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Supreme Court Deadlocks On Challenge To Union Fees

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 10:31am

The 4-4 vote means union opponents have failed, for now, to reverse a longstanding decision that allows states to mandate "fair share" fees from non-union workers.

EgyptAir Hijacking Ends With Suspect In Custody

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 9:37am

EgyptAir Flight 181 was headed from Alexandria to Cairo but was forced to land in Cyprus. The hijacker claimed to have had explosives on board. Associated Press reporter Menelaos Hadjicostis explains.

Physician Group Calls On Government To Rein In Drug Prices

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 7:05am

The American College of Physicians will lobby Congress to allow the reimportation of medicines from other countries and to let Medicare bargain with drugmakers over price. Will lawmakers go along?

Living From Rent To Rent: Tenants On The Edge Of Eviction

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 6:02am

Most people who end up facing eviction simply can't afford to pay their rent. Many low-income tenants work, but their rent outpaces their wages. An unexpected bill or a lost job can mean homelessness.

Atlanta Businesses Again Lead Push Against Social Conservatives

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 6:00am

Corporations in Atlanta have a long history of supporting a focus on business, not social conservatives' issues. Now the governor is vetoing a bill that LGBT groups say would lead to discrimination.

Defunct Chinatown Bus Line Celebrated By Performers, Ex-Riders

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 4:03am

The Fung Wah bus was a cheap way to get between major cities in the Northeast. The Chinatown bus line was no-frills and unsafe. It's no longer operating, but it holds some nostalgia for former riders.

Obama Acknowledges News Industry In Transition

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 4:03am

President Obama turned media critic in a speech Monday night, as he spoke about journalism and the current political environment. He attended a dinner honoring the best in political journalism.

DOJ Finds A Way To Break Into Terrorist's Locked iPhone

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 4:03am

The Justice Department says it no longer requires Apple's help to retrieve data on a phone linked to the San Bernadino attacks. The government moved to drop the court order demanding Apple assist.

How To Build A Better Job

Mon, 03/28/2016 - 11:00pm

You have more control over having the job you want than you think.

Virtual Reality Whiz Palmer Luckey: Future Will Be 'More Boring Than We Think'

Mon, 03/28/2016 - 5:25pm

The 23-year-old founder says sci-fi writers love to use virtual reality as a backdrop for conflict, but the future is "probably not going to be nearly as interesting."

The FBI Has Successfully Unlocked The iPhone Without Apple's Help

Mon, 03/28/2016 - 5:20pm

The Justice Department says it is withdrawing its legal action against Apple because it has been able to get data from a terrorist's phone. A spokeswoman says the FBI is reviewing the data.

Organic Foods Still Aren't As Mass Market As You Might Think

Mon, 03/28/2016 - 3:09pm

With Wal-Mart now selling organic food, and Whole Foods testing cheaper stores, it's easy to think organic has gone mainstream. But one study finds organics are still far more common in richer areas.

Oculus Rift Launch Makes A Splash. Will It Lead A Wave Of VR Tech?

Mon, 03/28/2016 - 3:00pm

After four years of hype, the Oculus Rift, a hits the market Monday. It's just one of several virtual reality systems — but not all the VR gadgets are up to snuff.

Amid Ride-Booking Rivalries, Many Cairo Women Turn To Uber For Safe Passage

Mon, 03/28/2016 - 3:00pm

In Cairo, taxi drivers are fighting the encroachment of ride-booking services like Uber. But many Egyptians, especially women, say they prefer Uber since they feel safer with the company's drivers.

When The Local Grocery Story Failed, These Folks Stepped In To Lend It A Lifeline

Mon, 03/28/2016 - 3:00pm

Rural grocery stores in tiny towns often close when owners retire, and opening new ones is often an unprofitable proposition. But one community, which needs its store, is buying it to run communally.

Oculus Rift Launch Makes A Splash. Will It Lead A Wave Of VR Tech?

Mon, 03/28/2016 - 3:00pm

After four years of hype, the Oculus Rift hits the market Monday. It's just one of several virtual reality systems — but not all the VR gadgets are up to snuff.

Labor Unions And Lawmakers In California Agree On Minimum Wage Increase

Mon, 03/28/2016 - 3:00pm

With a tentative deal between lawmakers and unions, California's poised to become the first state with a $15 minimum wage. The move avoids a ballot measure that would have required a faster increase.

Georgia Gov. Says He Will Veto Controversial 'Religious Liberty' Bill

Mon, 03/28/2016 - 9:41am

A group of major corporations with business interests in the state had encouraged the governor to veto the measure. Disney had threatened to boycott the state.

Welcome To Rent Court, Where Tenants Can Face A Tenuous Fate

Mon, 03/28/2016 - 8:03am

The Landlord and Tenant Branch of Superior Court for the District of Columbia is where you can end up if you're poor, black and on the verge of being evicted.

Ready For A Road Trip? RVs Are Rolling Back Into Fashion

Mon, 03/28/2016 - 3:57am

More Americans are looking for a second home — on wheels. After crashing hard in the recession, RV sales have rebounded and are on track to approach record levels this year.

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