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CEOs Must Show Pay Gap With Employees

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Washington — CEOs make a lot more than the average working Joe or Jane. And in the near future, Americans will find out how big the disparity actually is within publicly traded companies. Federal regulators, under mandate from a 2010 law that reshaped regulation after the financial crisis, will require companies to reveal the extent of their own pay gaps. The Securities and Exchange Commission is scheduled to vote today …

Candidates Spending Less Time in N.H.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Manchester — It seemed clear this week why Republican presidential hopeful Scott Walker isn’t planning to spend much time in New Hampshire. During an hourlong stop Monday at a pizza parlor, voters grilled him on immigration and how exactly he would combat the Islamic State. Liberal activists tricked him into posing with a fake check from billionaire donors. And outside a protester jumped …

Kidnapper in Infamous School Bus Case Offers New Details on His Plot

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Livermore, Calif. — Before he hatched a plan to kidnap 26 schoolchildren and their bus driver for ransom, burying them in a Livermore quarry in the infamous 1976 crime, James Schoenfeld read a newspaper headline. In 1974, then-Gov. Ronald Reagan had announced a $5 billion budget surplus for California. The community college student and part-time busboy wouldn’t admit to his affluent family that …

Texas Attorney General Indicted for Securities Fraud

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Mckinney, Texas — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton was indicted for securities fraud and failing to register as a securities adviser, according to Collin County, Texas, records. Paxton was elected in November as part of a Republican sweep of statewide races after being reprimanded for steering clients to …

Planned Parenthood Cuts Fail in Senate

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Washington — The Senate blocked a Republican drive Monday to terminate federal funds for Planned Parenthood, setting the stage for the GOP to try again this fall amid higher stakes — a potential government shutdown that could echo …

Suspect in Officer’s Killing Arrested

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Memphis, Tenn. — An ex-con accused of fatally shooting a police officer who interrupted a drug deal turned himself in Monday, ending an intensive two-day manhunt, a spokesman for a U.S. attorney said. Tremaine Wilbourn, 29, was with …

Powerful Connection of Family Makes a Difference for Ex-Cons

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Timothy Smith had his share of second chances, and third chances, and fourth and fifth chances, too. When he was caught shoplifting from the Macy’s in downtown Chicago in 2009, he’d been in and out of prison for a couple of decades. Two years later, he was walking …

Illegal Immigration Is Hot Topic

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Manchester — The Republican Party’s presidential class demanded aggressive steps to curb illegal immigration, seizing on a delicate political issue while facing off in New Hampshire on Monday night during a crowded and pointed preview of the 2016 …

Clinton’s New Ads Are Good, But It’s Remarkable That She Has to Run Them

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Washington — Hillary Clinton is spending $2 million on a flight of ads in Iowa and New Hampshire that seek to re-introduce her to a public who almost certainly feels like they already know everything about the former first lady, New York senator and secretary of state. And …

Cooler Temps Help Officials Battle Calif. Fire

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Lower Lake, Calif. — Firefighters were working aggressively to regain control after a raging Northern California fire jumped a highway that had served as a containment line for the massive blaze — one of 20 wildfires burning in …

Lions Are in Trouble

Monday, August 3, 2015

Washington — The circle of life is closing in on the king of the jungle. When Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer killed Cecil the lion, the Internet exploded with outrage. But scientists who have studied lions say the big …

Florida Tries to Stop Protecting Panthers

Monday, August 3, 2015

A Florida panther this week was struck and killed by a car in Collier County, Fla. Florida motorists have killed 17 of the big cats so far this year. Given that the best estimates put the remaining wild …

Cheaper Power For Northeast Is Just North

Monday, August 3, 2015

Concord — Plenty of raw electricity sloshes around in Quebec’s rivers and reservoirs, promising relief for U.S. northeasterners, who pay the nation’s highest power costs. But getting those electrons to smartphones and air conditioners in Boston, Hartford and New York City is another matter entirely. In review or …