12/03/13 09:42 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge has refused to reinstate the license of the pilot of the oil tanker that sideswiped the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge six years ago, causing a 50,000-gallon oil spill. The San Francisco Chronicle reports the pilot, John Cota of Petaluma, sued after the...
By Associated Press | 12/03/13 09:33 AM
President Barack Obama's new and improved health care website faces yet another test in just a couple of weeks, its biggest yet. If HealthCare.gov becomes overwhelmed by an expected year-end crunch, many Americans will be left facing a break in their insurance coverage.
By Associated Press | 12/03/13 09:17 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — The Manhattan U.S. attorney says continuing budget cuts and hiring freezes in the justice system may force his office to make difficult decisions about which cases to pursue. The New York Times says Preet Bharara made the remarks at a public hearing Monday organized by a...
By Associated Press | 12/03/13 09:13 AM
OLYMPIA, Wash. — A worsening unemployment rate in Washington state is leading to extended unemployment benefits for some.
By Ed White | 12/03/13 09:09 AM
DETROIT — A judge was expected to announce Tuesday whether Detroit can come up with a plan to get rid of $18 billion in debt in the largest public bankruptcy in U.S. history, a case that ultimately could crack a shield protecting public pensions and also put the city's extraordinary art...
By Associated Press | 12/03/13 09:07 AM
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's largest military base is expected to privatize more energy and utility operations as it tries to offset steep cuts in the federal defense budget.
By Kerry Lester | 12/03/13 09:07 AM
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois lawmakers were poised Tuesday to vote on a plan to solve the state's $100 billion pension crisis — a proposal many are calling the most important vote of their careers and one that could deeply reduce the retirement benefits of hundreds of thousands of workers...
By Associated Press | 12/02/13 11:28 AM
The U.S. is urging North Korea to release an 85-year-old American who's been detained for more than a month. Retired finance executive Merrill Newman, who fought in the Korean War, was taken off a plane Oct. 26 by North Korean authorities while preparing to leave after a 10-day visit....
By Associated Press | 12/02/13 11:12 AM
ELKO, Nev. -- Taking a cue from officials in Utah, Elko County officials are considering a plan to run U.S. Forest Service campgrounds and other federal recreation sites in the event of another government shutdown. Commissioner Grant Gerber said another shutdown could hurt the county's...
By Associated Press | 12/02/13 10:53 AM
HOUSTON -- Sick of losing on Election Day, they huddled candidates on their 2014 statewide ticket in a hotel ballroom and bristled at being outspent and outnumbered by political rivals in Texas who they talked up as sophisticated and savvy. But this was no meeting of hapless Texas Democrats....
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