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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.

Alabama murderer seeks to avoid execution for eighth time

A 75-year-old Alabama murderer set to die on Thursday is asking U.S. courts to block his execution for an eighth time, challenging a drug cocktail that left the last inmate put to death in the state coughing and wheezing for 13 minutes.

6:03am EDT

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.

May 24 2017

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg returns to Harvard as commencement speaker

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. One of Harvard University's most famous dropouts, Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg, returns on Thursday to the Ivy League school to address its graduating class.

Tech, Facebook 8:25am EDT

Some Uber and Lyft riders are giving up their own cars: Reuters/Ipsos poll

SAN FRANCISCO Wally Nowinski got his first car when he turned 16 in Michigan, the home of the U.S. auto industry. But after two years of living in New York City, he sold his wheels, using ride services, carsharing and bike sharing to get around.

Tech 8:19am EDT

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.

May 24 2017

U.S. auto sales seen up 0.5 percent in May: JD Power and LMC

U.S. auto sales in May will edge up 0.5 percent from a year earlier, despite consumer discounts remaining at record levels, industry consultants J.D. Power and LMC Automotive said on Thursday.

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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.

Politics, Election 2016 May 24 2017

Forget Trump White House, Belgium shows Melania the surreal

BRUSSELS As her reality TV star husband meets many of his Western allies for the first time as U.S. president on Thursday, Melania Trump will be offered a different take on the surreal by her hosts in Brussels.

Politics, Election 2016, 10:20am EDT

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 May 24 2017

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