- Protests planned at Mich. fast-food restaurants Updated: Dec-05-13 6:04 am
- UMass-Amherst to invest $2M in dorm security Updated: Dec-05-13 5:56 am
- Biden spotlights China treatment of US journalists Updated: Dec-05-13 5:22 am
- EXCHANGE: Rochester doctor earns honors Updated: Dec-05-13 5:07 am
- Report: Arts, culture add $500B to nation's GDP Updated: Dec-05-13 4:55 am
- Suburban officer accused of using excessive force Updated: Dec-05-13 4:08 am
- NH gathering to demand higher minimum wage Updated: Dec-05-13 4:07 am
- USC library hosts annual authors' reception Updated: Dec-05-13 4:07 am
- MUW's front campus replicated in gingerbread Updated: Dec-05-13 4:07 am
- Ga. immigrant students seeking in-state tuition Updated: Dec-05-13 4:06 am
- Legal fate of FSU quarterback to be answered Updated: Dec-05-13 4:06 am
- Poetry Foundation introduces award for criticism Updated: Dec-05-13 4:04 am
- McConnell receives annual Crime Fighter Award Updated: Dec-05-13 4:04 am
- Ohio panel examines football as civil rights arena Updated: Dec-05-13 3:07 am
- Judge hears arguments on Utah's gay marriage ban Updated: Dec-05-13 3:07 am
- Nurses at upstate NY hospital join union Updated: Dec-05-13 3:06 am
- Medical marijuana question before Supreme Court Updated: Dec-05-13 3:05 am
- Miami schools chief named superintendent of year Updated: Dec-05-13 3:05 am
- LA County children's social workers go on strike Updated: Dec-05-13 3:02 am
- Grant to boost exercise in McDowell schools Updated: Dec-05-13 3:01 am
- Pirates coach to speak at West Liberty graduation Updated: Dec-05-13 2:46 am
- Minn. archdiocese to reveal accused priests' names Updated: Dec-05-13 1:35 am
- Former bailout boss weighs run for Calif. governor Updated: Dec-05-13 1:27 am
- UN Security Council faces vote on CAR violence Updated: Dec-05-13 12:34 am
- Senate OKs bill altering Ohio teacher evaluations Updated: Dec-05-13 12:13 am
DETROIT - Workers are expected to walk off their jobs at fast-food restaurants across Michigan as part of a national protest in 100 cities against low wages.
AMHERST, Massachusetts - UMass-Amherst has announced plans to spend more than $2 million to enhance dormitory security, a little over a year after a woman was allegedly gang-raped in her room.
BEIJING - Casting a spotlight on the lack of press freedoms in China, Vice President Joe Biden met with U.S. journalists working in Beijing Thursday after publicly criticizing how they're treated by China's government.
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - When Dr. Careyana Brenham awoke to answer her phone at 3 a.m., it was Tabatha Wells on the line, crying and upset.
WASHINGTON - Creative industries led by Hollywood account for about $504 billion, or at least 3.2 percent of U.S. goods and services, the government said in its first official measure of how the arts and culture affect the economy.
CHICAGO - A suburban Chicago police officer has been indicted on federal civil rights charges for allegedly using excessive force in what authorities say were two separate beatings in 2010 and 2011.
MANCHESTER, New Hampshire - Workers in Manchester, New Hampshire, are joining cities nationwide to renew the call for a higher minimum wage.
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The Thomas Cooper Society is holding its annual coffee and reception, followed by a book signing for South Carolina authors.
COLUMBUS, Mississippi - Advanced baking students at Mississippi University for Women's Culinary Arts Institute have recently added some new skills to their resumes - like architecture, engineering and construction. That is, if working in gingerbread counts.
DECATUR, Georgia - A hearing is set for a lawsuit filed by a group of young people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children and want the Georgia university system to grant them in-state tuition.
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Jameis Winston will learn whether he faces prosecution Thursday when a state attorney finally announces the results of an intensive investigation into sexual assault allegations against the Florida State quarterback.
CHICAGO - The Chicago-based Poetry Foundation is introducing a new award for poetry criticism.
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky was one of two political leaders who received the Crime Fighter Award from the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network on Wednesday.
CINCINNATI - Former Cincinnati Bengals star Ken Riley will be among black football pioneers who will discuss football's role as an arena for the civil rights movement.
SALT LAKE CITY - A federal judge says he'll do his best to rule by early next year on a legal challenge to a same-sex marriage ban in Utah, after an attorney called for an end to the prohibition by arguing that the precedent has been set by the U.S. Supreme Court and discrimination has gone on long enough.
ALBANY, New York - Nurses at an upstate New York hospital have voted to unionize.
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The Florida Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether a proposed constitutional amendment to allow marijuana use for medical reasons should be on the ballot next year.
MIAMI - The chief of Miami-Dade Public Schools has been named superintendent of the year.
LOS ANGELES - About 4,000 children's social workers for Los Angeles County planned to go on strike Thursday after contract talks broke down over the timing of a pay raise and the number of caseloads the workers must handle, union officials said.
MORGANTOWN, West Virginia - McDowell County's public schools have received a $204,000 grant to improve exercise programs for students.
WEST LIBERTY, West Virginia - Pittsburgh Pirates pitching coach Ray Searage will be the commencement speaker at West Liberty University.
MINNEAPOLIS - In response to months of criticism and allegations that church leaders mishandled cases of clergy sexual misconduct, the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis said it planned Thursday to disclose the names of at least 29 priests who have been credibly accused of sexually abusing minors.
SACRAMENTO, California - Those who have heard of Neel Kashkari know him as the former U.S. Treasury official who was in charge of the bank bailout at the height of the recession.
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council is set to authorize increased military action by France and African troops to try to end near-anarchy in the Central African Republic, which has seen an upsurge in Muslim-Christian violence along with widespread killings, torture and rapes.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A bill reducing the number of state-mandated evaluations required for well-rated public school teachers has unanimously cleared the Ohio Senate.