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Target Raises its Minimum Wage to $13 From $12

NEW YORK (AP) - Target is raising the minimum hourly wage for its workers for the third time in less than two years. The discounter said Thursday it plans to raise the hourly starting wage to $13 from $12 in…

House Judiciary Panel Approves Subpoenas for Mueller Report

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee approved subpoenas Wednesday for special counsel Robert Mueller’s full Russia report as Democrats pressure the Justice Department to release the document without redactions. The committee voted 24-17 to give Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler,…

Police: 'Several' Bodies Found at Suburban Bismarck Business

MANDAN, N.D. - Police in North Dakota say "several'' bodies have been found inside a business in suburban Bismarck. Officers responded to a medical call at the business Monday morning and found several people dead inside. The Mandan Police Department…

Trump Threatens to Close Border With Mexico Next Week

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump says he will close the nation's southern border, or large sections of it, next week if Mexico does not immediately stop illegal immigration. In a tweet Friday, Trump ramped up his repeated threat to close…

Supreme Court Won't Stop Enforcement of Bump Stock ban

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court won't stop the Trump administration from enforcing its ban on bump stock devices, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire like machine guns. The ban took effect Tuesday. Gun rights groups asked the court on…

Patterson Pleads Guilty in Kidnapping of Jayme Closs

  UPDATE: BARRON, Wis. -A Wisconsin man has pleaded guilty to kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents. Twenty-one-year-old Jake Patterson pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of intentional homicide and…

Jussie Smollett’s Attorneys say all Criminal Charges Dropped

CHICAGO (AP) — Attorneys for “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett said Tuesday that charges alleging he lied to police about a racist and homophobic attack have been dropped. Smollett attorneys Tina Glandian and Patricia Brown Holmes said in a statement that…

Mueller Concludes Russia Probe, Delivers Report to Attorney General

FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS: By ERIC TUCKER WASHINGTON-Special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday turned over his long-awaited final report on the contentious Russia investigation that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump’s presidency, entangled Trump’s family and resulted in…

Tyson Recalls Chicken Strips due to Metal Fears

WASHINGTON (AP) — Arkansas-based Tyson Foods is recalling more than 69,000 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strips because they may be contaminated with pieces of metal. The U.S. Agriculture Department said Thursday the products were produced on Nov. 30, 2018,…

Facebook Stored Millions of Passwords in Plain Text

SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook had stored millions of user passwords in plain text for years, the social media company confirmed on Thursday after a security researcher posted about the issue online. Facebook says there is no evidence that employees had…

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