Fast food workers vow civil disobedience
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:07:16 -0400
VILLA PARK, Ill. (AP) — Fast food workers from across the country have voted in suburban Chicago to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation by including civil disobedience.
Widow: Man who died in NYPD custody wasn't violent
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:00:11 -0400
NEW YORK (AP) — The widow of a New York City man who died this month in a videotaped confrontation with New York City police demanded justice on Saturday, saying the victim wasn't asking for trouble.
GOP works to avert Senate upset in Georgia
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:58:40 -0400
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Republicans are on the offensive in the opening days of Georgia's Senate campaign, hammering Democrat Michelle Nunn as a rubber stamp for President Barack Obama and questioning her resume as a non-profit executive — the very experience that anchors her appeal as a moderate who gets things done without partisan wrangling.
Arizona execution renews debate over methods
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:53:54 -0400
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A third execution by lethal injection has gone awry in six months, renewing debate over whether there is a foolproof way for the government to humanely kill condemned criminals, and whether it's even worth looking for one.
3 rockets hit Israel as Hamas rejects Gaza truce
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:51:23 -0400
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says three rockets have been fired from Gaza at Israel despite a proposed extension of a humanitarian truce in the Gaza war.
Detained CNN journalist freed in Ukraine
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:49:52 -0400
A freelance Ukrainian journalist who was detained by pro-Russian separatists while working for the US news network CNN has been freed, the broadcaster said Saturday. CNN said news producer Anton Skiba, who was captured by armed men outside a hotel in the rebel-held city of Donetsk on Tuesday, had called them to say that he was "free and that he is fine." "CNN also has had visual confirmation that Skiba is free from sources on the ground in Donetsk," the network said on its online news site. Donetsk is under siege by Ukrainian forces, and fighting continued Saturday, with loud explosions heard in one suburb of the city.
2 guns found at hospital shooting suspect's home
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:49:10 -0400
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities found two more guns at the home of a man suspected of fatally shooting his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist in suburban Philadelphia before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back.
No Love for US stars in defending world crown
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:44:21 -0400
Minnesota Timberwolves star forward Kevin Love, being sought in trade deals by several NBA clubs, will not play for the United States in this year's Basketball World Cup. USA Basketball announced Saturday in a statement that Love, a member of the 2012 London Olympic gold-medal US team, will not participate in the world squad's training camp that opens Monday in Las Vegas "because of his current status." The Cleveland Cavaliers, fresh off landing four-time NBA Most Valuable Player LeBron James and signing guard Kyrie Irving to a long-term deal, want to make a deal for Love to provide a new "Big Three" for James as he tries to bring the Cavaliers their first NBA title and Cleveland its first major sports champion in half a century.
Israeli military says 3 rockets fired from Gaza after Hamas rejects 4-hour truce extension
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:43:01 -0400
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli military says 3 rockets fired from Gaza after Hamas rejects 4-hour truce extension.
Nissan expands recall prompted by faulty air bag
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:40:40 -0400
NEW YORK (AP) — Nissan is recalling more than 226,000 additional vehicles over a defective air bag that has affected much of the global auto industry.
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