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Remains of Ohio soldier who died in Korean War identified

Nov. 9, 2019 8:34 AM EST

MARION, Ohio (AP) — The remains of a soldier who died during the Korean War have been identified as an Ohio teenager. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency says the remains of Army Pfc. Karl L. Dye of Marion were accounted for Dec. 3, 2018. The agency says the 17-year-old Dye was a member of Battery B,...

Lawmakers consider shifting resources from audits to budgets

Nov. 8, 2019 6:10 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A panel of lawmakers is looking at making changes to Idaho's only independent performance evaluations agency, possibly by having staffers focus more on legislative budgets and less on whether state programs are working properly. The Office of Performance Evaluations does deep-dive...

Texas: Evangelical women's health group owes state $1.5M

Nov. 8, 2019 2:21 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — An anti-abortion group that has come under fire for failing to fulfill its promise to provide health services to thousands of low-income Texas women owes the state more than $1.5 million for reimbursement payments that were either inflated or that the state shouldn't have paid at all,...

Deficit could force closure of some Flint public schools

Nov. 8, 2019 12:02 PM EST

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Auditors have told Flint Community Schools leaders that unless changes are made the district could face a nearly $5.7 million yearly operation deficit. MLive.com reports Friday that representatives of an accounting firm said during a special board meeting Thursday that the district's...

Saudi recruitment of Twitter workers reflects insider risks

Nov. 7, 2019 11:04 PM EST

Allegations that two former Twitter employees spied on users for the Saudi government have spotlighted the threat posed by insiders who exploit their access to the mountains of sensitive data held by tech companies. The Twitter case adds an alarming international dimension to the longstanding problem of rogue...

Missouri CPA convicted in $7 million fraud scheme

Nov. 7, 2019 5:48 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri certified public accountant has been convicted of a $7 million scheme to defraud his employer and clients. Federal prosecutors say 46-year-old Douglas Richardson, of Lebanon, was found guilty Thursday of six counts of wire fraud and four counts of money laundering....

Warren health plan departs from US 'social insurance' idea

Nov. 7, 2019 1:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren's plan to pay for "Medicare for All" without raising taxes on the middle class departs from how the U.S. has traditionally financed bedrock social insurance programs. That might impact its political viability now and in the future. While echoing her party's...

Remains of Pennsylvania Marine killed in WWII identified

Nov. 6, 2019 4:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Military authorities say the remains of a Marine from Pennsylvania killed in the Pacific during World War II have been identified. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said Wednesday that 20-year-odl Marine Corps Reserve Pfc. Michael Kocopy of Gardendale was accounted for in...

Head of scandal-ridden Massachusetts State Police retires

Nov. 6, 2019 4:03 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The head of the scandal-ridden Massachusetts State Police announced Wednesday that she's retiring next Friday, abruptly ending a tumultuous two-year tenure as the state's top cop. Col. Kerry Gilpin largely maintained a low profile as the 2,200-member police force was rocked by waves of...

Washington state bookkeeper charged in embezzlement case

Nov. 6, 2019 2:07 PM EST

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Washington state authorities say the president of a bookkeeping and accounting firm has fraudulently obtained about $200,000 from a client's accounts. The Bellingham Herald reports that 45-year-old Sara Ann Greenleaf turned herself in to Bellingham police Monday and was later...