WASHINGTON (AP) — The best year for U.S. hiring since 1999 likely ended with another solid gain in December, supporting expectations that the United States will strengthen further even as overseas economies stumble.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The days of the census taker with clipboard in hand may be numbered. The Census Bureau plans to test digital tools in preparation for the 2020 census, a change that could save millions of dollars.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Self-driving cars garner much of the attention, but in reality, we're years away from tooling around in something like Knight Rider's KITT. Coming sooner to a car near you: smartphone apps on dash displays, cruise control that adapts to cars around it, remote engine starting and more.
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - Lawyers defending Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio urged a federal judge on Thursday not to proceed with contempt charges against the lawman and his department over the violation of court orders in a 2007 racial-profiling case. A frustrated U.S. District Court Judge Murray Snow asked attorneys last month in the high-profile trial to submit court papers by a Thursday deadline regarding possible charges that could be leveled against Arpaio, who bills himself as "America's Toughest Sheriff". ...
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Peter Shumlin was sworn in to a third two-year term after his failure to win a majority of the popular vote in November forced state lawmakers to decide the winner on Thursday.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A 17-year-old girl being forced by state officials to undergo chemotherapy for her cancer said Thursday she understands she'll die if she stops treatment but it should be her decision.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Just 12 hours before police said John Jonchuck threw his 5-year-old daughter off a bridge — perhaps while she was still alive — the father calmly told a sheriff's deputy he didn't want to hurt himself or his little girl and had "new clarity in his life."