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State budget crisis looms over governors meeting

State budget crisis looms over governors meeting

Confronting crushing budget woes, many of the nation's governors are calling for painful spending cuts. But beyond that, their approaches are diverging drastically, from union-cramping proposals...

From Offices to Disney World, Employers Brace for the Loss of an Immigrant Work Force

From Offices to Disney World, Employers Brace for the Loss of an Immigrant Work Force

Noe Duarte came to the United States from El Salvador in 2000, fleeing violence and poverty in his hometown, and was granted temporary status the following year.

Prosecutor: Man playing blame game in home crime

Prosecutor: Man playing blame game in home crime

A man charged with killing a woman and her two daughters has been playing a "blame game" against his co-defendant, but it took two men to carry out the brutal 2007 home invasion, a prosecutor told a jury Tuesday.

Virginia Police Officers Cleared in Fatal Shooting of Suspect

Virginia Police Officers Cleared in Fatal Shooting of Suspect

Virginia Beach police officers have been cleared in the February fatal shooting of a 26-year-old suspect during a chase.

As Trump Prepares Plan to Lower Drug Prices, Big Pharma Girds for a Fight

As Trump Prepares Plan to Lower Drug Prices, Big Pharma Girds for a Fight

A pharmacy in Deerfield Beach, Fla. Stung by a legislative defeat that required drug companies to lower prices for Medicare beneficiaries, the industry is pouring money into a lobbying campaign to thwart any serious efforts to rein in prescription drug prices.

Las Vegas man accused of mass spamming on Facebook

Las Vegas man accused of mass spamming on Facebook

A federal grand jury has indicted a Las Vegas man on charges he sent more than 27 million spam messages to Facebook users.

What's next? Some options available for the Fed

What's next? Some options available for the Fed

Federal Reserve officials are expected to signal this week that their $600 billion Treasury bond purchase program will end in June as planned. Now, the debate shifts to the Fed's next potential moves. Here are options for the Fed under different economic scenarios:

South Dakota Man Arrested for DUI on Lawnmower

South Dakota Man Arrested for DUI on Lawnmower

A man from the southeast South Dakota town of Lake Andes is accused of driving a lawnmower while drunk.

Wife, Son of Ex-Soft Drink CEO Found Guilty of Money Laundering Charges

Wife, Son of Ex-Soft Drink CEO Found Guilty of Money Laundering Charges

The wife and son of the former head of bankrupt soft drink maker Le-Nature's were found guilty Tuesday of laundering millions of dollars to buy expensive diamonds, sapphires and even patio furniture.

US judge tosses atheist's lawsuit over cross grant

US judge tosses atheist's lawsuit over cross grant

A federal judge in Illinois has tossed out a Chicago-area atheist's quest to force the return of a state grant given to restoration efforts of a southern Illinois cross landmark.

Escaped convict pleads not guilty in crime rampage

Escaped convict pleads not guilty in crime rampage

An escaped convict accused of shooting a Massachusetts barbershop customer to death and wounding two police officers in a retaliatory shooting sat in a wheelchair Friday as he pleaded not guilty to murder and 15 other charges.

Ex-Calif city manager leaves volunteer parking job

Ex-Calif city manager leaves volunteer parking job

The ousted former official accused of looting millions of dollars from the small, blue-collar city of Bell is out of another job — as a volunteer parking lot attendant for Huntington Beac...

Bill to abolish Ill. death penalty heading to gov.

Bill to abolish Ill. death penalty heading to gov.

The Illinois Senate voted Tuesday to abolish capital punishment, sending the historic issue to Gov. Pat Quinn and putting the state back at the center of an ongoing national debate. ...

Administration: China not currency manipulator

Administration: China not currency manipulator

The Obama administration on Friday declined to cite China for manipulating its currency to gain trade advantages against the United States but said the pace of the currency's rise against the do...

Wiretaps key in conviction of ex-hedge fund giant

Wiretaps key in conviction of ex-hedge fund giant

Former hedge fund titan Raj Rajaratnam was convicted in an insider-trading case Wednesday thanks largely to weapons prosecutors have using against mobsters and drug lords for years: wiretaps. Wh...

Troubled home market creates generation of renters

Troubled home market creates generation of renters

A growing number of Americans can't afford a home or don't want to own one, a trend that's spawning a generation of renters and a rise in apartment construction.


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