- Ex-comptroller of Albuquerque company is sentenced to prison Updated: Oct-09-15 6:20 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The former comptroller of an Albuquerque construction company has been sentenced to 4 ½ years in federal prison after being convicted of fraud and identity theft.
- US abandons Pentagon's failed rebel-building effort in Syria Updated: Oct-09-15 4:53 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is overhauling its approach to fighting the Islamic State in Syria, abandoning a failed Pentagon effort to build a new ground force of moderate rebels and instead partnering with established rebel groups, officials said Friday.
- 'Grandmotherly' woman admits to stealing employer's funds Updated: Oct-09-15 11:31 am
WRENTHAM, Massachusetts - A Massachusetts woman described by co-workers as "grandmotherly" has pleaded guilty to stealing from the apartment complex management company she worked for.
- The Latest: Nobel chair hopes prize may be example to Libya Updated: Oct-09-15 8:51 am
OSLO, Norway - The latest developments in the awarding of the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize. All times local.
- Fulbright program exports teaching methods to the world Updated: Oct-09-15 5:05 am
BLOOMINGTON, Indiana - Neo Tshani Mafunye is fluent in four languages. The special education secondary school teacher from Francistown, Botswana in Africa can communicate with her students in English, Kalanga, Setswana and sign language.
- Food aid in jeopardy for more North Carolina healthy adults Updated: Oct-08-15 5:29 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Get a part-time job, get training, start volunteering or lose your food stamps: That's the message from Gov. Pat McCrory's administration and North Carolina lawmakers to certain healthy adults who have no dependents.
- The Latest: Chicago Public Schools mum on indictment Updated: Oct-08-15 4:58 pm
CHICAGO - The latest on the indictment of former Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett, following a federal investigation into a $20 million no-bid contract (all times local):
- Gasholder, piece of industrial past, faces uncertain future Updated: Oct-07-15 3:53 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - A round, red-brick relic of this country's industrial transformation sits shakily at the southern entrance to New Hampshire's capital city, the cupola atop its conical, tree-damaged roof slumping northward.
- Avakian running for Oregon secretary of state Updated: Oct-06-15 2:58 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian said Tuesday that he's running for secretary of state.
- Firefighter shortage causes overtime problem in Vicksburg Updated: Oct-06-15 11:11 am
VICKSBURG, Mississippi - Fire Chief Charles Atkins says a shortage of manpower is the major reason the Vicksburg Fire Department is in the situation it's in with overtime.
- Federal grant aims to bring recycling to New Mexico tribes Updated: Oct-06-15 5:02 am
SANTA FE, New Mexico - The New Mexico Recycling Coalition will be developing a training program and providing technical assistance to help Native American communities around the state with recycling programs.
- Philippines sees big growth in outsourced medical services Updated: Oct-05-15 9:56 am
MANILA, Philippines - Leaders of the Philippine outsourcing industry said Monday they expect a big increase in business as the result of a new, highly detailed medical diagnosis coding system adopted by the U.S. for insurance claims.
- Former coach of banned runner Jeptoo has contract terminated Updated: Oct-05-15 9:49 am
NAIROBI, Kenya - The former coach of banned marathon runner Rita Jeptoo has had his contract terminated by his employers after another Kenyan under his control failed a doping test.
- Law firm labeled hate group leading Kim Davis' crusade Updated: Oct-05-15 8:28 am
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Kim Davis' lawyer stood onstage in a Washington D.C. hotel and pointed to a photo on the screen. It showed 100,000 people packed into a Peruvian soccer stadium, Mat Staver told the crowd, all there to pray for the Kentucky clerk battling against gay marriage.
- An ailing global economy starts to weigh on US job market Updated: Oct-02-15 4:25 pm
WASHINGTON - A sagging global economy has finally caught up with the United States.
- Funding for education services at detention center cut Updated: Oct-02-15 8:33 am
GREENVILLE, Mississippi - The Greenville Public School District this year won't have as much money to provide educational services for students housed at the Washington County Juvenile Detention Center.
- Midwest attorneys general discuss gender violence Updated: Oct-01-15 12:03 pm
CHICAGO - Attorney General Lisa Madigan says Illinois has made strides in helping victims of gender-based violence but can improve in some areas.
- Penn St. seeks improvement options for stadium Updated: Oct-01-15 7:25 am
STATE COLLEGE, Pennsylvania - How much are history and tradition worth? It's a question Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour will soon answer about the school's football stadium.
- Bookkeeper accused of stealing $90,000 from Caddo business Updated: Sep-30-15 10:05 am
SHREVEPORT, Louisiana - Caddo Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested a company's bookkeeper in the theft of $90,000 from her employer.
- Workers at federal training center in Artesia break strike Updated: Sep-30-15 4:45 am
ARTESIA, New Mexico - After three months of picketing, service workers at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia have voted to end their strike.
- Vilsack unveils nearly $2.6 million in grants for Pine Ridge Updated: Sep-29-15 10:18 pm
PORCUPINE, South Dakota - Nearly $2.6 million in grants for economic development efforts on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation are going to projects ranging from water and waste disposal at a tribal college to training businesses on buffalo meat processing, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Tuesday during a visit to the area.
- Police training canceled because of Illinois budget crisis Updated: Sep-29-15 5:13 pm
CHICAGO - Police departments across Illinois say the state budget stalemate has left them struggling to provide necessary training to officers on everything from how to deal with the mentally ill to proper use of force.
- Duke Energy reaches $7 million deal with NC on coal ash Updated: Sep-29-15 4:03 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Duke Energy agreed Tuesday to pay North Carolina regulators $7 million to settle allegations of groundwater pollution at its coal ash pits and to perform accelerated cleanups costing millions of dollars at four sites.
- US home prices rise steadily in July, lifted by higher sales Updated: Sep-29-15 9:43 am
WASHINGTON - U.S. home prices rose at a solid pace in July, as would-be buyers competed for a diminished supply of available housing.
- Study: Schools could save $200M with shared services Updated: Sep-28-15 5:22 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - The Mississippi state auditor's office says school districts in the state could save more than $200 million a year by eliminating inefficient contracts and sharing services such as facilities maintenance, textbooks and transportation with other school districts.