- Tunisia, targeted anew, faces intelligence challenge Updated: Nov-27-15 1:47 pm
TUNIS, Tunisia - An attack by Islamic State militants on Tunisia's presidential guard has left this North African country, its economy and its democracy even more vulnerable just days before four Tunisians head to collect the Nobel Peace Prize.
- Assaults on staff at psychiatric hospital costing millions Updated: Nov-27-15 1:19 pm
LAKEWOOD, Washington - A psychiatric patient "head-butted" a nurse so hard she fell back and slammed her head on a door, causing injures that kept her home for three months. An agitated patient knocked a nurse onto the cement floor and forced him out of work for seven months. A nurse who tried to stop a patient attack was injured so seriously that her recovery took more than two years.
- Online printing company expanding in northern Kentucky Updated: Nov-27-15 4:15 am
HEBRON, Kentucky - An online printing company is planning to expand in northern Kentucky and hire 15 new workers.
- OSHA investigates death at Carthage building site Updated: Nov-26-15 5:30 pm
CARTHAGE, Missouri - Federal officials are investigating the death of a Texas construction worker in southwest Missouri.
- Troopers on food stamps, taking second jobs amid pay fight Updated: Nov-26-15 1:10 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - State troopers suing North Carolina for millions of dollars in back pay say the state's broken promises have forced them into tough spots: working second jobs, moving in with parents, even going on food stamps.
- Lawmakers work on public safety pension system overhaul plan Updated: Nov-26-15 10:40 am
PHOENIX - A plan to overhaul the state's woefully underfunded pension plan for public safety workers is nearing completion after months of meetings between lawmakers, pension officials, firefighter and police unions and cities, towns and other public agencies that pay into the system.
- Ohioan accused of stealing $940K in benefits over 23 years Updated: Nov-26-15 6:11 am
CLEVELAND - The attorney general's office says a Cleveland-area woman accused of stealing more than $940,000 in public pension and Social Security benefits over more than two decades has been indicted on felony charges.
- Wal-Mart workers to protest for higher pay, full-time hours Updated: Nov-26-15 4:15 am
WASHINGTON - Wal-Mart workers in Washington and other cities will be spending Black Friday protesting for higher wages.
- CalPERS raises question about private equity returns Updated: Nov-25-15 3:45 pm
LOS ANGELES - Questions of risk and expense have been raised by the revelation that the California Public Employees' Retirement System paid private equity managers $3.4 billion in bonuses since 1990, including $700 million in performance fees for the last fiscal year, a newspaper reported.
- Illinois makes tax break deals with 3 companies Updated: Nov-25-15 3:03 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The Illinois Department of Commerce has agreed to tax breaks for three small companies that plan to add a total of 87 new jobs, the first deals since Gov. Bruce Rauner's recent decision to reinstate corporate tax incentives.
- Outgoing Kentucky governor took 33 trips while in office Updated: Nov-25-15 1:27 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - In 2011, when Anantshree Chaturvedi was looking for a place to spend $180 million and hire 250 people, he called officials in Ohio and Kentucky.
- OSHA to investigate Utah industrial worker's death Updated: Nov-25-15 11:36 am
SALT LAKE CITY - Salt Lake City police say federal officials will take over the investigation of a death at an industrial yard.
- Worker cut from 1 job after article about 80-hour schedule Updated: Nov-25-15 9:47 am
PORTLAND, Oregon - Keith Fons showed up for work Nov. 9 at the Subway he manages in downtown Portland, expecting a normal Monday morning rush.
- Consumer spending up a weak 0.1 percent in October Updated: Nov-25-15 9:38 am
WASHINGTON - Consumer spending posted a modest increase for a second straight month in October, while personal income rebounded after a sluggish September.
- Union cancels strikes at Lufthansa Updated: Nov-25-15 7:49 am
BERLIN - A strike at Germany's flagship airline, Lufthansa, has been averted after a cabin crew union announced it would hold further negotiations with the company.
- Union approves new deal for pay hike from Oklahoma City Updated: Nov-25-15 6:42 am
OKLAHOMA CITY - Members of Oklahoma City's largest employees' union have accepted a 1 percent pay hike offered by the city.
- Police: Postal worker harassed Muslim woman in NYC Updated: Nov-24-15 9:00 pm
NEW YORK - A postal worker arrested on hate crime charges had bumped into and spit on a Muslim woman before following her into a deli and threatening to burn down her place of worship, New York City police said.
- Metro Phoenix transit CEO resigns amid expense report probe Updated: Nov-24-15 7:53 pm
PHOENIX - The CEO of the Phoenix metropolitan area's bus and light-rail systems announced his resignation Tuesday amid a newspaper's investigation into his expense reports, which included first-class flights and expensive dinner and hotel tabs.
- 5 charged in $580M Southern California kickback scheme Updated: Nov-24-15 7:25 pm
LOS ANGELES - Five people, including a former hospital executive and two surgeons, are charged with a massive kickback scheme that resulted in billing $580 million to the government and insurance companies, authorities announced Tuesday.
- Coffeyville weathers Amazon job losses better than expected Updated: Nov-24-15 2:20 pm
COFFEYVILLE, Kansas - Football fans still pack Veterans Memorial Stadium here on Friday nights and Saturday afternoons in the fall. The Verdigris River still flows sluggishly by.
- Firings haven't increased since 2012 state personnel reform Updated: Nov-24-15 1:37 pm
PHOENIX - Despite concerns, firings of state employees have not increased in the wake of a 2012 personnel reform package approved by the legislature.
- Iran seeks revival of caviar industry in post-sanctions era Updated: Nov-24-15 12:43 pm
GOLDASHT, Iran - On the shores of the Caspian Sea, an ambitious project is underway to produce a pricey delicacy that could boost Iran's economy as sanctions ease: caviar.
- Excerpts from recent editorials by newspapers in Illinois Updated: Nov-24-15 10:33 am
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- Plastic products maker investing $115M in Knox Co. facility Updated: Nov-24-15 4:01 am
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee - A leader in blow-molded plastic products will locate its new manufacturing and distribution operations in Knox County, a move expected to create 500 jobs.
- Notre Dame vice president to help with economic development Updated: Nov-24-15 3:50 am
SOUTH BEND, Indiana - The University of Notre Dame has hired a former Textron Inc. vice president of mergers and acquisitions to head its efforts to help grow the regional community of the South Bend-Elkhart area through strategic partnerships with the university.