Federal prosecutors on Thursday announced a settlement with Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson over allegations that a nonprofit founded by the former NBA star used federal money to pay volunteers for jobs including political activities, running personal errands and washing Johnson's car.
For 73 years before his killing by a white police officer, Bernard Monroe led a life in this little town as quiet as they come — five kids with his wife of five decades, all raised in the same house, supported by the same job.
In an economic roundtable with homeowners, President Barack Obama said Thursday the government's efforts to drive down interest rates have fueled a surge in mortgage refinancing - putting money into many homeowners' pockets during the current crisis.
New jobless claims fell more than expected last week but are stuck at elevated levels, while the number of people continuing to receive unemployment insurance approached 6 million, setting a record for the 10th straight week.
Apartheid victims who accused automakers and IBM of helping the government of South Africa engage in violent repression to enforce racial segregation in the 1970s and '80s can go to trial with their claims, a judge ruled Wednesday.