By Washington Examiner staff reports | 03/11/14 02:35 PM
A pair of probes into computer security and staffing breakdowns at the FEC aren't living up to their initial billings, key congressmen indicate in a new report by the Center for Public Integrity.
03/11/14 09:18 AM
For more than 30 years, a few dozen men with intellectual disabilities — affecting their reasoning and learning — lived in a dot of a place called Atalissa, Iowa. Every morning before dawn, they were sent to eviscerate turkeys at a processing plant, in return for food, lodging, the occasional...
03/11/14 08:30 AM
Chris Christie and his allies at the Port Authority are now entangled in a scandal over the closing of lanes leading to the George Washington Bridge — apparently a politically motivated move. But long before the lane closings, the Port Authority had already been turned into a de facto political...
03/06/14 01:36 PM
(www.stripes.com) Lt. Col. Joseph “Jay” Morse, who was responsible for Army prosecutorial training and assistance worldwide, was originally removed from his job when a female Army lawyer alleged that Morse attempted to kiss and grope her against her will.
03/04/14 09:11 AM
General Motors has recalled nearly 1.4 million cars in the United States, has been sued, and now faces an investigation by the safety agency and the possibility of a criminal investigation.
02/27/14 03:01 PM
The revelation that the superintendent of a tiny Southern California school district earned more than President Obama last year sparked calls Tuesday for his resignation, a criminal investigation and a recall of the school board. Superintendent Jose Fernandez’s total compensation in 2013 was...
02/23/14 07:26 AM
City government in a tiny town of 500 people between Jacksonville and Gainesville has gone off the rails in recent years, and now the Florida state legislature aims to dissolve it entirely. That's the word on Hampton, Fla., according to a Sunday story in the Orlando Sentinel. The town's fire...
02/22/14 01:44 PM
(www.publicintegrity.org) If the IRS enacts plans to restrict how certain tax-exempt nonprofit groups spend their money on politicking, a Supreme Court case could be in the making.
02/18/14 09:27 AM
NBC News writes that California's Department of Social Services acknowledged last week that the state is not able to adequately monitor centers caring for children and elderly.
02/18/14 09:22 AM
Some of the poorest, oldest and most vulnerable people in the Bay Area live in Richmond public housing, where vermin and crime are known problems. But residents say their pleas for help are going ignored, the Center for Investigative Reporting writes.
02/18/14 09:19 AM
An analysis of federal records by NBC News has found that wealthy beach dwellers stand to be bailed out by taxpayers the next time a destructive hurricane, tsunami or tropical storm hits, thanks to the Federal Emergency Management Agency's altered flood maps.
02/15/14 01:14 PM
(www.wjla.com) Several employees at volunteer fire departments in Virginia's Fauquier and Loudoun Counties accused or convicted of embezzling thousands of dollars for personal gain.
02/14/14 09:04 AM
The 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled that citizens have rights under the Second Amendment to bear arms outside their homes for protection. The ruling comes in the case of Peruta vs. San Diego. "The Peruta Court expressly stated that its ruling only applies to law-abiding citizens,"...
02/13/14 04:29 PM
The researchers who discovered the remains of Richard III last year have announced they will sequence the royal's genome and make it available to both scientists and the general public.
02/05/14 08:55 AM
What last week’s arrest of Charlie Shrem means for the virtual currency.
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