12/09/13 05:54 PM
U.S. military officials insisted a top-secret Pentagon study proved the need to buy Russian helicopters for Afghanistan's security forces. But the study actually recommended an American-made rotorcraft, according to unclassified excerpts obtained by the Associated Press.
By Kelly Cohen | 12/09/13 03:41 PM
Fifth Third Bank's holding company is in hot water -- and now owes more than $6 million to the Securities and Exchange Commission. The bank's parent company, Fifth Third Bancorp, was charged by the SEC on Dec. 6 with "improper accounting of commercial real estate loans in the midst of the...
By Michal Conger | 12/09/13 02:56 PM
Fake storefronts set up by federal agents to catch criminals selling guns and drugs have netted a wide array of bad guys, but left a longer list of problems in their wake, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The agents worked for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and...
By Neil McCabe | 12/09/13 12:37 PM
First of a five-part series Americans are flying to more places, more often, than at any time in the country’s history, but they are also unhappier about the commercial airline experience than they were 20 years ago.
By Richard Pollock | 12/07/13 06:43 PM
Small Business Majority, a pro-Obamacare advocacy group that helped organize a Dec. 3 White House promotional event, is substantially funded by a major health insurance firm that stands to profit from the federal program. Blue Shield of California is one of the three major insurance companies...
By Michal Conger | 12/06/13 06:58 PM
Army contracting officials have repeatedly paid excessively for radio equipment for the Afghan National Security Forces, ordering excess inventory, overpaying fees, and paying too much per item, according to the Department of Defense inspector general. the Army has paid Datron World...
By Kelly Cohen | 12/06/13 06:02 PM
What ultimately became of $27,000 worth of mail loaders in Atlanta? The U.S. Postal Service's inspector general is unsure. The Atlanta distribution center lost at least $26,7000 in equipment that could have been traded, sold, recycled or used in parts. Instead, management marked down the 20...
By Luke Rosiak | 12/06/13 02:53 PM
An obscure federal agency that annually awards nearly $1 billion to tiny nonprofits doles out cash to fly-by-night organizations with little oversight and has been repeatedly bilked. Not only that, but the inspector general at the Corporation for National and Community Service reports that the...
12/06/13 08:26 AM
A criminal complaint unsealed in Manhattan says the Russians, who are protected by diplomatic immunity, illegally obtained $1.5 million in benefits.
By Richard Pollock | 12/06/13 07:27 AM
An estimated seven out of every 10 physicians in deep-blue California are rebelling against the state's Obamacare health insurance exchange and won't participate, the head of the state's largest doctors' association said.
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