Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press | Posted Feb 9th - 4:20pm
A Houston-area couple forced a Nigerian woman to care for their five children and home without pay during a two-year period in which she was physically and verbally abused, made to work nearly 20 hours a day and told to sleep on the floor, federal authorities say.
Tami Abdollah, Associated Press | Posted Feb 9th - 3:50pm
President Barack Obama said Tuesday he is asking Congress for $3.1 billion to update the government's archaic computer systems to protect them from cyberattacks as part of a new, centralized effort to boost cybersecurity.
David Eggert, Associated Press | Posted Feb 9th - 3:50pm
Flint's water crisis, after a switch in the source allowed dangerous levels of lead and potentially caused deadly cases of Legionnaires' disease, could result in criminal charges as serious as involuntary manslaughter, a top investigator said Tuesday.
Jeff Amy, Associated Press | Posted Feb 9th - 5:04pm
Mississippi's public schools, community colleges and universities are asking for an additional $372 million in the budget year beginning July 1, even as House Appropriations Committee Chairman Herb Frierson said lagging state revenue makes large increases more unlikely than ever.
Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press | Posted Feb 9th - 5:04pm
U.N. experts say North Korea is continuing to evade U.N. sanctions, using airlines, ships, and the international financial system to trade in prohibited items for its nuclear and ballistic missile programs raising important questions about the sanctions regime.
Lisa Rathke, Associated Press | Posted Feb 9th - 4:50pm
An inspection has found the state child welfare agency's safety policy didn't have comprehensive measures to protect employees from workplace assaults when a social worker was shot dead outside her office building last August.
Larry Neumeister, Associated Press | Posted Feb 9th - 4:30pm
A Long Island artist sued ex-pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli and others Tuesday over the use of his art in a Wu-Tang Clan album, saying he never expected portraits he posted on a fan blog two years ago to be used without his permission.
Joan Lowy, Associated Press | Posted Feb 9th - 4:20pm
The government should require that air shipments of rechargeable batteries be separated from other flammable cargo to prevent uncontrollable fires that can destroy planes, the chairman of a federal accident investigations board said Tuesday.
Erik Schelzig, Associated Press | Posted Feb 9th - 4:00pm
The United Auto Workers alleges that Volkswagen has failed to consult with a newly elected maintenance workers union on a range of issues from vending machine prices to out-of-pocket prescription drug costs despite a union victory at the plant in December.
The Idaho House has approved legislation to cap the state's homeowner property tax exemption. Under the bill, the maximum exemption would be $100,000. State law allows qualified homeowners to claim the property tax exemption for their primary dwelling and up to one acre of land.