03/05/14 08:15 AM
MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) — State investigators are trying to determine if the man who abruptly resigned as director of Mitchell's Corn Palace tourist attraction may have broken any laws, according to the city's mayor. Director Mark Schilling stepped down Monday after 13 years on the job. He told...
By Luke Rosiak | 03/05/14 05:31 AM
A high-ranking investigator in charge of rooting out fraud by Treasury Department employees was himself fraudulently drawing simultaneous salaries from both the military and the Treasury. The same investigator also petitioned the government for a full disability retirement.
03/04/14 09:32 AM
ORLANDO, Fla. — The director of a documentary that explored a killer whale's involvement in the death of a SeaWorld trainer says a Labor Department investigator who probed the incident didn't provide filmmakers with any confidential documents. In a statement to The Associated Press,...
03/04/14 09:11 AM
General Motors has recalled nearly 1.4 million cars in the United States, has been sued, and now faces an investigation by the safety agency and the possibility of a criminal investigation.
By Associated Press | 03/04/14 09:02 AM
The state Inspector General says staff members at the Department of Transitional Assistance reported 14,431 cases of potential fraud or abuse of electronic benefit transfer cards, formerly called food stamps, to investigators through the first 10 months of 2013.
By Nicholas K. Geranios | 03/04/14 08:59 AM
While one of the newer double-walled nuclear waste storage tanks at a Washington state complex has leaked, six others have "significant construction flaws" that could lead to additional leaks, according to documents obtained by the Associated Press.
By Michal Conger and Luke Rosiak | 03/04/14 06:24 AM
The federal government spent millions of dollars on thousands of upgraded flights for employees in 2012 and 2013, paying many times more for business and first-class seats than the same flights would have cost in coach or the government-contracted rate.
By Mark Flatten | 03/04/14 05:58 AM
Two key House members have called for an investigation into reports published by the Washington Examiner that the Department of Veterans Affairs purged thousands of medical appointments to hide backlogs of tests and consultations dating back 10 years.
03/03/14 09:57 AM
ELWOOD, Ind. — State Police and FBI are investigating campaign finance spending by the mayor of a small Indiana city. The treasurer of Elwood Mayor Ron Arnold's campaign committee tells the Herald-Bulletin that he's been questioned by officers from both agencies about expenditures...
03/03/14 09:53 AM
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Former Arkansas treasurer Martha Shoffner heads to federal court this week on charges she took $36,000 from a bond broker who did business with the state. Shoffner, 69, tried to enter a plea agreement last May, but told a federal judge she didn't believe any payments...
03/03/14 09:46 AM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A California state lawmaker facing federal corruption charges alleging he took kickbacks while in office said Sunday evening he has taken an indefinite leave of absence from the Legislature while he awaits trial. The departure of Sen. Ron Calderon deprives Senate...
03/03/14 09:39 AM
DES MOINES, Iowa — Two inspectors are responsible for making sure thousands of asbestos-removal projects are being properly handled in Iowa each year. The Des Moines Register reports that the lack of inspections at asbestos removal projects was highlighted by problems at a downtown Des...
03/03/14 09:26 AM
BOSTON — State Department of Correction officials and three prison guards have been disciplined over the 2009 death of a mental health patient at Bridgewater State Hospital. Gov. Deval Patrick announced Saturday he reprimanded Correction Commissioner Luis S. Spencer for inaction in the wake...
By Steve LeBlanc | 03/03/14 09:01 AM
Last fall, the Massachusetts Association of Health Plans hosted its annual conference at Boston's Seaport Hotel, bringing together hundreds of industry officials and a handful of lawmakers, administration officials and legislative aides. Attorney General Martha Coakley addressed the crowd.
By Kenric Ward | 03/02/14 12:25 PM
A congressional crackdown on illegal immigrants getting checks from the IRS has some cracks in it. The proposed legislation doesn’t stop illegal immigrants from obtaining Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers and receiving $1,000 child tax-credit checks. Last year, those “illegal”...
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