Medical Errors Are Up At VA Hospitals, But They’re Actually Doing Less To Figure Out Why

August 31, 2015 10:59 AM Comments

Hospitals across the country are under growing pressure to reduce preventable medical mistakes, the errors that can cause real harm and even death to patients. But the Department of Veterans Affairs, which runs a massive system of hospitals and clinics that cared for 5.8 million veterans last year, is doing less, not more, to identify what went wrong to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

Federal Employees Air Grievances on HUD Forum

August 31, 2015 10:58 AM Comments

A tool meant to provide customer service to the public from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has turned into a message board full of complaints and demands made by the agency’s employees.

State Department to Release Largest Batch of Emails So Far

August 31, 2015 8:33 AM Comments

The roiling controversy over Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server as secretary of state looks likely to intensify Monday with the State Department set to release the largest batch of her messages made public thus far.

White House Developing Sanctions Against China Over Cyber Espionage

August 31, 2015 8:12 AM Comments

The Obama administration is developing a package of unprecedented economic sanctions against Chinese companies and individuals who have benefited from their government’s cybertheft of valuable U.S. trade secrets.

Should We Wait To Take Social Security?

August 30, 2015 5:40 PM Comments

A couple asks a financial advisor what the best way is for them to maximize their Social Security benefits.

Six People to Live in Isolation Dome for One Year

August 30, 2015 3:08 PM Comments

Six people shut themselves inside a dome for a year in Hawaii, in the longest US isolation experiment aimed at helping NASA prepare for a pioneering journey to Mars.

Judge: IRS Must Hand Over White House Record Requests

August 29, 2015 5:24 PM Comments

The Internal Revenue Service must turn over any White House requests for taxpayers’ private information, a federal judge ruled Friday.

31% of Federal Employees are Veterans

August 29, 2015 10:27 AM Comments

A new report shows the emphasis on hiring veterans has paid off, at least as far as getting them into federal positions. But keeping them there is another matter.

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