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  • CFPB's renovation costs skyrocket to $216 million; IG sees 'no sound basis' for it

    Renovation costs for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Washington headquarters have gone up another $65 million in the past six months, and there's no "sound basis" for the renovations, an internal government watchdog says.  

  • NY state senator indicted; accused of lying to FBI

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Top ranking New York state Sen. Thomas Libous pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a charge that he lied to the FBI about using his position to arrange a legal job and an inflated salary for his son. An indictment unsealed Tuesday alleges that the Binghamton Republican...

  • Regulators accuse T-Mobile of bogus billing

    WASHINGTON (AP) — T-Mobile US knowingly made hundreds of millions of dollars off its customers in potentially bogus charges, federal regulators alleged Tuesday in the first lawsuit of its kind against a wireless provider. The lawsuit by the Federal Trade Commission, which fueled a separate...

  • Fleet owners are behind protests over ride-sharing services Uber, Lyft

    The trade group for owners of taxi and limousine fleets is helping underwrite the fight against Uber and other popular ride-sharing apps.

  • EXography: North Dakota, Texas top state economic growth since end of the Great Recession of 2008

    Last month, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released its newest annual data on each state's real gross domestic product, running through 2013. Among other things, the numbers reveal important insights into how each state fared in the period following the Great Recession — and possibly...

  • Doctors indicted for alleged health care fraud

    GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Two doctors who owned and operated pain management clinic have been indicted on charges of health care fraud. A 16-count indictment against 60-year-old Paramjit Singh Ajrawat and his wife, 56-year-old Sukhveen Kaur Ajrawat of Potomac was returned Tuesday by a grand jury...

  • GOP lawmaker wants governor to testify on program

    CHICAGO (AP) — A vocal Republican lawmaker called Wednesday for Gov. Pat Quinn to testify before a legislative commission over a scandal-plagued anti-violence program the same day a published report showed the Quinn initiative gave money to a nonexistent program that claimed to help former...

  • Top OPM officials routinely use set-aside contracting to circumvent rules, IG says

    High-ranking officials in the Office of Personnel Management steered half a million dollars to a politically connected management consultant by pressuring existing contractors to hire him as a subcontractor, the agency's inspector general found.

  • State Department going online to counter terrorism messages

    The State Department's Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications has hired a contractor to provide it with six staffers to conduct "a digital English-language campaign designed to counter propaganda by al Qaeda and other extremist groups" outside the U.S.

  • The reason the U.S. government is investing huge money in social media

    Social media's rise in popularity is being accompanied by a rise in federal spending on it.

  • US weighs lawsuits on alleged insurance kickbacks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is considering whether to sue banks and other mortgage servicers to recover its losses from alleged insurance kickbacks that may have cost government-controlled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac hundreds of millions of dollars, according to an internal...

  • 15 medical professionals indicted in $25M scheme

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fifteen doctors, pharmacists and others medical professionals in Southern California have been charged in a $25 million workers' compensation scam that prosecutors say was linked to the death of a baby. Recently unsealed indictments allege that Kareem Ahmed, who heads the...

  • Executive accused in Madoff scam pleads guilty

    NEW YORK (AP) — A senior partner at a New York accounting firm pleaded guilty to criminal charges Tuesday in a cooperation deal with the government, saying he unwittingly played a role in financier Bernard Madoff's "horrific and evil Ponzi scheme." The firm executive, Paul Konigsberg, pleaded...

  • Ex-Texas school administrator stole $500K in scam

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Central Texas woman faces up to 15 years in federal prison for embezzling nearly $508,000 from a rural school district in a bogus checks scam. Prosecutors say 58-year-old Patty E. Smith of Lohn (lohn) will be sentenced later this year and could have to repay the money...

  • Chief's brother gets 6 months for money laundering

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The brother of a former suburban Chicago police chief has been sentenced to six months in prison for money laundering and obstruction of justice in a grant fraud scheme. Ricky McCoy pleaded guilty in August to charges stemming from a federal investigation. The...



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    Businessman and first-time candidate David Perdue pulled off what the Atlanta Journal-Constitution  calls a "political shocker" by winning the Republican primary runoff for the U.S. Senate in...

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    There are no copyrights on book titles. F. H. Buckley nevertheless shows remarkable audacity in borrowing The Once and Future King from T. H. White’s children’s classic, published in...

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