Labor Secretary Perez pushes Obama jobs proposals

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Labor Secretary Tom Perez sought Monday to re-energize President Barack Obama's stalled push for raising the minimum wage from $7.50 to $10.10 an hour and for making paid leave for mothers of newborns more widely available.

News Guide: DCCC outraises Senate rivals

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Political parties and their committees faced a Monday deadline to disclose how much cash each raised last month and how much they had on hand as October began.

Ebola: Keeping patients alive as body fights back

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

People who shared an apartment with the country's first Ebola patient are emerging from quarantine healthy. And while Thomas Eric Duncan died and two U.S. nurses were infected caring for him, there are successes, too: A nurse infected in Spain has recovered, as have four American aid workers infected in West Africa. Even there, not everyone dies.

Pro leagues file to stop New Jersey sports betting

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

The four major professional sports leagues and the NCAA filed papers in court Monday to stop New Jersey's plan to allow legal sports betting beginning this weekend, when gamblers could become the first in the nation outside Nevada to wager on single games.

Youths, tech workers duel over San Francisco field

|Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Teenage soccer players in San Francisco won an off-field victory over the city's technology workers after a videotaped confrontation gained national attention.

Blackwater jurors granted request to watch video

|Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Jurors deliberating the fate of four former Blackwater security guards in the shootings of more than 30 Iraqi citizens were granted a request to watch a videotape showing the aftermath of the violence.

Smithsonian aims to raise $1.5B to improve museums

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

The Smithsonian Institution has embarked on a major campaign to raise $1.5 billion and increase private support for the world's largest museum and research complex to fund programs in history, science, art and culture.

Illegal drone use a growing issue at sports venues

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Long after drones became a key tool for militaries and spy agencies, authorities now realize the threat they can pose to sports events.

Illegal drone use a growing issue at sports venues

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Long after drones became a key tool for militaries and spy agencies, authorities now realize the threat they can pose to sports events.

GOP governors don't see 'Obamacare' going away

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

While Republicans in Congress shout, "Repeal Obamacare," GOP governors in many states have quietly accepted the law's major Medicaid expansion. Even if their party wins control of the Senate in the upcoming elections, they just don't see the law going away.

WTO rejects US country-of-origin labels for meat

|Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Learning where the meat in your grocery store came from might get harder.

Obama coalition-building again, this time on Ebola

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

After rallying dozens of nations to join the fight against Islamic State militants, President Barack Obama is back in the coalition-building business — this time to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Warming Earth heading for hottest year on record

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Earth is on pace to tie or even break the mark for the hottest year on record, federal meteorologists say.

San Francisco radio stations ban hit song 'Royals'

|Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

The popular song "Royals" by New Zealand artist Lorde is getting caught up in the fervor over the upcoming World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals.

Wanted: Cities interested in hosting 2024 Olympics

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Rejected time and again for the 2022 Winter Olympics, the IOC will soon be seeking suitors for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

Obama praises Supreme Court's gay marriage orders

|Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

President Barack Obama says the Supreme Court's recent gay marriage orders may have the biggest impact of any ruling of his presidency.

Militant pleads not guilty in Benghazi attacks

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

A Libyan militant on Monday pleaded not guilty to charges arising from the 2012 Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.

Federal judge: Laurie Fine entitled to documents

|Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

A federal judge has ordered Syracuse University to disclose several documents related to its investigation into child-molesting claims against former assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine.

Court to decide if convicted felon can sell guns

|Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

The Supreme Court will decide whether a convicted felon barred from possessing guns can sell or transfer the weapons to another person after he had surrendered them to authorities.

Justices won't revive Louisiana parish claims

|Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

The Supreme Court rejected an appeal Monday from 11 Louisiana parishes that wanted to revive their lawsuits over wildlife damage from the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.