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Remains of Massachusetts airman killed in WWII identified

Oct. 18, 2019 9:52 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The remains of a Massachusetts airman killed during World War II have been identified. The Pentagon's Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said Friday the remains of U.S. Army Air Forces 1st Lt. Joseph E. Finneran were accounted for Aug. 9. The 22-year-old from the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of...

Former HR executive admits to embezzling $1.8 million

Oct. 16, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former human resources director from St. Louis has admitted to embezzling more than $1.8 million from her employer. The U.S. Attorney's office in St. Louis says 42-year-old Nicole Scott pleaded guilty Wednesday to one felony count of wire fraud. Sentencing is in January. Restitution is...

Trump's lawyers ready for Supreme Court in tax record fight

Oct. 15, 2019 7:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's lawyers said Tuesday they'll immediately go to the Supreme Court if an appeals court in New York agrees that his tax returns can be released to state prosecutors. The lawyers notified the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan of the urgency hours before...

Appeals court rules House should get Trump financial records

Oct. 11, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Friday that President Donald Trump's financial records must be turned over to the House of Representatives. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said that lawmakers should get the documents they have subpoenaed from Mazars USA. The...

Auditors say nearly $62,000 missing from agency

Oct. 10, 2019 12:45 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A state audit report says nearly $62,000 is missing from deposits for the Wayne-Ringgold-Decatur County Solid Waste Management Commission. The report issued Thursday says a special investigation requested by the commission showed that money from landfill fees wasn't property...

The Latest: Appeals court blocks Trump tax return release

Oct. 7, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a ruling that President Donald Trump must turn over his tax returns (all times local): 10:55 a.m. An appeals court has temporarily blocked the release of President Donald Trump's tax returns to New York state investigators. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan...

Ex-Dallas officer who killed neighbor found guilty of murder

Oct. 2, 2019 1:00 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A white former Dallas police officer who shot her black unarmed neighbor to death after, she said, mistaking his apartment for her own was convicted of murder Tuesday in a verdict that prompted tears of relief from his family and chants of "black lives matter" from a crowd outside the...

Auditor: Portland Police spent $15.7 million on overtime

Oct. 1, 2019 10:38 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Police Bureau spent $15.7 million on overtime in 2018. A report released Tuesday by the city auditor concluded the bureau needs to improve overtime management to prevent officer fatigue. The auditor said PPB could reduce the demand for overtime by using data and timely...

Woman accused of embezzling over 100K from equestrian club

Sep. 28, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — A Richland woman paid to manage the finances for a private equestrian club has pleaded innocent to embezzling nearly $111,000. The Tri-City Herald reports 48-year-old Katrine Smith is charged in Benton County Superior Court with first-degree theft. It includes the allegation she used...

Massachusetts paid $1.1 million for motorcycle crash audit

Sep. 27, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

QUINCY, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts has paid $1.1 million to auditors investigating a backlog of unprocessed violations found after a man drove his pickup truck and trailer into a group of motorcyclists, killing seven. Grant Thornton, a private auditing company, has billed the state hundreds of thousands of...