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New study of Seattle's $15 minimum wage says it costs jobs

One study , conducted by researchers at UC Berkeley's Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics, showed earnings increased for food service workers and hours worked were not affected as a result of Seattle raising its minimum wage . In November, Washington voted to raise the minimum wage to $13.50, the Seattle Times reported . But liberal groups are criticizing the Washington study's methodology.

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Amateur radio operators gather for preparedness drill

Howard Thompson, with the Germantown Fire Department explained. Amateur radios can be used in emergencies when modern communication devices like cell phones may not work. "From the natural disaster and tsunami in Japan to tornadoes in Missouri, ham radio provided the most reliable communication networks in the first critical hours of the events".

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Death toll from Pakistan attacks climbs to 73

Police said that a banned group was involved in killing of cops in Karachi but did not identify the attackers. Emergency has been declared in the hospitals and all injured were shifted to the agency's headquarters hospital. Jamaat ur Ahrar, a splinter group of the Pakistani Taliban , claimed responsibility for the attack in a message sent to Reuters by its spokesman, Asad Mansur.

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National Weather Service issues flash flood watch

Five people in that Appalachian town of 1,500 died in the disaster that piled up water, mud and debris in homes, businesses and streets. The greater risk of severe weather is in the highlighted area in OH and Kentucky. Temperatures will be a bit cooler than what we saw on Friday, highs hit the upper 70s to 80°. No injuries were reported. Cindy also caused widespread coastal highway and street flooding and several short-lived tornadoes, but no other deaths.

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LAPD chief urges cadets to be ethical in wake of scandal

Hong). Although the inspection is traditionally administered only to graduating cadets - or roughly 400 individuals in this class - Beck chose to execute a larger-scale inspection including as many as 1,000 former cadets as a show of his commitment to improved oversight after what he called a "difficult couple of weeks" for the embattled program.

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Authorities: Texas mom left 2 kids in hot car as punishment

Authorities were alerted to the incident just after 4 p.m., a news release said, when the temperature outside had reached 96 degrees. Sixteen-month-old Cavanaugh Ramirez and two-year-old Juliet Ramirez were found dead in a sedan. When Randolph was arrested this Friday, she told a completely different tale. In a story June 23 about a woman charged in the deaths of her two children found inside a hot auto , The Associated Press reported an incorrect age for her.