- Audit: School bus inspection program skips smaller vehicles Updated: Nov-28-15 4:41 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - A Nevada Highway Patrol program that inspects the state's school buses for safety is overlooking dozens of vehicles that don't fall under the traditional definition of a bus, according to state auditors.
- Former church buildings in Pittsburgh region find new life Updated: Nov-28-15 10:53 am
PITTSBURGH - High ceilings, tons of light, open spaces - what more could an art gallery, community center, live music venue or photo studio want?
- Ex-bookkeeper for Mesa company gets prison for tax evasion Updated: Nov-25-15 6:18 pm
PHOENIX - A former bookkeeper for a Mesa company has been sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for income tax evasion.
- Minnesota braces for legal fight over PolyMet mine decisions Updated: Nov-25-15 5:08 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A top state official said Wednesday he was finalizing plans for retaining an outside law firm to handle lawsuits stemming from PolyMet Mining Corp.'s proposal to build a copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota, which is expected to be challenged regardless of whether state regulators approve the project's needed permits.
- US new-home sales rebound in October after September plummet Updated: Nov-25-15 11:06 am
WASHINGTON - Sales of new homes recovered in October after suffering a steep drop in September, returning to this year's trend of an improving market for real estate developers and builders.
- Baton Rouge-area home sales up 8.8 percent in October Updated: Nov-25-15 10:11 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Thanks to strong activity in East Baton Rouge and Livingston parishes, the number of houses sold in metro Baton Rouge rose 8.8 percent in October from a year ago.
- Since '01, Clintons collected $35M from financial businesses Updated: Nov-24-15 4:16 pm
WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton wants voters to know she is no friend of Wall Street. But Wall Street has frequently been a friend to her.
- North Texas tax preparer gets 11 years for fraud, ID theft Updated: Nov-24-15 3:24 pm
DALLAS - A North Texas tax preparer with a history of submitting bogus returns must serve 11 years in prison and repay nearly $2.3 million in an identity theft scam.
- US attorney for southern Illinois to join law firm Updated: Nov-24-15 3:03 pm
CLAYTON, Missouri - The top federal prosecutor in southern Illinois is stepping down next month to join a national law firm based in the St. Louis area.
- US home prices jump in September by most in more than a year Updated: Nov-24-15 11:51 am
WASHINGTON - U.S. home prices rose in September from a year earlier at the fastest pace in 13 months as a lack of houses for sale has forced buyers to bid up available properties.
- Letter shows tax chief suggested auditors not fine business Updated: Nov-24-15 9:16 am
SANTA FE, New Mexico - A letter from state Taxation and Revenue Secretary Demesia Padilla shows she did tell auditors in her agency last year that her former client shouldn't have to pay a penalty.
- Attorneys argue evidence in real estate agent's slaying Updated: Nov-23-15 7:42 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Attorneys for a man charged with capital murder and kidnapping in the death of a central Arkansas real estate agent submitted written arguments Monday to keep his statements and other evidence from being presented at trial.
- Gov. Raimondo announces $5M for job training Updated: Nov-23-15 3:39 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Twenty-six teams of companies, institutions and organizations will share $5 million in federal and state funding to train workers in Rhode Island.
- Drone pilot training center on fast track in North Dakota Updated: Nov-23-15 2:36 pm
GRAND FORKS, North Dakota - A major U.S. defense contractor that is opening an unmanned aircraft training academy in North Dakota may start with a temporary structure because of the growing demand for pilots and other crew members, the head of a drone business park says.
- Recent editorials published in Nebraska newspapers Updated: Nov-23-15 9:01 am
Omaha World-Herald. Nov. 20, 2015
- Service dog lends helping paw to Madison woman Updated: Nov-21-15 11:01 am
MADISON, Alabama - Two-year-old Patterson is a beauty, a cross between a golden retriever and a Lab. He must be part human, too, since he's such a help around the house.
- Roughly 18,300 lose food stamp benefits in Indiana Updated: Nov-21-15 10:14 am
INDIANAPOLIS - About 18,300 people in Indiana this month have lost an average of $125 of monthly food stamp benefits after a change in work and job training requirements.
- Stories of those who died in the Paris attacks Updated: Nov-20-15 9:17 pm
They were artists and students, music lovers, parents and newlyweds. The victims of last week's attacks in Paris had varied backgrounds and interests. Among the 130 killed in the attacks, here are some of their stories:
- Georgia to hire auditing firm after voters' data released Updated: Nov-20-15 8:41 pm
ATLANTA - Georgia's secretary of state said Friday that he will hire auditing firm Ernst & Young to review the entire office, days after a lawsuit revealed that news media and political parties had received the Social Security numbers and other personal information about Georgia's 6 million voters.
- Oklahoma judge gives woman more than 10 years for fraud Updated: Nov-20-15 4:37 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - A federal judge has sentenced a Texas woman to more than 10 years in prison on payroll and tax fraud charges.
- Home values point to a sharp wealth divide within US cities Updated: Nov-20-15 1:12 pm
WASHINGTON - It's still possible in Boston for a mail carrier, an accountant and a Harvard-trained psychiatrist - basically, the crowd from "Cheers" - to live as neighbors.
- Architect selected for planned arts center at WTC Updated: Nov-20-15 7:40 am
NEW YORK - An architect has been selected for the long-delayed performing arts center at the World Trade Center site.
- Housing navigation service center to open for homeless Updated: Nov-19-15 9:47 am
HONOLULU - A new shelter in Sand Island that will offer housing and additional services for the homeless is set to open its doors.
- New attorney general program gives legal help for servicemen Updated: Nov-18-15 7:20 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - When service members are deployed into combat zones, they need to concentrate on the battles in front of them - not on a looming eviction or a pending child custody dispute back home, according to Brigadier Gen. William Burks.
- Students get degrees after 16-year legal fight in Nigeria Updated: Nov-10-15 10:24 am
LAGOS, Nigeria - Sixteen years ago, Lanre Akinola completed academic requirements to receive a degree in statistics from a Nigerian university. But Akinola had taken on extracurricular activities: protesting against military dictatorship and filthy dorms.