Christina Sampson

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Fast-food strikes planned for 100 cities

NEW YORK — Fast-food workers in about 100 cities will walk off the job this Thursday, organizers say, which would mark the largest effort yet in their push for higher pay.<p>The actions are intended to build on a campaign that began about a year ago to call attention to the difficulties of living on …

Egyptian Women’s Lawyer Arrested

Court OKs public broadcasting ad ban

A federal appeals court has upheld the longstanding prohibition on political campaigns and corporations advertising on public television.<p>In an 8-3 decision handed down Monday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit found that that the law banning such advertisements along with so-called …

Conn. town to release school massacre 911 tapes

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The town of Newtown, Conn., says it will release the 911 recordings from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Wednesday.<p>A Connecticut Superior Court judge ruled last week that the tapes from last December should be released to The Associated Press after a lengthy fight over …

Restaurants using receipts to shame diners into eating healthier

It used to be that after dining on your favorite burger and fries, your receipt would only elicit sticker shock. But now you can add calorie shock to that list.<p>Bloomberg reports that a company called SmartReceipt Inc. is offering diners a nutritional snap shot of the meal they just ordered –printed …

Trial begins for former BP engineer accused of destroying oil spill evidence

Jury selection began Monday for the Justice Department's case against a former BP drilling engineer charged with deleting text messages and voicemails about the company's response to its massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.<p>Dozens of potential jurors filled a New Orleans courtroom for the …

Male and Female Brains Really Are Built Differently

The hemispheres of women's brains are more interconnected. Does that matter?<p>Ready your knowing smirk, because here comes a scientific gem that’s sure to enliven even the dullest of holiday parties.<p>By analyzing the MRIs of 949 people aged 8 to 22, scientists at the University of Pennsylvania found …

Iran seeks Arab help for regional stability

Zarif says countries must reach across sectarian divide to find solution to Syrian crisis among other issues.<p>Iran's foreign minister has appealed to Gulf Arab states to overcome their differences and work together for regional stability and to find a solution to the Syrian crisis.<p>Speaking on <i>Talk to</i> …

TIME Picks the Top 10 Photos of 2013

John Tlumacki. Boston, Mass., USA. April 15, 2013. The first Boston Marathon bomb exploded about two hours and forty m<p>... VIEW MORE<p>John …