- The Rev. Jack Belsom leaves behind a legacy of caring Updated: Aug-02-15 9:21 am
WAILUKU, Hawaii - When he was called to serve at then-Iao Congregational Church in October 1992, the Rev. Jack Belsom thought he might stay for a few years to help resolve issues, as he had done at other churches.
- Report finds accounting problems in East St. Louis Updated: Aug-02-15 5:05 am
EAST ST. LOUIS, Illinois - An accounting firm that studied East St. Louis found a host of problems in the first year since the state stopped overseeing the way the community spends and collects money.
- Owners turning to auctions to sell their high-end properties Updated: Aug-01-15 11:13 am
EDWARDS, Colorado - Bob and Karin Weber built their dream home 14 years ago, creating an 11,000-square-foot mountaintop oasis. Now that the couple is in their 70s, they're ready to downsize.
- Business owner denies NM agency gave it special treatment Updated: Jul-31-15 5:40 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - The owner of a Bernalillo-based business at the center of a state investigation denies it received preferential treatment from the New Mexico Department of Taxation and Revenue.
- Business events scheduled for the coming month Updated: Jul-31-15 1:43 pm
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- Audit finds repeated errors at child welfare agency Updated: Jul-30-15 6:43 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut's state auditors released a report Thursday that found repeated financial and administrative mistakes have been made at the Department of Children and Families and its various facilities.
- Criminal defense lawyers critical of sentencing task force Updated: Jul-30-15 4:06 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers says a task force that will recommend sentencing changes has not reached out to that group for input.
- NC auditor finds training program for blind lacks oversight Updated: Jul-30-15 12:02 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services says the director of its business training program for the blind has resigned as a state audit reported that ineffective oversight meant it was impossible to tell what worked.
- Los Angeles leaders outlaw high-capacity gun magazines Updated: Jul-29-15 6:18 pm
LOS ANGELES - The nation's second-largest city is poised to ban possession of firearm magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition, stepping into the national debate over gun regulation following a series of deadly, mass shootings.
- Reports: Iowa universities' savings may take longer, be less Updated: Jul-29-15 2:55 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa - Parts of a highly touted cost-savings push at Iowa's three public universities may not save as much money or happen as fast as initially projected, according to consultants' reports released this week.
- San Francisco payroll company announces Denver expansion Updated: Jul-28-15 1:44 pm
DENVER - A San Francisco-based payroll company says it's expanding to Denver to hire 100 new employees immediately and 1,000 more in a few years.
- Massachusetts homes sales soar in June Updated: Jul-28-15 11:52 am
BOSTON - The number of single-family homes sold in Massachusetts last month shot up by more than 11 percent compared with June 2014, making it the best June in a decade, an organization that tracks the real estate market announced Tuesday.
- Remains of Pearl Harbor victims raised for identification Updated: Jul-27-15 8:16 pm
HONOLULU - The military on Monday exhumed more caskets containing the unidentified remains of USS Oklahoma crew members killed in the 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor.
- Ex-leasing company official sentenced for cheating clients Updated: Jul-27-15 4:43 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - A man who used his position at an office equipment leasing company to cheat clients out of more than $600,000 has been sentenced to 30 months in prison.
- Correction: Airport-Animal House Updated: Jul-24-15 7:32 pm
NEW YORK - In a story July 20 about an animal terminal that is under construction at New York's Kennedy Airport, The Associated Press, based on information from a project spokesman, reported erroneously that the facility will include a veterinary clinic run by Cornell University. Instead, Cornell veterinarians serve as expert consultants and would be available for possible emergency care.
- NY comptroller urges more scrutiny of Long Island utility Updated: Jul-24-15 4:40 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York's state comptroller says more oversight is needed of Long Island Power Authority, whose customers remain plagued by high electricity rates and rising debt despite reform efforts.
- Can US housing industry's comeback endure? The outlook dims Updated: Jul-24-15 3:20 pm
WASHINGTON - The U.S. housing market has sizzled this summer, lifting expectations that home sales will finally help drive an economic expansion now in its seventh year.
- Appeals court revives challenge to consumer agency Updated: Jul-24-15 12:29 pm
WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court on Friday revived a legal challenge to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the federal office created to protect consumers in financial dealings with banks, lenders and credit card companies.
- Railroad Pass casino owner gets thumbs up from regulators Updated: Jul-24-15 6:16 am
LAS VEGAS - A Henderson real estate broker can add casino owner and operator to his title.
- Corrales covers 'For Sale' signs to remind relators to pay Updated: Jul-23-15 3:01 pm
CORRALES, New Mexico - Those looking for property in the Albuquerque suburb of Corrales need only look for homes with black trash bags out front after the city covered 35 "For Sale" signs.
- Detroit Pistons open performing arts center for training Updated: Jul-23-15 10:51 am
ROCHESTER HILLS, Michigan - The Detroit Pistons are opening a performing arts center to offer training in dance, cheer and gymnastics.
- Watchdog: IRS at risk for unfairly auditing political groups Updated: Jul-23-15 10:26 am
WASHINGTON - Lax oversight at the IRS increases the risk that political and religious groups could be unfairly targeted for audits, government investigators say in a report that raises concerns about an IRS division that has been under scrutiny for singling out conservative organizations.
- Review: Google photo service is strong on search Updated: Jul-23-15 6:55 am
NEW YORK - Google's new service for organizing and backing up images blends some of the best of what Apple and Yahoo have rolled out in recent months.
- Man dressed as woman accused of attacking real estate agent Updated: Jul-23-15 5:50 am
LAWRENCEVILLE, Georgia - A Lawrenceville man has been accused of assaulting a Gwinnett County real estate agent after dressing as a prospective female home buyer.
- Leading NY lawmaker found guilty of lying to FBI Updated: Jul-22-15 6:01 pm
WHITE PLAINS, New York - The No. 2 Republican in the New York Senate was found guilty Wednesday of lying to the FBI, a felony conviction that will cost him his seat.