As seen from the Rose Garden, President Barack Obama works at his desk in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, ahead of Tuesday night's State of the Union speech. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama speech to challenge Congress on minimum wage

Challenging lawmakers, President Barack Obama will announce Tuesday night in his State of the Union address that he's raising the minimum wage for new federal contract workers to $10.10 an hour…
File-This Sept. 21, 2013, file photo shows Pete Seeger performing on stage during the Farm Aid 2013 concert at Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.   The American troubadour, folk singer and activist Seeger  died Monday Jan. 27, 2014, at age 94.  (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)

Folk singer, activist Pete Seeger dies in NY

Buoyed by his characteristically soaring spirit, the surging crowd around him and a pair of canes, Pete Seeger walked through the streets of Manhattan leading an Occupy Wall Street protest in 2011.…
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PHOTOS: Sasko murder investigation

A 19-year-old Lawrence woman from Topeka was charged Monday with first-degree murder in the death of a businessman whose home she shared.…