- Wounded game warden avoided felony illegal hunting charges Updated: Jul-05-15 5:07 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - A Texas Parks and Wildlife game warden who was illegally hunting when he was shot in 2013 was allowed to keep his job and face a fine rather than felony charges, according to a newspaper report Sunday.
- Massachusetts businesses get break on worker comp costs Updated: Jul-05-15 4:32 pm
BOSTON - Massachusetts businesses are getting a break on worker compensation costs for the new fiscal year.
- Newspaper: Wisconsin prison guard suspended for Obama post Updated: Jul-05-15 2:25 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Documents show that a Wisconsin prison guard was ordered to serve a one-day suspension for a joke he posted on Facebook about President Barack Obama and lynching, according to a newspaper report published Sunday.
- Pittari named publisher of Picayune Item, other outlets Updated: Jul-04-15 11:44 am
PICAYUNE, Mississippi - Jeremy Pittari has been named president and publisher of Picayune Newsmedia LLC, which publishes The Picayune Item, The Poplarville Democrat and their affiliated print and digital products.
- Federal training center in Artesia hiring amid strike Updated: Jul-03-15 6:50 pm
ARTESIA, New Mexico - A company contracted to maintain the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia is seeking to replace 50 striking workers.
- Assembly to consider 20-week abortion ban in special session Updated: Jul-03-15 4:16 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The Wisconsin Assembly has voted to take up bills that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and repeal Wisconsin's prevailing wage for construction workers, as well as state budget votes, in a special legislative session.
- Aetna-Humana deal seen as opportunity for Louisville Updated: Jul-03-15 3:43 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Officials say Aetna's proposed purchase of rival health insurer Humana can be seen as a positive opportunity for Louisville.
- The Hague hit by riots after death of man in police custody Updated: Jul-03-15 11:59 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Dutch police conducted mass arrests overnight, detaining about 200 people for ignoring a ban on public assembly in a neighborhood hit by late-night rioting after the death of a man in police custody.
- Jackson mayor says she's pushing anti-discrimination measure Updated: Jul-02-15 8:23 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - The mayor of Jackson is pushing an ordinance to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and says she expects to have a public hearing on it in coming weeks.
- OSHA investigating Kansas oil field death Updated: Jul-02-15 7:53 pm
GREAT BEND, Kansas - A federal agency is investigating the death of a 30-year-old oil field worker in central Kansas.
- Haiti president, business leaders open new container port Updated: Jul-02-15 7:25 pm
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Haitian President Michel Martelly, business leaders and civic boosters inaugurated an $80 million container port Thursday aimed at giving the hemisphere's poorest country a much bigger role in global shipping.
- Fraternity tied to racist chant hires diversity director Updated: Jul-02-15 5:09 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The fraternity connected to a racist video featuring University of Oklahoma students that surfaced this spring announced Thursday that it has hired a director of diversity and inclusion.
- MBTA union leaders back review of pension fund Updated: Jul-02-15 4:12 pm
BOSTON - Leaders of a union representing thousands of transit workers have pledged support for an independent audit of the pension system of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.
- Barnes & Noble names Sears Canada CEO for retail business Updated: Jul-02-15 3:55 pm
NEW YORK - Barnes & Noble, which is splitting into two companies next month, named Sears Canada CEO Ronald Boire to lead its retail operations and said company CEO Michael Huseby will become executive chairman of its educational wing.
- Court gives woman new shot at discrimination lawsuit Updated: Jul-02-15 2:03 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - A former eye clinic worker should get a shot at convincing a jury that the clinic discriminated against her based on a perceived disability, the Nebraska Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
- Herbalife expanding in Winston-Salem; adding 300 more jobs Updated: Jul-02-15 12:49 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Nutrition company Herbalife is expanding in Winston-Salem and will add 300 jobs by the end of 2018.
- Sargento Foods planning to expand in NE Wisconsin Updated: Jul-02-15 11:58 am
PLYMOUTH, Wisconsin - Sargento Foods is planning to invest $30 million in its facilities in northeastern Wisconsin and add 140 jobs.
- St. Louis firefighters pension payout draws criticism Updated: Jul-02-15 10:17 am
ST. LOUIS - A newly retired St. Louis firefighters pension director collected a cash payout of more than a half million dollars at a time the city is asking voters to sign off on a $180 million bond issue for infrastructure improvements, according to a newspaper report Thursday.
- Plastipak Packaging to expand in Pineville Updated: Jul-02-15 6:31 am
PINEVILLE, Louisiana - Plastipak Packaging President and CEO William Young says the company will make a $9 million investment to expand production capacity at its manufacturing plant in Pineville.
- Arizona copper mine stirs debate pitting profits vs religion Updated: Jul-02-15 5:50 am
SUPERIOR, Arizona - Outside of an aging mining town in the mountains east of Phoenix, a copper company has burrowed a shaft 1.3 miles into the high desert landscape in what is believed to be the deepest such mine in the U.S.
- Madison-based AnchorBank to cut 101 jobs in next 3 months Updated: Jul-02-15 3:55 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - Madison-based AnchorBank is cutting 14 percent of its workforce as part of an effort to save money.
- Love stays, Chandler moves, dollars fly in NBA free agency Updated: Jul-01-15 9:27 pm
Kevin Love has unfinished business in Cleveland and Tyson Chandler will be conducting his in Phoenix.
- North Las Vegas says no polluted water leaks after EPA order Updated: Jul-01-15 6:42 pm
LAS VEGAS - North Las Vegas has been ordered by the Environmental Protection Agency to address water pollution violations, although the suburb said it doesn't believe there's been a leak into the water supply at Lake Mead.
- Cherokee chief hopes to focus on health care, jobs Updated: Jul-01-15 6:27 pm
TULSA, Oklahoma - After coasting to an easy victory in the race for principal chief of the Cherokee Nation, Bill John Baker said he hopes to strengthen the changes he made during his first four years in office, including increasing access to health care and creating more jobs.
- Political feud reopens as Dayton hikes agency head pay Updated: Jul-01-15 5:54 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Gov. Mark Dayton gave significant raises Wednesday to the various department heads who work under him, bumping the annual salaries of 11 executive branch commissioners to more than $150,000 while reigniting a political fight over public-sector pay that could spill into Minnesota's 2016 legislative campaign.