By Bloomberg News | 02/26/14 09:57 AM
Credit Suisse Group helped American customers hide as much as $10 billion in assets from the Internal Revenue Service, more than double the amount previously known, according to a U.S. Senate committee.
By Jordan Shapiro | 02/26/14 09:14 AM
Missouri House panel members from both parties agreed Tuesday that the state needs to update its ethics laws, but were divided on how to do it and how far an overhaul should go.
By Associated Press | 02/26/14 09:12 AM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A report finds continued lapses by Sacramento County's child protective services agency that result in death or near death. The Sacramento Bee says the independent report presented to supervisors Tuesday reviewed nine cases in which children were killed or nearly killed...
By Amanda Lee Myers | 02/26/14 09:11 AM
A southern Ohio coroner is accused in a lawsuit of using deaths as a political pawn in a feud with the local sheriff, disrespecting bodies and abandoning important evidence, and as a result, keeping one Ohio family from ever knowing whether a loved one was killed or committed suicide.
By Joe Mandak | 02/26/14 09:06 AM
The city's former police chief was sentenced to 18 months in prison for conspiring to create an unauthorized slush fund, with a federal judge saying she was sending a message that the seriousness of his crimes outweighed his supporters' calls for leniency.
By Jennifer Peltz | 02/26/14 09:05 AM
NEW YORK — A sprawling criminal case accusing more than 100 retired firefighters, police officers, jail guards and others of scamming the Social Security disability system ensnared 28 more people with charges Tuesday, including sons of some alleged ringleaders. The case already involved 106...
By Channing Joseph | 02/26/14 09:03 AM
One-third of a central California town's police force was taken off duty after several officers were arrested in a scheme to take for themselves the impounded cars of some poor Hispanic residents, authorities said.
By Andrea Billups | 02/25/14 04:52 PM
Chris Horner is deeply serious about his role as a climate-truth watchdog, but his sense of humor about his detractors is deliciously dark. Take the story that broke just after New Year's of a Russian ship stranded in Antarctic ice, an incident seized by proponents as a certain sign that...
02/25/14 06:15 PM
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade Maurice Jones may have broken a law that prohibits federal agencies from lobbying Congress, according to federal investigators. Jones was deputy secretary at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development last year when...
By Kelly Cohen | 02/25/14 05:18 PM
Improved documentation of federal buildings across five agencies could eliminate up to $20 billion in excess costs, according to a new Government Accountability Office report. Delayed building maintenance and repair backlogs can cost as much as $20 billion from the General Services...
By Mark Flatten | 02/25/14 11:02 AM
Thousands of orders for diagnostic medical tests have been purged en masse by the Department of Veterans Affairs to make it appear its decade-long backlog is being eliminated, according to documents obtained by the Washington Examiner.
By Associated Press | 02/25/14 09:14 AM
PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh former police chief Nathan Harper is facing sentencing for conspiring to create an unauthorized slush fund from which he spent more than $30,000 on himself. U.S. District Judge Cathy Bissoon was scheduled to decide Tuesday whether Harper deserves prison, probation or...
02/25/14 09:06 AM
SEATTLE — Three days after holding a news conference to defend Seattle's police chief for erasing a misconduct finding against an officer, Mayor Ed Murray partially reversed course Monday, reinstating the original finding and saying the decision to lift it did not look like the kind of police...
By Associated Press | 02/25/14 09:02 AM
SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Legislature is looking at two bills that would curtail access to public records. Both measures have advanced through the legislative process without opposition at any stage. Lawmakers say they're protecting people's privacy, but government transparency advocates...
By Veronique de Rugy | 02/25/14 05:28 AM
Those worried that the federal government has gotten too big to manage likely weren't reassured in September when House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi claimed there is nothing left to cut from the almost $3.8 trillion-a-year budget for fiscal 2014.
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