Dan Taylor - Mar 01, 2015
Walmart desperate to keep employees, raises minimum wage
The retail giant has fought for decades to keep the minimum wage as low as possible, but recent moves by retailers such as Gap to retain good employees has resulted in a mass exodus of Walmart workers.
Walmart desperate to keep employees, raises minimum wage Walmart desperate to keep employees, raises minimum wage
Dan Taylor - Mar 01, 2015
The retail giant has fought for decades to keep the minimum wage as low as possible, but recent moves by retailers such as Gap to retain good employees has resulted in a mass exodus of Walmart workers.
Republicans furious as colleges use financial aid to help illegal immigrants Republicans furious as colleges use financial aid to help illegal immigrants
Dan Taylor - Mar 01, 2015
New York University argues that its financial aid program doesn't take away from citizens, but Republicans say that because there is not unlimited funding for needy students, American citizens are being crowded out.
Gun rights advocates blast Obama's proposed ban of AR-15 ammo Gun rights advocates blast Obama's proposed ban of AR-15 ammo
Dan Taylor - Mar 01, 2015
Scores of lawmakers signed a letter hammering the ATF for proposing the ban, arguing that the agency had failed to demonstrate that there was any new safety issue related to the ammo.
Boston Marathon bombing trial isn't going anywhere: panel rejects request to move trial Boston Marathon bombing trial isn't going anywhere: panel rejects request to move trial
Dan Taylor - Feb 28, 2015
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is accused in the April 2013 bombing of the Boston Marathon, which killed three people and injured 260, and defense attorneys have argued that there's no way he'll get a fair shake in the city -- but the judge disagrees.
DC legalizes Marijuana despite threats of legal action from Congress DC legalizes Marijuana despite threats of legal action from Congress
Anna Jiang - Feb 27, 2015
District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser passed a new law that legalized marijuana with the approval of nearly 70 percent of voters, as indicated by polls last November.
Obama's choice for attorney general makes good impression with Senate interview Obama's choice for attorney general makes good impression with Senate interview
Ella Vincent - Feb 26, 2015
The New York prosecutor clears one hurdle on her way to become attorney general.
Osama bin Laden's personal letters expressed intention for more U.S. attacks Osama bin Laden's personal letters expressed intention for more U.S. attacks
Ella Vincent - Feb 26, 2015
Evidence and testimony from Al-Qaeda trial suggest that the 9/11 mastermind wanted to unleash more terror attacks on America before 2011.
Alaska's pot legalization will boast some of 'the most sensible marijuana laws' in U.S. Alaska's pot legalization will boast some of 'the most sensible marijuana laws' in U.S.
Ella Vincent - Feb 25, 2015
The drug can now be sold and consumed in the state for adults over 21.
Clinton insists tech world cannot properly advance with current gender inequalities Clinton insists tech world cannot properly advance with current gender inequalities
Anna Jiang - Feb 25, 2015
Former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton urges for more women to take the lead and strive for accomplishments.
Former LA mayor opts out of Senate race, but hints at potential run for governor Former LA mayor opts out of Senate race, but hints at potential run for governor
Anna Jiang - Feb 24, 2015
Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced that he is not running for the Senate, but suggested that he may be interested in running for governor of California.
NYPD must face 'a hard truth' regarding racism and brutality, says commissioner NYPD must face 'a hard truth' regarding racism and brutality, says commissioner
Ella Vincent - Feb 24, 2015
NYPD commissioner says ignoring police brutality would be "reckless and irresponsible.''
Goverment pleads with judge to lift ban on Obama's executive action Goverment pleads with judge to lift ban on Obama's executive action
Anna Jiang - Feb 24, 2015
A U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen has issued a temporary ban on President Barack Obama's executive action which would shield as many as 5 million illegal immigrants from deportation.
Judge orders Christie to pay out $1.57 billion of illegally withheld pensions Judge orders Christie to pay out $1.57 billion of illegally withheld pensions
Ella Vincent - Feb 24, 2015
Chris Christie suffers a legal setback. The decision affects the pensions of New Jersey public employees.
Loss of support from minority voters could spell doom for Rahm Emanuel re-election Loss of support from minority voters could spell doom for Rahm Emanuel re-election
Ella Vincent - Feb 23, 2015
Rahm Emanuel has a big war chest in his bid to be re-elected mayor of Chicago, but criticism from his previous term could be a deal-breaker.
Obama endorses 'very open-minded' mentality of welcoming transgender soldiers Obama endorses 'very open-minded' mentality of welcoming transgender soldiers
Anna Jiang - Feb 23, 2015
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told troops in Afghanistan that he was "very open-minded" about who should be able to serve, provided "they can do what we need them to do for us."
Record amount of ice covers Great Lakes, creates municipal headaches Record amount of ice covers Great Lakes, creates municipal headaches
Tom Sherman - Feb 21, 2015
Scientists from NOAA warn that the bitter cold will linger throughout the Great Lakes region long after air temperatures warm up, much to the chagrin of local officials.
Marco Rubio gets heckled by protesters in his hometown Marco Rubio gets heckled by protesters in his hometown
Tom Sherman - Feb 21, 2015
Marco Rubio deflects protesters with humor in the kick off event of his nationwide tour of early primary states.
President Obama mocks GOP rebrand in speech to Democrats President Obama mocks GOP rebrand in speech to Democrats
Tom Sherman - Feb 20, 2015
On Friday, President Obama took a swipe at the GOP for trying to rebrand as a party of the people.
Obama administration to ask judge for stay on immigration ruling Obama administration to ask judge for stay on immigration ruling
Tom Sherman - Feb 20, 2015
The Obama administration will continue to prepare for its executive actions on immigration to take effect regardless of the court ruling.
Giuliani sparks outrage from Democrats after accusing Obama of not loving America Giuliani sparks outrage from Democrats after accusing Obama of not loving America
Ella Vincent - Feb 20, 2015
The former New York mayor is now backpedaling on his controversial comments about President Obama.
Oklahoma bans all AP history classes for not preaching enough 'American exceptionalism' Oklahoma bans all AP history classes for not preaching enough 'American exceptionalism'
Ella Vincent - Feb 19, 2015
Oklahoma lawmakers have banned advanced placement history classes, though many students have already started to fight back.
NOAA study warns of major coral bleaching event in 2015 NOAA study warns of major coral bleaching event in 2015
Tom Sherman - Feb 19, 2015
As global ocean temperatures continue to rise, at risk are the greatest harbingers of undersea life.
Ferguson officials still waiting to hear from Feds Ferguson officials still waiting to hear from Feds
Tom Sherman - Feb 19, 2015
The shooting death of Michael Brown sparked widespread riots and federal investigations, the repercussions have yet to been felt by the city of Ferguson or its police department.
White House cuts off information sharing programs with Israel White House cuts off information sharing programs with Israel
Tom Sherman - Feb 18, 2015
The U.S./Israeli relationship has taken another awkward turn after White House press secretary Josh Earnest admitted the White House needed to quarantine Israel from any information regarding the current nuclear talks with Iran.
Meanwhile in Oregon, the first bisexual governor in America gets sworn in Meanwhile in Oregon, the first bisexual governor in America gets sworn in
Tom Sherman - Feb 18, 2015
After an unexpected resignation from their popular governor, Oregonians have a new executive in office.
After years of deliberation, U.S. decides to sell military drones internationally After years of deliberation, U.S. decides to sell military drones internationally
Anna Jiang - Feb 18, 2015
The selling of military drones to international allies hopes to bolster aerospace industries and increase U.S. influence in this area.
President Biden? Second-in-command still entertains idea of 2016 campaign President Biden? Second-in-command still entertains idea of 2016 campaign
Anna Jiang - Feb 17, 2015
Joe Biden has extensive experience in the White House, an attractive political record, and may serve to benefit current forerunner Hillary Clinton in a 2016 Presidential campaign.
After judge blocks Obama, Congress can fund Dept. Homeland Security After judge blocks Obama, Congress can fund Dept. Homeland Security
Tom Sherman - Feb 17, 2015
With a recent court ruling on immigration, politicians on both sides of the aisle have nothing to squabble over in regards to DHS funding.
Spring breakers, beware of measles: California Dept. of Health Spring breakers, beware of measles: California Dept. of Health
Tom Sherman - Feb 17, 2015
The California Department of Public Health is warning travelers to make sure they are up to date on their inoculations before going abroad this spring.
Technicality forces Washington Monument to 'lose' about a foot in height Technicality forces Washington Monument to 'lose' about a foot in height
Ella Vincent - Feb 17, 2015
A disconnect in measurement techniques has removed about a foot from the monument's height.