| Jul 26, 2013
| 5:49 AM
How much do you make in your job?
How many hours do you work?
You probably don’t need a living wage calculator to tell you that a hefty hourly pay makes ends meet a lot easier. But researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology combed...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 1:38 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — During the bleakest days of the Great Recession, Congress agreed in bipartisan votes to bail out two of Detroit's biggest businesses, General Motors and Chrysler.
Today, however, there seems little appetite from either...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Recently, some in the media have promoted the idea that the $85 billion sequestration cuts triggered on March 1 aren't causing drastic effects. CNN called the cuts "not as bad as advertised," and a Washington Post report found the cuts less "scary" than...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 7:29 PM
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, the nation's first black person to hold that post, urged NAACP members convening in Orlando on Tuesday to help overturn stand-your-ground laws that "senselessly expand the concept of self-defense."
The law was expected...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 10:51 AM
Some residents of Somerset County — the part of Maryland that sustained the worst damage from last fall's Superstorm Sandy — are upset that the state's application for federal disaster aid would exclude from eligibility those with an income of...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Northampton County executive candidate Glenn Reibman said he wants Mayor John Callahan investigated further for using federal grant dollars to balance Bethlehem's 2010 and 2011 budgets. Reibman, a former two-term county executive, is in a three-way race...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 2:11 PM
The City of Wichita Housing and Community Services officials have announced that employees in the department will be furloughed July 5 due to automatic federal budget cuts.
The automatic federal budget cuts, approved in 2011, require seven federal...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 3:41 PM
Baltimore's housing agency must pay a public housing resident $150,000 because the city failed to accommodate the woman's request to be moved, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Wednesday.
It also must pay the resident's...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Somerset County officials are calling on Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration to revise an application for $8.6 million in federal aid, saying it will render many families hurt by the remnants of Hurricane Sandy ineligible for money to rebuild.
| Jun 28, 2013
| 5:34 AM
The homeless in Northern Michigan are high school students, single parents, grandparents, those escaping abusive relationships, widows, children, single people and families. Their stories are as starkly different as the seasons in the region and the...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 9:59 AM
As part of a federal grant program, the Costa Mesa City Council recently doled out $137,500 to area public service agencies.
The funding was part of a $1.06-million Community Development Block Grant, or CDBG — a program of the U.S. Department of...