Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 11:02am

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Obama congratulates Walmart CEO on wage hike

Obama congratulates Walmart CEO on wage hike

President Barack Obama on Wednesday called Walmart CEO Doug McMillion to applaud him for raising wages for his workers $1.75 above the federal minimum wage.
Groan with the wind: South gets hit with another winter storm

Groan with the wind: South gets hit with another winter storm

A little more than a year ago, it quickly became frustratingly obvious that officials in Georgia were underprepared and overwhelmed by a winter storm.
United Airlines warns pilots after review shows mistakes in cockpit

United Airlines warns pilots after review shows mistakes in cockpit

United Airlines has issued a stern warning to its pilots after mistakes in the cockpit put passenger planes in potential danger.
Long-delayed marathon bombing trial set to begin in Boston

Long-delayed marathon bombing trial set to begin in Boston

The death penalty trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev -- long delayed by painstaking jury selection, crippling snowstorms and last-ditch appeals to move the case someplace else -- is on track to finally get underway here n
Long-delayed marathon bombing trial set to begin in Boston

Long-delayed marathon bombing trial set to begin in Boston

The death penalty trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev -- long delayed by painstaking jury selection, crippling snowstorms and last-ditch appeals to move the case someplace else -- is on track to finally get underway here n

Emotions run high after sniper verdict

A jury has found former Marine Eddie Ray Routh guilty in the murder of "American Sniper" Chris Kyle and friend Chad Littlefield. The decision came quickly, just over two-and-a-half hours after deliberations began.

K9 cop for a day

Florida's Cape Coral Police Department has sworn in its youngest canine officer: 8-year-old Zachary Boucher who has snagged his dream job.

ISIS volunteers arrested

Three men living in New York City have been arrested and charged with conspiring to help ISIS. The FBI says two of the three were eager to conduct terrorist strikes in the United States.

Oso strong: baby survives landslide

At just five months old, Duke Suddarth survived the unthinkable, wrapped in the arms of his mother, Amanda Skorjanc.
The names: This is who ISIS has recruited from the West

The names: This is who ISIS has recruited from the West

More than 20,000 foreigners have flocked to fight for ISIS, the radical Sunni group that controls portions of Iraq and Syria.
State Department official accused of soliciting sex from a minor denied bail

State Department official accused of soliciting sex from a minor denied bail

A U.S. State Department official accused of soliciting sex from a minor is being held without bond on Wednesday night.
It's Magic! Send a text, get anything you need

It's Magic! Send a text, get anything you need

The startup Magic went viral like, well, magic. It's one of the latest additions to the service economy, similar to Alfred, WunWun or Instacart. But it's trying to one-up them all.
What does net neutrality mean for you?

What does net neutrality mean for you?

 On Thursday, the FCC is expected to approve new rules that -- depending on which side you believe -- either ensures a fair Internet or smothers it with unnecessary regulation.
Southwest planes, grounded over missed inspections, allowed to fly

Southwest planes, grounded over missed inspections, allowed to fly

Southwest Airlines missed required inspections on 128 of its Boeing 737 aircraft, leading to the cancellation of dozens of flights this week.
Ebola Fast Facts

Ebola Fast Facts

 Here's some background information about Ebola, a virus with a high fatality rate that was first identified in Africa in 1976.