04/07/14 05:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Trade Commission says the operators of a website called Jerk.com are the ones behaving badly. The commission said Monday the website harvested personal information from Facebook to create profiles labeling people a "Jerk" or "not a Jerk". Jerk allegedly charged...
04/07/14 03:28 PM
FRESNO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Two former executives from a now-defunct nonprofit organization were sentenced to prison on Monday for exposing as many as 80 Merced County high school students to asbestos in an attempt to cut corners in asbestos removal. Patrick Bowman and Rudy Buendia III...
By Jim Shur | 04/07/14 09:20 AM
Illinois' biggest maximum-security prison remained on lockdown for a second day Saturday after corrections officers uncovered an inmate cache of more than a dozen crude weapons, gallons of homemade alcohol and hoards of juice and sugar used to make the liquor.
By Fenit Nirappil | 04/07/14 09:14 AM
A series of scandals that has tarnished the integrity of the state Legislature has prompted a wave of proposals aimed at strengthening political ethics and reforming laws governing campaign contributions.
By Associated Press | 04/07/14 08:26 AM
A government investigation has found that the State Department has incomplete files or is missing files for more than $6 billion in contracts over the last six years.
04/06/14 05:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The families of those who died in General Motors cars with defective ignition switches want prosecutors to go after GM insiders responsible for letting the problems fester for more than a decade — and perhaps for covering them up. "The only way the public is going to be...
By Mark Flatten | 04/03/14 07:02 PM
House Speaker John Boehner said top officials at the Department of Veterans Affairs should be fired for failing to do their jobs, but stopped short of calling for the ouster of Veterans Secretary Eric Shinseki during a news conference Thursday. When asked directly whether Shinseki needs to be...
By Michal Conger | 04/03/14 04:08 PM
A U.S. House member from Utah expressed shock Thursday over what he called "lobbying money" paid to the government of Afghanistan in exchange for laws or programs the U.S. government wants but the Afghan government wouldn't otherwise enact. Last year, the U.S. Agency for International...
By Kelly Cohen | 04/03/14 03:22 PM
A nonprofit board created to oversee and manage D.C.'s historic Union Station is not doing its job, a new watchdog report has found.
By Kelly Cohen | 04/03/14 02:01 PM
The way the Environmental Protection Agency stores extra agency publications is costing an extra $1.5 million annually, according to a new watchdog report. At a warehouse in Blue Ash, Ohio, the EPA is "tying up funds by storing and caring for excess stock," according to the report. Despite...
By Kelly Cohen | 04/03/14 01:49 PM
"Revolving door" statistics within the Department of Defense are not being properly tracked, the agency's watchdog has found. In 2008, Congress passed laws trying to prevent Pentagon officials who take jobs with government contractors from later influencing the military contracting process in...
By Associated Press | 04/03/14 08:39 AM
Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott says 21 people have been charged with cheating on their commercial driver's license test.
By Associated Press | 04/03/14 08:36 AM
Two New Jersey towns are contesting findings from the federal government that they are not entitled to certain Superstorm Sandy debris removal reimbursements.
By Richard Pollock | 04/03/14 08:20 AM
Rare bipartisanship blossomed at a House Financial Services subcommittee hearing surrounding allegations that a pattern of racial and gender discrimination exists at the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. A CFPB investigator charged that the bureau is a “toxic” workplace for its...
By Mark Flatten | 04/02/14 06:29 PM
Murder charges have been filed against the Virginia executive who triggered outrage for using his questionable status as a disabled military veteran to win a half-billion dollars' worth of questioned technology contracts for the Internal Revenue Service, the Washington Times reports. Braulio...
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