By Michal Conger | 11/20/13 02:04 PM
A little-known federal commission with a $72 million budget has so few controls and such poor financial processes that it is inappropriately spending at least 10 percent of its budget, according to new a report by the Government Accountability Office. The American Battle Monument Commission...
By Richard Pollock | 11/20/13 10:05 AM
Consumers can't go to healthcare.gov to learn whether their doctors participate in an Obamacare-approved health care plan because the website doesn't include such information. That's because federal officials were so eager to approve insurer health plans for the exchanges, they didn't ask how...
11/20/13 09:22 AM
Las hieleras, or “the freezers,” is how immigrants and some Border Patrol agents refer to the chilly holding cells at many stations along the U.S.-Mexico border. The facilities are used to house recently captured border crossers until they can be transferred to a long-term Immigration and...
11/20/13 09:13 AM
A unit of the U.S. Department of Defense, already under fire for faked public ceremonies and delays in identifying the remains of American service men and women, found time earlier this month to hand over part of its lab to Hollywood. The lab where human remains are usually examined was used to...
11/20/13 09:11 AM
Authorities have put a temporary stop to three Canadians accused of tricking small-business owners in Wisconsin and all over the United States into paying more than $14million combined for unwanted yellow page listings online. The Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit against the men and their...
11/20/13 09:09 AM
Kelly Bailey was so blown away by Pink's recent Chicago concert that she hopped online to nab tickets to the star's Wednesday show at Rosemont's Allstate Arena. But the 30-year-old speech pathologist couldn't stomach paying scalper markups online — again. Elmwood Park Mayor Skip Saviano didn't...
By Michal Conger | 11/20/13 08:04 AM
A nonprofit watchdog has filed a Freedom of Information Act suit to force General Services Administration officials to release federal contract documents that are supposed to be publicly available.
By Michal Conger | 11/19/13 04:48 PM
New layers of review for "sensitivity" will slow down responses to Freedom of Information Act requests at the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to an internal assessment from the department. According to the memo, first obtained by KUOW reporter John Ryan, all requests will now be...
By Michal Conger | 11/19/13 04:35 PM
NASA has been overpaying contractors because the math officials there use to calculate performance awards is "overly complex," leading to $66.4 million in potential overpayments, according to a new report by the space agency's Office of the Inspector General.
By Kelly Cohen | 11/19/13 04:01 PM
Ohio officials owe the federal government more than $3 million for excessive child care claims, according to a federal watchdog. The Child Care Development Fund program spent more than $41 million — about $38 million in federal dollars —between 2007 and 2011.
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