03/07/14 04:00 PM
FORT PAYNE, Ala. — A prosecutor said Friday he will show that former Alabama Senate leader Lowell Barron gave $58,000 in campaign funds to campaign aide Rhonda Jill Johnson to help her pay a debt to him and a credit card company. Barron's defense attorney said Barron paid Johnson for the...
03/07/14 03:57 PM
WASHINGTON — The government is falling short in assessing the risks of a program that allows tens of thousands of foreign students to stay in the United States and work for close to 2 1/2 years, according to a newly released report from the Government Accountability Office. The GAO,...
03/07/14 03:52 PM
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A former investment banker has been convicted in Connecticut of defrauding investment funds established as part of the government's response to the financial crisis. The U.S. attorney's office says a jury in New Haven convicted Jesse Litvak on Friday of securities fraud,...
By associated press | 03/07/14 03:49 PM
SHOSHONE, Idaho — A former Lincoln County commissioner and secretary for the Shoshone City and Rural Fire Protection District is accused of stealing money meant for the fire department. The Times-News reports in a story on Friday that Jay Loesche, 50, is charged with two counts of...
By Associated Press | 03/06/14 08:08 AM
Union members are seeking the removal of a southern New Jersey school superintendent who is pursuing tenure charges against a teacher who reported finding two kindergarten students engaged in sex play.
03/04/14 09:32 AM
ORLANDO, Fla. — The director of a documentary that explored a killer whale's involvement in the death of a SeaWorld trainer says a Labor Department investigator who probed the incident didn't provide filmmakers with any confidential documents. In a statement to The Associated Press,...
By Nicholas K. Geranios | 03/04/14 08:59 AM
While one of the newer double-walled nuclear waste storage tanks at a Washington state complex has leaked, six others have "significant construction flaws" that could lead to additional leaks, according to documents obtained by the Associated Press.
By Steve LeBlanc | 03/03/14 09:01 AM
Last fall, the Massachusetts Association of Health Plans hosted its annual conference at Boston's Seaport Hotel, bringing together hundreds of industry officials and a handful of lawmakers, administration officials and legislative aides. Attorney General Martha Coakley addressed the crowd.
02/27/14 03:01 PM
The revelation that the superintendent of a tiny Southern California school district earned more than President Obama last year sparked calls Tuesday for his resignation, a criminal investigation and a recall of the school board. Superintendent Jose Fernandez’s total compensation in 2013 was...
By Bloomberg News | 02/27/14 09:06 AM
People working for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission who owned stock in companies under investigation were more likely to sell shares than other investors in the months before the agency announced it was taking enforcement actions, according to a new academic paper.
By Associated Press | 02/27/14 08:52 AM
State records show that New Mexico legislators averaged a little over $16,000 in compensation last year although they receive no annual salary.
By Bloomberg News | 02/26/14 09:57 AM
Credit Suisse Group helped American customers hide as much as $10 billion in assets from the Internal Revenue Service, more than double the amount previously known, according to a U.S. Senate committee.
By Associated Press | 02/26/14 09:23 AM
Two former Pennsylvania House speakers convicted and sent to prison in a legislative corruption scandal are close to being released on parole after less than two years behind bars.
By Joe Mandak | 02/26/14 09:06 AM
The city's former police chief was sentenced to 18 months in prison for conspiring to create an unauthorized slush fund, with a federal judge saying she was sending a message that the seriousness of his crimes outweighed his supporters' calls for leniency.
By Channing Joseph | 02/26/14 09:03 AM
One-third of a central California town's police force was taken off duty after several officers were arrested in a scheme to take for themselves the impounded cars of some poor Hispanic residents, authorities said.
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