By Kelly Cohen | 08/26/14 06:02 PM
Environmental Protection Agency officials spent almost $2.2 million for cloud computing services that it never received from two prominent federal contractors, according to a government watchdog's report.
08/26/14 06:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of dollars in alleged payments by Drug Enforcement Administration personnel to an Amtrak employee are being investigated by the Justice Department inspector general's office. The announcement by Jay Lerner, a spokesman for the IG's office, follows the...
08/26/14 04:30 PM
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state agencies racked up more than $316 million in overtime in the first six months of 2014, according to the state comptroller's office, continuing a recent trend of sharply higher overtime costs for taxpayers. If the pace continues, New York will spend nearly...
By Kelly Cohen | 08/26/14 02:05 PM
They say "knowledge is power," but does it have to be so expensive?
By Mark Flatten | 08/26/14 01:38 PM
"There seems to be no limit on how low this administration and VA will stoop to deflect blame for a scandal," said Pete Hegseth, CEO of Concerned Veterans for America.
08/26/14 07:00 AM
PLEASANT VALLEY, N.Y. (AP) — State police have charged a 41-year-old man with stealing more than $25,000 from a firefighters' union in the Hudson Valley. Troopers say they arrested former Arlington firefighter Keith Rutbell of the town of Pleasant Valley on Monday and charged him with grand...
By Associated Press | 08/25/14 08:03 AM
Officials say Kansas City plays a central role in a gang scheme that hires homeless people to cash counterfeit checks.
08/23/14 04:30 PM
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal grand jury has subpoenaed the emails of three former top advisers to Gov. Pat Quinn, including a onetime chief of staff, as part of a criminal investigation into the governor's $54.5 million Chicago anti-violence program. The Neighborhood Recovery Initiative, which...
By Kelly Cohen | 08/22/14 06:20 PM
A former employee at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico was sentenced Wednesday for conspiring to give U.S. nuclear secrets to Venezuela.
08/22/14 08:45 AM
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Three leaders of a failed Panama City Beach-based bank are heading to prison and have been ordered to pay back about $4.54 million to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Donald Terry Dubose, Frank Baker and Elwood "Woody" West were convicted on fraud charges....
By Mark Flatten | 08/21/14 11:34 AM
An Indiana man faces an uncertain fate after warning signs went unnoticed in six years of VA medical screenings.
By Luke Rosiak | 08/21/14 07:01 PM
Ever waited in an airport screening line watching Transportation Security Administration officers poking and prodding old ladies and little kids, then asking yourself, "How could they make a system like this?" The person who could change that scene is Sen. Jay Rockefeller, the West Virginia...
08/21/14 07:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon broke the law when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a prisoner in Afghanistan for five years, for five Taliban leaders, congressional investigators said Thursday. The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office said the Defense Department failed to notify the...
08/21/14 04:15 PM
DETROIT (AP) — Ford is recalling more than 160,000 vehicles in North America for two safety issues. The largest recall involves 159,395 Focus ST and Escape vehicles from the 2013 and 2014 model years. Ford says their engines could hesitate or stall because of a wiring problem. Ford also is...
08/21/14 01:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced Thursday. The deal calls for the bank, the second-largest in the U.S., to...
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