By Victoria Stilwell, Peter Robison and William Selway, Bloomberg News
March 8, 2014 2:42 p.m.
SEATTLE - When Washington state residents voted in 1998 to raise the state's minimum wage and link it to the cost of living, opponents warned the measure would be a job-killer. The prediction hasn't been borne out.
By Paresh Dave, Los Angeles Times
March 8, 2014 2:39 p.m.
A Florida judge on Saturday set bail at $1.2 million for the pregnant woman accused of trying to kill her three children this week by locking them in a minivan that she drove into Daytona Beach's 4-foot-high surf.
By Henry Chu and Sergei L. Loiko, Los Angeles Times
March 8, 2014 2:38 p.m.
KIEV, Ukraine - The Ukrainian government said Saturday that there was a glimmer of hope for a peaceful, mediated solution to the crisis in Crimea even as signs emerged of a further strengthening of Russian forces on the strategic Ukrainian peninsula.
By Julie Makinen, Los Angeles Times
March 8, 2014 2:34 p.m.
BEIJING - Malaysian officials investigating the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines plane Saturday said they were not ruling out terrorism - or any other causes - as reports emerged that two Europeans listed on the passenger manifest were not aboard and may have had their passports stolen.
By STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press
March 8, 2014 2:32 p.m.
OXON HILL, Md. — She was not on the speaking program, but Hillary Rodham Clinton had presence at the nation's largest annual gathering of conservative activists on Saturday, as high-profile Republicans launched a dual effort to attack the prospective Democratic presidential candidate and improve the GOP's longstanding struggle with women voters.
By LISA BAUMANN and RACHEL LA CORTE, Associated Press
March 8, 2014 2:26 p.m.
OLYMPIA — A measure to overhaul the state's medical marijuana system cleared the Senate Saturday as the state moves to merge that largely unregulated market with the still-developing legal recreational market.