At a time of growing income disparity and poverty levels headed toward 50 million Americans, advocates say it’s time to raise the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. Opponents say it would be a ‘job killer,’ but polls show most Americans favor a hike.
George Zimmerman has been found not guilty in the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin. But the US Justice Department may pursue the case under civil rights law, and Trayvon’s parents are considering whether or not to file wrongful death civil charges against Zimmerman.
The crew of the Asiana Airlines aircraft that crashed Saturday at San Francisco airport tried to increase its speed and abort its landing just seconds before it hit the seawall in front of the runway, according to flight recorders recovered by the National Transportation Safety Board.
The Guardian newspaper Sunday revealed the principal source for its reports on NSA telephone and Internet intelligence gathering. Edward Snowden is a hero to some, while others see him as a highly damaging leaker of important secrets that could harm US national security.