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  • US jobless aid applications rise to 302,000

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, but jobless claims remain at pre-recession levels. The Labor Department says weekly applications for unemployment aid rose 23,000 to a seasonally adjusted 302,000. Read more on NewsOK.

  • Applications for US unemployment benefits increase to 302k; still at pre-recession levels

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Applications for US unemployment benefits increase to 302k; still at pre-recession levels. Read more on NewsOK.

  • Obama cracks down on labor breaches by contractors

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Some companies that earn billions of dollars as government contractors are among the worst violators of U.S. labor laws, yet year after year they keep winning new contracts. Read more on NewsOK.

  • Workers Comp Commission spending includes $1,600 chairs, PR contract

    By ZIVA BRANSTETTER -- Tulsa World Since it began operations in February, the Workers Compensation Commission has spent $30,000 furnishing its commissioners’ offices and signed a $4,500 contract with a consultant for a “communications strategy” at the same time it employed a full-time public...

  • As US economy accelerates, Fed remains cautious

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After a grim start to 2014, the U.S. economy has rebounded with vigor and should show renewed strength into next year. That was the general view of analysts Wednesday after the government estimated that the economy grew at a fast 4 percent annual rate in the April-June...

  • Philanthropist calls for saving Corcoran in court

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Wayne Reynolds, a leading Washington philanthropist, laid out an alternative plan in court hearings this week to save one of the nation's oldest museums and its college as a judge considers whether to break up the nearly 150-year-old Corcoran Gallery of Art. Reynolds...

  • GOP: Lerner emails show bias against conservatives

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional investigators say this is why they want all of Lois Lerner's emails. Newly released emails show the former IRS official referring to some right-wing Republicans as "crazies" and more, a revelation that is fueling GOP claims of a political conspiracy at the tax...

  • State Dept: 'No American is proud' of CIA tactics

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department has endorsed the broad conclusions of a harshly critical Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks, a report that accuses the agency of brutally treating terror suspects and misleading Congress, according to a...

  • Congress races to finish veterans, highway bills

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is racing to wrap up legislation addressing chronic problems at the Veterans Affairs Department and a shortfall in highway money ahead of its five-week summer break. Read more on NewsOK.

  • What's in bill to overhaul VA

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is set to adopt a landmark bill to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses to treat them and make it easier to fire senior executives at the Veterans Affairs Department. Read more on NewsOK.

  • Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said in a report released Wednesday. While the administration was publicly assuring consumers that they...

  • First lady asks leaders to change gender attitudes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama called on young African leaders to change traditional attitudes and beliefs that harm girls and women, adding that educating and making women financially literate is not enough. "No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and...

  • Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Read more on NewsOK.

  • Lawyer is gone from Oklahoma attorney general's office after giving bad advice to commission

    BY RANDY ELLIS, Staff Writer The assistant attorney general blamed for giving incorrect Open Meeting Act advice to the Workers’ Compensation Commission no longer works for the attorney general and will no longer be advising the commission. “Ted Rossier is no longer employed at the attorney...

  • Congress cooperates _ and fights _ as recess nears

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager to begin a monthlong break, Congress leavened its customary heavy partisanship on Wednesday with a pinch of compromise, advancing legislation to repair the deeply troubled Department of Veterans Affairs and working to clear funds for highway construction at home and...



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