Latest Government pensions and social security News

Connecticut man gets probation for Social Security theft

Feb. 28, 2020 3:06 PM EST

A Connecticut man was sentenced Friday to two years of probation for continuing to collect his father's Social Security benefits, even though the older man had moved overseas and subsequently died. Zimer Kalici, 56, of Waterbury, must spend the first three months of his sentence in home confinement and was also...

FILE - In this Aug. 9, 1944 file photo, U.S. soldiers walk by a bombed out cemetery in Agana, Guam. The 1941 Japanese invasion of Guam, which happened on the same December day as the attack on Hawaii's Pearl Harbor, set off years of forced labor, internment, torture, rape and beheadings.  Now, more than 75 years later, thousands of people on Guam, a U.S. territory, are expecting to get long-awaited compensation for their suffering at the hands of imperial Japan during World War II. (AP Photo/Joe Rosenthal, File)

Guam residents compensated for war atrocities decades later

Feb. 27, 2020 5:29 PM EST

HAGATÑA, Guam (AP) — For Antonina Palomo Cross, Japan's occupation of Guam started with terror at church. The then-7-year-old was attending Catholic services with her family when the 1941 invasion began, setting off bomb blasts, sirens and screams. It ended with her family surrendering their home and...

Justices throw out seizure of church assets in Puerto Rico

Feb. 24, 2020 10:46 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday threw out a court order to seize assets belonging to the Roman Catholic archdiocese of San Juan, Puerto Rico, to pay pension benefits for Catholic school teachers. The justices said in an unsigned opinion that a Puerto Rico court lacked the authority to issue...

Uber resumes operating in Colombia after 3-week hiatus

Feb. 20, 2020 2:54 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Uber restarted operations in Colombia Thursday after shutting down its app for almost three weeks, saying it had found “new alternatives” to work legally in the Latin American country, one of several where the company has faced resistance from unions and legislators . ...

Otero County Commissioner Couy Griffin speaks Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, in Santa Fe, N.M., as hundreds of advocates for gun rights rallied at the New Mexico Statehouse against a proposed red-flag gun law that has the support of Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. The Democrat-backed bill would allow law enforcement officials or family members to seek court orders to seize firearms temporarily from people deemed a threat to themselves or others. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)

Gun control wins, marijuana loses at New Mexico Legislature

Feb. 20, 2020 12:29 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A 30-day legislative session in New Mexico has produced bills that bolster restrictions on firearms, underwrite college tuition, shore up a pension fund for government workers and expand state oversight of vaping and e-cigarette sales. But a bid to legalize recreational marijuana...

Teacher pension changes sputter in Georgia legislature

Feb. 18, 2020 6:14 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A bill that would cut some retirement benefits for Georgia public school teachersis still alive, but just barely. House Retirement Committee Chairman Tommy Benton said he's not sure what will happen next with House Bill 109 after he asked committee members not to vote on it Tuesday. The...

Protesters shout slogans during a rally in Athens, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. A 24-hour strike in Greece has halted ferries, public transport, and municipal services in Athens and other parts of the country, as unions mounted protests against pension reforms by the center-right government. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)

Greece: Ferries, urban transport halted by strikes, protests

Feb. 18, 2020 7:38 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A 24-hour strike in Greece halted ferries, public transport, and municipal services in Athens and other parts of the country Tuesday as unions mounted protests against pension reforms by the center-right government. Flights, as well as national rail and bus services, were not...

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New Mexico public pension reform passes in state House

Feb. 17, 2020 7:28 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico House on Monday approved a proposal aimed at shoring up New Mexico's overextended pension fund for about 110,000 state and local government workers and retirees. House members voted 40-28 to send the bill back to the Democrat-controlled Senate. The Senate passed a...

The Paris subway is pictured during a minimal strike, in Paris, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. Emmanuel Macron's divisive reform on pensions is making its way to be debated by lawmakers at the lower house of parliament, the National Assembly, on Monday in a process that could take months. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

French pension reform embarks on heated debate in parliament

Feb. 17, 2020 12:47 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — French lawmakers on Monday started debating President Emmanuel Macron's divisive plan to overhaul the pensions system, expected to be a several-month-long, fierce parliamentary debate. The final vote, after the legislative process through the National Assembly and the Senate, is not expected...

FILE - In this July 29, 2015 file photo, the Puerto Rican flag flies in front of Puerto Rico's Capitol as in San Juan, Puerto Rico. A senior Puerto Ricon official said Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, that the island's government has lost more than $2.6 million after falling for an email phishing scam. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo, File)

3 employees suspended in $4M Puerto Rico online scam

Feb. 14, 2020 4:39 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s government said Friday that it suspended three employees as federal agents investigate an online scam that attempted to steal more than $4 million from the U.S. territory. Manuel Laboy, executive director of Puerto Rico’s Industrial Development...