- Death benefits approved for family of Boston officer Updated: May-28-15 3:04 pm
BOSTON - The State Retirement Board in Massachusetts has awarded a line-of-duty death benefit to the family of a police officer who was wounded in a shootout with the Boston Marathon bombers and died a year later.
- Arizona college savings program tops $1 billion in assets Updated: May-20-15 6:15 am
PHOENIX - A plan that lets Arizona families save for college tuition and earn money on the deposits tax-free has topped $1 billion in assets.
- Congress passes bill ensuring survivor benefits not taxed Updated: May-15-15 5:06 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - The U.S. Senate has passed legislation that makes sure death benefits paid to families of public safety officer who are killed in the line of duty are not subject to federal income tax.
- Brown's budget boosts spending for schools, adds tax credit Updated: May-14-15 7:54 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Gov. Jerry Brown took a restrained approach in proposing a record $115.3 billion budget Thursday that sends more money to schools and offered what he called a reasonable commitment for a new tax credit to the working poor.
- Wolf signs first bill, extends deadline for death benefits Updated: May-13-15 12:46 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Nearly four months since he took office, Gov. Tom Wolf has signed his first bill.
- Benghazi prompts CIA to look at expanding survivor benefits Updated: May-13-15 12:43 pm
WASHINGTON - The family of a CIA operative killed in the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic facility in Libya is in talks with the spy agency to expand survivor benefits for relatives of contractors who die in the line of duty.
- House passes bill to make police death benefits tax-free Updated: May-12-15 7:22 pm
WASHINGTON - Death benefits for the families of fallen police officers would not be subject to federal income tax under a bill passed by the House Tuesday as part of National Police Week.
- AG Healey reviewing pay equity, OKs 6-week parental leave Updated: May-12-15 4:51 pm
BOSTON - State Attorney General Maura Healey said Tuesday that her office will allow new parents to take up to six weeks of paid parental leave, including parents who adopt or participate in foster care.
- Haiti fixes adoption system, but some fear too few adopted Updated: May-11-15 9:10 am
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Anne-Marie Saintou walks with a megaphone along the dusty lanes of a Haitian fishing village, imploring people not to make the same mistake she did.
- College financial aid: There's still time to apply Updated: May-06-15 11:32 am
When it comes to lining up financial aid for college, earlier is definitely better.
- Nepal's earthquake highlights village exodus of the young Updated: May-06-15 3:20 am
KHADKA TOLE, Nepal - Gone, the girl says as she squints into the sun, the air around her shimmering with wind-blown wheat chaff. She points to one house after another nestled in the green hills, most shattered from the massive earthquake that hit Nepal last month.
- Deadline extended for Illinois prepaid college tuition plan Updated: May-05-15 5:08 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois families wanting to lock in future college tuition payments at today's rates have an extra month to sign up for a state savings program.