04/18/14 11:30 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than two-thirds of the states reported job gains in March, as hiring has improved for much of the country during what has been a sluggish but sustained 4 1/2-year recovery. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates dropped in 21 states, rose in 17 and...
04/18/14 09:00 AM
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian state TV: 14 people killed in car bomb near mosque in pro-government district of Homs.
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...
04/18/14 06:45 AM
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Prosecutors ask court for arrest warrant for captain of South Korean ferry that sank.
04/18/14 05:30 AM
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian insurgents: will only leave occupied buildings if interim Ukrainian gov't resigns.
04/18/14 05:03 AM
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Police say a high school vice principal who had been rescued from a sinking South Korean ferry has been found hanging from a tree. The news of the death came Friday as rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of people still missing from the ferry and feared dead. The...
04/18/14 05:03 AM
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Police say high school vice principal rescued from doomed South Korean ferry is found hanged.
04/17/14 10:30 PM
MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Coast guard says divers have begun pumping air into submerged South Korean ferry.
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