By Washington Examiner staff reports | 04/23/14 09:53 PM
More than three dozen veterans died waiting for treatment from the Department of Veterans Affairs' Phoenix facilities, CNN reported Wednesday evening. Citing sources including a recently retired doctor from the Phoenix VA and internal emails, the network said many of the 40-plus vets had been...
04/23/14 03:15 PM
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Gov. Bob McDonnell's aggressive push to build a toll road parallel to U.S. 460 from Suffolk to Petersburg may wind up costing taxpayers between $400 million to $500 million — with no road to show for it. Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Layne told perturbed...
By Logan Porter and Luke Rosiak | 04/23/14 05:39 AM
Construction workers at companies doing work for the federal government are paid as much as three times what their peers outside of government get for the same work, a Washington Examiner review of federal statistics found.
By Michal Conger | 04/22/14 05:45 PM
Postal service managers don't know how many historic buildings they have, how much it costs to maintain them or what happened to historic New Deal artwork in the buildings they've sold, according to a new report by the U.S. Postal Service inspector general. The agency sold 22 historic post...
04/22/14 05:00 PM
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former pharmaceutical executive has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for his role in an insider trading scheme. John Lazorchak was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Newark, N.J. He also will have to serve two years of supervised release once he's freed from...
By Kelly Cohen | 04/22/14 03:55 PM
According to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, more than 2,800 employees with "conduct issues" received more than $2.8 million in monetary awards, more than 27,000 hours in time-off awards and 175 quality step — or pay grade — increases.
By Michal Conger | 04/22/14 05:32 AM
Defense intelligence agencies have allowed contract employees fired for misconduct to regain access to classified information, posing a threat to national security, according to a new report by the Defense Department's inspector general.
By Luke Rosiak | 04/22/14 05:30 AM
The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service gave a grant of $101,000 in federal funds to Wisconsin construction unions who complained that union workers were at a disadvantage in hiring because managers had to pay them more than others.
By Kelly Cohen | 04/21/14 10:40 PM
Employees at a Veterans Affairs hospital in South Carolina split up purchases to dodge oversight, the department's watchdog has found. After receiving a tip in April 2013, the VA's inspector general audited the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston, S.C., to determine if its...
By Michal Conger | 04/21/14 10:44 PM
A nonprofit watchdog group is suing the Department of Health and Human Services for information about the federal health care website's flawed "834" forms after HHS ignored a Freedom of Information Act request. Judicial Watch filed a Dec. 20 FOIA request for documents related to the forms,...
By Kelly Cohen | 04/21/14 10:58 PM
Despite controversial delays in Obamacare and costly problems with its healthcare.gov website, most officials at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services were paid more last year than the year before, newly released data show. CMS, part of the Department of Health and Human Services, is...
04/21/14 04:45 PM
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana ExpoPark accountant who was put on paid administrative leave around the time Cascade County began a "complex financial investigation" into the facility has resigned. The investigation into the county-owned sports and entertainment facility has been underway...
04/21/14 09:45 AM
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Court-appointed monitors say a Dec. 31 disturbance at the privately run Walnut Grove Correctional Facility points to the need for further improvements at the prison in Leake County. In U.S. District Court filings, monitors and plaintiffs who sued over conditions at the...
By Associated Press | 04/21/14 09:02 AM
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York City comptroller has asked a Texas oil company to explain its chairman's reported donations of $1 million each to the National Rifle Association and conservative political action committee American Crossroads. Comptroller Scott Stringer, investment adviser...
By Associated Press | 04/21/14 08:57 AM
A hospital in Durant and its parent company have agreed to pay $1.5 million to resolve claims alleging that an otolaryngologist billed the state's Medicaid program for unnecessary sinus surgeries performed on children.
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