Inspector General Investigating DEA Payments For Amtrak Passenger Info

August 29, 2014 4:46 PM Comments

Federal investigators are examining why agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration allegedly paid an Amtrak secretary more than $850,000 for passenger information that the agency could have obtained for free through an agreement with Amtrak police.

HHS Approves Drug-Testing Labs For Federal Workers

August 29, 2014 4:44 PM Comments

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is certifying dozens of laboratories that are now authorized to test federal employees for drugs, the agency said Friday.

40 Hour Work Week Grows To 47-60 Hours

August 29, 2014 11:50 AM Comments

A new Gallup poll finds that economically-stressed Americans are now working an “average” of 47 hours, with a growing number clocking 60 hours or more.

Fort Hood Shooter Says He Wants To Become ‘Citizen’ Of Islamic State Caliphate

August 29, 2014 11:14 AM Comments

The convicted shooter in the Fort Hood massacre has written a letter to the leader of the Islamic State saying he wants to become a “citizen” of the caliphate, in the latest example of the terror group’s reach inside the U.S.

Is the Government Taking Feds’ Tax Debt Seriously Enough?

August 29, 2014 9:10 AM Comments

At least one senator wants the national intelligence chief to send a stronger message that failure by federal employees and contractors to pay back taxes is a threat to national security.

A VA Employee, A Crack House, And A Lengthy Firing Process

August 29, 2014 8:57 AM Comments

What does it take for the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire a rogue employee? That’s a question the Montgomery Advertiser asked after an agency employee allegedly drove a patient to a crack house and left him there overnight.

Senate to Review Police Militarization

August 28, 2014 10:07 PM Comments

A Senate panel will take up the debate over police departments using military equipment sparked by the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.

9 Top Havens for Expat Retirees

August 28, 2014 9:56 PM Comments

One of the fundamental issues you should consider early on in your retire-overseas planning is this: Do you want to live among the locals or in a more private, perhaps gated setting with fellow expats for your neighbors?

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