| Apr 4, 2012
| 8:21 PM
Hundreds of homes in North Texas sustained damage in Tuesday's tornadoes -- some more than others.
On Wednesday, insurance agents were on the road trying to find their customers who were hit.
"We're going to target first the claim that we know see...
| Apr 8, 2012
| 1:05 AM
More and more, the federally-mandated, non-refundable commodity checkoffs resemble something out of a Charles Dickens novel. Most feature huge casts, complicated plots and, to read their press releases, are completely responsible for the best of times...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 11:44 AM
WASHINGTON, DC -- The company once known as the world's most notorious private security contractor, Blackwater, is changing its name and its look once again in a bid to prove that it has outgrown its toxic reputation.
Renaming the company "ACADEMI"...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 6:18 PM
Annapolis Mayor Joshua J. Cohen has introduced a $95.4 million operating budget for the next fiscal year, a proposal that would raise the property tax rate along with some fees for residents as the city moves to invest in its infrastructure and...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 3:13 PM
SAN DIEGO - A property owner in a rural eastern San Diego County can continue allowing a private contractor to use pigs for "live-tissue" training to help teach Marines and Navy corpsmen how to treat combat wounds, county land use officials have ruled....
| Mar 18, 2012
| 7:17 PM
A "super PAC" that has spent more than $35 million on behalf of Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has accepted donations from federal contractors despite a 36-year-old ban against such companies making federal political expenditures.
| Mar 19, 2012
Q: Regarding all the wood from the trees that the PPL contractors are cutting down to relocate the utility lines and along MacArthur Road for the widening and other improvements, is it legal for passing motorists to stop and take the wood? We have seen...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 3:27 PM
Some landfill users are not happy about Washington County’s plan to begin charging even permit-holders an extra $36 a year to drop off recyclables at the landfill and other staffed drop sites, but they may like the alternative even less.
| Feb 1, 2012
For at least five years, officials with the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum passed bundles of cash totaling more than $1 million to a union representative, sometimes in a suitcase packed with $100 bills.
The payments, ranging from $1,400 to $187,700 each,...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 7:29 AM
A local public insurance adjuster and the president of a home inspectors group allege that parts of property insurance laws passed this year and last hurt their industries and are unconstitutional.
Public adjuster restrictions
In a lawsuit filed this...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 6:49 PM
Glendale this week agreed to extend its contract with the firm that manages five public parking lots for the city for $1.8 million.
The agreement on the one-year extension came even as city officials work to address a number of problems, including...