04/18/14 08:00 PM
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Metro-North, the nation's second-largest commuter railroad, has been fined $552,000 over the past decade for safety violations and defects, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Friday. The Connecticut Democrat announced the fines for 139 violations since 2004 in his...
04/18/14 08:45 AM
DETROIT (AP) — Mazda is recalling 109,000 Tribute SUVs in cold-weather states to fix rusting frame parts. The recall covers SUVs from the 2001 through 2004 model years. Mazda says in documents filed with U.S. safety regulators that the frame can rust and a wheel control arm can separate from...
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 08:05 AM
A Bridgeport grocer has been charged with buying food stamps from customers and using the money to buy bulk merchandise.
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 Richard Pollock | 04/18/14 04:40 AM
Federal officials have ignored six small businesses on the ground floor next to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's new headquarters, refusing to share information about the building's renovation or the future of their shops. The shopkeepers' fears are warranted, because CFPB's...
04/17/14 08:45 PM
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A fourth member of the U.S. Navy has been charged with conspiracy to commit bribery in a multimillion-dollar scheme involving a Singapore-based defense contractor accused of providing cash, vacations, electronics and prostitutes in exchange for classified information. "The...
By Michal Conger | 04/16/14 05:26 PM
Federal agencies have little data on the costs and benefits of environmental reviews required by the National Environmental Policy Act, even though thousands of projects requiring the reviews are high-profile and expensive, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office....
04/16/14 08:45 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo's recently fired chief operating officer, Henrique de Castro, left the Internet company with a severance package of $58 million even though he lasted just 15 months on the job. The disclosure in a regulatory filing Wednesday may lead to more second-guessing about...
04/16/14 09:28 AM
Controversy has surrounded Florida State star quarterback Jameis Winston since December 2012, when a freshman at the school reported being raped by a stranger near a popular Tallahassee bar.
04/15/14 08:00 PM
DETROIT (AP) — As General Motors shows off its newest cars and trucks in New York this week, analysts are watching for signs that consumers are shying away from the ones sitting on dealer lots. Many expect GM sales to take a hit from a mishandled recall of small cars, though it's unclear when...
04/15/14 07:45 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — An effort by Washington to build housing for Haitians in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake has fallen short and exceeded costs, a U.S. government report said Tuesday. The audit by the Office of the Inspector General for the U.S. Agency for International...
04/15/14 05:00 PM
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Legislative efforts to improve prison security were overshadowed this year by marijuana and minimum wage bills, but supporters say they will help prevent another high-profile scandal like the Black Guerrilla Family case at the Baltimore City Detention Center. However,...
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