(Boston, MA) – The Massachusetts Senate will debate a proposal to hike the state’s minimum wage today. The plan would raise the wage from eight- to eleven dollars an hour over the next three years. Supporters include Senator Dan Wolf, who says raising the minimum is necessary to provide a living wage. The Retailers Association of Massachusetts says it will vigorously fight the proposal.
A new study says the staple of America's Independence Day celebrations spew pollution.
A Montana polygamist featured on the show "Sister Wives" says he will sue if denied the right to legally wed his second wife.
Officials have found no links among any of several recent fires at African American churches.
Federal authorities are stepping up security and asking Americans to be vigilant ahead of the holiday weekend.
The average purchase price rose by 4.9 percent, according to the latest figures.