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Students and other supporters protest, Wednesday, April 1, 2015, as they walk through the food court area of the Husky Union Building on the University of Washington campus in Seattle, in support of raising the minimum wage for campus workers to $15 an hour. Seattle's new $15 minimum wage law began going into effect Wednesday with a program to gradually raise wages through 2017 and beyond, but UW officials have questioned whether their status as a state entity would require them to raise wages for students and other campus workers on the same schedule. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Seattle begins to phase in $15 minimum wageTrendsetter Seattle begins to phase in $15 minimum wage while increases debated across nation
The Associated Press27 minutes ago
A woman rushes to her car in Kankakee, Ill., Wednesday, April 1, 2015, after being told by police that officers were searching in the area for prison escapee Kamron T. Taylor. Authorities say Taylor, a convicted murderer who escaped from the Jerome Combs Detention Center in Kankakee earlier in the day after beating a guard into unconsciousness, taking his keys and uniform and speeding off in his SUV, may be traveling with a 15-year-old girl. (AP Photo/The Daily Journal, Mike Voss)
Inmate overpowers guard, escapes from eastern Illinois jailInmate escapes from eastern Illinois jail after overpowering guard, stealing uniform, SUV
The Associated Press28 minutes ago
McDonald's joins Wal-Mart, Gap, other cos. in raising wagesMcDonald's will raise hourly pay at company-owned stores, joining Wal-Mart, Ikea and others
The Associated Press35 minutes ago
FILE- This May 2, 2012, file photo shows a sign advertising job openings outside a McDonalds restaurant in Chesterland, Ohio. McDonald's on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 said it's raising pay for workers at its company-owned U.S. restaurants, making it the latest employer to sweeten worker incentives in an improving economy. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)
McDonald's: Workers to get pay hikes at company-owned storesMcDonald's to raise worker pay at company-owned stores; majority of US locations franchised
The Associated Press41 minutes ago
Former Deerwood Academy assistant principal Tabeeka Jordan, center, is led to a holding cell after a jury found her guilty in the Atlanta Public Schools test-cheating trial, Wednesday, April 1, 2015, in Atlanta. Jordan and 10 other former Atlanta Public Schools educators accused of participating in a test cheating conspiracy that drew nationwide attention were convicted Wednesday of racketeering charges. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Kent D. Johnson, Pool)
11 former Atlanta educators convicted in cheating scandal11 Atlanta educators convicted in vast cheating scandal; 'Very, very dangerous business'
The Associated Press47 minutes ago

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FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015 file photo, Kentucky's Tyler Ulis (3) looks for an open teammate between Alabama defenders, from left, Justin Coleman, Riley Norris and Retin Obasohan, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lexington, Ky. Being Kentucky’s smallest player on the floor hasn't prevented 5-foot-9 point guard Tyler Ulis from repeatedly coming up big for the Wildcats. He’ll likely need to do it again this weekend, Wednesday, April 1, 2015.  (AP Photo/James Crisp, File)
Kentucky's 5-9 Tyler Ulis coming up big in NCAA TournamentKentucky's 5-9 guard Tyler Ulis could loom large for Wildcats in Final Four vs. Wisconsin
The Associated Press28 minutes ago
FILE - In this March 13, 2015, file photo, Duke's Jahlil Okafor (15) dunks against Notre Dame during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the semifinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C. Okafor was selected to the Mens All-America team, Monday, March 30, 2015.  (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File)
Duke's Mike Krzyzewski adapts to '1-and-done' worldDuke's Coach K adapts to '1-and-done' world with 3 freshmen NBA prospects atop Final Four team
The Associated Press49 minutes ago
Former NBA basketball All-Star and St. John's alumnus Chris Mullin speaks during a news conference to announce his hiring as St. John's men's basketball coach, Wednesday, April 1, 2015, in New York. Mullin says he considers trying to turn around the St. John's basketball program an "obligation." (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Mullin: Trying to turn around St John's an 'obligation'New coach Chris Mullin says he considers trying to turn around St. John's an 'obligation'
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Andy Murray, of Great Britain, returns the ball to Dominic Thiem, of Austria, during their match at the Miami Open tennis tournament in Key Biscayne, Fla., Wednesday, April 1, 2015. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
Serena Williams earns 700th win to reach Miami Open semisSerena Williams earns 700th victory by beating Sabine Lisicki in Miami Open quarterfinals
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Alabama Coach Nick Saban discusses Jonathan Taylor's dismissal and other issues after spring NCAA  football practice, Monday, March 30, 2015, at the Mal Moore Athletic Facility in Tuscaloosa, Ala.  (AP Photo/Al.com, Vasha Hunt) MAGS OUT
Woman recants allegation ex-Alabama player assaulted herWoman recants allegation that ex-Alabama football player Jonathan Taylor assaulted her
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Students and other supporters protest, Wednesday, April 1, 2015, as they walk through the food court area of the Husky Union Building on the University of Washington campus in Seattle, in support of raising the minimum wage for campus workers to $15 an hour. Seattle's new $15 minimum wage law began going into effect Wednesday with a program to gradually raise wages through 2017 and beyond, but UW officials have questioned whether their status as a state entity would require them to raise wages for students and other campus workers on the same schedule. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Seattle begins to phase in $15 minimum wageTrendsetter Seattle begins to phase in $15 minimum wage while increases debated across nation
The Associated Press30 minutes ago
McDonald's joins Wal-Mart, Gap, other cos. in raising wagesMcDonald's will raise hourly pay at company-owned stores, joining Wal-Mart, Ikea and others
The Associated Press38 minutes ago
FILE- This May 2, 2012, file photo shows a sign advertising job openings outside a McDonalds restaurant in Chesterland, Ohio. McDonald's on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 said it's raising pay for workers at its company-owned U.S. restaurants, making it the latest employer to sweeten worker incentives in an improving economy. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)
McDonald's: Workers to get pay hikes at company-owned storesMcDonald's to raise worker pay at company-owned stores; majority of US locations franchised
The Associated Press45 minutes ago
FILE - In this June 7, 2013 file photo, Doug McMillon, President and CEO, Wal-Mart International, speaks at the shareholders meeting in Fayetteville, Ark. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world’s largest retailer and America’s largest private employer, waded into the religious-objections legislation debate this week when McMillon urged Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinsen to veto a bill in Arkansas that critics said would open the door to discrimination against gays and lesbians. (AP Photo/April L. Brown, File)
Why businesses are speaking out on religious-objections lawsWhy businesses are increasingly speaking out against religious-objections laws
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Trader John Panin works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, April 1, 2015. U.S. stocks moved lower in early trading Wednesday, extending losses from the day before. A report indicating that U.S. businesses slowed their pace of hiring last month weighed on the market. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
US stocks ease for second day; price of crude oil soarsUS stocks close modestly lower as jobs, manufacturing data disappoint; crude oil price soars
The Associated Press1 hour ago

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