08/18/14 09:00 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California slaughterhouse involved in a massive beef recall processed cows with cancer while U.S. livestock inspectors took lunch breaks and later distributed the diseased cattle, according to federal charges announced Monday. Prosecutors alleged that the owners...
08/18/14 06:45 PM
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois used faulty methods for withdrawing federal Medicaid money, resulting in "a perpetual 'treadmill effect'" of regular overdraws of dollars that the state later had trouble repaying, federal auditors said in a report released Monday. The state's withdrawals exceeded its...
08/18/14 06:30 PM
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Former Mayor Buddy Cianci's face beams from the label of his Mayor's Own Marinara Sauce, which also promises that sales are "Benefiting Providence School Children" and have helped hundreds of students attend college. But in recent years, no money from the sauce's sales...
08/18/14 06:15 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pleaded not guilty Monday to charges in a new indictment that accuses the utility of lying to federal investigators looking into a fatal pipeline explosion in a San Francisco Bay Area neighborhood. Steve Bauer, an attorney for the company, entered...
By Mark Flatten | 08/18/14 06:14 PM
Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald acknowledged Congress and the public were misled in a report released in April, which tied the deaths of 23 patients due to gastrointestinal cancers to unacceptable delays in getting colonoscopies and other procedures at VA hospitals nationwide.
08/18/14 04:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee said Monday it will continue investigating a Wisconsin congressman's stock dealings following a media report that that raised questions about his portfolio. Republican Congressman Tom Petri requested the investigation in February. Petri has since...
By Kelly Cohen | 08/18/14 03:04 PM
President Obama has claimed since his first day in the Oval Office that his administration would be "the most transparent" in history.
By Mark Flatten | 08/15/14 10:43 AM
After years of missed warning signs by VA doctors, a Pennsylvania veteran's prostate cancer has gone from treatable to terminal. The first in a five-part series.
By Richard Pollock | 08/17/14 04:00 PM
A joint U.S. and Guatemalan anti-narcotics aviation program is in trouble after less than a year in operation due to chronic non-payment of a key contractor by the Central American government.
By Will Weissert | 08/15/14 06:08 PM
A grand jury indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday on charges of abusing the powers of his office by carrying out a threat to veto funding for state prosecutors investigating public corruption.
By Kelly Cohen | 08/14/14 10:16 AM
Poker chips, golf towels, yo-yos and teddy bears, for starters, according to documents newly made public.
By Luke Rosiak | 08/13/14 04:23 PM
It's the most inexplicable paradox in politics: Americans revile Congress and its inhabitants, yet are voting the same individuals into office far longer than at any time in the nation's history.
By Luke Rosiak | 08/12/14 10:59 AM
Information on how many food stamp dollars are redeemed at which stores has long been deemed a "trade secret" by a U.S. Department of Agriculture that critics believe views large retailers, not taxpayers, as its clientele.
By Richard Pollock | 08/07/14 07:03 PM
Guatemalan law enforcement officials, supported by U.S. agencies, arrested nine top members of an alleged "coyote" organization and seized $600,000 held in U.S. banks.
By Kelly Cohen | 08/07/14 05:38 PM
Federal agencies failed to account for $619 billion in grants and loans by not reporting the spending at all or reporting it incorrectly or late, according to an internal government watchdog.
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