07/15/14 06:30 PM
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Insufficient route planning, a distracted pilot driver and an inadequate permitting process by the state of Washington all played a part in last year's Interstate 5 bridge collapse north of Seattle, which sent two cars into a river below, the National Transportation...
By Mark Flatten | 07/15/14 12:49 PM
Congressional investigators were given a workspace at the Philadelphia VA that was wired with activated audio microphones and video cameras, the chairman of the House veterans' affairs committee said.
By Mark Flatten | 07/14/14 05:42 PM
Fast-tracking the oldest claims for disability benefits at the Department of Veterans Affairs forced veterans to wait longer to resolve their cases, but falsely made the agency's statistics look better, the VA's inspector general said in a report issued Monday.
By Mark Tapscott | 07/13/14 05:59 PM
U.S. District Court Judge Reggie Walton has given IRS officials only five workdays to produce a signed affidavit explaining why Lois Lerner's computer hard drive "cannot be identified and preserved."
By Kelly Cohen | 07/13/14 02:17 PM
The U.S. Department of Energy has lost more than $56 million due to poor coordination during implementation of a new telephone system, according to the DoE inspector general.
By Kelly Cohen | 07/13/14 01:32 PM
A $353 million effort to help federal officials better manage public housing assistance instead "created further opportunity for fraud, waste, and abuse of taxpayer dollars," according to a government watchdog. Created in 2007, the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Public Housing...
By Kelly Cohen | 07/13/14 01:07 PM
Pills, jewelry, copies of Playboy magazine and passports were stolen by Quan Howard, a Postal Service supervisory postal inspector once named federal employee of the year for the San Francisco Bay area, court records analyzed by the San Francisco Chronicle show.
07/11/14 04:31 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it is investigating steering problems in about 500,000 Ford cars. The investigation covers 2004 to 2007 Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis and Marauder models. NHTSA says a heat shield in the car can rust, dislodge and cause...
By Mark Flatten | 07/09/14 09:18 AM
Cleaning up the scandal-ridden Department of Veterans Affairs will be the mission of Robert McDonald, an outsider and former Army Ranger with decades of high-level management experience in the private sector.
By Mark Flatten | 07/10/14 03:05 PM
A federal judge wants the IRS to make a sworn statement of how it lost Lerner's emails and what it can do to get them back. The IRS and Judicial Watch will also have to meet in September in front of a federal magistrate who is an expert on electronic records in the courts.
By Kelly Cohen | 07/10/14 01:34 PM
U.S. Investigations Services, the firm that vetted the NSA whistleblower and once saw one employee do 15,000 background checks in a single month, just landed a huge federal contract on immigration.
By Kelly Cohen | 07/10/14 10:21 AM
The 100 workers at the federal agency that runs Radio Marti and TV Marti are unhappy, an inspector general says.
By Kelly Cohen | 07/09/14 05:45 PM
The conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch has sued the government under the Freedom of Information Act to gain access to records about the investigation.
By Mark Tapscott | 07/09/14 05:18 PM
The embattled former IRS senior executive cautioned colleagues against including comments in official emails that might be seen by Congress.
By Matthew Daly | 07/09/14 07:58 AM
A top official at the Veterans Affairs Department says he is sorry that VA employees have suffered retaliation after making complaints about poor patient care, long wait times and other problems.
By Sean Higgins | 07/25/14
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