Supreme Court to Limit Workers’ Right to Sue Employers

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The Supreme Court said Friday it will decide whether employers can require workers to sign arbitration agreements that prevent them from pursuing group claims in court. The justices agreed to consider an issue affecting millions of workers who have signed forms waiving rights to bring class-action lawsuits over unpaid overtime,...

Inmate Calls Sexual Predator Law ‘Unconstitutional’

Inmate Calls Sexual Predator Law ‘Unconstitutional’
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An attorney for a man who served a 25-year prison sentence for rape argued Thursday that a Missouri law allowing him to be subsequently committed indefinitely to a mental institution as a "sexually violent predator" is unconstitutional. The Missouri Supreme Court heard arguments from attorneys for Jay Nelson and the...

Secret WWI Telegram Shocks Historians

Secret WWI Telegram Shocks Historians
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In a secret telegram a century ago, Germany tried to get Mexico to join its side during World War I by offering it territory in the United States. Britain intercepted, deciphered and shared the "Zimmermann Telegram." Historians, seeing parallels to today, say there's a lot to be learned. They gathered...

Johnny Depp Sues Management for $25 Million

Johnny Depp Sues Management for $25 Million
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Johnny Depp sued his former business managers on Friday alleging they mismanaged his earnings throughout a lucrative period of his career, although the company says the actor's spending is to blame. Depp's lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court against The Management Group seeks more than $25 million, alleging its...

Dreading Tax Season? Here’s What You Need to Know for 2017

Tax Season 2017 Dates
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It's a new year and time to put the last one to bed, which means filing your 2017 taxes. // The Internal Revenue Service says to expect a few changes when the nation's individual income tax filing season opens on Jan. 23. Here are the 3 changes you should be...

Paris Diplomats Urge Renewed Middle East Peace Talks

Paris Diplomats Urge Renewed Middle East Peace Talks
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Fearing a new eruption of violence in the Middle East, more than 70 world diplomats gathered in Paris on Sunday to push for renewed peace talks that would lead to a Palestinian state. The conference is meant to be a forceful message to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and Israeli Prime...

Ringling Bros. Circus to Close After 146 Years

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Goodbye to death-defying feats...daring young men (and women) on the flying trapeze...whip-wielding lion tamers...and human cannonballs. Send out the clowns. The Big Top is coming down...for good. On Saturday, officials of the company that owns the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced that it will close in May,...

Supreme Court Takes Up Controversial Muslim Detention Suit

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Ahmer Abbasi speaks softly as he describes the strip searches, the extra shoves, the curses that he endured in a federal jail in Brooklyn following the Sept. 11 attacks. "I don't think I deserved it," Abbasi said during a telephone interview with The Associated Press from his home in Karachi,...

Freezing Rain and Temperatures Headed for Central U.S.

Freezing Rain and Temperatures Headed for Central U.S.
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A third wave of sleet and drizzle could hit parts of the central U.S. on the eve of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, weather officials said, and temperatures threaten to stay near or below freezing and add to the treacherous mix. Ice buildups of one-quarter to slightly less than...

Does Russia Have Trump Under Their Control?

Does Russia Have Trump Under Their Control?
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Top intelligence officials last week told President-elect Donald Trump about an unsubstantiated report that Russia had compromising personal and financial information about him, a U.S. official said Tuesday. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because the official was not allowed to publicly discuss the matter. The briefing about...