More inspector general Articles

  • Canada to phase out old rail tank cars in 3 years

    TORONTO (AP) — Canada will require a three-year phase out or retrofit of the type of rail tankers involved in last summer's massive explosion of an oil train that destroyed much of a Quebec town and incinerated 47 people, a government official told The Associated Press Wednesday. Last July, a...

  • Yemen examines DNA of slain al-Qaida militants

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's president on Wednesday said that the death toll of this week's military campaign against al-Qaida has reached over 60 suspected militants, including several of the group's leaders. Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi's remarks aired on state TV came as a high ranking security...

  • Bahrain moves to deport Shiite cleric

    MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Bahrain's Interior Ministry said Wednesday that the Gulf state has decided to deport a leading Shiite cleric born in the country in a move likely to exacerbate tensions between the government and the Shiite-led opposition. The cleric being deported, Hussein al-Najati,...

  • Dutch scramble jets after Russian bombers approach

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — The Dutch defense department says several NATO member countries scrambled jets Wednesday afternoon after a pair of Russian bomber planes approached their airspace over the North Sea. The Dutch ministry identified the planes as two Russian TU-95 Bears, and said it had launched...

  • Labor Dept. cuts levels of allowable coal dust

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Wednesday it is cutting the amount of coal dust allowed in coal mines in an effort to help reduce black lung disease. "Today we advance a very basic principle: you shouldn't have to sacrifice your life for your livelihood," Labor Secretary...

  • Gannett 1Q net profit falls 43 pct

    MCLEAN, Va. (AP) — Gannett Co. said Wednesday that its first-quarter net profit dropped 43 percent, pulled down by restructuring costs, but its adjusted profit managed to beat Wall Street predictions by a penny. The media company, which publishes USA Today and owns dozens of newspapers and...

  • Lamar Advertising change to trust approved

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Lamar Advertising Co., the Baton Rouge-based billboard company, has received permission from the Internal Revenue Service to convert to a real estate investment trust. The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1hoX1GI ) the conversion is expected to be effective as of Jan....

  • China, US data keep a lid on global stocks

    LONDON (AP) — Lackluster economic data out of China and the U.S. offset a string of positive developments in Europe to keep a lid on global stock markets on Wednesday following a strong run, particularly on Wall Street. A day after a flurry of pharmaceuticals deals had stoked speculation of...

  • Energy Department scraps millions in fees for nuclear loan guarantee

    Developers of a Georgia nuclear project didn't have to pay millions of dollars in fees designed to prevent risk for taxpayers when it secured $6.5 billion in loan guarantees from the Energy Department in February, the agency confirmed Tuesday to the Washington Examiner. The DOE calculated a...

  • Can ANYONE name a Hillary Clinton accomplishment?

    Seriously, this question has been posed for weeks now, you’d think someone, somewhere would have a go-to answer by now. At a State Department briefing yesterday, spokesperson Jen Psaki couldn't name a single accomplishment from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's initiative, the...

  • Bomb, shooting in Egypt kills 2 police officers

    CAIRO (AP) — A senior Egyptian police officer was killed by a bomb placed under his car in a western Cairo suburb Wednesday, the latest in a series of targeted attacks on police and the military as Islamic militant groups keep up a campaign of violence since last summer's ouster of Islamist...

  • Faster production brings Boeing $965M 1Q profit

    Boeing's increased rate of commercial jet manufacturing is starting to pay off for shareholders. In the first three months of this year, 161 new airplanes rolled off the company's assembly lines — more jets than the same period last year. That increased rate contributed to a $965 million...

  • Delta navigates nasty winter, tops profit forecast

    DALLAS (AP) — Delta Air Lines Inc. is making more money by filling more seats on its planes and paying a bit less for fuel. Delta's first-quarter profit beat expectations and underscored how most big airlines are prospering with a combination of strong business travel, slightly higher fares...

  • Saudi Arabia to girls: No sports for you!

    Saudi Arabian traditionalists staged a protest last week against what they call "Westernizing" reforms - including potentially allowing girls to participate in sports classes.

  • Gaza official: Israeli airstrike wounds 3

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah on Wednesday agreed to form a unity government and hold new elections, making a new attempt to overcome a seven-year split that has left them divided between two governments. While the announcement was greeted with...



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