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  • Industry groups sue over L.A.'s minimum wage for hotel workers

    Industry groups sue over L.A.'s minimum wage for hotel workers
    Two hotel industry groups filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday challenging a new Los Angeles law that requires a higher minimum wage at the city's larger hotels. The lawsuit from the American Hotel and Lodging Assn. and the Asian American Hotel Owners Assn....
  • British lawmaker proposes 'English votes for English laws' plan

    British lawmaker proposes 'English votes for English laws' plan
    The morning after Scotland's referendum on independence, British Prime Minister David Cameron stood in front of his Downing Street residence and made a decisive statement. "We have heard the voice of Scotland and now the millions of voices of England...
  • Hungarian lawmakers ban Sunday shopping to boost family togetherness

    Hungarian lawmakers ban Sunday shopping to boost family togetherness
    Hungarian lawmakers on Tuesday passed a bill that will ban most shopping on Sundays, casting the move as insurance that families will have more time together. But in a country struggling with 10.5% unemployment and modest income levels even a quarter of...
  • Homeless feeding activist Arnold Abbott heading to nation's capital

    Homeless feeding activist Arnold Abbott heading to nation's capital
    Homeless advocate Arnold Abbott and other Broward activists have scheduled a trip to Washington this week to press their campaign opposing laws they say unfairly target public feedings. Abbott and Homeless Voice publisher Sean Cononie plan to meet...
  • Property Appraiser Carey Baker elected association president

    TAVARES — Property Appraiser Carey Baker, who knows his way around Tallahassee after a decade as a legislator, will be an important voice in bills related to appraising in his new role. Baker recently was elected president of the Florida Association...
  • Apple wins ruling in $1-billion antitrust suit over iTunes updates

    An Oakland jury found Tuesday that Apple did not violate federal antitrust laws when it blocked music downloaded from competitors' software from playing on iPods and other devices, ending a nearly decade-long legal battle that could have cost the...
  • Sandy Hook Families' Suit Against Gun Maker Will Test Federal Law

    Sandy Hook Families' Suit Against Gun Maker Will Test Federal Law
    The lawsuit filed Monday by victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting, seeking to hold liable the manufacturer of the Bushmaster AR-15 used in the massacre, will test the 2005 federal law designed to protect gun companies by using an exemption normally...
  • PB lawmakers debate giving medical copters to PBSO

    PB lawmakers debate giving medical copters to PBSO
    State legislators from Palm Beach County on Monday debated a controversial proposal that would take responsibility for the county's trauma helicopters away from the health care district and give it to the Sheriff's Office. Rep. Dave Kerner, D-Palm...
  • Congress OKs electronic duck stamp to fund conservation

    WASHINGTON Amid a raucous, divisive windup to the 113th Congress, members found agreement on bringing duck stamps into the electronic age. Republican Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi, who sponsored a measure to create a nationwide electronic duck stamp...
  • Small pay raise for Illinois jurors, big payday for lawyers

    Small pay raise for Illinois jurors, big payday for lawyers
    The press release practically writes itself: Gov. Pat Quinn signs legislation raising pay for jurors in Illinois. He'd better not. Lawmakers have sent the governor a very bad bill, hatched in the final stretch of a lame-duck veto session and rammed...
  • Obama rescues Boehner with spending bill

    How often will President Barack Obama come to the rescue of House Speaker John Boehner even when Republican leaders aren't willing to give much in return? And does the president want to preside over a split in his party? These are among the questions...