07/30/14 05:45 PM
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state on Wednesday announced a second fine against the private vendor that took over the job of feeding inmates last year as the company defended its operations before a prisons oversight committee. The $130,200 fine against Philadelphia-based Aramark Correctional...
07/30/14 05:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is underestimating the threat of a chemical attack on America's densely populated cities and has failed to inspect virtually all of the chemical facilities that it considers particularly vulnerable to terrorists, congressional investigators say. The yearlong...
By Blake Seitz | 07/30/14 02:11 PM
A series of emails sent in November 2012, when IRS targeting was still taking place, show Lois Lerner's contempt for conservative talk radio and what she calls "the whacko wing of the GOP."
By Kelly Cohen | 07/30/14 02:02 PM
Wikipedia may be sexist â€" and the federal government intends to spend more than $200,000 to find out why.
07/30/14 12:45 PM
DETROIT (AP) — A Texas lawyer has filed a lawsuit against General Motors on behalf of 658 people who were injured or killed in crashes allegedly caused by faulty ignition switches. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan in New York City names 29 people who were killed in...
By Richard Pollock | 07/29/14 08:29 PM
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau officials appear to be taking the unusual step of seeking to negate a critical employment report issued last spring and counter it with a new investigation.
By Kelly Cohen | 07/29/14 04:09 PM
With too little work and too much free time, paralegal employees at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office were paid more than $5 million while doing nothing for four years.
By Richard Pollock | 07/29/14 11:16 AM
A code of silence is apparently in force among Democratic and liberal activists groups funded by Swiss billionaire Hansjorg Wyss, whose former company conducted illegal human experiments where three elderly patients died. None of the 10 organizations contacted by the Washington Examiner would...
07/28/14 05:44 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply with safety regulations related to repairs on Boeing 737 jetliners. It is the second-largest fine the agency has proposed against an...
By Kelly Cohen | 07/28/14 02:22 PM
Hundreds of thousands of sophisticated U.S. military weapons given to the Afghan military are missing and may be in the hands of the Taliban, according to a government watchdog.
07/25/14 03:45 PM
High chairs that can potentially entrap a child and poses a strangulation hazard are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include cribs and bar stools that can partially fall apart. Here's a more detailed look: HIGH CHAIRS DETAILS: Dream On Me Dinah high chairs made with...
07/25/14 11:45 AM
DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators are investigating whether an electrical problem can knock out the air bags on some older Hyundai Sonatas. The probe announced Friday covers about 394,000 midsize cars from the 2006 through 2008 model years. The National Highway Traffic Safety...
By Kelly Cohen | 07/24/14 03:48 PM
American Soybean Association was given $34.4 million in federal funds in 2009 to try to jumpstart soybean farming in Afghanistan, according to the government watchdog over American work there.
07/23/14 04:45 PM
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors issued six more recalls on Wednesday, bringing its annual total to 60 recalls covering almost 30 million vehicles. The latest recalls cover nearly 823,000 cars, trucks and SUVs mostly in North America but including a small number of exports. The largest is for...
07/23/14 12:00 PM
BEIJING (AP) — Five employees of a company accused of selling expired beef and chicken to McDonald's, KFC and other restaurants in China were detained by police Wednesday after an official said illegal activity was an organized effort by the supplier. China's food safety agency said on its...
By Noemie Emery | 07/29/14
By Ashe Schow | 07/29/14
By Philip Klein | 07/28/14
By Paul Bedard | 07/29/14