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...
03/03/14 09:26 AM
BOSTON — State Department of Correction officials and three prison guards have been disciplined over the 2009 death of a mental health patient at Bridgewater State Hospital. Gov. Deval Patrick announced Saturday he reprimanded Correction Commissioner Luis S. Spencer for inaction in the wake...
By Kelly Cohen | 02/28/14 12:51 PM
Few Americans have likely ever heard of the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, but the State Department's inspector general has.
By Lejla Sarcevic | 02/27/14 05:39 PM
Witnesses at a congressional oversight hearing Wednesday questioned the Justice Department's decision to appoint Obama donor Barbara Bosserman to the investigation into IRS targeting of conservative nonprofit groups. The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform's subcommittee for...
By Associated Press | 02/27/14 08:33 AM
A Los Angeles International Airport police dispatcher who received a call seconds after a gunman opened fire last year didn't know where to send officers because no one was on the line and the airport communications system didn't identify that the call was coming from a security checkpoint...
By Kelly Cohen | 02/26/14 06:52 PM
Better safeguards are needed to protect personal information managed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, according to an inspector general's report. Even though the agency is required by federal law to have privacy protection procedures in place, EPA doesn't, according to the report....
By Mark Flatten | 02/26/14 05:52 PM
Revelations by the Washington Examiner of a mass purge of backlogged medical appointments by the Department of Veterans Affairs were dismissed as a “scurrilous newspaper report” by the agency’s top health official Wednesday. Robert Petzel, under secretary for health at the veterans...
02/26/14 02:32 PM
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A former mayor whose corruption conviction was thrown into question by an appeals court struck a deal that would allow him to be freed from prison after serving half his two-year sentence. Charles Moreau, former mayor of the financially troubled city of Central Falls,...
By Associated Press | 02/26/14 09:12 AM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A report finds continued lapses by Sacramento County's child protective services agency that result in death or near death. The Sacramento Bee says the independent report presented to supervisors Tuesday reviewed nine cases in which children were killed or nearly killed...
By Amanda Lee Myers | 02/26/14 09:11 AM
A southern Ohio coroner is accused in a lawsuit of using deaths as a political pawn in a feud with the local sheriff, disrespecting bodies and abandoning important evidence, and as a result, keeping one Ohio family from ever knowing whether a loved one was killed or committed suicide.
By Channing Joseph | 02/26/14 09:03 AM
One-third of a central California town's police force was taken off duty after several officers were arrested in a scheme to take for themselves the impounded cars of some poor Hispanic residents, authorities said.
By Andrea Billups | 02/25/14 04:52 PM
Chris Horner is deeply serious about his role as a climate-truth watchdog, but his sense of humor about his detractors is deliciously dark. Take the story that broke just after New Year's of a Russian ship stranded in Antarctic ice, an incident seized by proponents as a certain sign that...
By Mark Flatten | 02/25/14 11:02 AM
Thousands of orders for diagnostic medical tests have been purged en masse by the Department of Veterans Affairs to make it appear its decade-long backlog is being eliminated, according to documents obtained by the Washington Examiner.
02/25/14 09:06 AM
SEATTLE — Three days after holding a news conference to defend Seattle's police chief for erasing a misconduct finding against an officer, Mayor Ed Murray partially reversed course Monday, reinstating the original finding and saying the decision to lift it did not look like the kind of police...
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