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  • Louisville lawmakers approve minimum wage hike

    Louisville, Kentucky officials on Thursday approved an increase to the city's minimum wage, boosting it from the federal rate of $7.25 to $9 an hour by 2017, becoming the 12th city to approve a hike this year. The increase, which came after a series of...
  • Officials: US will have embassy in Havana soon

    WASHINGTON The U.S. hasn't had an embassy in Cuba for more than 50 years, but establishing one may not take much time. Although President Barack Obama's decision Wednesday to normalize relations with the Castro government in Havana upends long-standing...
  • WRAPUP 2-Washington tries to tackle hackers behind Sony attack

    Washington madethe woes of cyberattack victim Sony Pictures its own on Thursdayas the White House acknowledged that the devastating strikeagainst the big Hollywood studio was a matter of nationalsecurity that would be met by a forceful government...
  • Washington tries to tackle hackers behind Sony attack

    Washington tries to tackle hackers behind Sony attack
    Washington made the woes of cyberattack victim Sony Pictures its own on Thursday as the White House acknowledged that the devastating strike against the big Hollywood studio was a matter of national security that would be met by a forceful government...
  • Panel calls for Secret Service reforms, including new White House fence

    An independent panel created after multiple security failures by the Secret Service released its findings Thursday, calling for a series of improvements, including a redesigned White House fence, the appointment of a new director from outside the agency,...
  • U.S. tries to tackle hackers behind Sony attack blamed on North Korea

    U.S. tries to tackle hackers behind Sony attack blamed on North Korea
    Washington made the woes of cyberattack victim Sony Pictures its own on Thursday as the White House acknowledged that the devastating strike against the big Hollywood studio was a matter of national security that would be met by a forceful government...
  • Washington governor pushes capital gains tax in face of budget gap

    Washington state Governor Jay Inslee on Thursday proposed a new tax on capital gains to try to close a projected budget shortfall of more than $2 billion, rolling back on a no-new-taxes campaign pledge. The proposal, which Inslee said would provide much-...
  • With Cuba decision, Obama hands Hillary Clinton a gift

    Potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton knows a political gift when she sees one. She was quick to embrace the step this week when President Barack Obama, a fellow Democrat no longer having to face an electorate, relaxed U.S....
  • Venezuelan oil might be behind Cuba's pivot to the US

    After 53 years of acrimony, a motivating factor in Cuba striking a historic deal with the United States to renew diplomatic relations might have been Venezuelan oil. Both sides, of course, were eager to see their prisoners released USAID contractor...
  • US-Cuba's complex political puzzle

    MIAMI Talking about U.S. policy toward Cuba used to be relatively easy for politicians in Florida: say "Cuba libre" or "Cuba si, Castro no." Support for sanctions and the embargo was a given. But no longer. The reaction to President Barack Obama's...
  • Is the Bush name still toxic?

    Is the Bush name still toxic?
    Jeb Bush will have several obstacles to overcome as he “explores” a bid for the presidency in 2016. The right wing loonies, of course, think Bush is too sane for them. They simply don’t think he’s conservative enough. I guess...