- Students with disabilities complete workforce skills program Updated: Aug-31-15 4:09 am
SMYRNA, Tennessee - More than 80 Tennesseans with disabilities have celebrated the completion of workforce development and pre-vocational skills programs meant to help them reach their employment goals.
- Thousands in Indiana could lose food stamps under new rule Updated: Aug-29-15 12:32 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Food pantries and social service agencies across Indiana are bracing for the possibility that up to 50,000 people could lose food stamp benefits this fall unless they comply with a change in federal work and job training requirements.
- Dan Gilbert real estate firm buys Book Tower in Detroit Updated: Aug-28-15 8:44 pm
DETROIT - Dan Gilbert's ownership presence in downtown Detroit has kept growing, with the addition of a vacant 38-story office tower and adjacent buildings to his stable of properties.
- Cash-strapped Illinois: Can't do the 'impossible' on paying Updated: Aug-28-15 7:29 pm
CHICAGO - The state of Illinois asked a federal judge Friday not to hold it in contempt for missing a recent court-ordered deadline to pay services providers for the disabled, saying compliance should "not mean doing the impossible" amid one of the nation's worst budgetary crises.
- Legal aid group to train lawyers for disability hearings Updated: Aug-28-15 2:23 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - A legal aid group is holding a training session for attorneys who want to help represent some of the 1,500 people who are in danger of losing their federal disability benefits.
- Documents: Commission racked up $150K on PawSox stadium deal Updated: Aug-28-15 10:08 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The state agency that owns the waterfront land where the Pawtucket Red Sox want to build a stadium racked up nearly $150,000 by mid-July in legal and consulting fees to review the proposal, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press through a records request.
- Ruling could ease way for unionizing at fast-food chains Updated: Aug-27-15 6:40 pm
NEW YORK - It could be easier for unions to bargain for better pay and working conditions on behalf of millions of workers at McDonald's, Burger King and other fast-food chains after a National Labor Relations Board ruling on Thursday.
- Audit flags $30M in grants, loans given out by Cheyney U. Updated: Aug-27-15 3:39 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Auditors have found that Cheyney University of Pennsylvania didn't properly document the eligibility of students before giving them nearly $30 million in federal grants and loans in the last four years.
- Indianapolis' oldest temple is historic but empty Updated: Aug-27-15 5:04 am
INDIANAPOLIS - It is the oldest synagogue in the city, a historic, neoclassical structure designed by renowned architects.
- Ohio prison system announces inmate job training program Updated: Aug-27-15 3:08 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio prison system is announcing a private sector partnership that will provide job training to inmates before and after release.
- Arizona severs ties with prison operator over July riots Updated: Aug-26-15 9:19 pm
PHOENIX - Arizona severed ties Wednesday with a private prison operator over what the state says was a string of troubling security and training lapses that led to violent riots in July.
- Moberly college, Central Methodist offer joint programs Updated: Aug-26-15 9:23 am
MOBERLY, Missouri - Moberly Area Community College and Central Methodist University plan to partner to offer new degree programs in Columbia.
- Audit: California agencies vulnerable to IT security breach Updated: Aug-25-15 6:46 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Many California state agencies are not complying with the state's information technology standards, leaving them vulnerable to a major security breach of sensitive data such as Social Security numbers, health information or tax returns, the state auditor reported Tuesday.
- State Auditor Otto contracts with law firm over audit change Updated: Aug-25-15 3:34 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - State Auditor Rebecca Otto has paid out $21,000 in public money on legal fees to a law firm she retained to give her advice about fighting a new audit privatization law, records her office released Tuesday show.
- US new-home sales rebound in July Updated: Aug-25-15 10:23 am
WASHINGTON - Americans stepped up their purchases of new homes in July, with sales surging in the Northeast.
- Report could speed up diplomatic training center in Va. Updated: Aug-24-15 3:20 pm
State Department officials are hoping a soon-to-be released report will help end wrangling in Congress that has delayed construction on a diplomatic security training center at a National Guard base in Virginia.
- EXCHANGE: Peoria County program helps minority business Updated: Aug-24-15 9:11 am
PEORIA, Illinois - Encouraging minority and woman-owned businesses to get involved in bidding for government contracts wasn't enough for the Peoria County Board.
- Back-to-school means new scholarships, more breakfast Updated: Aug-23-15 10:47 am
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Teachers and students heading back to school will notice a buffet of new education programs thanks to a busy session of the Nevada Legislature this spring. From perks to help fight the state's severe teacher shortage to a brand new scholarship for college students in need, here are things to look out for:
- 2 lawyers banned from detention center, deepens dispute Updated: Aug-23-15 10:43 am
SAN ANTONIO - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has banned two volunteer attorneys from a South Texas family detention center for violating visitation standards.
- Restaurants say staffing is a challenge Updated: Aug-23-15 10:20 am
WOODLAND PARK, New Jersey - Long before the first lunch customer walks through the door, cooks at Grissini in Englewood Cliffs are hard at work.
- Ex-payroll manager pleads guilty to software firm theft Updated: Aug-21-15 6:22 pm
NEW HAVEN, Connecticut - Federal prosecutors say a former software company payroll manager has pleaded guilty to fraud charges related to her theft of nearly $1.7 million from a software firm.
- Appeals court reinstates wage rules for home care workers Updated: Aug-21-15 3:33 pm
WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court on Friday revived Obama administration regulations that guarantee overtime and minimum wage protection to nearly 2 million home health care workers.
- New trial ordered in case against Nebraska school district Updated: Aug-21-15 11:55 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - The Nebraska Supreme Court ordered a new trial Friday for a legal dispute between an architectural firm and a school district that was ordered to pay an extra $2 million for construction work.
- US home sales soar in July to fastest pace since early 2007 Updated: Aug-20-15 12:10 pm
WASHINGTON - Americans stepped up their home-buying for a third straight month in July, as sales accelerated to the strongest pace in eight years.
- California home sales remain robust, hold at nine-year high Updated: Aug-19-15 7:34 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Sales of California homes remained robust in July, with the number of houses and condos sold hitting a nine-year high for the second month in a row, a research firm reported Wednesday.