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Federal workers caught in the middle apply for unemployment

Jan. 17, 2019 8:40 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Thousands of federal employees and their families are applying for unemployment and food stamps to get by as the longest government shutdown in U.S. history drags on with no end in sight. But for some of them, it has been an exercise in confusion and frustration. Others, meanwhile,...

Federal workers get $0 pay stubs as shutdown drags on

Jan. 11, 2019 7:40 PM EST

Federal employees received pay stubs with nothing but zeros on them Friday as the effects of the government shutdown hit home, deepening anxieties about mortgage payments and unpaid bills. All told, an estimated 800,000 government workers missed their paychecks for the first time since the shutdown began....

Police: Mom charged with abuse tried to have child kidnapped

Dec. 24, 2018 11:18 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman already charged with child abuse is accused of trying to convince someone to abduct her daughter from her foster home and hide her in Florida until she turns 18. The News & Observer reports 47-year-old Russell Jay Smith and 38-year-old Lindsey Michelle Smith...

Records: Virginia woman ran drug ring from beach-front home

Dec. 5, 2018 11:34 AM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia say a woman convicted of dogfighting has pleaded guilty to trafficking drugs from her beachfront home. The Virginian-Pilot reports 43-year-old Michelle Renee Best pleaded guilty Tuesday to leading the Virginia Beach drug ring responsible for at least one...