Fast-food workers across the United States launched day-long strikes Thursday to push for what they called a "surviving" wage. The strikes affected chains such as McDonald's and Dunkin' Donuts and played out across a wide swathe of American cities, from New York and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Charleston, South Carolina. The workers seek a pay hike to $15 an hour whereas fast-food jobs typically are paid the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. "I'm struggling and I'm still dependent on government assistance to help take care of me and my family," said Shementia Butler, 33, who works at McDonald's in Washington and has two children.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Thomas Williams, the onetime public face of the disgraced Legion of Christ religious order who left the priesthood after admitting he fathered a child, is getting married this weekend to the child's mother, The Associated Press has learned. The bride is the daughter of former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See Mary Ann Glendon, one of Pope Francis' top advisers.