Hawaii rides out storm, but remote islands at risk

Maryanne Fisher, of League City, Texas, stands in the rain on Waikiki Beach with Diamond Head in the background in Honolulu Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. Hurricane Ana brought a steady rain to the Hawaiian Island of Oahu as it passed about 180 miles west. Fisher said she plans to spend the rest of the day in the hotel bar with her husband, Mike. (AP Photo/P. Solomon Banda)HONOLULU (AP) — Sunny skies are returning to the Aloha State, the day after a storm left Hawaii without doing much harm beyond heavy rain.



Stiviano lawsuit against Shelly Sterling dismissed

FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2010, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, right, and V. Stiviano, left, watch the Clippers play the Los Angeles Lakers during an NBA preseason basketball game in Los Angeles. A judge who was on the verge of allowing a defamation suit by Sterling’s mistress to go forward decided to reconsider after hearing from Shelley Sterling’s lawyer Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. Attorney Pierce O’Donnell called the filing by V. Stiviano an act of spite and revenge against the estranged wife of the former Los Angeles Clippers’ owner. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok, File)A judge reversed course Monday and dismissed a defamation lawsuit by Donald Sterling's mistress against the estranged wife of the former Los Angeles Clippers owner. Judge Richard Fruin issued a tentative ...



Labor Secretary Perez pushes Obama jobs proposals

FILE - In this June 4, 2014, file photo Labor Secretary Thomas Perez speaks in Washington. Perez sought Monday, Oct. 20 to re-energize President Barack Obama's stalled push for raising the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour and for making paid leave for mothers of newborns more widely available. Speaking at the National Press Club, Perez also suggested that many U.S. workers have failed to benefit from the nation's economic recovery. (AP Photo/Connor Radnovich, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Labor Secretary Tom Perez sought Monday to re-energize President Barack Obama's stalled push for raising the minimum wage from $7.50 to $10.10 an hour and for making paid leave for mothers of newborns more widely available.



Alabama state House speaker indicted on corruption charges

(Reuters) - Alabama's Republican state house speaker was indicted on 23 criminal counts of corruption by a grand jury, court records released on Monday show. Mike Hubbard, who led a Republican takeover of the state legislature in 2010, was indicted on charges that include using his office for personal gain and legislating with a conflict of interest. (Reporting by Jonathan Kaminsky in New Orleans; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)
AbbVie says $55 billion acquisition of Shire officially dead

A screen displays the share price for pharmaceutical maker AbbVie on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange(Reuters) - U.S. drugmaker AbbVie Inc said on Monday it has reached agreement with Shire Plc to officially call off its proposed $55 billion purchase of the Irish company, and will pay Shire a $1.64 billion breakup fee for walking away from the deal. AbbVie, which last week said its board of directors had withdrawn its recommendation to proceed with the Shire purchase, blamed the unraveling on last month's rules changes by the U.S. Treasury Department aimed at curtailing a wave of such deals in which U.S. ...





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