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Hundreds protest over minimum wage at McDonald's stockholder meeting


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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Jury selection for Bill Cosby's sex assault trial nears completion

PITTSBURGH The Pennsylvania jury that will decide comedian Bill Cosby's fate at his upcoming sexual assault trial was nearly complete on Wednesday, a day after defense lawyers claimed prosecutors were trying to exclude black people from the panel.

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Accused Times Square driver indicted for fatal crash

NEW YORK The man charged with killing a young woman and injuring 22 others when he sped through three blocks of crowded Times Square sidewalks in his car has been indicted by a New York City grand jury, 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.

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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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Baltimore lawyer told rape victim Trump would deport her: prosecutors

A defense attorney was arrested in a Baltimore courthouse after he told an alleged rape victim she risked being deported by the Trump administration if she testified against his client, prosecutors said on Wednesday.

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U.S. blacklists members of Mexican drug trafficking group: Treasury

WASHINGTON The United States on Wednesday blacklisted Mexican national Jose Luis Ruelas Torres for leading what the U.S. Treasury Department said is a family organization that smuggles heroin across the border for sale in cities across the United States.

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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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