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Seattle weighs new rules for businesses with hourly workers
SEATTLE (AP) -- Seattle leaders have proposed new rules for retail and food-service businesses with hourly employees, including requiring them to schedule shifts two weeks in advance and compensate workers for some last-minute changes - the latest push by a city that has led the nation in mandating worker benefits....

Vegas, Asian investors betting on Sin City's Chinese tourism
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Sin City and Asian investors are going all in on Chinese tourism, as some of Las Vegas' latest developments on and off the Strip target Chinese nationals and Chinese-Americans....

Longtime aide Huma Abedin like 'second daughter' to Clinton
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) -- Longtime Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin has won plaudits for her campaign instincts, her deep-rooted loyalty and her glamorous personal style. But she has been thrust into the spotlight for another attribute - as a wronged political wife....

Gov. LePage wants to make amends, doesn't rule out resigning
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- Republican Gov. Paul LePage said Tuesday that he plans to meet with a Democratic lawmaker to try to make amends for leaving an obscene voicemail message and that he isn't ruling out resigning....

Prosecutor to mull death penalty opposition in nuns' slaying
DURANT, Miss. (AP) -- A Mississippi prosecutor said she hasn't decided whether to seek the death penalty for a man charged with killing two nuns who dedicated their lives to helping people in one of the poorest counties in the nation....

Victim of prep school sex assault 'not afraid or ashamed'
NEW YORK (AP) -- A teen who was sexually assaulted during a game of sexual conquest at a prestigious New Hampshire prep school said Tuesday in her first public comments that she is no longer ashamed or afraid and she hopes to be a voice for others....

North Carolina warily watching 2 tropical weather systems
BUXTON, N.C. (AP) -- A tropical weather system off the coast of North Carolina's Outer Banks is expected to strengthen in the next day, bringing winds up to 45 mph and heavy rains that could flood low-lying areas, officials said....

Hurricane to pass 'dangerously close' to Hawaii's Big Island
HONOLULU (AP) -- The Central Pacific Hurricane Center on Monday issued a hurricane watch for the Big Island of Hawaii, saying Hurricane Madeline could pass "dangerously close."...

Offshore wind sails forward, but a different story on land
NORTH SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) -- Even as Rhode Island makes history as the first U.S. state with an offshore wind farm, its people are not so fond of wind turbines sprouting up on land near where they live....

There they are: 52 Miss America contestants in Atlantic City
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- There they are: the 52 Miss America contestants, on the Atlantic City Boardwalk....

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