- Justice Dept. seeks to shut tax prep business in Durant Updated: Sep-01-15 4:05 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - The U.S. Justice Department is trying to shut down a tax preparation business in central Mississippi, saying the woman who runs it has filed more than $1 million of false claims for refundable credits on behalf of clients since 2010.
- China parade draws Putin, but few other major world leaders Updated: Sep-01-15 3:47 am
BEIJING - Russian leader Vladimir Putin, South Korean President Park Geun-hye and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon shine at the top of China's guest list at this week's grand commemorations of the 70th anniversary of Japan's defeat in World War II. After them, the wattage gets pretty low.
- Wobbly euro economy may get bigger push from central bank Updated: Sep-01-15 2:38 am
FRANKFURT, Germany - When is a trillion euros not enough? Could be soon, in Europe's shaky economy.
- Asian shares fall on bleak China manufacturing data Updated: Sep-01-15 2:10 am
TOKYO - Asian shares fell Tuesday as gloomy manufacturing data from China and weak investment figures in Japan augured further uncertainty for investors after a brutal August.
- Los Angeles poised to vote on 2024 Olympic plan Updated: Sep-01-15 2:04 am
LOS ANGELES - A month after Boston's bid for the 2024 Olympic Games collapsed, Los Angeles appears on the verge of stepping in as the replacement U.S. candidate.
- Milwaukee funding for new Bucks arena goes before public Updated: Aug-31-15 9:26 pm
MILWAUKEE - The public's first opportunity to formally comment on part of a $500 million funding plan to build a new Milwaukee Bucks arena attracted an overflow crowd Monday evening, with one group questioning how the city has enough money to help pay for the project but not neighborhood or school investments.
- NYC, union settle lawsuit over pedestrian safety law Updated: Aug-31-15 9:16 pm
NEW YORK - New York City has reached a settlement with the Transport Workers Union regarding a lawsuit over the mayor's recently implemented "Vision Zero" program that aims to eliminate all pedestrian deaths.
- Washington budget writer leaving House to run Early Learning Updated: Aug-31-15 8:44 pm
SEATTLE - Gov. Jay Inslee announced Monday he has appointed Rep. Ross Hunter, the House budget writer, to be the new director of the Department of Early Learning.
- Business interests donate $2.1 million for Pence travel Updated: Aug-31-15 8:34 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Gov. Mike Pence's travel at home and abroad to promote Indiana as a haven for business has been paid for by a collection of powerful interests that also stand to benefit from having close ties with the Republican governor.
- Senate rejects bill preventing tickets for sleeping in cars Updated: Aug-31-15 7:28 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Lawmakers have rejected a bill that would block California cities and counties from giving parking tickets to people found sleeping in legally parked cars.
- Feds charge liquor board ex-official with taking kickbacks Updated: Aug-31-15 7:18 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A man who once played a major role in deciding what showed up on the shelves of Pennsylvania's state-owned system of liquor stores plans to plead guilty to a criminal charge for taking cash and gifts from suppliers, federal prosecutors said Monday.
- Utah County voters won't have to fill 2 ballots after all Updated: Aug-31-15 7:07 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah's elections office says it has resolved a dispute over mail-in ballots that could have left voters in some Utah County cities casting ballots twice this November.
- Insurance Department studying continuing education programs Updated: Aug-31-15 7:01 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas Insurance Department is considering whether insurance agents need more training.
- Senate panel says no to request for lt. gov's correspondence Updated: Aug-31-15 6:12 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves' email and other correspondence are not public records that are subject to disclosure, the Mississippi Senate Rules Committee said Monday. Leaders of a group promoting a school funding amendment disagreed.
- Judge sides with anti-abortion group in birth control case Updated: Aug-31-15 6:12 pm
WASHINGTON - A federal judge on Monday sided with an anti-abortion group in its challenge of a key birth control provision of the Obama administration's health care overhaul.
- Great State of Maine Air Show returns after 3-year hiatus Updated: Aug-31-15 5:41 pm
BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Great State of Maine Air Show is returning for the first time since getting grounded by federal budget cuts, and advance ticket sales indicate it's going to be a big draw from across the region.
- Utah abortion rate dropped again in 2014 Updated: Aug-31-15 5:37 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A new report shows Utah's abortion rate fell to the lowest level ever recorded in 2014, continuing a trend seen in Utah and around the country for several years.
- India's antitrust probe into Google moves into next phase Updated: Aug-31-15 5:34 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - A lengthy investigation into whether Google has been abusing its dominance of Internet search to stifle competition in India is moving into its next phase.
- Federal lawmakers announce $8.5M in FAA grants for airports Updated: Aug-31-15 5:24 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Members of Arkansas' congressional delegation have announced $8.5 million in Federal Aviation Administration grants to improve airports throughout the state.
- MBTA's repair backlog climbs above $7 billion Updated: Aug-31-15 5:14 pm
BOSTON - The cost of bringing Boston's transit system into overall sound working order has climbed again and is now estimated at more than $7.3 billion, transportation officials said Monday.
- NM auditor questions spending under former border sheriff Updated: Aug-31-15 4:54 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A lack of internal controls and oversight in the Dona Ana County Sheriff's Office allowed several officers to alter their hours and claim more than $130,000 in overtime pay from federal funds that were intended for fighting crime along the U.S.-Mexico border, according to a state audit.
- Rates jump at weekly US Treasury bill auction Updated: Aug-31-15 4:25 pm
WASHINGTON - Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills jumped in Monday's auction, rising to their highest levels in several weeks.
- Atlantic City casinos urge Christie to sign rescue bills Updated: Aug-31-15 4:16 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - Atlantic City's casinos say Gov. Chris Christie's delay in signing a financial assistance package could hurt the city's taxpayers.
- Boston mayor, city councilors seek hefty pay raises Updated: Aug-31-15 4:02 pm
BOSTON - Boston's mayor and City Council are again looking for pay raises that could make them among the best compensated of comparable cities across the country.
- Arkansas sheriff wants voluntary tax to fund pay raises Updated: Aug-31-15 3:53 pm
TEXARKANA, Arkansas - The Hempstead County sheriff is proposing a voluntary tax as a "last-ditch effort" to fund pay raises for deputies and jailers.