11/20/13 09:13 AM
A unit of the U.S. Department of Defense, already under fire for faked public ceremonies and delays in identifying the remains of American service men and women, found time earlier this month to hand over part of its lab to Hollywood. The lab where human remains are usually examined was used to...
11/20/13 09:11 AM
Authorities have put a temporary stop to three Canadians accused of tricking small-business owners in Wisconsin and all over the United States into paying more than $14million combined for unwanted yellow page listings online. The Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit against the men and their...
11/20/13 09:09 AM
Kelly Bailey was so blown away by Pink's recent Chicago concert that she hopped online to nab tickets to the star's Wednesday show at Rosemont's Allstate Arena. But the 30-year-old speech pathologist couldn't stomach paying scalper markups online — again. Elmwood Park Mayor Skip Saviano didn't...
By Michal Conger | 11/20/13 08:04 AM
A nonprofit watchdog has filed a Freedom of Information Act suit to force General Services Administration officials to release federal contract documents that are supposed to be publicly available.
By Michal Conger | 11/19/13 04:48 PM
New layers of review for "sensitivity" will slow down responses to Freedom of Information Act requests at the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to an internal assessment from the department. According to the memo, first obtained by KUOW reporter John Ryan, all requests will now be...
By Michal Conger | 11/19/13 04:35 PM
NASA has been overpaying contractors because the math officials there use to calculate performance awards is "overly complex," leading to $66.4 million in potential overpayments, according to a new report by the space agency's Office of the Inspector General.
By Kelly Cohen | 11/19/13 04:01 PM
Ohio officials owe the federal government more than $3 million for excessive child care claims, according to a federal watchdog. The Child Care Development Fund program spent more than $41 million — about $38 million in federal dollars —between 2007 and 2011.
By Ethan Barton | 11/19/13 12:00 PM
After living as a fugitive in Ukraine for two years, Irina Shelikhova was sentenced Nov. 12 to 15 years in federal prison for leading a $77 million Medicare fraud scheme involving bribery, falsified records and money laundering over a five-year period. Shelikhova, 50, of Brooklyn, N.Y.,...
11/19/13 09:19 AM
Earlier this year, Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin drew scrutiny for a special arrangement that allowed her to work part time at the State Department while simultaneously maintaining a side gig working for a corporate consulting firm. Under the arrangement, first reported by Politico, Abedin was...
11/19/13 09:18 AM
Accurate autopsies help ensure that murderers don’t go free, that suspects aren’t wrongfully prosecuted and that spouses receive the life insurance payments they deserve. But in North Carolina, heavy caseloads are raising the risk of errors, an Observer analysis has found.
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