- Lawmaker calls for Illinois to revoke Hastert's pension Updated: Apr-29-16 9:29 am
CHICAGO - An Illinois state senator is urging the state to strip Dennis Hastert of the taxpayer-funded pension he receives from when he was state legislator.
- UPS 1st-quarter profit rises 10 percent, beating forecasts Updated: Apr-28-16 1:39 pm
DALLAS - United Parcel Service Inc. said Thursday that first-quarter profit rose 10 percent to $1.13 billion, helped by an increase in both ground shipments and next-day air deliveries in the United States.
- The Latest: With sentencing Hastert loses teacher pension Updated: Apr-27-16 8:42 pm
CHICAGO - The Latest on the sentencing of former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert (all times local):
- Report: Detroit schools kept millions intended for pensions Updated: Apr-26-16 6:03 am
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan is investigating why the Detroit Public Schools district received up to $30 million in U.S. Department of Education reimbursements for some employee pensions but didn't send the money to a state pension fund.
- Whistleblowers fight effort to settle pay-to-play claims Updated: Apr-25-16 11:45 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Whistleblowers held tight to their claims on behalf of New Mexico taxpayers in a pay-to-play scandal during the administration of former Gov. Bill Richardson, at a state district court hearing Monday in Albuquerque.
- The Latest: No resolution in New Mexico pay-to-play deal Updated: Apr-25-16 8:02 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The Latest on New Mexico's settlement offer in a pay-to-play scandal under former Gov. Bill Richardson (all times local):
- Bill would let Atlantic City end lifeguard pension system Updated: Apr-25-16 3:27 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - New Jersey lawmakers have introduced a bill that would no longer require Atlantic City and other local governments to have a pension system for retired lifeguards.
- Greek press unions expand strike against pension reforms Updated: Apr-25-16 6:06 am
ATHENS, Greece - Greek press unions have expanded a strike to protest bailout creditor-demanded reforms of their taxpayer-funded pension fund, leaving the country without newspapers and news broadcasts for several days.
- New Mexico eyes $24 million settlement in pay-to-play case Updated: Apr-22-16 8:25 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - New Mexico officials are considering whether to accept a $24 million settlement from an investment firm in what would be the largest payment yet in a pay-to-play scandal during the administration of former Gov. Bill Richardson.
- Portugal gets relief from spike in walkouts after bailout Updated: Apr-22-16 6:41 am
LISBON, Portugal - The Portuguese are getting some relief from strikes that disrupted their lives after the country's financial bailout forced authorities to cut pay, pensions and other entitlements.
- Kentucky Retirement Board chair defies governor's order Updated: Apr-21-16 5:36 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kentucky's massive public pension problem moved from the fiscal to the political limelight Thursday when the chairman of the state pension board refused the governor's order to step down - presiding over a board meeting instead.
- Portugal expects less austerity and healthier state finances Updated: Apr-21-16 10:59 am
LISBON, Portugal - Portugal's anti-austerity government said Thursday it can substantially reduce the country's budget deficit in coming years without cutting pay or pensions or increasing income tax.
- Rhode Island pension fund to push for corporate diversity Updated: Apr-20-16 3:34 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Rhode Island's $7.5 billion pension fund will vote "no" any time a company in which it invests nominates a slate of corporate board nominees that would cause fewer than 30 percent of directors to be women or racial minorities, the state's treasurer said Wednesday.
- Woman accused of stealing $102K in dead relative's benefits Updated: Apr-20-16 5:33 am
PHILADELPHIA - A Philadelphia woman is accused of stealing more than $102,000 in retirement's benefits intended for her grandmother after the woman's 2005 death.
- 22 charged with illegally collecting Social Security Updated: Apr-18-16 6:09 pm
LOS ANGELES - Federal grand juries in Los Angeles have indicted 22 people, including a sheriff's deputy, on charges of illegally obtaining Social Security cash benefits, the U.S. attorney's office announced Monday.
- California pension fund won't drop tobacco divestment talks Updated: Apr-18-16 5:51 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The board overseeing the nation's largest public-employee pension fund will consider reinvesting in tobacco stocks it sold off more than a decade ago.
- World Bank urges donors to fulfill Gaza pledges Updated: Apr-18-16 8:47 am
JERUSALEM - After Israel's war against Gaza militants in 2014, Arab countries led the way in pledging reconstruction aid to the devastated seaside enclave. But a new report released Monday by the World Bank shows that Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and other Arab donors have delivered only a small fraction of what was promised.
- Cop's widow wants pension; husband allegedly staged suicide Updated: Apr-15-16 8:38 am
WAUKEGAN, Illinois - The widow of a suburban Chicago police officer who authorities say staged his suicide to make it appear he was killed on duty has applied for her late husband's pension as she awaits trial on conspiracy charges.
- Ohio online checkbook again tops watchdog group's ranking Updated: Apr-13-16 11:14 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio once again tops a watchdog group's ranking of transparency in government spending.
- Lawyer accused in massive disability scheme released on bail Updated: Apr-12-16 7:22 pm
LEXINGTON, Kentucky - A Kentucky lawyer accused of conspiring to defraud the government of $600 million in federal disability payments walked out of a courthouse Tuesday to begin a stint of home incarceration while awaiting trial.
- Jury: Firefighter fraudulently collected disability pension Updated: Apr-12-16 5:56 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - A former firefighter accused of collecting a state disability pension while working as a martial arts instructor and participating in competitive mixed martial arts has been convicted of theft by deception.
- Puerto Rico church strips teachers of pension amid crisis Updated: Apr-12-16 12:00 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - After 36 years teaching English at a Roman Catholic school near Puerto Rico's capital, Norma Cardoza planned to retire with a modest pension she trusted she would get from the Archdiocese of San Juan.
- Lawyer in massive disability fraud case could be released Updated: Apr-11-16 12:48 pm
LEXINGTON, Kentucky - Eric C. Conn, the Kentucky lawyer accused of conspiring to defraud the government of $600 million in questionable federal disability payments, could be released from jail pending trial.
- Recent editorials published in Nebraska newspapers Updated: Apr-11-16 10:01 am
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- 17 California lawmakers collect both pension check, salary Updated: Apr-10-16 6:44 pm
LOS ANGELES - A search of pension system records has found 17 California lawmakers collect government pension checks on top of their monthly salaries, a newspaper reported Sunday.