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Furloughs for the U.S. Park Police forced by the budget cuts known as sequestration will end June 1, the National Park Service will announce Friday, because the agency was able to find other savings to offset them.
Legislation has been introduced that would establish an independent task force or commission to analyze VA’s disability benefits claims processing system. The task force would be charged with examining the root causes of VA’s backlog and providing solutions for ending it by 2015.
A former postal worker from Birmingham has pleaded guilty in a mail theft case that involved re-directing packages – one that contained 11 handguns – to an accomplice, federal authorities announced this morning.