By REBECCA BOONEAssociated Press
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The ACLU of Idaho says Corrections Corporation of America appears to be violating a settlement reached with inmates in a so-called "Gladiator School" lawsuit over violence at an Idaho prison run by the company.
The organization sent CCA a
By The Associated Press
BLAME IT ON THE BOSS: Republicans on a House panel that investigated the collapse of the brokerage firm MF Global are pinning the blame on ex-CEO Jon Corzine, a former Democratic senator and governor.
STRATEGY AND STYLE: Republicans say Corzine turned the brokerage into
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve has taken many unprecedented steps in the past four years to try to boost the U.S. economy and counter the effects of a financial crisis that triggered a painful recession. It has kept the short-term interest rate it controls at a
By MARK JEWELLAP Personal Finance Writer
BOSTON (AP) - Mutual fund shareholders aren't budging from their recently conservative approach to investing, despite this year's stock market gains. Cash was pulled from stock funds for the eighth month in a row in October, while bond funds
By LOLITA C. BALDOR and ROBERT BURNSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - When Defense Secretary Leon Panetta pointedly warned young troops last spring to mind their ways, he may have been lecturing the wrong audience.
The culture of military misconduct starts at the top.
At least five current and
By MICHAEL MELIAAssociated Press Writer
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A 67-year-old man was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison for his role in a record-breaking, $7 million robbery carried out in Connecticut nearly 30 years ago by a militant group dedicated to independence for Puerto Rico.
By CHRIS TOMLINSONAssociated Press
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The U.S. Air Force announced Wednesday that it is changing how it selects officers and instructors who train new recruits after a sex scandal at its training headquarters in which dozens of female recruits said they were improperly
By MARCY GORDONAP Business Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans on a House panel that investigated the collapse of the brokerage MF Global are pinning the blame on ex-CEO Jon Corzine, a former Democratic senator and governor.
The Republicans say that the investigation found that Corzine's
By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve may be preparing to take further steps to stimulate an economy that remains too weak to reduce high unemployment.
Minutes of the Fed's Oct. 23-24 policy meeting released Wednesday suggest that it might unveil a
By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOSAssociated Press
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Defense lawyers say a former Spokane police officer should not spend any time in prison for using excessive force against a mentally disabled janitor who died after being arrested on suspicion of stealing money from an ATM.