From left, former Northwestern University football quarterback Kain Colter, Ramogi Huma, founder and President of the National College Players Association and Tim Waters, Political Director of the United Steel Workers, arrive on Capitol Hill in Wednesday, April, 2, 2014. Members of a group seeking to unionize college athletes are looking for allies on Capitol Hill as they brace for an appeal of a ruling that said full scholarship athletes at Northwestern University are employees who have the right to form a union. Former Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter _ the face of a movement to give college athletes the right to unionize _ and Ramogi Huma, the founder and president of the National College Players Association, scheduled meetings Wednesday with lawmakers. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)

Government to review Northwestern bid to unionize

The National Labor Relations Board has granted Northwestern University's request that it review its ruling that football players at the university are essentially employees of the school with full collective bargaining rights.…
FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2013, file photo,k Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson tries to get away from Green Bay Packers' C.J. Wilson during the second half of an NFL preseason football game in Green Bay, Wis. As Super Bowl champions, the Seahawks get to kick off the NFL's regular season by hosting the Packers on Sept. 4. That Thursday game is the first of four prime-time games on opening weekend. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps, File)

NFL releases 2014-15 schedule

As Super Bowl champions, the Seattle Seahawks get to kick off the NFL's regular season by hosting the Green Bay Packers on Sept. 4. …
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Recall for baby monitors that could overheat

There's a recall underway that could put you and your baby at risk. A total of 800,000 Summer Infant Video Monitors are now being recalled. The rechargeable battery on the hand-held monitor can overheat and rupture, posing a burn hazard. …
FILE - This 1978 file photo shows serial killer John Wayne Gacy. The case of John Wayne Gacy has helped authorities solve another slaying, one that he didn’t commit. The Cook County Sheriff’s Office is scheduled to announce Wednesday, April 23, 2014, they have identified the remains found in a forest preserve in 2008 as those of 22-year-old Edward Beaudion of Chicago. Beaudion was identified after his relatives came forward to submit DNA samples as part of the effort to identify several of Gacy’s 1970s victims. Authorities believe Missouri resident Jerry Jackson killed Beaudion in 1978. But without a body at the time, they never charged him. Jackson died last year at age 62. (AP Photo/File)

Gacy case helps solve unrelated death

Four decades after John Wayne Gacy lured more than 30 young men and boys to his Chicago-area home and strangled them, his case has helped authorities solve another killing - one he didn't commit.…
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Driverless cars possibly for sale in less than a decade

Almost every major automaker is working on some form driver-less technology. GPS, cameras, and a series of sensors give the cars a 360 view of the road, telling it when to brake, steer, and accelerate.…
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Netflix raising streaming fees

The streaming video company says it plans to raise subscription costs for new customers by $1 or $2 in the next few months. Existing customers, paying $7.99 per month, will not see a change in their current rate.…
Runners cast shadows as they approach the finish line of the 118th Boston Marathon Monday, April 21, 2014 in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

One year after bombs, Boston Marathon a celebration

Unfinished business. Defiance. Hope, strength and resilience. They used different words but the meaning was the same for thousands of people who were stopped by twin bombings at last year's Boston Marathon and came back this year to finish what they started.…
During a 5K race runners cross the finish line of the Boston Marathon, a midpoint of the race, on Boston Marathon weekend, Saturday, April 19, 2014, in Boston. The 118th Boston Marathon is scheduled to run on Patriots Day, Monday, April 21. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

In show of defiance, 32,000 run Boston Marathon

Some ran to honor the dead and wounded. Others did it to prove something about their sport, the city or their country. And some were out to prove something to themselves.…
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Target working to grow online subscription

Target is making more of its goods available through online subscription. The company has added nearly 1500 new products to its list of items that you can order in: 4, 6, 8, 10, or even 12 week installments.…
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Wal-Mart offering money transfers

Beginning this week you can transfer money through your local Wal-Mart. The new service begins Thursday and will allow you to transfer up to $900 between Wal-Mart stores, at a discounted fee. …
Oscar Mayer Recall

Hot Dog’s recalled due to mix-up in packaging

Kraft is recalling 96,000 pounds of hot dogs. The Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners at the center of the recall may contain cheese dogs. But the labels don't include milk as an ingredient.…
Police stand by near the finish line ahead of Monday's 118th Boston Marathon, Sunday, April 20, 2014, in Boston. Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick says officials are striking a balance between more security and maintaining the city's festive spirit.   (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

After bombs, Boston Marathon under tight security

For years, state and local officials have conducted a "tabletop exercise" before the Boston Marathon, a meeting that allows them to study a map of the 26.2-mile course from Hopkinton to Boston's Copley Square and plan for emergencies that could arise during the race.…