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Clinton to evaluate women's rights across globe

09/25/2013 9:17am
Hillary Rodham Clinton says she plans to lead an effort to evaluate the progress women have made around the globe in becoming full and equal participants in society.

FTC: $1M settlement in debt collection scheme

09/25/2013 12:33pm
A debt collection operation that involved text messages and collectors allegedly posing as attorneys has led to a $1 million settlement with the federal government.

Governor signs bill hiking California minimum wage

09/25/2013 12:58pm
Calling it a "matter of justice," Gov. Jerry Brown put his signature on a bill that will hike California's minimum wage to $10 an hour within three years, making it one of the highest rates in the nation.

US: ATF misplaced 420 million cigarettes in stings

09/25/2013 2:24pm
Government agents acting without authorization conducted dozens of undercover investigations of illegal tobacco sales, misused some of $162 million in profits from the stings and lost track of at least 420 million cigarettes, the Justice Department's inspector general said Wednesday.

HP severs ties with Navy Yard shooter's employer

09/25/2013 3:05pm
Hewlett-Packard Co. says it's severing ties with a subcontractor that employed Washington Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis.

Spotlight on corruption at Illinois sentencing

09/25/2013 4:27pm
Triggering disagreement over just what constitutes public trust, a judge on Wednesday sentenced a famously brash Chicago Democrat to six months in prison for failing to declare campaign cash he spent at casinos as taxable income.

US says Israelis, Palestinians aim for final deal

09/25/2013 6:42pm
Israelis and Palestinians have agreed to intensify peace talks aimed at reaching a final agreement, not an interim accord, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday.

Foreign weapons sent to rebels in Syria worry Iraq

09/25/2013 7:39pm
Iraq's top diplomat warned outside nations Wednesday not to send military aid to Syria's rebellion for fear they could assist jihadist groups that he said might have a role in a future government in Damascus.