By Gary Fineout | 04/18/14 08:17 AM
The administration of Gov. Rick Scott is making a unique legal argument when it comes to handing over public records: Get it from the employees, not us.
By Associated Press | 04/18/14 08:14 AM
Cook County Recorder of Deeds Karen Yarbrough is facing questions about her decision to hire family members and others with political ties to her.
By Associated Press | 04/18/14 08:13 AM
Chicago's inspector general says the city has "resuscitated" what had been a scandal-plagued minority business program.
By Associated Press | 04/18/14 08:08 AM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says $66 million is available nationwide to state departments of agriculture for specialty crops.
By Associated Press | 04/18/14 08:05 AM
A Bridgeport grocer has been charged with buying food stamps from customers and using the money to buy bulk merchandise.
By Tim Talley | 04/18/14 08:02 AM
The top Democrat in the Oklahoma House said Thursday that legislators shouldn't cut the state income tax this year, citing declining revenue and critical public education and transportation needs.
By David Pitt | 04/18/14 08:01 AM
The chairman of the state's Public Employment Relations Board said Thursday that two aides to Gov. Terry Branstad pressured the board to hire a friend of the administration, in the latest accusation that top government officials pushed to fill state positions with allies.
By Susan Haigh | 04/18/14 07:58 AM
Minority Republicans in the Connecticut General Assembly on Thursday offered an alternative $18.9 billion state budget that scraps the governor's proposed $55 tax rebate, ends the state's earned income tax credit program for the working poor and doesn't include what the GOP calls Democratic...
By Associated Press | 04/17/14 03:41 PM
Stocks are mostly higher on Wall Street as upbeat earnings news from several big U.S. companies encouraged investors.
04/17/14 03:30 PM
Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, has announced that she's pregnant with her first child.
By Associated Press | 04/17/14 12:05 PM
Secretary of State John Kerry says diplomats from Russia, the United States, the European Union and Ukraine have agreed on a series of steps aimed at de-escalating violence in strife-ridden Ukraine.
By Associated Press | 04/17/14 08:40 AM
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Another early Republican presidential prospect is heading to Liberty University. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will deliver the keynote commencement address May 10 at the Virginia university founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell. The Lynchburg school announced his...
By Josh Boak | 04/17/14 07:56 AM
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits last week rose 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 304,000. Jobless claims continue to be near pre-recession levels despite the slight increase.
By Associated Press | 04/17/14 07:21 AM
Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking in a televised call-in show, took a video question from NSA leaker Edward Snowden, whom Russia granted asylum last year. Asked by Snowden about Russia's surveillance programs, Putin said that Russian special services also tap on communications in their...
By Associated Press | 04/16/14 12:45 PM
Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Mike Ross on Tuesday reported besting the Republican candidates for Arkansas governor in fundraising last month, rebounding after his chief GOP rival had raised more money for two straight months.
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