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  • taylor.armerding.jpg Benefits of hiking minimum wage are an illusion

    The president's latest economic fantasy says raising the minimum wage will incentivize work, lower unemployment, juice the economy and may even lower taxes. All while businesses swallow billions of dollars more in labor costs.

    February 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • VIDEO: Figure skating's scoring system stirs debate

    AP sports writer Barry Wilner weighs in on the controversy over figure skating's complex and subjective scoring system, which triggered debate after Russia's Adelina Sotnikova outscored defending champion Yuna Kim to win the gold in Sochi.

    February 22, 2014

  • 0222 OTT Animal Hoarding color photo 1 -L Roughly 200 animals, dead and alive, hoarded at Iowa home

    Animal rescuers laid out dozens of dead animals into neat rows Friday, while a police officer chipped away at ice chunks containing frozen animal carcasses, in what authorities said may be one of the largest animal hoarding cases in the state.

    February 22, 2014 3 Photos

  • Missouri committee recommends $8 for tin foil hats

    According to a summary sheet, the tin foil hat money is part of an amendment removing language prohibiting the state from accepting federal money to implement Common Core education standards.

    February 21, 2014

  • Lottery generic Lottery ticket sold in California wins $425M Powerball

    The lone winning ticket for the $425 million Powerball jackpot was sold at a convenience store in Northern California, but there was no immediate word on who may have won one of the largest lottery jackpots in U.S. history.

    February 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Square logo.jpg Shortage of execution drugs becomes more acute

    February 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Capital punishment.png Capital Punishment

    There’s one big reason the United States has a dearth of execution drugs so acute that some states are considering solutions such as firing squads and gas chambers: Europe won’t allow the drugs to be exported because of its fierce hostility to capital punishment.

    February 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Michael A. Taylor.png Oklahoma pharmacy won’t give drug for Missouri execution

    An Oklahoma pharmacy has agreed not to provide Missouri with a drug for a scheduled execution next week, but it’s unclear whether the decision will delay the lethal injection

    February 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • VIDEO: Woman expecting triplets gives birth to identical quadruplets

    A Mississippi mother got a big surprise, just days before Valentines Day.

    February 18, 2014

  • 4x9_envelopes_web_big.jpg Go paperless? One group lobbying against it

    As the Obama administration pushes to do more business over the Internet, finally seeking to close the technology gap with the private sector, the digital makeover is running into a dogged opponent called Consumers for Paper Options.

    February 17, 2014 1 Photo

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