01-16-2018  7:51 am      •     

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The current budget crunch on state and local governments is making more adopt the controversial practice

Inmates in prisons and jails, even minor offenders, are finding they not only have to do the time, but they have to pay—for booking, rent, routine medical care, and even electronic monitoring once they are released.


The price of the drug was a shock to doctors who prescribe it and private and public insurance programs that pay for it

ATLANTA (AP) -- The price of an expensive drug to prevent premature births has been cut by more than half, following bitter controversy over its high cost.


The statue is made of steel from the World Trade Center found after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the day she was born

The youngest victim of January's Tucson shootings will be on her teammates' minds on opening day Friday when they dedicate a statue in her memory


The economy added 216,000 jobs last month, the Labor Department said Friday

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The unemployment rate fell to a two-year low of 8.8 percent in March, capping the strongest two months of hiring since before the recession began.


Sensational allegations by Republicans -- and a vigorous defense by Democrats -- set the tone for future interactions on government transparency

House Republicans grilled senior officials from the Homeland Security Department on Thursday over the agency's now-rescinded practice of requiring secretive reviews by political advisers of hundreds of requests for government files under the Freedom of Information Act


The exhibit opening marks a milestone for the library that has a tangled history marked by uneasy relations between Nixon loyalists and the National Archives

History is being restored at the Richard Nixon Library, where the Watergate exhibit once told visitors nearly four decades after the scandal led to his resignation that it was really a "coup" by his rivals


Dane County Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi issued an order intended to block implementation of the law while she considered a challenge to its legitimacy

A Wisconsin judge on Thursday did what thousands of pro-union protesters and boycotting Democratic lawmakers couldn't, forcing Republican Gov. Scott Walker to halt plans to implement a law that would strip most public workers of their collective bargaining rights and cut their pay


The U.S. Department of Education on Tuesday fined the school for waiting too long to notify students about the shootings on April 16, 2007

Nearly four years after the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, victims' family members and campus safety advocates say it isn't the fine amount of $55,000 Virginia Tech faces that matters, but that the school finally will pay for the mistakes it made during the rampage.


Zapata and Avila, who worked at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City, were attacked as they returned to the capital from Mexico's northern state of San Luis Potosi

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration on Wednesday offered an up to $5 million reward for information leading to the capture of the suspected drug traffickers who shot and killed a U.S. immigration agent and wounded another in Mexico last month.


FDA leads study to determine if a link exists

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FDA is examining the link between dyes found in everyday foods and hyperactivity in children.


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