08/29/14 04:15 PM
Nearly 6 million laptop power cords that can overheat and start a fire are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include potentially faulty helmets and bunk beds. Here's a more detailed view: LAPTOP POWER CORDS DETAILS: Power cords that came with HP and Compaq laptops and mini...
By Mark Tapscott | 08/29/14 12:15 PM
Official watchdogs at three federal agencies are doing a poor job of spreading the word about the rights and protections available to federal employees who blow the whistle on waste, fraud and corruption.
08/29/14 05:02 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The giant African snail damages buildings, destroys crops and can cause meningitis in humans. But some people still want to collect, and even eat, the slimy invaders. The Agriculture Department is trying to stop them. Since June, department authorities have seized more than...
By Washington Examiner staff reports | 08/28/14 12:48 PM
Flatten was recognized for his 2013 series, "Making America's Heroes Wait."
By Mark Tapscott | 08/28/14 09:31 AM
U.S. Postal Service officials spent more than $39 million leasing trailers last year, but they have no way of tracking their locations or even confirming that they exist, according to a government watchdog.
08/27/14 07:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former leader of the FBI's Milwaukee field office used "extremely poor judgment" in trying to influence the testimony of a subordinate in a disability discrimination lawsuit, according to a Justice Department inspector general report issued Wednesday. The report concerns a...
By Mark Flatten | 08/26/14 06:20 PM
Ethical lapses and scheduling tricks were widespread at the Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Phoenix, but there is no hard evidence that the failures led directly to patient deaths, the agency's inspector general said in a report released Tuesday.
By Kelly Cohen | 08/26/14 06:02 PM
Environmental Protection Agency officials spent almost $2.2 million for cloud computing services that it never received from two prominent federal contractors, according to a government watchdog's report.
By Mark Flatten | 08/26/14 01:38 PM
"There seems to be no limit on how low this administration and VA will stoop to deflect blame for a scandal," said Pete Hegseth, CEO of Concerned Veterans for America.
By Kelly Cohen | 08/22/14 06:20 PM
A former employee at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico was sentenced Wednesday for conspiring to give U.S. nuclear secrets to Venezuela.
By Mark Flatten | 08/21/14 11:34 AM
An Indiana man faces an uncertain fate after warning signs went unnoticed in six years of VA medical screenings.
By Luke Rosiak | 08/21/14 07:01 PM
Ever waited in an airport screening line watching Transportation Security Administration officers poking and prodding old ladies and little kids, then asking yourself, "How could they make a system like this?" The person who could change that scene is Sen. Jay Rockefeller, the West Virginia...
08/21/14 07:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon broke the law when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a prisoner in Afghanistan for five years, for five Taliban leaders, congressional investigators said Thursday. The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office said the Defense Department failed to notify the...
08/21/14 04:15 PM
DETROIT (AP) — Ford is recalling more than 160,000 vehicles in North America for two safety issues. The largest recall involves 159,395 Focus ST and Escape vehicles from the 2013 and 2014 model years. Ford says their engines could hesitate or stall because of a wiring problem. Ford also is...
By Richard Pollock | 08/20/14 08:20 PM
Guatemala's shadowy human smuggling network is run by a highly sophisticated organization that more closely resembles a corporation with a profit-sharing program than a ragtag band of criminals.
By Paul Bedard | 08/29/14
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