US jobless claims hit lowest level in more than 43 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dropped last week to the lowest level in more than 43 years, another sign that most American workers enjoy job security.

  • Written by PAUL WISEMAN , AP Economics Writer

Day before inauguration, State Department lacks interim boss

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a little more than a day before Donald Trump becomes president and he still has no one ready to run American diplomacy until his nominee is confirmed. And with Russian-sponsored Syrian peace talks scheduled on Trump's first full business day in office, the State Department doesn't know who, if anyone, to send.

  • Written by MATTHEW LEE , AP Diplomatic Writer

4 officers suspended for dashcam failures in McDonald death

CHICAGO (AP) — Four Chicago police officers who were at the scene of the 2014 fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald have been suspended for failing to ensure the dashboard cameras in their squad cars were operating properly.

  • Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF