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Feds may nail General Motors for ‘criminal fraud’

Feds may nail General Motors for ‘criminal fraud’

Federal prosecutors are developing a criminal fraud case hinged on whether General Motors made misleading statements about a deadly ignition switch flaw, and are examining activity dating back a decade,…

Federal judge to IRS: Explain your lost emails

Federal judge to IRS: Explain your lost emails

A federal judge on Thursday ordered the IRS to explain under oath how it lost a trove of emails to and from a central figure in the agency’s tea party…

Asbostos accident closes parts of U.S. Capitol

Asbostos accident closes parts of U.S. Capitol

An accident involving asbestos work forced a temporary closure of the House side of the Capitol on Thursday and prompted House leaders to delay the day’s session for two hours.…

California engineer gets 15 years for ‘economic espionage’

California engineer gets 15 years for ‘economic espionage’

A federal judge has sentenced a California chemical engineer to 15 years in prison and fined him $28.3 million for a rare economic-espionage conviction for selling China a secret recipe…

Trying to defend a troubled intelligence system

Trying to defend a troubled intelligence system

When Gen. John Campbell, the Army’s vice chief of staff, appeared last year at a budget hearing on Capitol Hill, he cited his son’s experiences as a soldier in Afghanistan…

Police seek to photograph a sexually-aroused teen

Police seek to photograph a sexually-aroused teen

A Virginia teenager is fighting efforts by police who want to take photos of him in a sexually aroused state to try to prove a sexting case against him. Prosecutors…

Feds waste billions in improper payments

Feds waste billions in improper payments

By its own estimate, the government made about $100 billion in payments last year to people who may not have been entitled to receive them — tax credits to families…

VA official apologizes to whistleblowers

VA official apologizes to whistleblowers

A top official at the Veterans Affairs Department says he is sorry that VA employees have suffered retaliation after making complaints about poor patient care, long wait times and other…

More money but no proposed immigration legal action yet

More money but no proposed immigration legal action yet

President Barack Obama is preparing to ask Congress for emergency spending of more than $2 billion to deal with the crisis of unaccompanied kids at the Southern border, but for…

The sad drama behind illegal immigration

The sad drama behind illegal immigration

Deputy Rudy Trevino was patrolling a park along the Texas-Mexico border when he spied movement in the darkness. Swinging his spotlight toward the motion revealed 14 women and children who…