By JENNIFER PELTZAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - New York City will soon have the nation's most far-reaching laws barring employers from shunning out-of-work job applicants, after lawmakers passed the provisions Wednesday over a mayoral veto.
When the law takes effect in three months, the city
By SUZETTE LABOYAssociated Press
MIAMI (AP) - A woman who was given a new liver, pancreas, stomach and small and large intestine at a Miami hospital in 2007 has delivered a healthy baby girl, believed to be the first known case of a five-organ transplant patient giving birth.
EXAMINER.COM - Political talk of Hillary-Michelle in 2016 as possible presidential candidates has become a top trending topic on search engines, as the Washington Examiner reported this week that while Hillary Clinton hasn't spoken much yet about the 2016 Democratic presidential nominations
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Washington state Senate has advanced a measure championed by Gov. Jay Inslee to study the best practices for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Under the measure passed Wednesday, an outside consultant would review both Washington state's ongoing
By MIKE SCHNEIDERAssociated Press
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Florida's lieutenant governor resigned and nearly 60 other people were charged in a scandal involving a purported veterans charity that authorities said Wednesday was a front for a $300 million gambling operation.
The organization, Allied
By SOPHIA TAREENAssociated Press
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Gov. Pat Quinn said Wednesday that he wants the Illinois attorney general to appeal a federal court ruling that the state's last-in-the-nation concealed carry ban is unconstitutional, a move that would take it before the U.S. Supreme
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Democratic-controlled Senate has rejected a Republican effort to attach the repeal of President Barack Obama's health care law to a government spending bill. The 45-52 vote defeated the effort, which was led by conservatives. They say that when the law is
By BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama nominated a new ambassador to Libya on Wednesday, filling a post that has been vacant since Chris Stevens was killed in the Sept. 11 Benghazi attack and signaling the United States' commitment to the North African
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Argentine Jorge Bergoglio has been elected pope, the first ever from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium. He chose the name Pope Francis. After announcing "Habemus Papum" - "We have a pope!" - a cardinal standing on the
By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSENAssociated Press
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - They relocated the entire student body to a new school unstained by blood. They brought in counselors to soothe shattered nerves, and parents to comfort the distraught.
But authorities know they cannot erase the lingering effects of the