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Democrats love seeing minimum wage on the ballot

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

As Democrats across the country make an election-year push to raise the minimum wage, they often point to fast food workers, baristas and others who are struggling to raise families, pay rent or get through school — some on as little as $7.25 per hour.

AP PHOTOS: De la Renta's creations over the years

|Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Oscar de la Renta, who died Monday at 82, shaped American couture half a century ago when it emerged as a serious rival to European fashion designers.

Survey shows media differences due to politics

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Conservatives and liberals not only have different political views, they diverge sharply on what news sources they rely upon and trust, a survey has found.

'Cadaver dog' work more accepted by cops, courts

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Increasingly, police investigators and courts are putting their faith in four-legged tools — canines that can detect even small particles of human remains.

'Cadaver dog' work more accepted by cops, courts

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

The burly Labrador retriever sticks out his wide snout to sniff the dirt and dusty air. He's clearly excited as he runs, yelping, through the high desert of California's Eastern Sierra region.

Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Oscar de la Renta, the worldly gentleman designer who shaped the wardrobe of socialites, first ladies and Hollywood stars for more than four decades, has died. He was 82.

AP News in Brief at 10:58 p.m. EDT

|Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

CDC releases new Ebola gear guidelines for health workers; monitoring ends for some in Dallas

America says no to cappuccino potato chips

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

America has rejected the idea of cappuccino-flavored Lay's potato chips.

CDC acknowledges old Ebola treatment rules were too lax, imposes new ones

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

The federal government on Monday tightened its infection control regulations for health care workers who care for Ebola patients.

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

|Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday: