A Reno businessman accused of defrauding the U.S. government went on a $13,000 Hawaiian vacation with some of the $200,000 in faith-based grants he claimed to be spending on charitable groups but instead converted for his own use, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.
The secretary of state’s office reports that Democratic Sen. Linda Lopez of Albuquerque has filed the necessary nominating petition signatures to remain a candidate for governor in the June primary election.
A Southern Oregon housing agency will pay nearly $100,000 to a family that faced eviction because it had a puppy being trained to detect blood sugar levels in a 5-year-old girl with diabetes, state officials said Tuesday.
Transportation officials have scheduled an open house in Worland on March 27 to explain how the Wyoming Department of Transportation works with contractors and residents to improve the state’s highways and bridges.
The U.S. Department of the Interior on Tuesday announced that it has sent nearly 16,000 new offers to owners of parcels on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota as it tries to buy back land that was given to individual Oglala Sioux Tribe members more than a century ago and return it to the tribe as a whole.
A retired police detective on Tuesday became the first person to plead guilty in a campaign finance scandal alleging that a Mexican businessman illegally donated more than $500,000 to support San Diego politicians.
Gov. Brian Sandoval took the contractor in charge of Nevada’s failed health insurance exchange to the woodshed Tuesday and repeatedly demanded assurances from Xerox that it will work with a competitor to fix the problem-plagued exchange.
The woman at the center of a sexual assault case against a former Naval Academy football player testified Tuesday that the midshipman “kind of laughed” when she asked him if they had sex at an alcohol-fueled party and said: “What? You don’t remember?”
A proposed state construction budget being considered by the Ohio Legislature would grant $10 million to help the Pro Football Hall of Fame reconstruct Fawcett Stadium, the Canton field where the annual enshrinement and Hall of Fame game occur.
A state highway worker doing maintenance along the old highway over the Siskiyou Summit in Southern Oregon noticed a glint of light off a car bumper about 100 yards down a ravine and decided to check it out.
State officials said Tuesday that they’ll rework plans to ease restrictions on Yellowstone National Park bison that enter Montana, after the Board of Livestock declined to act on a proposal giving the animals more room to roam.
Gov. Mark Dayton kicked up a storm Tuesday in his return to the Minnesota Capitol, chastising fellow Democrats for not moving quicker on a tax-relief measure and suggesting that a controversial Senate office building proposal had improperly gotten in the way.
Alternative-fuel manufacturer KiOR Inc. is idling its $225 million plant in Lowndes County while it tries to raise money for more research and plant improvements, but is warning that it could default on its debts and file for bankruptcy as early as April 1 if unsuccessful.
An Orange County court on Tuesday began hearing evidence on allegations that authorities used jailhouse informants in high-profile murder and gang-crime cases in violation of the suspects’ constitutional rights.
New York’s attorney general has begun investigating split-second stock trading by some high-frequency traders and called on the exchanges Tuesday to end the practice he said gives them an unfair advantage.
Politically fueled ethnic violence in South Sudan since mid-December has led to the brutal killing and abuse of thousands of civilians and sparked a government campaign to vilify the United Nations and harass U.N. personnel, the U.N. peacekeeping chief said Tuesday.
Threats to Defense Department personnel and facilities increasingly are coming from trusted insiders, and to defeat them the Pentagon must beef up security from within, according to several reviews triggered by last year’s Washington Navy Yard killings.