- Feds charge liquor board ex-official with taking kickbacks Updated: Aug-31-15 7:18 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A man who once played a major role in deciding what showed up on the shelves of Pennsylvania's state-owned system of liquor stores plans to plead guilty to a criminal charge for taking cash and gifts from suppliers, federal prosecutors said Monday.
- 2 dead in shooting outside California Social Security office Updated: Aug-27-15 6:21 pm
SALINAS, California - Police say a man is in custody after a shooting outside a Social Security Administration office Thursday that left his estranged wife critically injured and her aunt and uncle dead.
- Oklahoma state GOP senator admits to $1.8M in fraud, quits Updated: Aug-20-15 5:04 pm
TULSA, Oklahoma - A two-term Oklahoma state senator admitted in federal court Thursday that he stole $1.8 million from the nonprofit agency where he worked and filed a false tax return.
- Regulators sue 2 companies making loans against pensions Updated: Aug-20-15 3:22 pm
WASHINGTON - Federal and New York regulators have sued two companies that make loans against retirees' pensions, saying they deceived consumers about the high rates of the loans.
- Portuguese election brings a crush of labor demands Updated: Aug-18-15 10:40 am
LISBON, Portugal - In the run-up to an October general election, Portuguese labor groups are stepping up their pressure for higher pay and better working hours, with police hinting they will stop handing out traffic fines.
- NY pension fund gains less than 1 percent in latest quarter Updated: Aug-14-15 3:46 pm
ALBANY, New York - The New York pension fund for state and local government workers shows an investment return of less than 1 percent for the last quarter with an estimated value of $182.5 billion.
- Things to know about Social Security at 80: Overhaul time? Updated: Aug-14-15 1:50 am
WASHINGTON - Social Security turns 80 on Friday, and the massive retirement and disability program is showing its age.
- Kansas public pension system says funding gap has shrunk Updated: Aug-12-15 2:32 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The public pension system for Kansas teachers and government workers says its long-term financial health improved last year.
- Man pleads guilty to collecting Social Security for dead mom Updated: Aug-12-15 12:32 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A Rhode Island man has pleaded guilty to collecting over $250,000 in Social Security benefits intended for his mother for more than 16 years after she died.
- California pension proposal cast similarly to failed bid Updated: Aug-12-15 2:08 am
SACRAMENTO, California - Proponents of a California pension initiative said Tuesday that state Attorney General Kamala Harris is once again favoring labor unions by using the same words she used to describe their previous failed bid to limit taxpayer spending on public pensions.
- Christie vetoes New Jersey Democrats' pension payment bills Updated: Aug-10-15 5:32 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - Gov. Chris Christie on Monday dismissed a Democratic attempt to make a $300 million public pension payment as "accounting gimmickry" and blocked another bill requiring quarterly payments to New Jersey's nearly $80 billion retirement system.
- Social Security at 80: Modest changes could save program Updated: Aug-09-15 8:03 am
WASHINGTON - As Social Security approaches its 80th birthday Friday, the federal government's largest benefit program stands at a pivotal point in its history.
- Sanders talks at rally after activists disrupt earlier event Updated: Aug-09-15 2:17 am
SEATTLE - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders spoke to a packed crowd Saturday night at the University of Washington campus about his commitment to criminal justice reform as well as addressing income equality.
- Bernie Sanders brings campaign to West Coast Updated: Aug-06-15 7:04 pm
SEATTLE - Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is taking his presidential bid to the West Coast, with rallies planned in the coming days in Seattle, Portland and Los Angeles.
- Man sentenced for using stolen Social Security number Updated: Aug-04-15 5:41 am
GULFPORT, Mississippi - A man found living in the United States illegally has been sentenced for using someone else's Social Security number to buy a car from a Gulfport dealership.