By Associated Press | 03/04/14 08:25 AM
The Portland School Board has approved a new contract with the city's teachers after 10 months of negotiations that brought Oregon's largest school district close to a strike.
By Ron Todt | 03/04/14 08:22 AM
The city's distressed pension fund would get an injection of $424 million under a proposal for UIL Holdings Corp. to buy the city-owned gas utility for $1.86 billion, the mayor announced Monday.
By Michael Biesecker | 03/04/14 08:11 AM
Once a rising star among the U.S. Army's top battle commanders, Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair is now fighting sexual assault charges that could land him life in a military prison if convicted.
By Michael Biesecker | 03/04/14 08:09 AM
North Carolina regulators have cited five more Duke Energy power plants for lacking required storm water permits after a massive spill at one of the company's coal ash dumps coated 70 miles of the Dan River in toxic sludge.
By Alan Fram | 03/04/14 08:08 AM
President Obama is unwrapping a nearly $4 trillion budget that gives Democrats an election-year playbook for fortifying the economy and bolstering Americans' incomes. It also underscores how pressure has faded to launch bold, new attacks on federal deficits.
By Associated Press | 03/04/14 08:04 AM
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is set to unveil a plan aimed at electing "75 diverse candidates" and 150 women to office as Republicans.
By Christopher S. Rugaber | 03/04/14 08:02 AM
Real estate data provider CoreLogic says prices rose 0.9 percent in January after dipping 0.1 percent in December. Over the past 12 months, home prices have risen 12 percent, the biggest year-over-year gain in more than eight years.
03/03/14 09:57 AM
ELWOOD, Ind. — State Police and FBI are investigating campaign finance spending by the mayor of a small Indiana city. The treasurer of Elwood Mayor Ron Arnold's campaign committee tells the Herald-Bulletin that he's been questioned by officers from both agencies about expenditures...
03/03/14 09:53 AM
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Former Arkansas treasurer Martha Shoffner heads to federal court this week on charges she took $36,000 from a bond broker who did business with the state. Shoffner, 69, tried to enter a plea agreement last May, but told a federal judge she didn't believe any payments...
03/03/14 09:49 AM
RENO, Nev. — There's a whole lot of shakin' going on at the University of Nevada, Reno. UNR's seismic-simulation facility became the largest in the United States and second largest in the world this week with an expansion that included moving three new 27-ton shake table tops into the...
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