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Minimum wage bills pushed in at least 30 states

AP Photo/Mike Groll ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Minimum-wage increase proposals are getting the maximum push from Democrats in statehouses in more than half of U.S. states, highlighting the politically potent income inequality issue this year. Lawmakers in at least 30 states are...
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Could rap have big night at Grammys Awards?

AP Photo/Matt Sayles LOS ANGELES (AP) — Macklemore believes Kendrick Lamar deserves the best rap album Grammy, but if he and his producer take home the award, he feels it is justified. “If we win that Grammy, then we deserve it as well. I think that we made a great...

Argentina backtracks on details of dollar control

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina’s economy minister is backtracking on details of the government’s recent announcements over the easing of currency controls. Argentina announced Friday it was relaxing restrictions on the purchase of U.S. dollars. The...
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Police identify gunman in Maryland mall shooting

Two people embrace in the parking lot at the scene of a shooting at The Mall in Columbia on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 in Columbia, Md. Police say three people died in a shooting at the mall in suburban Baltimore, including the presumed gunman.(AP Photo/ Evan Vucci) Two people...

UPDATED: It’s still snow fun snow more

The area is under still another wind chill advisory, this one lasting at least until 3 p.m. Monday. The National Weather Service says it appears the snow is over for Sunday, but it warns of drifting and blowing snow this afternoon and this evening.  And we might get about another...
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Gidley needs back surgery after Daytona crash

AP Photo/John Raoux DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Memo Gidley has a broken back that will require surgery after a terrifying accident in the early stages of the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Gidley’s GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing team says the driver will remain at Halifax Health...

Tata Motors managing director dies in Thailand

NEW DELHI (AP) — Tata Motors says the Indian company’s Managing Director Karl Slym has died while on a business trip to Bangkok, Thailand. The statement did not state the cause of death, but the Press Trust of India news agency on Sunday quoted a company spokesman as...
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Ski jumping/cross-country equals Nordic combined

AP Photo/Michael Probst A sport that has its beginnings in the late 1800s when Norwegian soldiers began informal competitions, the event first featured cross-country skiing following by ski jumping, but was reversed in the 1950s. Under the Gundersen Method, which has been used...
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Kenya Airways: New planes, terminal and US flights

AP Photo/Sayyid Azim NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — New Boeing Dreamliners, the opening of a new terminal, and – on the horizon – Kenya’s first direct flights to the United States. The chief executive of Kenya Airways is predicting an exciting couple of years for...
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Richie, Fogerty, Cyrus perform at Clive Davis gala

AP Photo/Dan Steinberg BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — John Fogerty performed with Foo Fighters and Jennifer Hudson. R. Kelly debuted a tribal new song in tribute to Nelson Mandela. And Miley Cyrus basically called the audience old. Clive Davis’ annual pre-Grammy gala...