04/08/14 09:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service has reassigned agents from its special operations division, including the top agent there, after a pair of embarrassing incidents earlier this year. The division has also changed the rules about when agents are allowed to drink before duty and on...
04/08/14 06:30 PM
DETROIT (AP) — A government safety agency is fining General Motors $7,000 a day, saying the company failed to fully respond its requests for information about a faulty ignition switch by an April 3 deadline. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a letter to GM on Tuesday...
By Michal Conger | 04/08/14 10:54 AM
Federal inspectors general are supposed to protect whistleblowers, but a House panel has accused Department of Commerce Inspector General Todd Zinser of doing the opposite.
By Mark Flatten | 04/07/14 07:04 PM
Delays in cancer screenings contributed to as many as 23 patient deaths at Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals nationwide, according to an agency document. Another 53 patients suffered some type of harm as a result of improper care related to gastrointestinal cancer testing or treatment,...
04/07/14 05:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Trade Commission says the operators of a website called Jerk.com are the ones behaving badly. The commission said Monday the website harvested personal information from Facebook to create profiles labeling people a "Jerk" or "not a Jerk". Jerk allegedly charged...
04/07/14 03:28 PM
FRESNO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Two former executives from a now-defunct nonprofit organization were sentenced to prison on Monday for exposing as many as 80 Merced County high school students to asbestos in an attempt to cut corners in asbestos removal. Patrick Bowman and Rudy Buendia III...
By Jim Shur | 04/07/14 09:20 AM
Illinois' biggest maximum-security prison remained on lockdown for a second day Saturday after corrections officers uncovered an inmate cache of more than a dozen crude weapons, gallons of homemade alcohol and hoards of juice and sugar used to make the liquor.
By Fenit Nirappil | 04/07/14 09:14 AM
A series of scandals that has tarnished the integrity of the state Legislature has prompted a wave of proposals aimed at strengthening political ethics and reforming laws governing campaign contributions.
04/06/14 05:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The families of those who died in General Motors cars with defective ignition switches want prosecutors to go after GM insiders responsible for letting the problems fester for more than a decade — and perhaps for covering them up. "The only way the public is going to be...
By Mark Flatten | 04/03/14 07:02 PM
House Speaker John Boehner said top officials at the Department of Veterans Affairs should be fired for failing to do their jobs, but stopped short of calling for the ouster of Veterans Secretary Eric Shinseki during a news conference Thursday. When asked directly whether Shinseki needs to be...
By Kelly Cohen | 04/03/14 03:22 PM
A nonprofit board created to oversee and manage D.C.'s historic Union Station is not doing its job, a new watchdog report has found.
By Associated Press | 04/03/14 08:39 AM
Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott says 21 people have been charged with cheating on their commercial driver's license test.
By Richard Pollock | 04/03/14 08:20 AM
Rare bipartisanship blossomed at a House Financial Services subcommittee hearing surrounding allegations that a pattern of racial and gender discrimination exists at the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. A CFPB investigator charged that the bureau is a “toxic” workplace for its...
By Mark Flatten | 04/02/14 06:29 PM
Murder charges have been filed against the Virginia executive who triggered outrage for using his questionable status as a disabled military veteran to win a half-billion dollars' worth of questioned technology contracts for the Internal Revenue Service, the Washington Times reports. Braulio...
04/02/14 02:13 PM
Ferguson OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Governor Jay Inslee issued new demands on Monday to the U.S. Department of Energy to ensure timely cleanup of radioactive and hazardous waste at Hanford. Ferguson and Inslee proposed revisions to a...
By Byron York | 04/23/14
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By Paul Bedard | 04/24/14