A California state district engineer approved $3.9 million in payments to the firm that employed the worker's spouse and the state public health department improperly reimbursed an official $75,000 for driving to work, according to an audit released Thursday.
With Colombia's government and the country's biggest rebel movement announcing an agreement on a historic peace deal, and the Colombian president moving quickly to hold a national referendum on it, The Associated Press explains how the conflict began and developed over the decades.
Striking informal miners in Bolivia kidnapped and beat to death the country's deputy interior minister on Thursday after he traveled to the area to mediate in the bitter conflict over mining laws, officials said.
The National Park Service is celebrating its 100th birthday on Thursday with events across the U.S. including the creation of a giant, living version of its emblem in Washington, D.C., a naturalization ceremony on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and an outdoor concert at Yellowstone National Park.
A California court said Thursday that a judge who was harshly criticized and subjected to a recall campaign for the leniency of a six-month jail sentence for a former Stanford University swimmer who sexually assaulted an unconscious woman will no longer hear criminal cases, a move that came at his own request.
When Janet Yellen steps to the microphone Friday morning at an annual central bank forum in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, investors will be listening for one thing above all: Any hint of the Federal Reserve chair's expected timetable for the next interest rate increase.
Once popular, but absent since 2003, open wheel race cars are returning to Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, IL. An IndyCar race will be held Aug. 26, 2017, at the race track near downtown St. Louis.
IndyCar is returning to Gateway Motorsports Park
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