Watchdog: Mismanaged DHS Headquarters Costing Taxpayers $1B Extra

September 19, 2014 10:29 AM Comments

Federal mismanagement of the construction of the Department of Homeland Security’s new headquarters has delayed the project by over a decade and helped raised its cost by over $1 billion, according to a new watchdog report.

NSA Shared Americans’ Private Communications With Israel: Snowden

September 19, 2014 9:31 AM Comments

Former U.S. intelligence analyst Edward Snowden has accused the U.S. National Security Agency of routinely passing private, unedited communications of Americans to Israel, an expert on the intelligence agency said Wednesday.

Fed Will End QE In Oct., ‘Considerable Time’ Remains

September 19, 2014 9:27 AM Comments

The Federal Reserve remained on its easy-money course Wednesday, allaying market fears that it might start raising interest rates sooner than expected. Chair Janet Yellen reiterated that any move in rates will be “data-dependent” on not based on a calendar projection.

1 in 4 Americans Open to Secession

September 19, 2014 9:24 AM Comments

The failed Scottish vote to pull out from the United Kingdom stirred secessionist hopes for some in the United States, where almost a quarter of people are open to their states leaving the union, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll found.

Postal Worker Charged With Delaying Mail

September 19, 2014 9:20 AM Comments

A postal employee in Florida is accused of stealing, destroying and delaying 342 pieces of mail on two days in February.

VA Hikes Top Pay For Doctors By $20,000 To $35,000

September 19, 2014 9:19 AM Comments

The maximum pay for new physicians and dentists will be bumped by between $20,000 and $35,000, the scandal-plagued agency announced this week.

Border Patrol May Soon Wear Body Cameras

September 18, 2014 6:28 PM Comments

Agents at a Border Patrol academy will be part of a test of body-worn cameras.

Postal Employee Busted Taking Marijuana From Packages

September 18, 2014 6:27 PM Comments

A United States Postal Service employee is behind bars after narcotics agents caught him in possession of a large amount of marijuana.

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