- New indictment adds charges against Washington state auditor Updated: Sep-03-15 9:00 pm
SEATTLE - A new indictment from a federal grand jury on Thursday added money laundering and tax evasion counts to a long list of charges against Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley, who has been on unpaid leave while fighting allegations that he stole more than $1 million from clients of his former business.
- Mandel remembered as architect of modern Maryland Updated: Sep-03-15 8:04 pm
PIKESVILLE, Maryland - Maryland politicians from both parties remembered former Gov. Marvin Mandel on Thursday for his lasting innovations to state government and his quiet but highly effective talent for politics.
- US small businesses feel mixed impact from China's economy Updated: Sep-03-15 3:52 pm
NEW YORK - China's economic problems have been a windfall for some U.S. small businesses - and pose a threat to others.
- Indicted Washington state auditor gets new legal counsel Updated: Sep-03-15 2:33 pm
TACOMA, Washington - Indicted Washington state Auditor Troy Kelley has new legal counsel.
- US services firms expand rapidly, lifted by strong sales Updated: Sep-03-15 11:31 am
WASHINGTON - U.S. services companies expanded at a healthy pace in August, lifted by robust consumer spending resulting from steady job gains.
- NY cities update emergency plans to deal with oil trains Updated: Sep-03-15 9:46 am
ALBANY, New York - Three years after the Port of Albany became a major hub for rail and barge shipments of highly flammable crude oil from North Dakota, emergency management officials are still grappling with training and response plans to deal with a potential disaster like the devastating derailment and explosion that killed 47 people in Quebec two summers ago.
- Port Authority spends $1.75M on lawyers in bridge case Updated: Sep-03-15 9:35 am
WOODLAND PARK, New Jersey - Public records show the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has spent $1.75 million on lawyers to defend the agency during an investigation into whether it was wrong to use toll money to fix New Jersey roads.
- Cleveland police union sues city over training academy move Updated: Sep-03-15 3:11 am
CLEVELAND - The union representing Cleveland police officers has sued the northeast Ohio city over the decision to move its officer training program to Columbus.
- Big cities scramble to be prepared for an oil train disaster Updated: Sep-03-15 2:28 am
PHILADELPHIA - They rumble past schools, homes and businesses in dozens of cities around the country - 100-car trains loaded with crude oil from the Upper Midwest.
- Omaha vocational center settles nursing program flap Updated: Sep-02-15 5:40 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson has announced a settlement with a nonprofit vocational training center in Omaha.
- Bristol attorney receives 4-month sentence for wire fraud Updated: Sep-02-15 6:35 am
ABINGDON, Virginia - A Bristol bankruptcy attorney who pleaded guilty to wire fraud will serve four months in a federal prison.
- Oversight group approves Capitol restoration guidelines Updated: Sep-01-15 8:20 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - The date for the start of construction on the planned restoration of the Wyoming Capitol continues to move back as a new project manager takes stock of the work ahead.
- Nebraska auditor's company still holds state contracts Updated: Sep-01-15 4:52 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska State Auditor Charlie Janssen said he's only involved at "arm's length" with his company that continues to receive money for contracts with the state Department of Health and Human Services.
- Accountant admits defrauding worship center, nonprofit group Updated: Sep-01-15 1:25 pm
NEWARK, New Jersey - A California certified public accountant has admitted stealing more than $4 million from a religious center in northern New Jersey.
- Justice Dept. seeks to shut tax prep business in Durant Updated: Sep-01-15 4:05 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - The U.S. Justice Department is trying to shut down a tax preparation business in central Mississippi, saying the woman who runs it has filed more than $1 million of false claims for refundable credits on behalf of clients since 2010.
- Labor report: Worker shortage begins as baby boomers retire Updated: Aug-31-15 8:16 pm
HELENA, Montana - Montana's low unemployment rate is driving up wages but a serious worker shortage is appearing on the horizon as baby boomers begin to retire, state officials said Monday.
- Fan's death at Braves game raises stadium safety questions Updated: Aug-31-15 5:16 pm
ATLANTA - The death of a longtime Braves season-ticket holder raises questions about the height of guard rails at the team's new stadium that is to open in 2017.
- Correction: The Month Ahead story Updated: Aug-31-15 12:35 pm
In a story Aug. 28, about upcoming events, The Associated Press reported erroneously the dates of business events expected in the first week in September.
- Get Started: NLRB ruling can hurt small business, groups say Updated: Aug-31-15 12:28 pm
A National Labor Relations Board ruling that modified the definition of an employer could hurt small businesses including franchises and subcontractors, according to industry groups that advocate for those companies.
- Students with disabilities complete workforce skills program Updated: Aug-31-15 4:09 am
SMYRNA, Tennessee - More than 80 Tennesseans with disabilities have celebrated the completion of workforce development and pre-vocational skills programs meant to help them reach their employment goals.
- Thousands in Indiana could lose food stamps under new rule Updated: Aug-29-15 12:32 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Food pantries and social service agencies across Indiana are bracing for the possibility that up to 50,000 people could lose food stamp benefits this fall unless they comply with a change in federal work and job training requirements.
- Dan Gilbert real estate firm buys Book Tower in Detroit Updated: Aug-28-15 8:44 pm
DETROIT - Dan Gilbert's ownership presence in downtown Detroit has kept growing, with the addition of a vacant 38-story office tower and adjacent buildings to his stable of properties.
- Legal aid group to train lawyers for disability hearings Updated: Aug-28-15 2:23 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - A legal aid group is holding a training session for attorneys who want to help represent some of the 1,500 people who are in danger of losing their federal disability benefits.
- Ruling could ease way for unionizing at fast-food chains Updated: Aug-27-15 6:40 pm
NEW YORK - It could be easier for unions to bargain for better pay and working conditions on behalf of millions of workers at McDonald's, Burger King and other fast-food chains after a National Labor Relations Board ruling on Thursday.
- Audit flags $30M in grants, loans given out by Cheyney U. Updated: Aug-27-15 3:39 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Auditors have found that Cheyney University of Pennsylvania didn't properly document the eligibility of students before giving them nearly $30 million in federal grants and loans in the last four years.