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Advocates: High court signals it won't stop $15 minimum wage

Donna Gordon Blankinship, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 3:30pm

The U.S. Supreme Court weighed in for the first time Monday on a $15-an-hour minimum wage, signaling it does not plan to stop the movement that is spreading across the nation, worker advocates say.

Teens to witness mock crash ahead of prom, graduation season

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 3:20pm

Students at a North Dakota high school will be witnessing a mock car-crash event as part of a safety campaign that authorities are launching ahead of prom and graduation season.

Sports Authority plans to sell assets

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 3:20pm

Sports Authority will sell some or all of its assets rather than trying to reorganize under bankruptcy protection.

The Latest: Amtrak also affected by CSX derailment

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 3:20pm

The Latest on the CSX train derailment in Washington, D.C. (all times local):

Judge: Ailing media mogul to testify in mental capacity case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 3:10pm

A judge says an ailing media mogul should give brief sworn testimony in a case involving his mental competency and who has the authority to make medical decisions for him.

Convicted sex offender pleads guilty in ID theft case

Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 2:52pm

A decades-long ordeal ruined a Texas man, but his life might start to get better now that the convicted sex offender in Kansas who stole his identity has pleaded guilty to misusing a Social Security number.

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Cruz fights for survival as Trump eyes Indiana knockout

Thomas Beaumont and Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 2:51pm

Ted Cruz's conservative crusade for the presidency fought for new life Monday ahead of an Indiana vote that could effectively end the GOP's primary season. The fiery Texas senator hinted at an exit strategy, even as he vowed to compete to the end against surging Republican front-runner Donald Trump.

The Might of Mickey: Orlando still top US destination

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 2:50pm

It's a crowded world after all — at least in Orlando's hotels and theme parks.

4 arrested in slaying of Honduran environmental activist

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 2:41pm

Honduran authorities arrested four people Monday in the killing of environmental activist Berta Caceres, including an active duty army officer and three men who worked for a hydroelectric project she opposed.

Deal highlights pay raises, new construction in state budget

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 2:31pm

Thousands of state employees will receive pay raises under a state budget Gov. Nathan Deal is set to sign Tuesday.

Small Business Owners Should Take Steps to Prevent Employment Claims

Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 2:31pm

and the challenges that small business owners face.

The Latest: Advocates: Court shuts down $15 wage challenges

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 2:21pm

The Latest on the U.S. Supreme Court turning away a challenge to Seattle's $15-an-hour minimum wage (all times local):

Study: 7 of 10 most profitable US hospitals are nonprofits

Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 2:12pm

Seven of the 10 most profitable U.S. hospitals are nonprofits, according to new research, including one in Urbana, Illinois, where hospital tax exemptions are headed for a contentious court battle that soon could determine whether medical facilities are paying their fair share of taxes.

Bird flu quarantine lifted at last of 10 Indiana farms

Rick Callahan, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 2:11pm

The last remaining quarantine imposed last winter on southwestern Indiana poultry farms swept by a bird flu outbreak has been lifted, a step officials hope prompts nations that banned poultry imports from the state or entire U.S. to end those sanctions.

Tests begin on world's biggest unmanned surface vessel

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 2:11pm

The military is launching tests on the world's largest unmanned surface vessel.

Markets Right Now: U.S. stock indexes post solid gains

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 2:11pm

The latest on global financial markets (all times local):

Grain mixed, livestock higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 2:00pm

Grain futures were mixed Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

WhatsApp is what's out in Brazil

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 1:50pm

The popular WhatsApp messaging service is not working in Brazil, apparently as a result of an ongoing judicial battle.

University of Illinois faculty union calls of strike

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 1:31pm

Classes at the University of Illinois' Champaign-Urbana campus are expected to resume on their normal schedules Monday after a faculty union reached a tentative contract agreement with the school and called off the remainder of its strike.