- The next act: what happens now in Greece's drama Updated: Jun-29-15 10:49 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany - Greece has entered the twilight zone.
- Illinois' GOP governor moves to avoid government shutdown Updated: Jun-29-15 7:15 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois' Republican governor and the state's largest employee union moved Monday to avoid a partial government shutdown, with the union saying members will continue to show up for work even if the state begins operating without a budget and the governor pledging to do what he can to ensure they don't miss a paycheck.
- Jefferson County to discuss how to meet July 15 payroll Updated: Jun-29-15 5:27 pm
PINE BLUFF, Arkansas - A revenue drop in Jefferson County due to a population decline over the years has left county leaders trying to figure out how they will pay employees in mid-July.
- Dayton decision on cabinet member pay raises due this week Updated: Jun-29-15 3:22 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - The one-day window for Gov. Mark Dayton to raise the pay of state agency commissioners arrives on Wednesday.
- Idaho cities tap federal fund for wastewater plant upgrades Updated: Jun-21-15 2:23 pm
BOISE, Idaho - When voters in the south-central Idaho city of Jerome refused to pass a wastewater bond, it meant the town's raw sewage would continue to flow into a canal and then into the Snake River.
- Sunni tribes, abandoned by Iraq, key to Islamic State fight Updated: Jun-20-15 5:25 pm
HABANIYAH, Iraq - Parading across a desert base, hundreds of Sunni tribesmen who graduated a crash training course stood ready to take on the Islamic State group on behalf of a government that many believed left them to die at the hands of the extremists.
- Correction: Cuba-Art Elite story Updated: Jun-19-15 2:13 pm
HAVANA - In a story June 10 about Cuban artists, The Associated Press reported a name erroneously. The founder and CEO of Troika is Dan Pappalardo, not Don.
- Feingold, Republicans spar over spending by PAC Updated: Jun-15-15 12:46 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Republicans pounced on reports Monday that the political action committee founded by former Democratic U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold spent only 5 percent of its income on federal candidates and political parties. Feingold, who is running to return to the Senate, defended the group's work and labeled GOP criticism as the first attack of the 2016 race.
- Lawmakers finish first session under new structure Updated: Jun-14-15 8:55 am
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama lawmakers have finished their first legislative session under a new pay structure that gives them a salary equal to the median household income in the state
- State retirement signups short of goal as deadline nears Updated: Jun-12-15 8:11 pm
BOSTON - The number of Massachusetts state employees who applied for an early retirement program apparently will fall short of original projections by Gov. Charlie Baker, who is hoping early retirements will help close the state's projected budget shortfall.
- Ex-police clerk in Pittsburgh may see theft charges dropped Updated: Jun-12-15 7:00 pm
PITTSBURGH - An Allegheny County judge is agreeing to let a former Pittsburgh police payroll clerk charged with stealing thousands of dollars into a special program that may allow charges against her to be dropped.
- Gretna council approves raises for mayor, police chief Updated: Jun-12-15 6:47 am
GRETNA, Louisiana - The Gretna City Council has approved 29 percent raises for the city's mayor and police chief.
- Iraq still in disarray 1 year after Islamic State took Mosul Updated: Jun-10-15 1:09 pm
BAGHDAD - The Islamic State group gave only three options for the soldiers and police officers guarding Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, when they neared it a year ago: Repent, run or die.
- In northern Haiti, conservation efforts focus on coastlines Updated: Jun-08-15 12:35 am
CARACOL, Haiti - Only little fish are pulled from the coastal waters off Haiti.
- Kansas avoids furloughs of state workers, partial shutdown Updated: Jun-06-15 11:50 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas averted a partial government shutdown Saturday after legislators voted unanimously to keep thousands of state workers on the job next week, even though budget and tax issues haven't been resolved.
- Strong jobs report jolts bond market, pushing yields higher Updated: Jun-05-15 5:20 pm
NEW YORK - It's been a tough week for bond investors.
- 5 reasons why US employers are showing confidence in economy Updated: Jun-05-15 4:38 pm
WASHINGTON - Employers last month delivered a vote of confidence in the U.S. economy.
- Transplant surgeons save children's lives in Venezuela Updated: Jun-04-15 12:19 am
CARACAS, Venezuela - Clutching a tiny Bible, Gilda Velasquez leans over her son as he falls asleep with the help of a powerful sedative and a catchy cartoon jingle playing on a hand-held TV.
- Pay raises for Colorado officeholders signed into law Updated: Jun-03-15 6:57 pm
DENVER - Future Colorado lawmakers, governor, and other state officeholders will get pay raises with a bill signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper.
- Fiercely debated measures die as legislative session ends Updated: Jun-02-15 6:45 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Nevada's 120-day legislative session has finally drawn to a close, and many of the hot-button issues debated during the session ended up dying at midnight on Monday.
- Error delays payroll deposits for GA social services workers Updated: Jun-01-15 4:00 pm
ATLANTA - Georgia social service officials say employees should be getting their checks deposited soon after a glitch delayed processing.