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Preliminary hearing set for chase suspect

A man accused of attacking a woman, stealing her sport-utility vehicle, then leading police on a chase and trying to run down two officers with the stolen SUV before being shot by one of the officers made his initial court appearance Thursday.

Social Security spent $300M on ‘IT boondoggle’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Six years ago the Social Security Administration embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated computer systems overwhelmed by a growing flood of disability claims. Nearly $300 million later, the new system is nowhere near ready and agency officials are struggling to salvage a project racked by delays and mismanagement, according to an internal report commissioned by the agency.