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  • Toil, abuse and endurance in the heartland

    For more than 30 years, a few dozen men with intellectual disabilities — affecting their reasoning and learning — lived in a dot of a place called Atalissa, Iowa. Every morning before dawn, they were sent to eviscerate turkeys at a processing plant, in return for food, lodging, the occasional...

  • Port Authority was used by Chris Christie even before Fort Lee closings

    Chris Christie and his allies at the Port Authority are now entangled in a scandal over the closing of lanes leading to the George Washington Bridge — apparently a politically motivated move. But long before the lane closings, the Port Authority had already been turned into a de facto political...

  • Maine child care licensing supervisor reassigned

    AUGUSTA, Maine — Officials say a state child care licensing supervisor who failed to take action for more than a year after inspectors discovered abuse at a Lyman day care center has been reassigned within the department and is no longer making licensing decisions. Kenneth Albert, director...

  • Lack of passport checks expose air security flaw

    PARIS — When you travel, airport security agents may pat you down, inspect your deodorant and scan your body from head to toe. But there's a good chance that no one's checking whether you're using someone's lost or stolen passport. A gaping, if little-known, loophole in international...

  • Andy Harris: Feds to review Maryland health exchange

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. — A Maryland congressman says the inspector general of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services plans to investigate Maryland's troubled health care exchange. Rep. Andy Harris confirmed in a statement Monday that his office has been notified that the inspector general...

  • No consensus on how to notify data breach victims

    The data breach at Target Corp. that exposed millions of credit card numbers has focused attention on the patchwork of state consumer notification laws and renewed a push for a single national standard.

  • NASA struggles to manage its smartphones, report finds

    It can traverse outer space, but the National Aeronautics and Space Administration can't manage its own mobile devices, the agency's inspector general has found. NASA's management of its smartphones, tablets and basic cell phones was found to be full of weaknesses, according to the report. The...

  • Army lost $586 million in equipment, weapons in Afghanistan

    Poor security and inaccurate records of Army supplies in Afghanistan led to the loss of $586 million in equipment between May 2012 and May 2013, including weapons and other sensitive information. The Army and civilian contractors oversee equipment at storage areas where extra supplies are...

  • DOJ: North Carolina sheriff deputies shared racist video game

    Federal prosecutors say deputies of a North Carolina sheriff accused of illegally targeting Latino drivers shared links to a bloody video game in which players shoot people entering the country illegally, including children and pregnant women.

  • Union seeks removal of New Jersey school superintendent

    Union members are seeking the removal of a southern New Jersey school superintendent who is pursuing tenure charges against a teacher who reported finding two kindergarten students engaged in sex play.

  • Texas congressman joins calls for Veterans Affairs' Eric Shinseki to explain mass medical test purge exposed by Examiner

    A Texas congressman joined demands that Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki explain the mass purge of medical appointments disclosed last week by the Washington Examiner. Rep. Pete Olson, R-Texas, wants to know who allowed backlogged orders for medical tests or other procedures to be...

  • 'Blackfish' director denies SeaWorld's allegations about Labor Department involvement

    ORLANDO, Fla. — The director of a documentary that explored a killer whale's involvement in the death of a SeaWorld trainer says a Labor Department investigator who probed the incident didn't provide filmmakers with any confidential documents. In a statement to The Associated Press,...

  • Did General Motors take enough action after series of fatal crashes?

    General Motors has recalled nearly 1.4 million cars in the United States, has been sued, and now faces an investigation by the safety agency and the possibility of a criminal investigation.

  • Washington nuke waste tanks flawed?

    While one of the newer double-walled nuclear waste storage tanks at a Washington state complex has leaked, six others have "significant construction flaws" that could lead to additional leaks, according to documents obtained by the Associated Press.

  • House GOP leaders want probe of Veterans Affairs' purging of medical test orders

    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.



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    A video of a large al Qaeda gathering in Yemen has raised eyebrows in the press. Nasir al Wuhayshi, the head of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), as well as general manager of al...

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