By By JEFF KAROUBAssociated Press
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Here are five things to know about right-to-work legislation approved by the Michigan Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder:
THE NAME IS MISLEADING
It isn't about a right to work but rather a right for workers to choose
By By KRISTEN WYATTAssociated Press
DENVER (AP) - Colorado gave a lonely reception to marijuana when it became the second state to legalize the drug. Just as state leaders planned.
Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday quietly removed the final barrier to legalization by declaring
By By JOHN FLESHER and JEFF KAROUBAssociated Press
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan House approved the first of two right-to-work bills Tuesday that would weaken union power in the historical labor stronghold as hundreds of protesters rallied at the Capitol.
The Republican-dominated chamber
By By TAMARA LUSHAssociated Press
STARKE, Fla. (AP) - A former police officer who murdered nine people during a 1986 crime spree was executed Tuesday after his attorneys' last-minute appeals were rejected.
Manuel Pardo, 56, was pronounced dead at Florida State Prison at 7:47 p.m., about 16
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"The longer the White House slow-walks this process, the closer our economy gets to the fiscal cliff." - House Speaker John Boehner on his negotiations with President Barack Obama.
"If I had looked back, I might not be standing here. I might have been one of the
By By KYLE HIGHTOWERAssociated Press
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - George Zimmerman must remain under 24-hour GPS monitoring while awaiting trial in the fatal shooting of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin and must stay in the county despite the defense's concerns about his safety, a judge ruled
By By JENNIFER PELTZAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - When a settlement ended the last legal fallout from the sexual assault allegation that sank his political career, Dominique Strauss-Kahn kept his distance.
The former International Monetary Fund leader, once seen as a promising
By By MICHAEL HILLAssociated Press
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) - A holiday tradition in this upstate New York resort town has a peppermint twist: pig-shaped hard candies are sold with little metal hammers to smash them at Christmas.
The peppermint pigs, which can weigh up to a pound, are
SPOKANE, Wash. - After meeting for 4 hours and taking public testimony the Spokane City Council voted in favor of the 2013 budget. By a vote of 4 to 3 the City Council approved Mayor David Condon's quote "no growth budget" as the city attempts to make up a multi-million dollar
By By PETER JAMES SPIELMANNAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - A civil liberties group asked the Organization of American States' human rights commission Tuesday to investigate the U.S. government for what it says are violations of the rights of convicted terrorism plotter Jose Padilla.