Professional services

June 14, 2017 - 8:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The real estate firm owned by the family of Jared Kushner has withdrawn a request for a big tax break for one its buildings in Jersey City, New Jersey, the latest setback for the company in the area. The Kushner Cos. sent a letter withdrawing its application for a 30-year break from...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with Romanian President Klaus Werner Iohannis, in the Rose Garden at the White House, Friday, June 9, 2017, in Washington. Donald Trump is trying to change the subject from scandal back to his promise to make American job creation a top priority. “We want to get back to running our great country,” Trump said Friday at a White House news conference. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
June 12, 2017 - 3:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is trying to change the subject back to his promise to make American job creation a top priority. "We want to get back to running our great country," Trump said at a White House news conference on Friday after a week that saw Washington and much of the...
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FILE -- In this Oct. 28, 2013 file photo, former U.S. Attorney General under President George W. Bush, John Ashcroft, attends the installation ceremony of James Comey as FBI director, in Washington. Qatar has hired Ashcroft's law firm for $2.5 million to audit its efforts at stopping terrorism funding. Papers filed with the Justice Department’s National Security Division on Friday, June 9, 2017, show Ashcroft, will lead the effort. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
June 11, 2017 - 8:31 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar has paid $2.5 million to the law firm of a former attorney general under U.S. President George W. Bush to audit its efforts at stopping terrorism funding, a matter at the heart of the Gulf diplomatic crisis that erupted last week. John Ashcroft personally...
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May 31, 2017 - 10:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans retreated from signing contracts to buy homes in April for the second straight month, a possible sign that a declining number of homes on the market are stifling sales during the traditional spring buying season. The National Association of Realtors says that its pending...
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In this May 18, 2017, photo, Nathan Singletary, 67, a social worker for 40 years, listens as Employment Specialist Luz Rivera, 68, interviews program participant Luis Quinones, 66, front right, at the AARP Foundation in Harrisburg, Pa. Singletary is beyond the traditional retirement age, but he’s only just beginning a new career - helping other low-income, unemployed Americans over age 55 find jobs. Singletary got his job through the half-century-old Senior Community Service Employee Program, a training and placement program underwritten by taxpayers aimed at putting older Americans back into the workforce. (AP Photo/Laurie Kellman)
May 25, 2017 - 7:10 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Nathan Singletary is beyond the traditional retirement age, but he's only just beginning a new career — helping other low-income, unemployed Americans over age 55 find jobs. Singletary got his job through the half-century-old Senior Community Service Employment Program, a...
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May 22, 2017 - 3:53 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — People who sell or manage property in South Carolina will have to pass a background check to renew their license under a new law prompted by last November's arrest of a then-real-estate agent accused of killing seven people. The law signed Friday requires real estate agents,...
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FILE - In this April 28, 2017 file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks in Central Islip, N.Y. Sessions has directed the nation’s federal prosecutors to pursue the most serious charges possible against the vast majority of suspects, a reversal of Obama-era policies that is sure to send more people to prison and for far longer terms. The move, announced in a policy memo sent to U.S. attorneys late on May 10, has been expected from Sessions. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
May 12, 2017 - 9:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Attorney General Jeff Sessions' directive to seek toughest charges possible (all times local): 9:20 a.m. The head of a defense attorneys organization says Attorney General Jeff Sessions' directive that prosecutors pursue tougher charges against suspects has stripped...
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In a Dec. 13, 2012 photo, Luke and Jennifer Messer are photographed in their home in Shelbyville, Ind. Jennifer Messer receives $20,000 each month as a contract lawyer for Fishers, an Indianapolis suburb, most of the work done from the Washington area. Legal experts say that under the arrangement, Messer is paid more than either of Fishers’ two staff attorneys and many other government lawyers in the state. (Tom Russo/Daily Reporter via AP)
May 11, 2017 - 12:22 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A burgeoning Indianapolis suburb has paid the wife of an influential congressman $580,000 since 2015 for legal consulting she largely does from the Washington area, an unusually large sum even in a state rife with highly paid government contractors, according to a review by The...
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Deputy White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders takes questions from members of the media during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Sanders was asked about the firing of FBI Director James Comey, President Donald Trump's meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and other topics. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 11, 2017 - 1:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey's firing (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Former FBI Director James Comey says in a farewell letter that he does not plan to dwell on the decision to fire him or the "way it was executed." He says in the letter...
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Deputy White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders takes questions from members of the media during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Sanders was asked about the firing of FBI Director James Comey, President Donald Trump's meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and other topics. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 10, 2017 - 9:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey's firing (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Former FBI Director James Comey says in a farewell letter that he does not plan to dwell on the decision to fire him or the "way it was executed." He says in the letter...
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