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Duluth News Tribune, Dec. 10
WASHINGTON - The federal government awards billions of dollars in contracts each year to companies that routinely violate safety, health and wage regulations, according to a report released Wednesday that calls for stricter measures to hold federal contractors accountable.
SINGAPORE - The United States and 11 other nations negotiating a free trade zone stretching from Chile to Japan failed to reach a final agreement at talks in Singapore, but indicated they were closing in on a landmark deal.
MUSKOGEE, Oklahoma - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is considering leasing some recreation areas along the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System in eastern Oklahoma that were closed earlier this year because of budget shortfalls, according to U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin.
WASHINGTON - The Defense Department says it's committed to a future in which service members and civilians can use the latest and greatest mobile technology to get their work done, regardless of the device manufacturer. But it's still struggling mightily with one of the biggest challenges for mobility in the government: identity management.
TOKYO - Japan's more powerful lower house of Parliament approved a state secrecy bill late Tuesday that imposes stiffer penalties on bureaucrats who leak secrets and journalists who seek them, despite criticism the government is making a heavy-handed effort to hide what it's doing and suppress press freedom.
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah legislators will have $338 million extra for the next state budget, Gov. Gary Herbert said Monday.
WICHITA, Kansas - The partial shutdown of the federal government in October delayed 156 airplane deliveries worth $1.9 billion, according to a report.
ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno said Thursday that Republicans are ready to fight for a property tax cut that Democrats insist the state still cannot afford.
TRENTON, New Jersey - Lawmakers and economists dove back into the long-running debate Wednesday of whether the state can afford the broad tax cut that is one of Gov. Chris Christie's top priorities for a second term.
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Four percent of underground equipment in West Virginia coal mines are fitted with detectors that automatically shut down mobile machinery when people get too close, according to a state survey.
MADISON, Wisconsin - President Barack Obama's chief economic adviser is speaking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Jo Ann Freeman says her father told her before he died to hold on to the family's Bertie County farmland because she could always live off of it, and besides, "God's not making any more."
WASHINGTON - After a drunken driver on a California highway back in 1968 slammed into a bus carrying passengers to Las Vegas, killing 19, investigators said a lack of seat belts contributed to the high death toll. But 45 years later, safety advocates are still waiting for the government to act on seat belts and other measures to protect bus passengers.