Female CEOs see pay rise, but numbers remain small

For the second year in a row, female CEOs earned more than their male counterparts and received bigger raises. But only a small sliver of the largest companies are run by women, and experts say gender parity at the top remains way off.

  • Written by SARAH SKIDMORE SELL, AP Business Writer

Babies behind bars: Moms do time with their newborns

BEDFORD HILLS, N.Y. (AP) — Jennifer Dumas sits on a sofa, her smiling 6-month-old girl on her lap. The room is full of bright toys and children's books. A rainbow-colored activity mat is on the floor, and Winnie the Pooh is painted on the walls.

  • Written by COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press

House approves bill to regulate toxic chemicals

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Tuesday easily approved a bipartisan bill that would for the first time regulate tens of thousands of toxic chemicals in everyday products from household cleaners to clothing and furniture.

  • Written by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press

Suspect in Charleston church shooting faces highest penalty

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly a year after the brutal shooting deaths of nine black parishioners at a Charleston, South Carolina, church, the U.S. Justice Department announced Tuesday its intent to seek the death penalty against the man facing federal hate crime charges in the killings.

  • Written by ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press MEG KINNARD, Associated Press