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National & World Overtime for work on phones? Judge to decide in Chicago case Overtime for work on phones? Judge to decide in Chicago case
A federal judge is set to decide whether Chicago police officers should have received overtime pay for answering work-related calls and emails after hours, a case that could help clarify what it means for an employee to be off the clock in the age of smartphones.
National & World Judge formally sentences James Holmes to life in prison Judge formally sentences James Holmes to life in prison
Colorado theater shooter James Holmes was formally sentenced to life in prison without parole Wednesday, more than three years after he carefully planned and executed a merciless attack on hundreds of defenseless moviegoers who were watching a midnight Batman premiere.
National & World Boaters mapping Pacific garbage arrive in San Francisco
Scientists and volunteers who have spent the last month gathering data on how much plastic garbage is floating in the Pacific Ocean returned to San Francisco on Sunday and said most of the trash they found is medium to large-sized pieces, as opposed to tiny ones.
National & World Pint-size thieves frighten Ivory Coast's largest city Pint-size thieves frighten Ivory Coast's largest city (Photo Gallery)
Ivory Coast taxi driver Mamadou Bamba had finished his shift and was walking home around midnight when a dozen children accosted him on the street and demanded his money. When he hesitated, the thieves pulled out small knives and stabbed him eight times before making off with fares totaling more than $100.