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Did Virginia Senator’s son stab him, then commit suicide?

Did Virginia Senator’s son stab him, then commit suicide?

A Virginia state senator was stabbed and seriously wounded at his home on Tuesday, and police said they were investigating whether the senator’s son may have carried out the attack before committing suicide. Creigh Deeds, a 55-year-old Democrat who ran unsuccessfully for governor in 2009, was flown to the University of Virginia Medical Center in […]

NSA kept promising to stop violating intelligence rules but didn’t

NSA kept promising to stop violating intelligence rules but didn’t

The National Security Agency reported its own violations of surveillance rules to a U.S. intelligence court and promised additional safety measures to prevent similar missteps over and over again, according to more than 1,000 pages of newly declassified files about the federal government’s controversial program of collecting every American’s phone records during the past seven […]

Government set to file labor complaints against Wal-Mart

Government set to file labor complaints against Wal-Mart

Federal officials said Monday they are prepared to file formal complaints against Wal-Mart for allegedly violating the legal rights of protesting workers last year. The National Labor Relations Board announced that its general counsel, Richard Griffin, found merit in charges that the retailer unlawfully threatened employees in California and Texas with reprisal if they engaged […]

An epic tale of Pentagon waste, doctored books

An epic tale of Pentagon waste, doctored books

Linda Woodford spent the last 15 years of her career inserting phony numbers in the U.S. Department of Defense’s accounts. Every month until she retired in 2011, she says, the day came when the Navy would start dumping numbers on the Cleveland, Ohio, office of the Defense Finance and Accounting Service, the Pentagon’s main accounting […]

Anonymous hackers breaching government computers

Anonymous hackers breaching government computers

Activist hackers linked to the collective known as Anonymous have secretly accessed U.S. government computers in multiple agencies and stolen sensitive information in a campaign that began almost a year ago, the FBI warned this week. The hackers exploited a flaw in Adobe Systems Inc’s software to launch a rash of electronic break-ins that began […]

Hagel: Budget cuts threaten America’s security

Hagel: Budget cuts threaten America’s security

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel sounded an alarm bell Saturday about budget cuts he said threaten America’s security and global military role, while “gambling” over the risk of an unexpected threat. The cuts, which amount to nearly $1 trillion for the Department of Defense (DoD) over a decade, were “too steep, too deep and too abrupt,” […]

Obamacare website upgrade this weekend?

Obamacare website upgrade this weekend?

The Obama administration hopes to upgrade the performance of its faltering HealthCare.gov website this weekend by adding new capacity just two weeks before a crucial deadline for having it running smoothly, a presidential adviser said on Friday. “We will be bringing additional servers online, as well as additional database capacity and data storage. With these […]

Official warned in July that HeathCare.gov would ‘crash’

Official warned in July that HeathCare.gov would ‘crash’

Almost three months before the botched launch of HealthCare.gov, a U.S. health official expressed frustration with a main contractor working on the website, fearing quality assurance issues could “crash the plane at take-off,” according to government documents obtained by Reuters. The documents were released by Republican investigators with the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce […]