Nurse Making $269,810 Demonstrates California’s Overtime Binge

Jean Keller earned $269,810 last year working as a nurse at a men’s prison on California’s central coast by tripling her regular pay with overtime hours.

Keller got more overtime in 2010 than any other state employee. In all, California’s public workers collected $1.7 billion of extra pay last year, more than half of it in overtime, state payroll data show. The rest was for unused vacation and union-negotiated benefits such as uniform allowances, physical-fitness incentives and special compensation in recognition of a “complex work load.”

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White House backs Republican’s jobs bill

Signaling a brief spark of bipartisanship in Washington, the White House on Tuesday said it backs House Republicans’ effort to repeal a 3 percent withholding tax on government contractors, which is part of the GOP’s own job-creation push.

The White House said repealing the withholding will leave businesses with more cash to invest and create jobs at a time when the economy is still struggling.

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Thousands of zombies take to the streets in annual walk of the living dead

A seaside resort was invaded by the walking dead today when 3,000 people dressed as zombies stalked its streets.

The Beach Of The Dead Brighton Zombie Walk, now in its fifth year, saw men, women and children don imaginative costumes and elaborate make-up, creating a gruesome sight for onlookers.

Fake blood and gore could be seen dripping from many as moans and groans filled the air. More Pics and Story:

Steve Jobs ‘received a late night phone call from Bill Clinton asking how to handle the Monica Lewinsky scandal’

The no-holds barred biography of Steve Jobs has revealed that former president Bill Clinton consulted the Apple boss on what to do about his affair with Monica Lewinsky during a late night tete-a-tete.

Jobs reportedly replied: ‘I don’t know if you did it, but if so, you’ve got to tell the country.’

According to his biographer Walter Isaacson, after Jobs delivered his advice: ‘There was silence on the other end of the line.’
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