- Teachers still sought in home economics field Updated: Jul-04-15 10:37 am
OMAHA, Nebraska - Forty years ago, when Cheryl Tschetter started teaching at what was then McMillan Junior High, boys were for the first time allowed to take home economics and girls could enroll in shop class.
- Regulators pass higher electricity rates for most residents Updated: Jul-03-15 6:10 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Most California residential customers will see their electricity bills increase under a new rate structure passed Friday that raises rates on more efficient users while giving a break to big energy users.
- Lawyer to seek legal fees in North Dakota gay marriage case Updated: Jul-03-15 5:46 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - The attorney who led seven same-sex couples to challenge North Dakota's ban on gay marriage plans to seek legal fees from the state now that the lawsuit he brought has been settled, he said this week.
- Tuition up this fall at 9 Mississippi community colleges Updated: Jul-03-15 10:59 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - Nine of Mississippi's 15 community and junior colleges will raise charges on students this fall, with the average price of tuition and fees rising by 4 percent statewide.
- Wisconsin budget passes committee, heads to full Legislature Updated: Jul-03-15 2:28 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - The Legislature's finance committee finally completed its revisions to Gov. Scott Walker's state budget plan after a five-week delay early Friday morning, clearing the way for votes in the full Senate and Assembly.
- Kansas governor pondering religious objections legislation Updated: Jul-02-15 7:09 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Republican Gov. Sam Brownback said Thursday that he's considering proposing a new religious objections law for Kansas following the U.S. Supreme Court's legalization of gay marriage, and he defended his administration's cautious response to the ruling.
- Lawsuits involving gay marriage cost Kansas taxpayers $100K Updated: Jul-02-15 6:58 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas attorney general's office says legal disputes involving the state's gay marriage ban have cost taxpayers nearly $100,000 over the past 18 months.
- Federal judge to Louisiana: Make gay marriage changes now Updated: Jul-02-15 6:25 pm
NEW ORLEANS - After waiting about as long as possible, the state of Louisiana began selling marriage licenses to same-sex couples and agreed Thursday that they could file joint income-tax returns and get both parents' names on their children's birth certificates.
- 'Citizen of the year' gets 14 years in California fraud case Updated: Jul-02-15 6:09 pm
LOS ANGELES - A former California real estate developer once honored as his city's citizen of the year was sentenced Thursday to the maximum 14 years in prison for bilking investors who poured millions of dollars into failed development projects.
- Arkansas agency makes change with health exchange shift Updated: Jul-02-15 5:20 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A shift in governance over the state's health insurance exchanges has prompted the Arkansas Insurance Department to dissolve one oversight division and create another one.
- Lawmakers pass bills helping students with tuition costs Updated: Jul-02-15 5:14 pm
SALEM, Oregon - Oregon lawmakers in both chambers are making it easier for a large cohort of students to pay for their higher education under two bills they passed Thursday, despite criticism the programs could be too costly or unfairly favor some students over others.
- 2Q mutual fund review: Momentum stalls Updated: Jul-02-15 3:05 pm
NEW YORK - Well, that was a disappointing ending.
- Ohio Medicaid plan would require enrollees to share in cost Updated: Jul-02-15 12:19 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - About 1 million low-income Ohio residents could be required to pay a new monthly cost for Medicaid health coverage or potentially lose it under a Republican provision in the state budget, officials estimate.
- Individual, group health plans to get more expensive in 2016 Updated: Jul-02-15 10:40 am
BEND, Oregon - Losses from underpriced policies mean some people buying health insurance for the coming year will be paying as much as 47 percent more.
- Grotto works to help disabled children get dental care Updated: Jul-02-15 9:17 am
LAFAYETTE, Indiana - Getting to the dentist can be hard for anyone, but for children with special needs, the challenge is even greater.
- French court: No compensation over faulty breast implants Updated: Jul-02-15 8:31 am
PARIS - A French appeals court ruled Thursday that a German product-testing company does not have to compensate more than 3,000 women with leak-prone breast implants - and now women who sued may have to pay back 5.8 million euros ($6.4 million) in collective damages they received in a lower-court ruling.
- Residents hit by tornado get more time to file tax returns Updated: Jul-02-15 4:06 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois residents affected by last week's tornados in Lee and Grundy counties will get extra time to file state tax returns.
- Medicare proposes coverage change on short hospital stays Updated: Jul-01-15 6:43 pm
WASHINGTON - Medicare proposed Wednesday to ease a coverage policy on short hospital stays that has been criticized because it can result in higher costs for seniors.
- California slips back to No. 8 economy in world Updated: Jul-01-15 6:35 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Less than a month after edging out Brazil, California has slipped back to its ranking as the eighth-largest economy in the world based off an update of global economic data released Wednesday.
- Consider the financial implications of lengthy auto loans Updated: Jul-01-15 5:49 pm
Kevin Flores has more than six years to pay off the loan on his new Nissan Frontier pickup.
- Bangladesh-based poverty group founder wins World Food Prize Updated: Jul-01-15 2:28 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - A man who created a nonprofit organization credited with helping more than 150 million people out of poverty was named the winner of the 2015 World Food Prize on Wednesday.
- Gov. Scott's wealth grew after spending millions on campaign Updated: Jul-01-15 2:02 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida Gov. Rick Scott, a multi-millionaire former businessman who dipped into his own fortune last year to help his re-election campaign, continues to get wealthier.
- China scrambles to reassure jittery stock traders Updated: Jul-01-15 10:55 am
BEIJING - Chinese authorities are scrambling to reassure jittery investors after soaring stock markets plunged, threatening to set back economic reform plans.
- Trade schools have to find grads jobs, or lose financial aid Updated: Jul-01-15 10:45 am
WASHINGTON - Exotic dancers hired as admissions counselors. Recruiters told to seek out "impatient" individuals who have "few people in their lives who care about them." Military personnel still recovering from brain damage told to sign on the dotted line.
- Review: Gadgets for the beach and getting you there Updated: Jul-01-15 3:29 am
NEW YORK - If you're headed to the beach or any other weekend getaway, don't forget these "essential" gadgets.