- Violence kills 7 as Argentina celebrates democracy Updated: Dec-10-13 7:16 pm
- Guilty verdict in California city corruption trial Updated: Dec-09-13 9:53 pm
- Study: Okla. workers have low pay, good benefits Updated: Dec-06-13 6:43 pm
- Greece: Public sector no longer too large Updated: Dec-06-13 3:17 pm
- Mediation ordered in circuit clerk's case Updated: Dec-05-13 4:14 pm
- Quinn stands to collect $74K in back salary Updated: Dec-05-13 7:58 am
- Audit: Newark budget record keeping problematic Updated: Dec-03-13 6:47 pm
- SD lawmakers like much of governor's budget plan Updated: Dec-03-13 4:51 pm
- Kenya journalists protest media bill Updated: Dec-03-13 11:16 am
- El Dorado County supes vote to ditch salary perks Updated: Dec-03-13 9:01 am
- Board recommends 2-year contract for Mich. workers Updated: Dec-02-13 8:22 pm
- Myanmar still enlists boy soldiers despite reforms Updated: Dec-02-13 7:32 am
- Mesa mulls pay raise proposal for mayor, council Updated: Dec-02-13 5:08 am
- Venezuelan oil diplomacy curbed by economic crisis Updated: Dec-02-13 3:16 am
- New Mexico lawmakers commonly become lobbyists Updated: Nov-30-13 1:07 pm
- Gov. Matt Mead proposes state employee pay raises Updated: Nov-29-13 7:04 pm
- Deal prevents player strike in Brazilian league Updated: Nov-29-13 6:50 pm
- Lawmakers, state elected officials getting raise Updated: Nov-29-13 1:16 pm
- Duluth mayor turns down $20K raise Updated: Nov-28-13 3:53 pm
- Many support mayor accused of charity theft Updated: Nov-28-13 11:34 am
- Idaho Supreme Court: State tackles judge shortage Updated: Nov-28-13 9:27 am
- Couple sentenced after violation of Iran embargo Updated: Nov-27-13 6:59 pm
- Omaha, police union reach tentative agreement Updated: Nov-27-13 4:10 pm
- Duluth mayor refuses hefty pay raise Updated: Nov-26-13 2:56 pm
- Dutch Cabinet proposes bonus cap for bankers Updated: Nov-26-13 9:47 am
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Many Argentines armed and barricaded themselves in their homes and stores in fear of looting mobs Tuesday as the nation's celebration of 30 years of uninterrupted democracy was marred by police strikes for higher pay.
LOS ANGELES - A former official in the Los Angeles suburb of Bell was convicted of corruption Monday in a case that drove the city to the brink of bankruptcy.
OKLAHOMA CITY - State workers in Oklahoma are paid less than their counterparts both in other states and the private sector, but their health and retirement benefits are more generous, according to a state-commissioned study released Friday.
ATHENS, Greece - Greece no longer has too many public servants and is close to reaching staff reduction targets demanded by bailout lenders two years before the deadline, the government said Friday.
JACKSON, Mississippi - A judge has ordered parties involved in a dispute over $671,751 in excessive salary and fees involving Warren County Circuit Clerk Shelly Ashley-Palmertree to take the matter to mediation.
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Gov. Pat Quinn is set to get about $74,000 in back pay now that Illinois lawmakers have finally approved a pension deal.
NEWARK, New Jersey - An audit of Newark's finances shows the city government spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on employee overtime and leave time payouts that it can't document and on three occasions mailed checks to dead people.
PIERRE, South Dakota - South Dakota legislative leaders say they like much of Gov. Dennis Daugaard's proposed state budget for next year.
NAIROBI, Kenya - About 300 journalists and civil rights activists marched to parliament and the president's office Tuesday in Kenya's capital to protest what they say is an attempt by lawmakers to stifle criticism by pressuring journalists with monetary fines.
PLACERVILLE, California - El Dorado County supervisors have voted 3-1 to eliminate perks that inflated the salaries of seven of the region's highest-paid elected officials.
LANSING, Michigan - The Michigan Employee Relations Board is recommending a two-year contract for unionized state employees with modest salary increases along with bigger payments for less health insurance coverage.
CHAUNG THA, Myanmar - He disappeared when he was 12 years old, a skinny boy named Min Thu from the wrong side of town who thought he'd stumbled onto the golden ticket.
PHOENIX - The Mesa City Council is considering increasing the pay of council members and the mayor.
CARACAS, Venezuela - The late President Hugo Chavez's dream of leveraging Venezuela's oil wealth to spread revolution across Latin America is crumbling under the weight of an economic crisis that is forcing his hand-picked successor to cut back on generous foreign aid.
SANTA FE, New Mexico - Kent Cravens is among the more than two dozen former state legislators who have made the switch to lobbying.
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Gov. Matt Mead is pushing to give Wyoming state workers a pay raise.
SAO PAULO - Brazilian players on Friday decided not to go on strike this weekend after a club reached a deal with its squad over outstanding payments.
SACRAMENTO, California - California lawmakers and statewide elected officials will have a little extra cash in their pockets this holiday season, as their paychecks rise by more than 5 percent starting Sunday.
DULUTH, Minnesota - The mayor of Duluth has turned down a nearly $20,000 pay raise, saying he has enough to be thankful for and doesn't feel comfortable accepting a salary bump right now.
GREENBRIER, Tennessee - A small-town mayor charged with stealing from the Toys for Tots charity he founded hasn't been drummed out of town, or even out of office.
BOISE, Idaho - An annual report recently released by the Idaho Supreme Court shows that the state still struggles to recruit and retain District Court judges, a problem Chief Justice Roger Burdick says is directly related to low salaries.
PORTLAND, Oregon - A federal judge in Portland has sentenced a Texas urologist and his attorney wife to a year and a day in prison after they were convicted of defrauding the government in a scheme prosecutors said also violated the U.S. trade embargo with Iran.
OMAHA, Nebraska - The City of Omaha has reached a tentative agreement on a two-year contract with the union representing Police Chief Todd Schmaderer and four deputy chiefs.
DULUTH, Minnesota - Duluth Mayor Don Ness says he wants his salary to stay put despite a vote to grant him a nearly $20,000 raise.
AMSTERDAM - The Netherlands' finance minister says he plans to introduce a law that would cap bonuses in the banking sector to no more than 20 percent of total salary.