Los Angeles father charged with killing son for being gay

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting his son outside a home where his wife was found dead has been charged with one count of premeditated murder as a hate crime, with prosecutors alleging he killed his son for being gay.

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Job-seekers return at fastest pace since before recession

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are flooding back into the job market at the fastest pace since before the Great Recession, encouraged by steady hiring and some signs of higher pay.

  • Written by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer

Obama acknowledges civilian deaths by US drones

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama acknowledged Friday that "civilians were killed that shouldn't have been" in past U.S. drone strikes, but said the administration is now "very cautious" about striking where women or children are present.

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Foxconn's head pledges turnaround at Sharp after takeover

TOKYO (AP) — The head of Taiwanese contract manufacturer Foxconn pledged Saturday to turn around Japan's Sharp Corp. by driving change at the struggling LCD panel and home appliance maker, as the two companies signed a takeover deal after a one-month delay.

  • Written by KEN MORITSUGU, Associated Press

'Fight for $15' minimum wage powers on with coast state wins

NEW YORK (AP) — California and New York — where almost 1 in 5 Americans live — are on their way to raising their minimum wage to $15 an hour, and the activists who spearheaded those efforts are now setting their sights on other similarly liberal, Democratic-led states.

  • Written by JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press DAVID KLEPPER, Associated Press