- Charges made against convicted tribal leader's company Updated: May-25-16 4:27 pm
HELENA, Montana - Representatives of a pipe company started with money embezzled from the Chippewa Cree Tribe pleaded guilty Wednesday to falsely claiming to be a minority-owned business controlled by a former tribal leader who was later convicted in a corruption investigation.
- Army Reserves lieutenant colonel indicted for fraud Updated: May-25-16 4:05 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Prosecutors say an Army Reserves lieutenant colonel has been indicted on accusations of fraudulently supplying Chinese-made baseball caps and backpacks as American-made gear to the Army Recruiting Command.
- Huawei files lawsuits accusing Samsung of violating patents Updated: May-25-16 12:55 am
BEIJING - Chinese tech giant Huawei said Wednesday it has filed patent infringement lawsuits against South Korean mobile phone rival Samsung in the United States and China, in a case that highlights the rise of Asian competitors as technology creators.
- Judge: Substantial progress in Volkswagen emissions talks Updated: May-24-16 2:48 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Volkswagen and attorneys for vehicle owners affected by the company's emissions cheating scandal are on target to meet a June deadline for a final settlement proposal, a federal judge said Tuesday.
- New Mexico awards prison health care contract to Centurion Updated: May-24-16 2:19 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - The New Mexico Department of Corrections says it has awarded a $41 million contract for state prison inmates' medical care to Centurion LLC.
- Oklahoma City energy company settles lawsuit in $53M deal Updated: May-24-16 1:24 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - An oil and natural gas company in Oklahoma City has agreed to settle a lawsuit over royalty payments in north Texas in a nearly $53 million deal.
- Romania: Hewlett Packard vows to probe suspected wrongdoing Updated: May-24-16 12:53 pm
BUCHAREST, Romania - Tech giant Hewlett Packard said Tuesday it would investigate allegations of wrongdoing in a health services contract in Romania which prosecutors say cost the East European country 16.8 million euros ($18.8 million).
- Romania: health chiefs, Hewlett Packard probed Updated: May-23-16 3:36 pm
BUCHAREST, Romania - Romanian prosecutors say nine health chiefs and tech giant Hewlett Packard are being probed on suspicion of wrongdoing in a health services contract that cost the state 16.8 million euros ($18.8 million).
- Group that helped sell Iran nuke deal also funded media Updated: May-20-16 3:43 pm
WASHINGTON - A group the White House recently identified as a key surrogate in selling the Iran nuclear deal gave National Public Radio $100,000 last year to help it report on the pact and related issues, according to the group's annual report. It also funded reporters and partnerships with other news outlets.
- Judge orders Idaho to cover lawyer's fees in 'ag-gag' case Updated: May-19-16 4:47 pm
BOISE, Idaho - A federal judge has ordered Idaho to pay roughly a quarter million dollars in legal fees to the Animal Legal Defense Fund and other groups who successfully sued the state over what they called the "ag-gag" law.
- Businessman accused of botching more than $1M federal job Updated: May-19-16 1:27 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee - A Tennessee businessman is accused of ripping off $1.2 million from the U.S. Department of Defense for shoddy work his firm did under federal contracts.
- Historic Wood Island Life Saving Station set to be restored Updated: May-19-16 3:32 am
KITTERY POINT, Maine - Work to clean and restore the historic Wood Island Life Saving Station in Portsmouth Harbor may begin next week after officials recently awarded two contracts for the job.
- Spokane jail gets $2.6 million contract for medical services Updated: May-19-16 3:21 am
SPOKANE, Washington - The Spokane County Jail has entered into a $2.6 million contract with an Alabama-based company that specializes in medical treatment for inmates as the jail has struggled with recruiting medical staff.
- Police jurors award $9.4M contract to company for new jail Updated: May-18-16 11:56 am
JENNINGS, Louisiana - The Jefferson Davis Parish Police Jury has awarded a $9.4 million contract to a construction company for a new jail just west of Jennings.
- Tennessee hires firm to score TNReady tests after mishaps Updated: May-17-16 4:57 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Tennessee has entered a contract with Pearson Education to have it score the TNReady assessments this year after the previous vendor was fired this spring.
- Sports minister denies conflict of interest in Olympic works Updated: May-16-16 1:31 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil's new sports minister is accused of a conflict of interest because a family business partners with a company selling gravel to construction companies working on Olympic projects.
- United Health-Ochsner agreement keeps coverage for 3000 Updated: May-15-16 6:11 pm
NEW ORLEANS - UnitedHealth and Ochsner Health System say they have an agreement to keep insurance through January for nearly 3,000 south Louisiana residents.
- Battelle to continue running Pacific Northwest National Lab Updated: May-15-16 4:19 pm
RICHLAND, Washington - Battelle will continue operating the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland for the next five years.
- Bid process expected to decide Sandia lab contract Updated: May-14-16 4:25 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The $2.9 billion contract to manage Sandia National Laboratories is up for grabs for the first time in two decades.
- Ghosn certain $2.2 billion deal for Mitsubishi is a bargain Updated: May-13-16 3:46 am
YOKOHAMA, Japan - Nissan Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn is confident a 237 billion yen ($2.2 billion) investment in a controlling stake in scandal-embroiled Mitsubishi Motors will prove a bargain when sheer size is critical in the auto industry.
- Indiana seeks new judge after no damages awarded in IBM case Updated: May-10-16 5:47 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Attorneys for the state are challenging a judge's decision not to award Indiana damages in its long-running fight with IBM Corp. over the company's failed effort to privatize state welfare services, saying a new judge should be appointed to handle the case.
- In Flint crisis, questions grow over quest for pipeline Updated: May-09-16 10:37 pm
FLINT TOWNSHIP, Michigan - With drab olive chairs and worn carpet, the conference room in the low-slung administrative building near the Genesee County wastewater treatment plant isn't fancy, but it showcases one of Jeff Wright's greatest treasures: Permit No. 2009-001.
- State terminates contract to rehab Jimmie Davis Bridge Updated: May-09-16 1:16 pm
BOSSIER CITY, Louisiana - A protected species of bird has caused the state to terminate the contract to rehabilitate the Jimmie Davis Bridge between Shreveport and Bossier City.
- Russia says construction stopped at World Cup stadium Updated: May-08-16 9:43 am
MOSCOW - Russia's Sports Minister says construction work has stopped on a stadium that will host 2018 World Cup games in the city of Samara.
- Casino holds groundbreaking in Pittsburg after legal battle Updated: May-06-16 4:42 pm
PITTSBURG, Kansas - More than 80 Pittsburg-area community members have gathered for a ceremonial groundbreaking of a new casino that was delayed for months because of legal challenges.