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People celebrate with ice cream at Seattle City Hall after a Seattle City Council meeting in which the council voted on raising the minimum wage in SeattleThe U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a challenge by business groups to a trendsetting Seattle law that will raise the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour, leaving in place a lower court's decision to uphold the ordinance. The law, which took effect in April 2015, requires businesses in Seattle with more than 500 employees nationwide to raise their minimum wage to $15 by 2018. Seattle was the first major U.S. city to commit to such a high basic wage amid pressure from unions and workers' rights groups.


A general view of the Volkswagen plant in ChattanoogaVolkswagen AG and United Auto Workers union officials will meet later this month in an effort to overcome a labor dispute at the VW plant in Tennessee. Gary Casteel, secretary-treasurer of the UAW and Karlheinz Blessing, human resources representative on the VW Board of Management, will meet in Germany in a bid to come to terms over the dispute, a UAW spokesman said on Monday. Late last year, a majority of the maintenance, or skilled trades, workers at VW's plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, voted to be represented by the union.


Emotional return as first U.S. cruise in decades reaches CubaU.S. Carnival cruise ship Adonia arrives at the Havana bay, the first cruise liner to sail between the United States and Cuba since Cuba’s 1959 revolution, Cuba, May 2, 2016. HAVANA (Reuters) - Hundreds of tourists and a handful of emotional Cuban-Americans arrived on the first U.S. cruise ship to sail to Havana in more than 50 years on Monday, spilling onto the cobbled streets of the old city where they were warmly greeted by residents. It was another first for the two countries since U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro announced a historic rapprochement in December 2014, and comes weeks after Obama’s visit to the Caribbean island.


NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A student was shot and killed Monday during a burglary at a fraternity house near the New Jersey Institute of Technology, the university president said in a statement.

Q&A: Puerto Rico&<a href=#039;s debt crisis explained" align="left" title="Q&A: Puerto Rico&#039;s debt crisis explained" border="0" />NEW YORK (AP) — Puerto Rico&#039;s worsening debt crisis is dimming the economic outlook for the U.S. territory and putting pressure on Congress to help resolve the situation but it is having little effect on the market for municipal bonds and most investors.


NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City prosecutor says a Virginia man who spent a decade in prison after pleading guilty to murder 50 years ago is innocent and should be fully exonerated.
MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Jewish Center-Plot (all times local):
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The popular WhatsApp messaging service is not working in Brazil, apparently as a result of an ongoing judicial battle.

Atlantic City avoids default, makes $1.8M bond paymentFinancially strapped Atlantic City scraped together enough money to make a $1.8 million bond payment Monday morning, narrowly avoiding becoming the first New Jersey municipality to default on its debt in 78 years.


Gov. Chris Christie to require lead testing in New Jersey public schoolsChristie said Monday that he will ask the Legislature for $10 million to pay for testing in about 3,000 schools starting in the fall.


"Solar Impulse 2", a solar-powered plane piloted by Bertrand Piccard of Switzerland, flies over the Golden Gate bridge in San FranciscoA solar-powered airplane midway through an attempt to circle the globe departed northern California on Monday on the next leg of its history-making journey, a relatively short 16-hour flight to Arizona, the project team said. The spindly, single-seat experimental aircraft dubbed Solar Impulse took off just after 5 a.m. local time from San Francisco on a flight that will take the plane over the Mojave Desert before its planned arrival in Phoenix shortly before 9:30 p.m. Occupying the plane&#039;s tiny cockpit for Monday&#039;s trip was Swiss aviator Andre Borschberg, a co-founder of the project.


UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. diplomats say Norway's former environment and development minister Erik Solheim has been chosen by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to head the U.N. environment agency.

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer speaks in front of the Confederate monument near the University of Louisville with university President James Ramsey, left, in Louisville, Ky., Friday, April 29, 2016. The Confederate monument capped with a statue of Jefferson Davis will be removed from a spot near the University of Louisville campus where it has stood since 1895. (AP Photo/Dylan Lovan)LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A judge has temporarily barred the city of Louisville from removing a 70-foot-tall Confederate monument near the University of Louisville campus.


MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Defense attorneys for a Georgia man accused of intentionally leaving his toddler son in a hot SUV to die argued Monday that his trial should be moved because pretrial publicity has made it impossible to find an impartial jury.

FILE- In this Feb. 16, 2016, file photo, Lonnie Franklin Jr., left, appears in Los Angeles Superior Court for opening statements in his trial in Los Angeles. The “Grim Sleeper” serial killer trial is coming to a close in Los Angeles after months of testimony. Closing arguments were scheduled to begin Monday, May 2, 2016, in the trial of Franklin. He’s charged with killing nine women and a 15-year-old girl between 1985 and 2007. They were shot or strangled and their bodies dumped in alleys and trash bins in South Los Angeles and nearby areas. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The "Grim Sleeper" trial was nearly over Monday after months of testimony about a serial killer targeting black women during the 1980s crack cocaine epidemic on the south side of Los Angeles.


MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a Georgia man accused of intentionally leaving his toddler in a hot SUV to die (all times local):

Ohio State Attorney General Mike DeWine, left, speaks to the media alongside Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader during a news conference, Wednesday, April 27, 2016, in Waverly, Ohio. A coroner&<a href=#039;s report released Tuesday showed new details of vicious violence in the shooting deaths of eight members of a rural southern Ohio family, finding most victims were shot three to nine times each and some of them were bruised. Meanwhile, the hunt for whoever is responsible continued to expand, with more than 200 law enforcement officials involved. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)" align="left" title="Ohio State Attorney General Mike DeWine, left, speaks to the media alongside Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader during a news conference, Wednesday, April 27, 2016, in Waverly, Ohio. A coroner&#039;s report released Tuesday showed new details of vicious violence in the shooting deaths of eight members of a rural southern Ohio family, finding most victims were shot three to nine times each and some of them were bruised. Meanwhile, the hunt for whoever is responsible continued to expand, with more than 200 law enforcement officials involved. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)" border="0" />COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio&#039;s attorney general says authorities have no new information to indicate whether there&#039;s an ongoing threat to relatives of eight family members slain in southern Ohio.


SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. military is beginning testing on the world's largest unmanned ship — a self-driving 132-foot surface vessel designed to travel thousands of miles out at sea without a single crew member on board.
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Remo Belli, who pioneered the synthetic drumhead just in time to help a generation of rock-and-rollers shape their sound, has died.

Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky leaves the Centre County Courthouse after a hearing of arguments on his request for an evidentiary hearing as he seeks a new trial in Bellefonte, Pa., Monday, May 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky&#039;s effort to get his child molestation convictions thrown out ran into tough questioning Monday from a judge who voiced doubt about defense lawyers are entitled to question witnesses — including some of the former Penn State assistant football coach&#039;s victims.


This image provided by the Food and Drug Administration shows a poster from the agency&<a href=#039;s "This Free Life" campaign, the FDA&#039;s latest anti-smoking campaign, which takes aim at young adults in the LGBT community, who officials say are nearly twice as likely to use tobacco as their peers. (Food and Drug Administration via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT" align="left" title="This image provided by the Food and Drug Administration shows a poster from the agency&#039;s "This Free Life" campaign, the FDA&#039;s latest anti-smoking campaign, which takes aim at young adults in the LGBT community, who officials say are nearly twice as likely to use tobacco as their peers. (Food and Drug Administration via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT" border="0" />WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration&#039;s latest anti-smoking campaign takes aim at young adults in the LGBT community, who officials say are nearly twice as likely to use tobacco as their peers.


Iran&<a href=#039;s vice president and nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi addresses media during a press conference in Prague, Czech Republic, Monday, May 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)" align="left" title="Iran&#039;s vice president and nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi addresses media during a press conference in Prague, Czech Republic, Monday, May 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)" border="0" />PRAGUE (AP) — With sanctions lifted, the head of Iran&#039;s nuclear program came to talk business with Czech leaders.


Man, 32, shot and killed in Kensington after argument, identifiedPhiladelphia police have identified a man shot and killed Friday afternoon in Kensington.


ALAMO, Tenn. (AP) — The weekend shooting death of a man by officers executing a search warrant at a home has prompted an investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the agency said Monday

Suspect charged for fatal Point Breeze shootingThe suspect in a fatal shooting in the Point Breeze section of Philadelphia has been charged.


The logo of Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties in Hong KongChina&#039;s largest commercial property company, Dalian Wanda, and a Chicago real estate developer on Monday announced they will build a $900 million skyscraper, the largest-ever real estate investment by a Chinese company in Chicago. Builders will break ground this summer on the Vista Tower, a 95-story condominium and hotel complex that will be Chicago&#039;s third-largest skyscraper, the two companies and Chicago city officials said in a statement. Last week, affiliates of Chicago-based Magellan Development Group and Beijing-based Wanda Group completed a land purchase for the building, which will have 406 residential units, the 200-room Wanda Vista luxury hotel and approximately 9,000 square feet of retail space.


Ferrari names Fiat Chrysler chief Marchionne as CEOMILAN (AP) — Sergio Marchionne took full control of super sports carmaker Ferrari NV, adding the CEO title on Monday to that of chairman as he positions the carmaker in the luxury goods space and seeks to regain Formula 1 glory.


The Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested a man in South Florida for planning an attack against the Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center, U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said in a statement on Monday. The U.S. Attorney's office in the Southern District of Florida said a man was taken into custody on Friday in a "national security-related arrest," but there is no current threat to public safety. The suspect, whose identity has not yet been publicly disclosed, will appear before a magistrate judge in Miami at 2:00 p.m. EDT (1800 GMT), said Sarah Schall, spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney.

Members of the Detroit Federation of Teachers march down Grand Blvd., during a rally in front of the Detroit Public Schools offices in Detroit, Monday, May 2, 2016. The district&<a href=#039;s state-appointed transition manager Steven Rhodes says 45,628 of approximately 46,000 students were forced to miss classes Monday as 1,562 teachers called in sick. Detroit&#039;s schools are expected to be out of cash starting July 1. (Daniel Mears/The Detroit News via AP)" align="left" title="Members of the Detroit Federation of Teachers march down Grand Blvd., during a rally in front of the Detroit Public Schools offices in Detroit, Monday, May 2, 2016. The district&#039;s state-appointed transition manager Steven Rhodes says 45,628 of approximately 46,000 students were forced to miss classes Monday as 1,562 teachers called in sick. Detroit&#039;s schools are expected to be out of cash starting July 1. (Daniel Mears/The Detroit News via AP)" border="0" />DETROIT (AP) — Nearly all of Detroit&#039;s public schools were closed Monday and more than 45,000 students missed classes after about half the district&#039;s teachers called out sick to protest the possibility that some of them won&#039;t get paid over the summer if the struggling district runs out of cash.


Apartment intruder runs into room with sleeping kidsIt was a terrifying experience for a family at an apartment complex in Pine Hill, New Jersey on Sunday morning.


Teen accidentally kills self while posing with gun, police sayA teenage boy in India is dead after authorities say he accidentally shot himself while taking a selfie.


Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio listens to U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speak at a campaign rally in MarshalltownThe 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco said a lower court judge erred in imposing a preliminary injunction in January 2015 against Arpaio&#039;s and Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery&#039;s enforcement of Arizona&#039;s identity theft laws. Since 2008, Arpaio&#039;s workplace raids had led to the arrests of more than 700 undocumented workers for identity theft.


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