12/05/13 02:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says the American shot to death while jogging in Libya is a teacher named Ronald Thomas Smith II. Marie Harf is a deputy spokeswoman at the State Department. She says Thursday that Smith taught at an international school in Benghazi, a volatile city...
12/05/13 11:30 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. rates for fixed mortgages rose sharply this week, making home-buying slightly less affordable. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on the 30-year loan jumped to 4.46 percent from 4.29 percent last week. The average on the 15-year fixed loan...
12/05/13 10:56 AM
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A former Navy subcontractor who was a middleman in a kickback scheme that cost the U.S. Navy $18 million has been sentenced to three years in prison.
By David Eggert | 12/05/13 10:54 AM
LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan House voted unanimously Wednesday to make sure people who file certain types of lawsuits against the state have a right to a jury trial, an attempt to fix a controversial law that gave jurisdiction over state suits to different judges.
12/05/13 10:53 AM
That estimate released Thursday means the state can fully pay the remaining IOUs to public schools that piled up during tougher budget times. And it leaves $825 million left for lawmakers to work with during their election-year session.
By Associated Press | 12/05/13 10:53 AM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Californians twice voted overwhelmingly for President Obama, but they are split on his most important domestic policy achievement — health care reform.
12/05/13 10:30 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. factories received fewer orders in October, as aircraft demand fell and businesses cut back on computers. The decline suggests companies were hesitant to invest during the 16-day partial government shutdown. Factory orders dropped 0.9 percent in October, the Commerce...
12/05/13 10:18 AM
BOSTON — Attorney General Martha Coakley is urging a court to stop new federal fishing regulations which she called an "existential threat" to New England's 400-year-old fishing industry. Coakley said her office's motion for summary judgment, filed in the United States District Court in...
12/05/13 10:15 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — US factory orders drop 0.9 percent in October, decline led by aircrafts and computers.
12/05/13 10:12 AM
LANSING, Mich. — Lawmakers in the Michigan House will see their office budgets rise 5 percent in 2014. Republican House Speaker Jase Bolger of Marshall made the announcement Wednesday. He says that even with the 5 percent increase for costs like staffers' salaries and office materials,...
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