A court hearing on a major restructuring of Puerto Rico's mammoth debt has opened, with protesters warning the deal would further indebt the U.S. territory and supporters arguing it would secure funds urgently needed by the government urgently.
The Internal Revenue Service is recalling about 46,000 of its employees furloughed by the government shutdown _ nearly 60 percent of its workforce _ to handle tax returns and pay out refunds. The employees won't be paid.
Program officials say nearly 5,500 students who received scholarships last year through Illinois' taxpayer-funded private school scholarship program will have to apply again as the program goes into its second year.
For years, Charlotte businessman Rick Siskey built a a reputation as a savvy adviser to wealthy clients who lived a lavish lifestyle while also giving generously to charity. That all unraveled when he took his own life amid an FBI investigation th