Low-wage workers are urging lawmakers to raise the minimum wage above the federal rate of $7.25 an hour. Sixty-seven-year-old Anita Mendes told a House committee today she supplements her Social Security income with a minimum-wage job, despite having a master’s degree in social work. She said her 90-year-old mother helps her make ends meet. Some business groups oppose raising the minimum wage saying businesses should decide what to pay workers based on competition with other employers.
Authorities searched the home of Subway pitchman Jared Fogle, about two months after the executive director of his nonprofit foundation was arrested on child pornography charges.
The bassist was diagnosed with throat and tongue cancer in 2006, but the disease returned in 2011 prompting him to seek further treatment.
The Hall of Fame rockers were arrested for reckless driving 40 years ago but for a young deputy prosecutor the case was one to remember.
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