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Obamas Want Daughters To Get Taste Of Life On Minimum Wage

By Roberta Rampton<p>WASHINGTON, June 20 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and wife Michelle both worked minimum-wage jobs before they got law degrees: a character-building experience they said they also want their teenage daughters to share.<p>The president scooped ice cream at Baskin-Robbins, waited …

Police question 19-year-old man over Muslim student's murder

An attempted assault on a jogger close to the scene of Nahid Almanea's murder results in the arrest of 19-year-old suspect who is now being questioned over her murder<p>Detectives investigating the brutal murder of a Saudi Arabian student are questioning a 19-year-old man who was arrested for an …

Boston teen charged with raping, killing teacher allegedly attacked another woman

Prosecutors have asked for strict security for a Danvers teenager charged with killing his teacher after he allegedly attacked a female youth worker this month.<p>In court papers released Thursday at the request of The Salem News, Essex County prosecutors said 15-year-old Philip Chism slipped away …

Man gets 35 years for fatal Ohio sleepover fire

CLEVELAND -- Late Friday, convicted arsonist Antun Lewis, 30, was sentenced to 35 years in prison for setting a house fire that killed 9 people, including a woman and eight children.<p>It was the deadliest fire in Cleveland's history.<p>The prosecutors and the the victims' families had asked for life in …

Police In D.C. Embrace A Progressive Approach To Drug Overdoses

For years, police departments around the country have treated drug use as a crime, not as a public health problem. But on Thursday, drug reform activists and community organizers in Washington, D.C., made it clear that the Metropolitan Police Department is supporting a new law that calls for a …

2 tread water for 14 hours off Florida coast until chance rescue

Some off-duty public safety workers ended up with an unusual catch when they went fishing off the coast of Florida on Saturday morning.<p>They found a man and woman splashing in the water 7 miles from shore who said they'd spent the last 14 hours treading water, the Broward County Sheriff's Office …

Children in California rescued in nationwide sex-trafficking bust, FBI says

More than two dozen children in California were rescued during a week-long nationwide crackdown on commercial sex trafficking, federal officials announced Monday.<p>State, local and federal officials also arrested at least 38 alleged pimps in California during the crackdown, dubbed "Operation Cross …

Woman Jumps Barrier to Feed Cookies to Zoo Lions — Again

A woman alarmed other visitors Monday when she jumped a barrier into the lion exhibit at a Tennessee zoo and started singing to the lions while trying to feed them cookies, zoo officials and witnesses said.<p>And it might not have been the first time.<p>The woman, who wasn't identified but was described …

Animals

Two killed in shooting in Miami's Liberty City neighborhood

Two people were killed and others were wounded after a shooting in Miami's Liberty City neighborhood early Tuesday, police said.<p>Miami police spokeswoman Frederica Burden said the shooting happened in the street and police were trying to determine how many were injured.<p>"It's very early in our …

3-Year-Old Kicked Out Of KFC? The Story's A Hoax, Says KFC

<b>UPDATE:</b> June 24 -- KFC says that a 3-year-old with facial injuries was never kicked out of one of its franchises.<p>"After the alleged incident was reported to us, two investigations took place, including one by an independent investigator. Neither revealed any evidence that the incident occurred, and …

2 killed, 7 hurt in Miami shooting

Two people were killed and seven wounded in a shooting early Tuesday in the Miami neighborhood of Liberty City.<p>"We have nobody in custody," officer Kenia Reyes, spokeswoman for the Miami police, said Tuesday evening. "We are looking for the people involved."<p>The dead were identified as Kevin …

More than $190,000 in stolen jewelry found during traffic stop

Police in Moreno Valley uncovered more than $190,000 in stolen jewelry during a traffic stop on Monday, authorities said.<p>Officers attempted to stop a 1995 Ford Explorer for a traffic violation near Sunnymead Boulevard and Heacock Street in Moreno Valley on Monday when a passenger, Tearza …

Las Vegas man gets prison time for reality TV shooting incident

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - A Las Vegas man involved in a 2011 shooting incident with the crew of reality TV show “Repo Games” was sentenced on Tuesday to 90 days in prison and five years of probation, his lawyer said.<p>Carlos Enrique Barron, a 43-year-old former public school teacher, was found guilty by …

Researcher Charged in HIV Vaccine Fraud Case

Responding to a major case of research misconduct, federal prosecutors have taken the rare step of filing charges against a scientist after he admitted falsifying data that led to millions in grants and hopes of a breakthrough in AIDS vaccine research.<p>Investigators say former Iowa State University …

Town Votes To Give Fired Lesbian Police Chief Her Job Back, Strips Mayor Of Power (UPDATE)

WASHINGTON -- The residents of Latta, South Carolina, on Tuesday came through for their police chief, Crystal Moore, who was fired two months ago for reasons that many residents say had to do with her being a lesbian.<p>The town overwhelmingly voted to reinstate Moore to her job and to strip the …

Associated Press News

Trouble In Paradise: Opiate Use Spikes On Martha's Vineyard

Underneath the charm of Martha's Vineyard's picturesque beaches, peaceful woods and luxury homes is a problem: Since August, there have been six overdose deaths on the island.<p>"That's a phenomenal rate for a community of 16,000 people — and that's not to mention the overdoses that haven't been …

Associated Press News

Horrifying Outbreak: What Makes Ebola so Deadly?

KLG and Hoda learn how to be happy on and off social media<p>05:04<p>‘This is total freedom’: Sisters on the Fly detail their outdoor adventures<p>03:36<p>Meet the 13 fearless women of the Caramel Curves Motorcycle Club<p>02:43<p>Mom sounds alarm after son’s mosquito bite causes seizure, sends him to the …

Sarah Sanders

Cops: Would-Be School Shooter Admits Being 'Really Mentally Ill'

A Minnesota 17-year-old accused of planning a school shooting carefully outlined to police how he intended to massacre his family and school friends …

Syrian warplanes reportedly strike in Iraq, killing 57 civilians

Reports that Syrian warplanes carried out a cross-border attack on Iraqi towns this week is further evidence of the blurring between the two countries' borders as they face an offensive by Islamic extremists.<p>At least 57 Iraqi civilians were killed and more than 120 others were wounded by what local …