By PETER JAMES SPIELMANNAssociated Press
NEW YORK - When U.N. staffers on peacekeeping missions were accused of misconduct or corruption over the last couple of years, more than two-thirds of them were exonerated by the U.N.'s internal tribunal system, according to research provided to AP
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Two Democrats lingering behind in Washington as fellow lawmakers campaign for re-election are demanding that Congress return immediately to confront a potential financial crisis.
Democratic Congressmen. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland and Henry Waxman of
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington state's minimum wage is increasing 15 cents to $9.19 per hour. The Department of Labor & Industries said Friday the new rules will go into effect in January. Washington is already the state with the highest minimum wage in the country.
By DENISE LAVOIE and ERIKA NIEDOWSKIAssociated Press
BOSTON (AP) - A Massachusetts chemist accused of faking drug test results, forging paperwork and mixing samples at a state police lab was arrested Friday in a scandal that has thrown thousands of criminal cases into doubt.
Annie Dookhan, 34,
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Iran must stop stalling over its suspected drive to build a nuclear weapon, German foreign minister Guido Westerwelle said Friday at the United Nations General Assembly.
Westerwelle said Iran must open its nuclear program to international inspection.
"Israel's security is
NBCNEWS.COM - When Stephanie Lambert packed peanut butter and jelly to keep her two small children happy on a cross-country flight in June, she didn't mean to pick a fight with the Transportation Security Administration. But after a long security line argument, and the confiscation of the
MOBERLY, Mo. (AP) - The former chairman and CEO of a Missouri sweetener company who is accused of using bond revenues to avoid foreclosure on his Beverley Hills home is refusing to be extradited from California to face securities fraud and theft charges.
Ex-Mamtek U.S. Inc. head Bruce Cole remains
By GARY FINEOUTAssociated Press
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - What first appeared to be an isolated problem in one Florida county has now spread statewide, with election officials in nine counties informing prosecutors or state election officials about questionable voter registration forms filled
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Postal Service, on the brink of default on a second multibillion-dollar payment it can't afford to pay, is sounding a new cautionary note that having squeezed out all the cost savings within its power, the mail agency's viability now lies almost entirely
By PETE YOSTAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - For security reasons, FBI agents are staying away from the Libyan city where a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans were killed, two law enforcement officials said Friday.
The officials say the bureau is not going to put agents in harm's