More Accountability Articles

  • Guatemala's human smuggling network is big business for 'coyotes'

    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.

  • State: NYC landlord probed for forcing tenants out

    NEW YORK (AP) — The state's Tenant Protection Unit said Wednesday that a major New York City landlord was under investigation over allegations it forced Asian-American tenants to leave their rent-regulated apartments. The unit subpoenaed Marolda Properties in a probe into claims the company...

  • AP NewsBreak: Navy kicks out 34 for nuke cheating

    WASHINGTON (AP) — At least 34 sailors are being kicked out of the Navy for their roles in a cheating ring that operated undetected for at least seven years at a nuclear power training site, and 10 others are under criminal investigation, the admiral in charge of the Navy's nuclear reactors...

  • Korean War veteran dies after Veterans Affairs hospital ignored his medical history, daughter says

    A fatal chain of events unfolds after California man seeks treatment for a sore on his toe. The third in a five-part series.

  • US safety agency offers online recall check

    DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government is offering a free online service for drivers to find out if their vehicles have been recalled but not repaired. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the service started Wednesday on its website, Drivers can key in their...

  • Lawmakers target immigrant driver's license scams

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Legislation sent to the governor's desk Tuesday intends to crack down on people who try to make immigrants pay unnecessary fees for driver's licenses. Under a law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown last year, California will start issuing licenses to immigrants in the U.S....

  • Ex-West Texas sheriff gets 30 days for oppression

    CANYON, Texas (AP) — A former West Texas sheriff accused of making improper advances to a female county worker must serve 30 days in jail for misdemeanor official oppression. Ex-Swisher County Sheriff Emmett Benavidez of Tulia pleaded guilty Monday in Canyon, about 25 miles south of Amarillo....

  • Veterans Affairs still using old tricks to hide deaths and delays, new reports show

    New Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald has hardly had time to get comfortable in his office before being put on the defensive by fresh revelations of longstanding agency efforts to hide or downplay patient deaths and treatment delays.

  • A fatal level of trust in Veterans Affairs care

    'A good man' dies after Veterans Affairs doctors dismissed his pain and rectal bleeding as constipation and hemorrhoids. The second in a five-part series.

  • EXography: Hope and change? Congressional re-election rates bolster status quo

    Fifty-two Democrats and 26 Republicans have served more than 10 terms in Congress, a Washington Examiner analysis of legislative data shows. The rate with which politicians from both parties are turning Congress into a career has risen dramatically over time.

  • Marilyn Tavenner's deleted emails pose question: Is the FOIA the law federal officials break most often?

    Marilyn Tavenner, the federal government's top Medicare and Medicaid official, told a subordinate to delete a sensitive email to the Obama White House.

  • 4 at slaughterhouse behind beef recall indicted

    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...

  • PG&E pleads not guilty to charges in deadly blast

    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...

  • New Veterans Affairs secretary apologizes for 'stunning lack of clarity' over preventable deaths

    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.

  • House ethics panel continues probe of WI lawmaker

    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...

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