- Ohio firm accused of misspending funds on cars, tattoos Updated: Feb-07-16 8:16 am
TOLEDO, Ohio - Federal investigators say government money given to a northern Ohio company for work placement and parenting programs instead went to buy vehicles and cosmetic surgery.
- New Jersey sues Volkswagen, claiming emissions fraud Updated: Feb-05-16 6:25 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - The state of New Jersey sued Volkswagen Friday, claiming the auto maker sold diesel vehicles equipped with software that deactivated on-board emission controls except during emissions testing.
- Businessman seeks leniency in halal beef export fraud case Updated: Feb-05-16 5:36 pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Supporters of a prominent businessman and Muslim community leader packed a federal courtroom Friday to ask a judge to spare him prison time for committing fraud in exporting halal beef products to Malaysia and Indonesia.
- Woman claims discrimination for not being American Indian Updated: Feb-05-16 3:17 pm
RAPID CITY, South Dakota - A woman is suing the parent company of a Rapid City halfway house, alleging she was discriminated and retaliated against while she was employed by the facility because she is not American Indian.
- Judge rules against opponents of Confederate statue removal Updated: Feb-05-16 2:39 pm
NEW ORLEANS - A state judge ruled Friday against an effort by preservationists to stop the removal of prominent Confederate monuments in New Orleans.
- New trial date for ex-Boal Mansion CEO on child-sex charges Updated: Feb-05-16 9:25 am
WILLIAMSPORT, Pennsylvania - A federal judge has set a new trial day for the former CEO of a Centre County museum awaiting trial on child-sex charges.
- Hospital CEO, 5 others arrested in prescription drug sting Updated: Feb-05-16 4:17 am
BLAIRSVILLE, Georgia - The CEO of a north Georgia hospital is one of six suspects accused of being involved with fraudulent prescription painkillers.
- Uber, Lyft bill fixing New Mexico impasse OK'd in committee Updated: Feb-04-16 9:17 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - A key House panel has approved a bill aimed at welcoming and regulating ride-booking companies like Uber and Lyft.
- Utah sues federal government over sage grouse plan Updated: Feb-04-16 6:59 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah has decided to sue the federal government over its new set of rules intended to protect the greater sage grouse - following similar lawsuits lodged by Idaho and nine Nevada counties, ranchers and two mining companies.
- The Latest: Senate Democrats laud Hassan's speech, goals Updated: Feb-04-16 5:15 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - The Latest on Gov. Maggie Hassan's State of the State address: (all times local):
- Company in West Virginia chem spill receives 'symbolic' fine Updated: Feb-04-16 4:24 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - A bankrupt chemical company responsible for a spill that contaminated a West Virginia river and fouled the drinking water supply of 300,000 residents was fined $900,000 on pollution charges Thursday, with a judge noting that Freedom Industries likely could never pay it.
- Data company McGraw Hill beats 4Q profit forecasts Updated: Feb-04-16 2:16 pm
NEW YORK - McGraw Hill Financial Inc. swung to a fourth-quarter profit, countering a loss in the same period of 2014 when the financial-data company booked a raft of legal and other charges.
- Lawsuit accuses Omaha plant of not paying proper wages Updated: Feb-04-16 12:55 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - A former Greater Omaha Packing Co. boiler room operator is suing the meatpacking company, saying he wasn't paid for the half-hour lunch breaks he was never allowed to take.
- Montana man gets prison for casino robbery, embezzlement Updated: Feb-04-16 5:09 am
MISSOULA, Montana - A man who pleaded guilty to robbing the Gray Wolf Peak Casino and embezzling money from clients of his contracting company has been sentenced 29 years in prison.
- Roberts sold more than $250,000 in Microsoft stock Updated: Feb-04-16 3:23 am
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court's recent decision to step into a relatively unimportant case involving Microsoft's Xbox 360 gaming system revealed that Chief Justice John Roberts has sold between $250,000 and $500,000 in Microsoft stock in the past year.
- Ex-official's sentencing set in West Virginia chemical spill Updated: Feb-04-16 3:05 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - A former plant manager at Freedom Industries is due in court for sentencing in a 2014 chemical spill that fouled the drinking water supply of 300,000 West Virginians.
- FTC shuts down diet-pill distributor for alleged fake claims Updated: Feb-03-16 8:15 pm
GLENDALE, California - A Glendale, California, company shut down 10 months ago will pay about $10 million to settle claims by the Federal Trade Commission that it wildly exaggerated the results of its diet supplements, used fake endorsements from people like Oprah Winfrey and hired marketers to send millions of spam emails.
- Ailing media mogul Sumner Redstone resigns as chair of CBS Updated: Feb-03-16 7:06 pm
LOS ANGELES - Sumner Redstone, the ailing 92-year-old media mogul who controls TV and movie powerhouses CBS and Viacom, has stepped down as executive chairman of CBS amid a courtroom battle over his health and mental capacity. CBS Chief Executive Leslie Moonves will replace him as chairman.
- Ore. farm regulators, judge disagree on pesticide finding Updated: Feb-03-16 2:32 pm
SALEM, Oregon - Oregon farm regulators have proposed overruling an administrative judge's findings that the emergency suspension of an aerial pesticide applicator's license was unwarranted.
- South-central Idaho company denies being too stinky Updated: Feb-03-16 12:48 pm
BURLEY, Idaho - A south-central Idaho business that makes a product for pet food has pleaded not guilty to producing smells that violate its permits.
- Court upholds dismissal of businessman's suit against Arpaio Updated: Feb-03-16 8:30 am
PHOENIX - A court ruling says a Mesa businessman waited too long to file a lawsuit accusing Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio of conducting an investigation to punish the man for backing an election opponent of the sheriff.
- Charleston added to suit over arts center construction Updated: Feb-03-16 7:29 am
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - The city of Charleston has been added to a lawsuit stemming from the construction of the most expensive municipal building in Charleston.
- Algeria: 8 convicted in vast, high-level oil corruption case Updated: Feb-03-16 5:21 am
ALGIERS, Algeria - An Algerian court has fined German and Italian companies and convicted eight people of corruption or related crimes in a vast trial into wrongdoing around state-run oil giant Sonatrach.
- Chipotle says criminal investigation widens, sales plunge Updated: Feb-02-16 6:26 pm
NEW YORK - The E. coli outbreak that was linked to Chipotle restaurants may be over, but the burrito chain's indigestion continues.
- Indiana AG sues 3 companies in alleged tax-sale scheme Updated: Feb-02-16 5:28 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana is suing three out-of-state companies for allegedly orchestrating a scheme that bilked dozens of state residents out of millions of dollars after their homes were sold in tax sales.