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  • Patronage allegations give Quinn challenger fodder

    Updated: 32 min ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Allegations of patronage hiring in Gov. Pat Quinn's administration could be a re-election hurdle for the Chicago Democrat. Quinn faces a challenge from Republican businessman Bruce Rauner (ROW'-nur). Rauner paints himself as an outsider who'll clean up Springfield....

  • APNewsBreak: Schultz deputy lost duties, kept pay

    Updated: 32 min ago

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz, who is running for Congress as a budget-cutting conservative, allowed his top aide to keep collecting a $126,000 annual salary for months after deciding to eliminate his job, The Associated Press has learned. Schultz...

  • Correction: Earns-Discover Financial story

    Updated: 34 min ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story April 22 about Discover Financial earnings, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the company plans to launch a direct checking service next year. The service is planned for this year. The error was left in the story due to a technical glitch....

  • Rep. Lummis announces re-election bid

    Updated: 47 min ago

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Rep. Cynthia Lummis has announced her bid to seek a fourth 2-year term to Wyoming's only seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Republican was first elected to the House in 2008 and easily won re-election in 2010 and 2012. In remarks Wednesday in...

  • Conn. public information law changes uncertain

    Updated: 47 min ago

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — It's questionable whether lawmakers will pass any legislation this year that would place additional restrictions on the public release of information from homicides as part of an effort to protect victims' privacy following the Newtown school massacre. The...

  • New Hampshire ex-priest gets jail time for thefts

    Updated: 48 min ago

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire priest who was the former leader of one of the nation's top clergy treatment centers was sentenced Wednesday to serve at least four years in prison for stealing $300,000 from a hospital, a dead priest's estate and the state's Roman Catholic...

  • 3 charged with sending chemical equipment to Syria

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — U.S. prosecutors have charged a Pennsylvania man and two foreign citizens with conspiring to illegally export chemical warfare detection devices and laboratory equipment to Syria, authorities said in a case that was under seal for 17 months until Wednesday. A...

  • Ex-CEO admits stealing from prominent NYC charity

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The politically connected former CEO of a prominent city charity admitted Wednesday he helped steal more than $9 million from the organization in an insurance scheme that authorities linked to campaign contributions. William Rapfogel pleaded guilty to grand larceny,...

  • European retailer Primark to open first US stores

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Primark — a popular European clothing and accessories retailer — is coming to the US. The retailer's parent company Associated British Foods plc said Wednesday that Primark plans to open an unspecified number of stores in the Northeast. Primark is building on the growing...

  • Michigan murderer arraigned in prison escape

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    IONIA, Mich. (AP) — A convicted murderer who broke out of a western Michigan prison in February has been arraigned on escape, carjacking and kidnapping charges. Michael Elliot appeared Wednesday afternoon in Ionia District Court. Judge Raymond Voet entered a not-guilty plea on...

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