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  • Prosecutor: Convicted developer hoarded cash

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former developer has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for fraudulently obtaining tax credits and then plotting to flee the country while he was supposed to be liquidating assets to raise money to repay his victims. Prosecutor Michael Gill said Tuesday that Billy Gene...

  • Newspaper publishes gas document after ban lifted

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Montgomery Advertiser posted a natural gas pipeline report online after a judge lifted his ban that temporarily blocked the newspaper from publishing it. Jefferson County Circuit Judge Robert Vance on Tuesday dissolved his order that had prohibited the newspaper from...

  • Mercedes labor chief seeks UAW foothold in Alabama

    The head labor official on Daimler AG's supervisory board says he considers it "unacceptable" that the German automaker's Mercedes plant in Alabama stands alone among the company's factories around the world without union representation for its workers. Michael Brecht, who took over as head of...

  • Things to know about $8B wind energy proposal

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Four companies have proposed an $8 billion project to supply the Los Angeles area with large amounts of electricity from a wind farm in Wyoming. Here are a few things to know about the ambitious project: — COMPRESSED AIR: Wyoming wind seems to blow day and night,...

  • Prosecutor: Convicted developer hoarded cash

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former developer was sentenced to 20 years in prison Tuesday for fraudulently obtaining tax credits and then plotting to flee the country while he was supposed to be liquidating assets to raise money to repay his victims. Billy Gene Jefferson was awaiting sentencing for...

  • 45 more infants exposed to TB at Texas hospital

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Health officials say an additional 45 infants may have been exposed to a West Texas hospital worker infected with tuberculosis, bringing the total number of children potentially exposed to the disease to 751. The El Paso Department of Public Heath said Tuesday that it...

  • State hearing focuses on nuclear, renewable energy

    CHICAGO (AP) — Advocates for nuclear power and renewable energy told Illinois regulators on Tuesday that those energy sources should play important roles in helping the state meet tougher federal limits on pollutants blamed for global warming. The Illinois Commerce Commission held the second of...

  • A look at GOP candidate for treasurer Tom Cross

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Former House Republican Leader Tom Cross is an Oswego Republican making a bid for state treasurer, facing Democratic state Sen. Mike Frerichs of Champaign. Here's some background on Cross and his stance on the issues: BIOGRAPHY Name: Tom Cross Age: 56 Background:...

  • Inmate escapes from Vandalia, Illinois prison

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An inmate escaped Tuesday afternoon from a southern Illinois prison, officials said. Marcus Battice, 21, got over the fence at Vandalia Correctional Center about 2 p.m., according to Tom Shaer, spokesman for the Illinois Department of Corrections. Shaer said the way...

  • 23 percent of California voters now independents

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's secretary of state says the share of voters who are not affiliated with any political party has hit a new record, with 23 percent of the electorate registered as independents. Secretary of State Debra Bowen released the figures Tuesday ahead of the Nov. 4...

  • Oklahoma school shelter advocates nearing deadline

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Supporters of an initiative petition to place storm shelters in every Oklahoma public school say they are short of the number of signatures required to put the measure on a statewide ballot with just four weeks left to gather them. Attorney David Slane said Tuesday that...

  • Alaska: Begich trails as new GPS ad hits the air against him

    Crossroads GPS has released a new ad against incumbent Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, just as a new poll has come out showing him trailing his Republican challenger, former Attorney General Dan Sullivan, 41 percent to 43 percent.

  • Financial pledges to developing countries fall short as climate summit ends

    Nations pledged $1.3 billion toward a United Nations fund designed to help developing countries adapt to the effects of climate change, but the program is still far short of its $10 billion goal for the year.

  • Wife of hostage held in Syria receives life plea

    LONDON (AP) — The wife of a British aid worker held hostage in Syria by the Islamic State group said Tuesday she has received an audio message from him pleading for his life. Alan Henning, a 47-year-old former taxi driver, was kidnapped in December in Syria, shortly after crossing into the...

  • Florida State picks state Sen. John Thrasher as its next president despite campus opposition

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State picks state Sen. John Thrasher as its next president despite campus opposition.



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