Stuck Waiting: Ground Delays At US Airports on the Rise

November 23, 2015 7:06 AM Comments

According to an Associated Press analysis, airplanes spent 23 minutes and 32 seconds, on average, taxiing between gates and runways during the first nine months of the year. That’s the longest it has been since the Bureau of Transportation Statistics started tracking taxi times in 1995 and a 50-second increase over last year’s average.

Ex-VA Doctor Concerned About Veterans’ Surgeries In Phoenix

November 23, 2015 7:02 AM Comments

Dr. Maher Huttam, a former Phoenix VA Medical Center doctor, says he was fired from that job after complaining that veterans were effectively being used as “guinea pigs” during surgeries by residents who were not adequately trained.

Even Small Awards To Wayward Feds Make Uncle Sam Look Bad

November 23, 2015 6:59 AM Comments

Bonuses awarded to federal employees who’ve had disciplinary issues present an image problem for Uncle Sam and fuel a narrative that undermines the workforce.

U.S. System To Detect Bioterrorism Can’t Be Counted On, Government Watchdog Finds

November 23, 2015 6:57 AM Comments

The nation’s main defense against biological terrorism — a $1-billion network of air samplers in cities across the country — cannot be counted on to detect an attack, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office.

NASA Not Ready For Dangers Of Deep Space, Auditors Say

November 23, 2015 6:56 AM Comments

NASA is not yet ready to handle the dangers of space travel as it moves ahead with plans to send the first human mission to Mars by the 2030s, according to a recent audit.

Transgender Pilots Frustrated Over Extra Scrutiny From FAA

November 23, 2015 6:54 AM Comments

When it comes to clearing pilots for takeoff, the Federal Aviation Administration uses regular medical exams to make sure they’re fit to fly. But the process may not be fair for everyone in the cockpit.

Labor Department Throws Football Party, But Bans Redskin Jerseys

November 22, 2015 11:47 AM Comments

When the U.S. Labor Department’s Center for Civil Rights wanted to celebrate its accomplishments last week, its managers threw the staff a football-themed tailgate party in the office parking lot. There was only stipulation: no Washington Redskins jerseys, paraphernalia or memorabilia.

TSA Agents Rally At LAX For New Contract, Higher Wages

November 22, 2015 7:37 AM Comments

Transportation Security Administration agents rallied and picketed at LAX Saturday afternoon, calling for a new contract and higher wages.

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