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  • new storyNew state law aims to inform Indiana students of loan debt 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 11:57 am

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana - A new law in Indiana mandates public universities to inform students in an email or letter every year about how much they owe in students loans.

  • new storyArkansas starts fiscal year with revenue ahead of forecast 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 11:47 am

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas started its fiscal year with tax revenue coming in higher than expected, finance officials said Tuesday, as the governor said a hiring freeze saved the state $2.5 million over the past several months.

  • new storyExcerpts from editorials by Illinois newspapers 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 11:47 am

    August 3, 2015

  • new storyTemporary win for Vermonters receiving welfare-to-work aid 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 11:41 am

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - Following a class-action lawsuit from Vermont Legal Aid, needy families with disabled adults will keep their current level of financial assistance for at least two months.

  • new storyTotal reboot: How to fix Greece's economy story has photos
    Updated: Aug-04-15 11:37 am

    ATHENS, Greece - After so much pain, Greece must now figure out how to get its economy back on its feet.

  • new storyFreddie Mac posts $4.2B profit in 2Q; paying $3.9B dividend story has photos
    Updated: Aug-04-15 11:28 am

    WASHINGTON - Mortgage giant Freddie Mac reported net income of $4.2 billion for the second quarter, up sharply from the same period of 2014, as it increased its purchases of home loans and sold off greater volumes of riskier mortgages.

  • new storyWisconsin's unclaimed lottery winnings exceed $57M 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 10:58 am

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin lottery officials say more than $2 million was left on the table by people who had winning tickets but failed to collect their cash in fiscal year 2015.

  • Bend puts off asking voters to approve gas tax 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 10:37 am

    BEND, Oregon - Members of Bend's city council are putting off asking voters to approve a gas tax that would help fund $80 million in needed road maintenance.

  • News Guide: A look at the Iran nuclear deal and Congress story has photos
    Updated: Aug-04-15 10:01 am

    WASHINGTON - Congress' vote on the international accord to curb Iran's nuclear program in exchange for billions of dollars in sanction relief stands as the most significant national security decision since lawmakers voted in 2002 to authorize the invasion of Iraq.

  • US airlines ban shipment of hunting 'trophies' 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 9:55 am

    NEW YORK - The big three U.S. airlines have all this week banned the shipment of hunting trophies, although it is unclear how many - if any - they have been carrying in recent years.

  • US airlines ban shipment of hunting 'trophies' story has photos
    Updated: Aug-04-15 9:46 am

    NEW YORK - The big three U.S. airlines have all this week banned the shipment of hunting trophies, although it is unclear how many - if any - they have been carrying in recent years.

  • EU, Vietnam agree deal for free trade pact 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 8:02 am

    BRUSSELS - The European Union and Vietnam clinched on Tuesday an agreement in principle on a new free trade deal that would see the lifting of most tariffs on goods.

  • Maryland comptroller highlights upcoming tax-free week 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 7:32 am

    BALTIMORE - Comptroller Peter Franchot is highlighting the upcoming tax-free week in Maryland.

  • New Orleans to auction more properties 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 6:34 am

    NEW ORLEANS - More than 175 "tax-adjudicated" properties, mostly vacant lots, in neighborhoods across New Orleans will hit the virtual auction block Wednesday for the city's second public sale this summer of properties taken over by the government for unpaid taxes.

  • 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.

  • Kansas lawmakers worry over shortfall in sales tax revenues 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 5:04 am

    TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas legislators are concerned about lower-than-anticipated sales tax collections by the state over the past few months.

  • Illinois Senate taking up plan to spend $5B in federal funds 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 4:06 am

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois lawmakers are considering a new plan to provide almost $5 billion in federal funds for social services during the state's budget stalemate.

  • South Bend becoming a locale for filmmaking in region 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 4:04 am

    SOUTH BEND, Indiana - The image was surreal: Frankenstein's monster eating a sandwich, all smiles and chit-chat with a crew member who was munching on some watermelon.

  • NY regulator faults consultant's bank oversight 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 3:04 am

    ALBANY, New York - New York's financial regulator says it will deny future Promontory Financial Group requests for confidential supervisory information following an investigation into the bank consultant's reports four years ago for Standard Chartered Bank.

  • Kerry pushes Asia trade pact in Singapore story has photos
    Updated: Aug-04-15 2:37 am

    SINGAPORE - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called Tuesday for countries negotiating a major Pacific Rim trade deal to overcome differences that have stalled its conclusion.

  • Kalamazoo, Battle Creek airport gets $3.3M federal grant 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 1:52 am

    PORTAGE, Michigan - The Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport is getting a federal grant worth roughly $3.3 million to help with projects.

  • Judge: Idaho's anti-dairy spying law is unconstitutional 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 10:05 pm

    BOISE, Idaho - A federal judge ruled Monday that Idaho's law banning secret filming of animal abuse at agricultural facilities is unconstitutional, giving animal rights activists across the country hope that the decision will pave the way to overturn similar laws in other states.

  • EPA smokestack rules unwelcome, unneeded say leaders in NC 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 9:49 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - Stricter carbon dioxide limits on power plants issued Monday have lawmakers in North Carolina, a state that started cutting smokestack pollution more than a decade ago, gearing up to fight the Obama administration over balancing pollution versus cost.

  • Judge: St. Louis residents don't need vote on stadium funds 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 8:57 pm

    ST. LOUIS - The effort to build a new riverfront football stadium in St. Louis got a big boost Monday when a judge ruled that approval from city voters is not necessary to use city tax money for the project.

  • Hassan, Shaheen blame GOP for underfunding drug programs 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 8:31 pm

    LACONIA, New Hampshire - Gov. Maggie Hassan and U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen called Monday for a bipartisan effort to combat the growing problem of heroin and opiate abuse, then criticized Republicans in Concord and Washington for what the two Democrats said was a failure to adequately fund drug treatment programs.