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Abuse allegations, arrests mount at state mental hospital
Allegations of staff misconduct at Connecticut's only maximum-security psychiatric hospital are mounting after a complaint about abuse of a patient led to 31 staff suspensions and nine arrests
Hillary Clinton Picks Tim Kaine: Reactions to her Running Mate Choice
Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton announced Senator Tim Kaine as her vice presidential pick, a senator from Virginia, as well as a former Virginia governor and chair of the Democratic National Committee. After texting supporters, Clinton posted this tweet: I'm thrilled to announce my
Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Seattle Minimum Wage Increase
Today the Supreme Court said it will not take up the challenge to Seattle’s minimum wage increase . The lower court upheld a Seattle law that requires business with five hundred or more employees to raise their minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2018. The International Franchise Association (IFA),
California's $15 Minimum Wage Hike: What You Should Know
The minimum wage for California workers will jump to $15 minimum an hour, making it the highest minimum wage in the nation when it goes into effect in 2022. State lawmakers and labor unions announced the agreement last week and California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the minimum wage increase into law
The Note: Donald Trump Is Still on Top (For Now)
NOTABLES --BY THE NUMBERS: A new CNN/ORC poll out this morning -- the second national poll since the first GOP debate -- found Donald Trump on top of the GOP field, with 24 percent support among registered Republican voters, ABC’s BEN GITTLESON notes. Jeb Bush came in second with 13 percent,
Why Airplane Cabin Cleaners Are Demanding Better Protection
Cleaning an airplane after the passengers leave is no easy job -- it's messy, sometimes disgusting, and can even be downright dangerous, employees told ABC News. "We encounter human feces, sometimes blood, most of the time vomit from passengers that get motion sick," said Joel Castillo, who works
Dollar General (DG) Ups Offer in Battle for Family Dollar (FDO)
Morning Money Memo: It’s the battle of the dollar stores. Dollar General has boosted its bid for smaller rival Family Dollar, offering $80 a share in a deal that would be worth more than $9 billion. Family Dollar rejected an earlier bid from the firm...
Longer Battery Life for Smartphones?
Morning Money Memo… Research at Stanford University could lead to an answer for the biggest complaint from consumers about their smartphones: short battery life. In a paper published in the Nature Nanotechnology, researchers said they’ve designed a lithium-metal anode that boosts the energy storage
Dollar Tree Buying Family Dollar
Morning Money Memo… It’s merger Monday and today’s big deal is in the retail industry. Dollar Tree is buying rival discount store Family Dollar for about $8.5 billion. Among the big winners is billionaire investor Carl Icahn, who announced last month that he had purchased...
'Duck Dynasty' Star Among Guests to Watch Out for at State of the Union
This year’s State of the Union address is gearing up to rival the spectacle created by the White House Correspondents Dinner, with members of Congress competing to bring notable guests to the Capitol, transforming the building for one night into another D.C. national petting zoo....