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Supreme Court Won't Hear Case on Bias Against Gay Workers

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court said Monday that it would not hear an appeal in a case that could have resolved whether a federal law prohibits employers from discriminating against gay and lesbian workers. Continue reading...

Transgender people can enlist in military Jan 1

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon is allowing transgender people to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, despite President Donald Trump's opposition. Continue reading...

Robocalls, bogus news as Alabama Senate race hits final day

Subscriber onlyBIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama's U.S. Senate campaign entered its last day Monday with the candidates making final appeals for votes and a war of robocalls between President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama. There was a flurry of bogus news as well. Continue reading...

A Normal New York Commute, a Boom and Then Chaos

Subscriber onlyNEW YORK -- New York commuters trudged beneath Times Square on Monday morning, off to work. Walking among them was a man in a hooded sweatshirt. Continue reading...

Police search Detroit highways for clues in linked shootings

Subscriber onlyDETROIT (AP) -- Authorities have temporarily closed two stretches of Detroit freeways to search for shell casings or other evidence in the apparently random shootings of four vehicles last week. Continue reading...

Administration explains how tax plan would pay for itself, gets attacked for assumptions

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON - For months, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has said that Republican tax plan won't add a penny to the debt, pledging that more than 100 people in his agency were "working around the clock" to calculate how much additional growth would come from the plan. On Monday, the U.S. Treasury Department released the fruit of those efforts: a 1-page document Monday asserting the $1.5 trillion plan will generate enough more than enough to pay for itself. Continue reading...

Batali Steps Away From Restaurants Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Subscriber onlyMario Batali, the chef and restaurant owner, is stepping away from the daily operations of his businesses and the daytime program he co-hosts on ABC, "The Chew," after reports of alleged sexual misconduct. Continue reading...

Several hurt when bomb strapped to man explodes in NY subway

Subscriber onlyNEW YORK (AP) -- A man with a pipe bomb strapped to his body with Velcro and zip ties set off the crude device in the subway near Times Square on Monday, injuring him and three other people at the height of the morning rush hour. Continue reading...

Arkansan, civil-rights reporter Roy Reed dies

Subscriber onlyOne of Arkansas' foremost journalists died Sunday night. Continue reading...

Alabama's Sen. Shelby slams Moore

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- Republican Sen. Richard Shelby, Alabama's senior member of Congress, strongly condemned his party's candidate, Roy Moore, on Sunday as the contentious campaign for the state's open Senate seat nears its end. Continue reading...

Women in hospitality tell of misconduct

Restaurant, hotel workers say harassment common but often not addressed

Subscriber onlyCHICAGO -- One woman who worked at a Chicago-area restaurant recalls how a general manager told her that if security cameras recorded him reaching between her legs and grabbing her genitals he could simply "edit that out." Continue reading...

Patients in peril, U.S. tells hospital

Subscriber onlyDALLAS — Federal officials have warned that patients at a psychiatric hospital in Dallas are in “immediate jeopardy” two years after Texas regulators threatened to close the facility over severe safety problems, a newspaper reported Sunday. Continue reading...

More Californians fleeing flames

Strong winds drive blazes toward brush-filled creek beds

Subscriber onlyLOS ANGELES -- Southern California residents fled Sunday as wind gusts on the western edge of the state's largest and most destructive wildfire sent the blaze churning through canyons and down hillsides toward coastal towns. Continue reading...

'Special' tax bill on move, Trump tweets

President sounding hopeful after golf-course parley with Senate ally on cuts

Subscriber onlyWEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- President Donald Trump on Sunday expressed optimism about lawmakers' efforts to finalize tax-cut legislation that he aims to sign by his self-imposed Christmas deadline. Continue reading...

Elementary school guards on rise since '12 shooting

Subscriber onlyNEW CANAAN, Conn. -- The setting could not be more different, but David Wannagot says he applies some of the same skills from his 30-year police career to his new role as a school sentry. Continue reading...

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