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  • Former Army official guilty in bribery scheme

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former Army contracting official has pleaded guilty to accepting cash and vacations in return for helping businesses get millions in federal contracts. In Seon Lim pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in Virginia to accepting more than $490,000 in benefits,...

  • Panel wants TEPCO execs charged over nuke crisis

    TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese judicial panel has recommended that three former executives of the utility that operates the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant face criminal charges over their role in the disaster. A document released by the panel on Thursday showed it voted in favor of indicting...

  • Ohio: 2nd fine levied against prison food vendor

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state on Wednesday announced a second fine against the private vendor that took over the job of feeding inmates last year as the company defended its operations before a prisons oversight committee. The $130,200 fine against Philadelphia-based Aramark Correctional...

  • Terror threats at chemical plants underestimated

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is underestimating the threat of a chemical attack on America's densely populated cities and has failed to inspect virtually all of the chemical facilities that it considers particularly vulnerable to terrorists, congressional investigators say. The yearlong...

  • Andrew Cuomo again defends handling of corruption probe

    FREEPORT, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo traveled to Long Island on Wednesday to promise help for homeowners after Superstorm Sandy and ended up dealing with a tempest of a different kind: allegations that his office meddled with an anti-corruption commission. The Democrat again...

  • U.S. science group to study sexism at one of the most popular websites in the world

    Wikipedia may be sexist â€" and the federal government intends to spend more than $200,000 to find out why.

  • Bribery case kicks off vs. Utah attorneys general

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two former Utah attorneys general made their first appearance as criminal defendants Wednesday, vowing to beat a slew of bribery charges and other counts. Between the two, Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow spent nearly 13 years running Utah's top law enforcement office....

  • Lawyer sues GM on behalf of 658 plaintiffs

    DETROIT (AP) — A Texas lawyer has filed a lawsuit against General Motors on behalf of 658 people who were injured or killed in crashes allegedly caused by faulty ignition switches. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan in New York City names 29 people who were killed in...

  • 40 NY tax preparers never filed personal returns

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state has suspended the licenses of 40 tax preparers who state authorities say never filed their own returns in 2011 and 2012. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says Wednesday that the disciplinary actions are part of the state's effort to regulate the tax preparation industry....

  • CFPB opens new investigation in bid to exonerate bureau managers on discrimination

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau officials appear to be taking the unusual step of seeking to negate a critical employment report issued last spring and counter it with a new investigation.

  • State Department approved 215 Bill Clinton speeches, controversial consulting deal, worth $48m; Hillary Clinton's COS copied on all decisions

    The former president's speaking fees raise questions about whether the Clintons fulfilled ethics agreements related to the Clinton Foundation during Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state.

  • Here's who the patent office paid millions to do little or no work; officials feared union fury

    With too little work and too much free time, paralegal employees at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office were paid more than $5 million while doing nothing for four years.

  • Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's marriage had 'broken down,' lawyer says

    Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's marriage was broken and his wife developed a crush on a businessman who lavished her with expensive gifts and attention, an attorney for the first lady said Tuesday during the couple's corruption trial.

  • UBS sees profits rise, probed over trading system

    GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland's biggest bank, UBS, reported Tuesday a 15 percent rise in second-quarter profit, driven by its core wealth management business, and disclosed it was part of a group of financial companies being investigated over alternative trading systems called "dark pools." UBS AG...

  • Liberal groups refuse to talk about links to funder with tainted history of illegal human experiments

    A code of silence is apparently in force among Democratic and liberal activists groups funded by Swiss billionaire Hansjorg Wyss, whose former company conducted illegal human experiments where three elderly patients died. None of the 10 organizations contacted by the Washington Examiner would...



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