By Mark Flatten | 08/19/14 11:32 AM
A fatal chain of events unfolds after California man seeks treatment for a sore on his toe. The third in a five-part series.
08/20/14 12:15 AM
DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government is offering a free online service for drivers to find out if their vehicles have been recalled but not repaired. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the service started Wednesday on its website, www.safercar.gov. Drivers can key in their...
08/20/14 12:15 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The nation's largest private prison company, Corrections Corp. of America, has paid more than $8 million in back wages and benefits to current and former employees guarding federal inmates at a prison in California City, officials with the U.S. Department of Labor said...
08/19/14 07:00 PM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Legislation sent to the governor's desk Tuesday intends to crack down on people who try to make immigrants pay unnecessary fees for driver's licenses. Under a law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown last year, California will start issuing licenses to immigrants in the U.S....
By Kelly Cohen | 08/19/14 06:19 PM
From September 2009 through October 2011, Medicare and Medi-Cal, the Golden State's Medicaid program, were falsely billed for more than $20 million worth of prescriptions for the costly medicines.
By Kelly Cohen | 08/19/14 04:57 PM
Uncle Sam gave $34.8 million in contracts and another $32.2 million in grants through the Bureau of African Affairs but failed to watch where the money went after that, according to the State Department's inspector general.
08/19/14 03:30 PM
CANYON, Texas (AP) — A former West Texas sheriff accused of making improper advances to a female county worker must serve 30 days in jail for misdemeanor official oppression. Ex-Swisher County Sheriff Emmett Benavidez of Tulia pleaded guilty Monday in Canyon, about 25 miles south of Amarillo....
By Mark Flatten | 08/19/14 03:07 PM
New Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald has hardly had time to get comfortable in his office before being put on the defensive by fresh revelations of longstanding agency efforts to hide or downplay patient deaths and treatment delays.
08/19/14 01:15 PM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The CEO of a bankrupt southern Kentucky oil company has been sentenced to 33 months in prison for scamming investors into giving him money for three oil partnerships in Kentucky and Tennessee. Young Oil Corp. executive Anthony L. Young of Knob Lick pleaded guilty in March...
08/19/14 10:30 AM
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The sister of former Gov. Bob McDonnell is testifying on her brother's behalf at his public corruption trial. McDonnell and sister Maureen McDonnell were involved in a struggling real estate business that has been at issue in the trial. The business involved renting...
By Mark Flatten | 08/18/14 10:46 AM
'A good man' dies after Veterans Affairs doctors dismissed his pain and rectal bleeding as constipation and hemorrhoids. The second in a five-part series.
By Luke Rosiak | 08/18/14 06:18 PM
Fifty-two Democrats and 26 Republicans have served more than 10 terms in Congress, a Washington Examiner analysis of legislative data shows. The rate with which politicians from both parties are turning Congress into a career has risen dramatically over time.
By Mark Tapscott | 08/18/14 06:40 PM
Marilyn Tavenner, the federal government's top Medicare and Medicaid official, told a subordinate to delete a sensitive email to the Obama White House.
08/18/14 09:00 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California slaughterhouse involved in a massive beef recall processed cows with cancer while U.S. livestock inspectors took lunch breaks and later distributed the diseased cattle, according to federal charges announced Monday. Prosecutors alleged that the owners...
08/18/14 06:45 PM
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois used faulty methods for withdrawing federal Medicaid money, resulting in "a perpetual 'treadmill effect'" of regular overdraws of dollars that the state later had trouble repaying, federal auditors said in a report released Monday. The state's withdrawals exceeded its...
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