- Water company owner in Yuma pleads guilty to tax charge Updated: Nov-27-15 9:16 am
YUMA, Arizona - The owner of a water company in Yuma has pleaded guilty to a federal charge of failing to pay taxes.
- Signs of steady US economy: Rising pay and solid job market Updated: Nov-25-15 3:57 pm
WASHINGTON - Americans' pay is up, fewer people need unemployment aid, more are buying new homes and business spending is rebounding.
- In Mexico, fear as victims vanish at hands of police Updated: Nov-24-15 12:05 am
TELOLOAPAN, Mexico - Carlos Sanchez lay in the backseat of a Honda sedan with his head in his wife's lap, an oxygen tube in his nose, IV in his arm and three bullets in his body. The 36-year-old taco vendor cried out in pain at every bump on the pitch-dark highway to the city of Iguala.
- Panel reduces Spokane mayor's pay Updated: Nov-23-15 5:01 am
SPOKANE, Washington - Spokane Mayor David Condon will be taking a 6 percent pay cut next year, despite his efforts to get a higher salary.
- Older workers seeking options for reducing hours on the job Updated: Nov-23-15 3:06 am
Roberton Williams' plan was to retire on his government pension and take a part-time job to make up the difference in salary. It didn't quite work out that way.
- Review finds Austin's municipal workers overwhelmingly male Updated: Nov-22-15 12:44 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - An examination of municipal salaries has found that Austin's work force is overwhelmingly male, especially in upper-management jobs and other higher-paying positions.
- UF settles false claims allegations with feds for $20M Updated: Nov-20-15 5:01 pm
GAINESVILLE, Florida - The University of Florida agreed Friday to pay almost $20 million to settle allegations that it improperly charged the federal government for salary and administrative costs on hundreds of federal grants.
- Oklahoma judge gives woman more than 10 years for fraud Updated: Nov-20-15 4:37 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - A federal judge has sentenced a Texas woman to more than 10 years in prison on payroll and tax fraud charges.
- Lawsuit: Albuquerque flouts law limiting asset forfeiture Updated: Nov-19-15 5:43 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Two New Mexico lawmakers are suing to stop Albuquerque authorities from auctioning off vehicles seized during DWI stops without first obtaining a criminal conviction, saying the ongoing practice violates a new law that set tighter restrictions on civil asset forfeiture this year.
- St. Landry council considers pay raise for parish president Updated: Nov-19-15 7:22 am
OPELOUSAS, Louisiana - The St. Landry Parish Council has voted 7-4 to consider giving parish president Bill Fontenot an annual $40,000 pay raise effective in January.
- Public safety secretary doesn't back off on donor's comments Updated: Nov-18-15 9:10 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Two Cabinet-level executives in Gov. Pat McCrory's administration went before lawmakers Wednesday and defended their actions surrounding the extension of three prison maintenance contracts held by a McCrory political donor and friend.
- Kentucky Editorial Roundup Updated: Nov-18-15 5:18 pm
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- Georgia produce farm agrees to pay $485,000 to settle suit Updated: Nov-09-15 4:02 pm
ATLANTA - A big Georgia produce farm has agreed to pay $485,000 to settle a federal lawsuit that alleged the business failed to pay workers adequately.
- Kenner proposes raises for mayor, police chief Updated: Nov-08-15 11:36 am
KENNER, Louisiana - Kenner officials are trying to increase the annual pay for the mayor and police chief by more than 50 percent.
- Now that election is over, focus on the pension, union says Updated: Nov-08-15 9:32 am
TRENTON, New Jersey - The new and bigger Democratic majority in New Jersey, expanded with financial help from the state's largest teachers union, must pay more toward the public pension in 2016 than Gov. Chris Christie has this year, the labor group says.
- Lawmakers, union critical of bonuses paid to Dalrymple staff Updated: Nov-06-15 5:44 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - Democratic and Republican legislative leaders have pledged to review a program aimed at recruiting and retaining employees for hard-to-fill state jobs, after outgoing GOP Gov. Jack Dalrymple approved nearly $100,000 in retention bonuses for five of his staffers.
- Class action lawsuit sought against Conway over pay increase Updated: Nov-05-15 2:09 pm
CONWAY, Arkansas - Attorneys for a Conway police officer and firefighter are claiming that city funds were not appropriately allocated to employees of the police and fire departments.
- Ukraine's rebel center in limbo as fighting dies down Updated: Nov-05-15 4:00 am
DONETSK, Ukraine - The fighting has subsided, but Donetsk is quickly sinking into the past - a shabby Soviet-like state of empty streets and deprivation. Huge portraits of Josef Stalin hanging in the city center only reinforce the impression of failure.
- Pilot project lets investors fund Illinois social services Updated: Nov-03-15 3:50 pm
CHICAGO - The state of Illinois is launching a pilot project of a public-private partnership that would have investors pay for services to people in need in exchange for a potential return on investment.
- Political fight hits hard in Illinois' poorest corner Updated: Nov-02-15 6:32 pm
CAIRO, Illinois - The only public health clinic in Illinois' poorest county is in a former synagogue off a largely abandoned main street, a bright spot with multicolored windows where seniors can get flu shots and moms get help feeding their kids. But today the lights are off and the doors locked. A sign on the door apologizes for the inconvenience: Because of the impasse over the state budget, we are only open on Wednesdays.
- Missouri judges get raise despite lack of lawmaker approval Updated: Nov-01-15 1:54 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri judges got a pay increase this year even though lawmakers didn't set money aside for the raises.
- Daughter of Oklahoma governor sues janitorial company Updated: Oct-31-15 1:28 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The daughter of Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin is suing a janitorial company that she says failed to pay her.
- US paychecks rise at modest 0.6 percent pace in 3rd quarter Updated: Oct-30-15 8:47 am
WASHINGTON - U.S. workers' paychecks grew at a moderate rate over the summer, showing little sign of accelerating from the sluggish growth that has persisted since the recession ended.
- Boston City Council votes to give itself a $12,000 raise Updated: Oct-28-15 5:21 pm
BOSTON - The Boston City Council voted Wednesday to give its members a $12,000 raise just days before they go up for re-election - though most are running unopposed.
- New Mexico prisons see severe understaffing Updated: Oct-28-15 2:11 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - According to New Mexico Corrections Department Secretary Gregg Marcantel state prisons have too many inmates and not enough guards.