Claudia Lauer, Associated Press | Posted Dec 7th - 2:41pm
The Dallas City Council heard the city's plan to fix the ailing Dallas Police and Fire Pension plan Wednesday, including a proposal to reduce benefit checks for the members who have withdrawn more than $500 million in deferred retirement funds since August.
Richard Lardner, Associated Press | Posted Dec 7th - 2:30pm
Senior U.S. military officials sought to assure a House oversight panel Wednesday that they're taking aggressive steps to ensure that thousands of soldiers who received enlistment bonuses and served in combat won't be forced to return the money.
Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press | Posted Dec 7th - 2:21pm
Italian Premier Matteo Renzi resigned Wednesday evening, his self-inflicted penalty for staking his job on constitutional changes voters resoundingly rejected earlier in the week. He was asked by Italy's president to stay on in a caretaker's role until a new government can be formed.
Alan Fram and Andrew Taylor, Associated Press | Posted Dec 7th - 1:52pm
With an atypical burst of bipartisanship, the Senate shipped legislation to President Barack Obama on Wednesday lowering hurdles for government drug approvals as the 114th Congress bumped toward the end of a two-year run highlighted by upheaval and stalemate.
Michelle L. Price, Associated Press | Posted Dec 7th - 1:41pm
Gov. Gary Herbert on Wednesday released a $16 billion budget plan for the upcoming year that tries to stem high turnover among prison guards and corrections workers and pay for 10,000 more students in Utah schools.