims, such as that they've boosted crop yields, and urged federal agencies to change the way these foods are regulated.
May 17, 2016
The town of Cleveland is divided by a railroad track — and its schools are divided by race. For 50 years, the district has said it will fix the problem; a judge says the schools will have to merge.
May 17, 2016
Medication-assisted treatment uses one of several drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration to control cravings and reduce relapses. Despite the evidence, the approach is underused.
May 17, 2016
Chinese investors are on a buying spree in the U.S., moving their operations here or snapping up American companies. Investment is on track to hit $30 billion this year, doubling last year's record.
May 17, 2016
Under Russia's anti-extremism law, Jehovah's Witnesses, who number less than 200,000, could be barred from practicing their religion in Russia. Their website and some publications are already banned.
May 17, 2016
From retail sales to manufacturing and housing, several key indicators are picking up. An accelerating economy would be a big deal in this election year.
May 17, 2016
Students have posted the names of accused rapists on Facebook. And a judge sparks a furor with Facebook messages that seem to say rape is part of black culture.
May 17, 2016
Texas Supreme Court justices ruled the school funding system constitutional, but said the more than 5 million school children deserve better. So who will fix it?
May 17, 2016
The National Transportation Safety Board said Brandon Bostian may have thought he was past a curve when he accelerated to 106 miles per hour. The derailment killed eight people.
May 17, 2016
Already, expensive neighborhoods are flooding more often in Coral Gables, Fla., as the rising sea pushes into basements and yards. Mayor James Cason wants his city prepared for the economic fallout.
May 17, 2016
Some insurers continue to sell coverage to individuals on the open market even after deciding to exit the health law's marketplaces.
May 17, 2016
Navaira — known to many as just "Emilio" — was a star in both English and Spanish, and in both the U.S. and Mexico. He was found unconscious at his house on Monday night, police say.
May 17, 2016

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