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Hundreds protest over minimum wage at McDonald's stockholder meeting

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OAK BROOK, Ill. Hundreds of fast-food workers demanded wage increases as they marched outside McDonald's Corp headquarters during the company's annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday.

New York firms offer 'Plan B' to staff ahead of summer transit woes

NEW YORK Faced with this summer's partial shutdown of New York's Pennsylvania Station due to track repairs, some employers in the largest U.S. city are scrambling to come up with "Plan B" offerings to allow their suburb-dwelling staff to avoid the largely shuttered transit hub.

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Teenage suspect sought in triple stabbing in Midtown Manhattan

NEW YORK A 16-year-old boy stabbed three other teens near their high school in Midtown Manhattan on Wednesday and then fled, New York City police said.

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Vermont governor snuffs legal pot, tells lawmakers to 'get it right'

Vermont's governor on Wednesday halted, at least temporarily, efforts to become the ninth state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, but offered to work with state legislators to resolve what he cited as the bill's shortcomings.

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Jury selected for Bill Cosby's sex assault trial

PITTSBURGH Seven men and five women, including two black jurors, will determine comedian Bill Cosby's fate at his upcoming sexual assault trial in Pennsylvania, after claims from his lawyers that race played a factor in their selection.

People 5:40pm EDT

Driver indicted in deadly Times Square attack, crash

NEW YORK A grand jury has indicted the driver charged with killing a young woman and injuring 22 people when he careened through three blocks in New York City's crowded Times Square, prosecutors said on Wednesday.

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U.S. decision on expanded laptop ban not imminent: Homeland Security

WASHINGTON The U.S. Homeland Security Department said on Wednesday that no specific timeline had been set for a decision on whether to expand a ban on larger electronics as carry-on luggage for air travel.

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Iconic California highway to be closed for months after landslide

A section of California's iconic coastal highway will likely remain closed for months after a massive rain-driven landslide that went into the Pacific Ocean, a state transportation official said on Wednesday.

Environment 3:17pm EDT

U.S. review criticizes U.S. handling of Honduras drug operation

WASHINGTON A joint U.S.-Honduras anti-drug operation that resulted in several fatal shootings in the Central American country in 2012 was poorly coordinated, according to an internal review on Wednesday.

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Five charged with insider trading involving U.S. health agency

NEW YORK Five men, including a Washington, D.C. political consultant and a federal employee, were criminally charged on Wednesday with engaging in an insider trading scheme based on leaks from within a federal healthcare agency.

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