03/10/14 09:57 AM
AUGUSTA, Maine — Officials say a state child care licensing supervisor who failed to take action for more than a year after inspectors discovered abuse at a Lyman day care center has been reassigned within the department and is no longer making licensing decisions. Kenneth Albert, director...
03/10/14 09:49 AM
PARIS — When you travel, airport security agents may pat you down, inspect your deodorant and scan your body from head to toe. But there's a good chance that no one's checking whether you're using someone's lost or stolen passport. A gaping, if little-known, loophole in international...
03/10/14 09:24 AM
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — A Maryland congressman says the inspector general of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services plans to investigate Maryland's troubled health care exchange. Rep. Andy Harris confirmed in a statement Monday that his office has been notified that the inspector general...
03/09/14 04:50 PM
The data breach at Target Corp. that exposed millions of credit card numbers has focused attention on the patchwork of state consumer notification laws and renewed a push for a single national standard.
By Kelly Cohen | 03/07/14 03:27 PM
It can traverse outer space, but the National Aeronautics and Space Administration can't manage its own mobile devices, the agency's inspector general has found. NASA's management of its smartphones, tablets and basic cell phones was found to be full of weaknesses, according to the report. The...
By Michal Conger | 03/07/14 03:26 PM
Poor security and inaccurate records of Army supplies in Afghanistan led to the loss of $586 million in equipment between May 2012 and May 2013, including weapons and other sensitive information. The Army and civilian contractors oversee equipment at storage areas where extra supplies are...
By Michael Biesecker | 03/06/14 08:10 AM
Federal prosecutors say deputies of a North Carolina sheriff accused of illegally targeting Latino drivers shared links to a bloody video game in which players shoot people entering the country illegally, including children and pregnant women.
By Associated Press | 03/06/14 08:08 AM
Union members are seeking the removal of a southern New Jersey school superintendent who is pursuing tenure charges against a teacher who reported finding two kindergarten students engaged in sex play.
By Mark Flatten | 03/05/14 09:00 PM
A Texas congressman joined demands that Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki explain the mass purge of medical appointments disclosed last week by the Washington Examiner. Rep. Pete Olson, R-Texas, wants to know who allowed backlogged orders for medical tests or other procedures to be...
03/05/14 08:15 AM
MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) — State investigators are trying to determine if the man who abruptly resigned as director of Mitchell's Corn Palace tourist attraction may have broken any laws, according to the city's mayor. Director Mark Schilling stepped down Monday after 13 years on the job. He told...
03/04/14 09:32 AM
ORLANDO, Fla. — The director of a documentary that explored a killer whale's involvement in the death of a SeaWorld trainer says a Labor Department investigator who probed the incident didn't provide filmmakers with any confidential documents. In a statement to The Associated Press,...
03/04/14 09:11 AM
General Motors has recalled nearly 1.4 million cars in the United States, has been sued, and now faces an investigation by the safety agency and the possibility of a criminal investigation.
By Nicholas K. Geranios | 03/04/14 08:59 AM
While one of the newer double-walled nuclear waste storage tanks at a Washington state complex has leaked, six others have "significant construction flaws" that could lead to additional leaks, according to documents obtained by the Associated Press.
By Mark Flatten | 03/04/14 05:58 AM
Two key House members have called for an investigation into reports published by the Washington Examiner that the Department of Veterans Affairs purged thousands of medical appointments to hide backlogs of tests and consultations dating back 10 years.
03/03/14 09:39 AM
DES MOINES, Iowa — Two inspectors are responsible for making sure thousands of asbestos-removal projects are being properly handled in Iowa each year. The Des Moines Register reports that the lack of inspections at asbestos removal projects was highlighted by problems at a downtown Des...
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