The protests, announced on Twitter by organizer Fight For 15, come as cities across the nation propose minimum wage increases while Democrats seek to raise the federal minimum wage ahead of this year's mid-term congressional elections. Fast food workers have launched a series of protests over the last nearly two years to bring awareness to their demands, which include the right to unionize without retaliation. In one of the last major actions, restaurant workers launched rallies in 150 cities, including Boston, Chicago, New York and Miami in May. This time, organizers are staging walkouts in more than 100 cities and plan to use nonviolent civil disobedience tactics such as sit-ins, The New York Times reported.
Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence has contacted authorities to investigate who stole and posted nude images of her online, a spokeswoman said on Monday, part of a reported mass hacking of celebrities' intimate photos. Online pictures of the actress, 24, who won an Academy Award for "Silver Linings Playbook" and stars in "The Hunger Games" movie franchise, began appearing on Sunday. The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence," spokeswoman Liz Mahoney said in an emailed statement. A spokesman for the FBI said the agency "is aware of the allegations concerning computer intrusions and the unlawful release of material involving high profile individuals, and is addressing the matter." Model Kate Upton was among celebrities whose photos were posted online.
While the death of a 14-month-old girl is still under investigation, her father speaks to KRCR News Channel 7 about her life.
A 24-hour power outage has temporary fix
The Northstate is known for providing plenty of recreational opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts, including kayaking.
One operator of a Shasta Lake marina hopes the perception of the low water levels will change and people will enjoy the facilities.
Cole Hamels and three Philadelphia Phillies relievers combined to pitch a no-hitter Monday, beating the Atlanta Braves 7-0.
The St. Louis Rams announced their 10-man practice squad Monday afternoon and defensive end Michael Sam is not part of it.
Texas Longhorns quarterback David Ash will not play Saturday against BYU because of concussion-like symptoms, coach Charlie Strong said Monday.
The Oakland Raiders have named rookie Derek Carr their starting quarterback.