Deal reached to take California minimum wage to $15 an hour

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California legislators and labor unions have reached a tentative agreement that will take the state's minimum wage from $10 to $15 an hour, a state senator said, a move that would make for the largest statewide minimum in the nation by far.

  • Written by JULIET WILLIAMS, Associated Press ANDREW DALTON, Associated Press

Volcano erupts in southwest Alaska; sends ash 20,000 feet

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a volcano on Alaska's Aleutian Islands erupted Sunday afternoon and sent ash 20,000 feet into the air.

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Airport aims to use Uber drivers' fingerprints to check past

ATLANTA (AP) — A battle over background checks for Uber drivers at the world's busiest airport comes as cities like Los Angeles and Austin, Texas, consider more thorough screenings to prevent criminals from getting behind the wheel.

  • Written by JEFF MARTIN, Associated Press