- Indiana agency won't detail public relations firm's work Updated: Jul-03-15 5:08 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana's economic development agency isn't saying what work a New York-based public relations firm did for the state before officials canceled its contract to assess the damage the national outcry over a new religious objections law caused to Indiana's reputation.
- Army sergeant pleads guilty to conspiring to take bribes Updated: Jul-02-15 4:11 pm
PADUCAH, Kentucky - A Fort Campbell Army sergeant has pleaded guilty to conspiring to take bribes from vendors seeking contracts in Afghanistan.
- Kentucky awards Medicaid contracts to 5 companies Updated: Jul-02-15 1:01 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kentucky has awarded contracts to five companies to provide health insurance to people on Medicaid.
- Water company signs with Mexico firm to provide clean water Updated: Jul-02-15 6:34 am
WINDSOR, Vermont - A water filtration company in Vermont has signed a contract with a Mexican firm to supply water purification devices on water fountains for public elementary and middle schools in two Mexican states.
- Audit criticizes Iowa agencies over IT contracts, spending Updated: Jul-01-15 6:03 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa - Three Iowa executive branch agencies had missteps on major information technology projects that featured questionable dealings with contractors, state auditors reported Wednesday.
- Flames sign defenseman Dougie Hamilton to 6-year contract Updated: Jun-30-15 8:27 pm
CALGARY, Alberta - Bruins general manager Don Sweeney didn't think Dougie Hamilton would have been "comfortable" signing long term in Boston.
- Top Philippine police chief ordered dismissed over contract Updated: Jun-30-15 7:52 am
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines' anti-graft prosecutor on Tuesday ordered the national police chief and 10 other officers dismissed from the service for approving a contract to deliver gun licenses with a courier company that had no track record.
- Legal fight centers on recipes of 'M-A-S-H' hot dog eatery Updated: Jun-28-15 3:52 pm
TOLEDO, Ohio - Ownership of secret recipes and ingredients from an Ohio restaurant made famous on the TV series "M-A-S-H" is at the center of a legal dispute between a grandson of the original owner and the current ownership group.
- Georgia county working to keep Terrapin Beer in Athens Updated: Jun-28-15 10:05 am
ATHENS, Georgia - A $350,000 line item in Athens-Clarke County's budget for the fiscal year starting July 1 is aimed at keeping the Terrapin Beer Company in Athens, according to documents released by the county under an open-records request from the Athens Banner-Herald.
- Research institute receives $21.6M U.S Air Force contract Updated: Jun-27-15 5:38 am
DAYTON, Ohio - A southwest Ohio college's research institute has been awarded a $21.6 million U.S Air Force contract for research and development in aerospace engine combustion technologies and components.
- Muncie trash cans to get advertisements on lids Updated: Jun-26-15 8:01 am
MUNCIE, Indiana - Advertisements are coming to trash can lids in Muncie.
- Loan deal signed to build solar energy facility in Jamaica Updated: Jun-25-15 6:05 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica - The U.S. government's development finance institution has signed an agreement with a solar energy company to support a 20-megawatt photovoltaic facility in Jamaica.
- SD Indian tribe signs contract with marijuana growing group Updated: Jun-24-15 9:17 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - An Indian tribe in South Dakota that plans to start selling marijuana for recreational and medicinal purposes envisions its single point of sale on the reservation as a facility that will also have a bowling alley, a bar and other entertainment features.
- Missouri County officials: FBI questions consulting contract Updated: Jun-24-15 8:16 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - FBI agents are asking questions about a $75,000 contract awarded to a Missouri consultant, county officials said.
- Watchdog: IRS does business with tax delinquents despite ban Updated: Jun-24-15 2:43 pm
WASHINGTON - The IRS is doing business with tax delinquent contractors despite a federal law that bars the tax agency from awarding contracts to these companies, a government watchdog said Wednesday.
- Judge orders W.Va. Lottery to award contract to low bidder Updated: Jun-23-15 9:52 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - A judge has ordered the West Virginia Lottery to award a $7.6 million construction contract to a company that submitted the lowest bid but was disqualified for not listing references.
- High court rules against Spider-Man toy inventor Updated: Jun-22-15 7:16 pm
WASHINGTON - The inventor of a popular Spider-Man web-shooting toy can't keep reeling in royalties after his patent ran out, the Supreme Court ruled Monday
- Firm seeks to build oil pipeline across Iowa Updated: Jun-22-15 2:26 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - A company that wants to build an oil pipeline across Iowa said it has purchased easements from nearly 60 percent of landowners, but some don't believe the claim.
- 4 charged in contract scheme that cost US agencies millions Updated: Jun-22-15 2:01 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Four people have been charged with defrauding federal small-business programs to obtain government construction contracts worth millions of dollars.
- Army reprimanded general for alleged ethical lapse Updated: Jun-22-15 12:39 pm
WASHINGTON - The Army reprimanded a two-star general for poor judgment in "creating the perception" of undue favoritism in the awarding of a no-bid government contract, and the military will soon decide whether he will be forced to retire at a lower rank, officials said Monday.
- High court to hear dispute over gov't contracts to veterans Updated: Jun-22-15 9:39 am
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court will decide whether the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is complying with a law designed to increase the number of federal contracts awarded to small businesses owned by disabled veterans.
- Ex-Army contracting official gets 3.5 years for bribe-taking Updated: Jun-19-15 1:29 pm
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia - A former Army civilian contracting official has been sentenced to 3.5 years in prison for demanding $500,000 in bribes from a private company seeking to renew a $100 million contract.
- Analysts see several reasons for Colt's slide to bankruptcy Updated: Jun-18-15 5:10 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - The bankruptcy being sought by Colt Defense was fueled by missteps with gun owners, a misreading of the police firearms market and a fall in gun sales to the public after an initial spike several years ago, analysts and industry observers say.
- SPLC, Clanton reach settlement in private probation lawsuit Updated: Jun-17-15 9:25 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The Southern Poverty Law Center said Wednesday it has reached a settlement in a lawsuit against the City of Clanton over a contract with a private, for-profit probation company.
- New firm set to run Yosemite park sites in $2 billion deal Updated: Jun-17-15 7:58 pm
FRESNO, California - A new company has been selected to take over hotels, restaurants and outdoor activities at Yosemite National Park under the national park system's most lucrative single contract for services, officials said Wednesday.