Salaried workers who earn nearly $1,000 per week would become eligible for overtime pay under a proposal President Barack Obama unveiled Monday, lamenting that too many Americans are working too many hours for less pay than they deserve.
Gov. Chris Christie appears to be ready to add his name to the ever-growing list of candidates seeking the Republican Party's nomination for president.
The New Jersey governor is widely expected to announce his long-awaited presidential campaign Tuesday at an event at Livingston High School. Sources confirmed last week that the governor will be making the announcement at the Essex County school, where Christie was once class president.
The expected announcement comes days after website and video alluding to a campaign were published. The video and site, which feature footage of the governor and the slogan, "Telling it like it is", are paid for by the group Chris Christie for President.
Apple's new music streaming service is finally here: Apple Music. n an attempt to compete with Spotify, Tidal, Rhapsody, Rdio and other streaming-music services, Apple Music combines downloaded music, streaming tunes, radio and some social elements. “Apple Music is really going to move the needle for fans and artists,” said record producer and Beats by Dre co-founder, Jimmy Iovine in the company's press release. “Online music has become a complicated mess of apps, services and websites. Apple Music brings the best features together for an experience every music lover will appreciate.”
An Indonesian military plane crashed into a hotel on Tuesday, killing at least 30 people with the death toll expected to rise, officials said. At least 12 personnel, including the pilot, had been aboard the C-130 Hercules which crashed in the northern Sumatra city of Medan, military spokesman Fuad Basya said. In the last decade, there have been 10 fatal crashes involving Indonesian military or police aircraft, according to the Aviation Safety Network.
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Two men were caught on surveillance video brutally beating and robbing a man on an elevator in a public housing complex in the Bronx.
A young Swedish woman who sued her former Wall Street executive boss over lurid allegations of sexual conquest, betrayal and stalking was awarded $18 million by a federal jury Monday.
A Southern California father says he is incredibly lucky he woke up when he did, and was able to save his preteen daughter from a man he says is a predator she met on social media.
Tim LeBlanc woke up around 2 a.m. and realized his 12-year-old daughter was not in the house, so he got into his truck and started looking for her around the neighborhood.
He found his daughter with an adult man down the street.
"As soon as my daughter saw my truck she must have said something, because as soon as I saw them, she, like, came away and started backing away and he started trying to go the other direction," LeBlanc says. "I came around the corner, got out, apprehended him."
A missing Texas grandmother survived for two days on oily water wrung out of a T-shirt and three Sprites before she was found lying next to her car in a ravine, her family said. Wanda Mobley, 75, from Brownwood, Texas left for a road trip to McAlister early Friday morning, according to her granddaughter Amanda Russ of Azle. When she didn’t make it and her family couldn’t reach her, they set out searching. “It was surreal because we didn’t ever expect this to happen to us,” Russ said. "A missing person in your family...it’s just not something you expect.”
The Vatican has released Pope Francis' official schedule for his trip to the United States in September.
The pope will arrive at Joint Base Andrews on September 22. The next day, he will meet with President Barack Obama at the White House and celebrate Mass outside of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
Pope Francis will also travel to Philadelphia and New York City.
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The former Connecticut state trooper convicted of sexually assaulting an 81-year-old woman will serve two years in prison, according to the court clerk's office.
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The continued use of the controversial sedative midazolam to put prisoners to death, upheld on Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court, will mean more botched executions, predicted an official with the American Civil Liberties Union.
A car bomb struck a foreign military convoy in central Kabul on Tuesday, according to the country's interior ministry. One Afghan civilian was killed and 22 were injured, police said. Capt. Susan Harrington, a spokeswoman for NATO, confirmed the attack had taken place and that no coalition forces had been killed. "A four armored-vehicle convoy of foreign forces was attacked by a suicide bomber in a Toyota Corolla," according to Kabul police chief Gen. Abdul Rahman. He said the "barbaric attack [was] carried out by the enemies of peace in this holy month of Ramadan." The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack via Twitter.
A 78-year-old abandoned stadium went up in flames Monday in Eugene, Oregon, just two months after a deal was made to renovate the place for a kids' sports facility. Onlookers mournfully sang, "Take Me Out to the Ballgame." No injuries were reported.Civic Stadium, which was owned by the Eugene School District and seats 6,800 people, was home to baseball, football and other sports until the minor-league Eugene Emeralds left the site in 2009.