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  • 2 congressmen have questions in Jill Kelley leak

    Two Republican congressmen, Spencer Bachus and Walter Jones, say the Justice Department inspector general's office is declining to look into a complaint by a businesswoman whose identity was leaked to the news media after she reported to the FBI that she was the victim of a cyberstalker.

  • Vermont auditor plans review of health website

    The state auditor of accounts plans to review the troubled implementation of Vermont's health care exchange website, which has been criticized for being slow and not allowing users to correct mistakes.

  • Three sentenced in Orlando for credit card fraud

    Three men have been sentenced for credit card fraud in central Florida. U.S. District Judge Ann Conway sentenced the men Friday in federal court in Orlando.

  • Reports raise concerns over security at federal field offices

    ( Federal investigators and unions are raising concerns about safety in small field offices scattered across the country, where federal employees at the IRS, Social Security Administration and other agencies are more likely to interact with the public.

  • State agencies warned of ‘Heartbleed’ cyber threat

    ( South Carolina's cyber security agency is warning other state agencies about a software bug that experts say could create havoc on websites using a certain type of secure connection.

  • Memos show regulators held back as evidence grew of GM defect

    ( Documents released in an investigation into an ignition switch flaw on some General Motors cars have shed new light on the government’s decision not to act even as evidence of the fault now linked to 13 deaths was building.

  • Eight Florida patients arrested in Medicare scam

    Eight Florida seniors have been indicted for their alleged roles in a $12.5 million Medicare home health scam. Federal officials say the defendants received kickbacks for pretending to be patients. The defendants range between 67 years old and 79 years old.

  • Florida state transportation officials review campaign's misuse of public funds

    The state Department of Transportation has launched an investigation into how the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority spent public money to educate voters about an expanded bus system and light rail project called Greenlight Pinellas.

  • Ga. parents: GM knew of defect in daughter's car

    ATLANTA (AP) — Parents of a Georgia teenager who suffered a severe brain injury in a 2009 car crash say General Motors knew of a defect in her car but took steps to conceal it. In a federal lawsuit filed Friday in U.S. District Court, Alexina and William Van Pelt of Evans say a defective key...

  • Miss. man indicted in $9 million bankruptcy fraud

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Jackson man has been indicted on charges that he allegedly stole more than $9 million from his bankrupt business. William "Butch" Dickson faces charges in U.S. District Court. Authorities allege that after Community Home Financial Services filed for Chapter 11...

  • Watchdog group sues EPA for text messages from top officials

    A nonprofit watchdog group is suing the Environmental Protection Agency seeking text messages from top officials after the agency denied a Freedom of Information Act request for the records. The Competitive Enterprise Institute filed the FOIA request in December for messages sent to and from...

  • GAO recommends scrapping failed auto loan program Energy Department wants to revive

    Department of Energy officials could save taxpayers at least $4.2 billion by scrapping a loan program the government said last week it wants to revive, according to Government Accountability Office Comptroller General Gene Dodaro.

  • $4 billion: Bogus tax refunds a growing problem

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An Internet connection and a bunch of stolen identities are all it takes for crooks to collect billions of dollars in bogus federal tax refunds. And the scam is proving too pervasive to stop. A government report released in November said the IRS issued nearly $4 billion in...

  • GM puts 2 engineers on paid leave in recall case

    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors has suspended two engineers in the first disciplinary action stemming from its mishandled recall of more than 2 million small cars for a deadly ignition switch problem. But the company also said a second ignition part in the cars must be fixed, boosting...

  • Md. school principal pleads guilty to $2M fraud

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore public school officials say they have accepted the resignation of a high school principal who pleaded guilty in Georgia to stealing nearly $2 million in federal children's nutrition funds. Officials said in a statement Thursday that the system had accepted the...

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