02/10/14 09:08 AM
DES MOINES, Iowa — Nearly $7 million worth of checks issued by the state of Iowa have gone uncashed in the last 19 months, and it's not easy to find out if any of that money is yours. The Des Moines Register published Sunday an online database of 45,197 unclaimed checks for income tax...
By Joan Lowy | 02/10/14 09:01 AM
On at least 150 flights, including one involving a Southwest Airlines jet last month in Missouri and a jumbo cargo plane last fall in Kansas, U.S. commercial air carriers have either landed at the wrong airport or started to land and realized their mistake in time.
By Phuong Le | 02/10/14 08:11 AM
Since the Department of Natural Resources began a program to rid state waters of potentially dangerous vessels in 2003, vessel owners have only repaid about $28,000 — or less than 1 percent — of the total $8.3 million owed in the past decade, according to agency records.
02/09/14 02:47 PM
Over the last year, environmental groups have tried three times to use the federal Clean Water Act to force Duke Energy to clear out leaky coal ash dumps like the one that ruptured last week, spewing enough toxic sludge into a North Carolina river to fill 73 Olympic-sized pools. Each time, they...
By Mark Flatten | 02/07/14 07:03 PM
Big bonuses paid to top officials at the Department of Veterans Affairs are justified despite rising numbers of patient deaths and a stubborn backlog of disability claims, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki said in a letter released Friday. Shinseki said VA officials continue to...
02/06/14 08:15 PM
BALTIMORE (AP) — A former Baltimore police officer who prosecutors say provided protection for a purported drug trafficker has been sentenced to five years in prison. Twenty-six-year-old Ashley Roane of Pikesville pleaded guilty in November to extortion and aggravated identity theft. She was...
02/06/14 06:30 PM
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Republicans called for an investigation Thursday into Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe's appointment of a longtime GOP operative to the state Alcoholic Beverage Control board, a request that was swiftly turned down by the attorney general. Republican Party of...
By Mark Tapscott | 02/06/14 05:20 PM
Tea Party officials told a congressional panel Thursday they are still being targeted for harassment despite claims by President Obama and top IRS officials that the illegal activities were stopped last year. “It's shocking, it's repugnant, it's infuriating,” Becky Gerritson told a...
02/06/14 03:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Relatives of a man who died after he collapsed across the street from a Washington fire station are calling for the firefighters involved in his case to be fired. Relatives of Medric Cecil Mills say several people asked firefighters for help after he collapsed on Jan. 25,...
By Kelly Cohen | 02/06/14 12:55 PM
A new NASA information technology program worth $2.5 billion has "significant problems," the agency's inspector general has found.
By Mark Flatten | 02/06/14 05:12 AM
Congress has little stomach for taking on politically powerful labor unions, dooming the prospects of bills that would increase transparency and curb the cost to taxpayers. Part four of the four-part series Too Big to Manage.
By Richard Pollock and Kelly Cohen | 02/05/14 07:11 PM
A New York nonprofit improperly diverted $25 million meant to help establish three Obamacare health insurance co-ops to a wholly owned for-profit subsidiary, a congressional oversight committee said Wednesday. The Freelancers Union, which received $340 million in federal loans to set up co-ops...
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