| Sep 24, 2013
| 4:22 PM
In advance of National Hunting and Fishing Day on September 28th, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to expand fishing and hunting opportunities throughout the National Wildlife...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 4:23 PM
The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Thursday it has reduced the backlog of pending disability benefits claims by about one-third since March and is working toward its goal of eliminating the backlog by the end of 2015. The agency said......
| Oct 2, 2013
| 3:25 PM
Forty percent of federal government workers are still at home, as agencies closed their doors for the second day. But the shutdown isn't affecting all services. Do you know which ones are still open?
We began hearing from concerned viewers Tuesday...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 3:23 PM
Americans are overwhelmingly opposed to shutting down the government as a tactic to derail the Affordable Care Act, even though they are divided on the law itself, a new national Quinnipiac University poll has found. Indeed, 72 percent of respondents...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 11:17 AM
WASHINGTON — California Sen. Barbara Boxer’s Capitol Hill office was locked, with a sign reading, "Office closed due to government shutdown."
Much of her staff has been furloughed. The number of staffers answering calls has been scaled back....
| Dec 2, 2013
| 3:45 PM
A traveling medical technician who spread hepatitis C to dozens of patients getting treatment in hospitals in Maryland and around the country was sentenced Monday to 39 years in federal prison.
David Kwiatkowski, 34, who did contract work at four...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Jonathan Warren walks through the maze of corridors until he finds the little room. Anxiously, he puts on the earphones and adjusts the wraparound visor. The image before him is crude: Road, desert, truck.
Describe that day, his therapist says.
| Oct 7, 2013
The shutdown is stinging military communities in other ways, and the hurt is enhanced by the tough budget choices Defense officials must make entering a second year of sequestration.
Temporary closing of 175 stateside commissaries.
By Tom Philpott...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 7:00 AM
This year’s crop of state political candidates has learned something from the federal government shutdown: The ability to sing "Kumbaya," or at least know the lyrics.
High-profile races from Virginia to New Jersey are awash in testimonials to...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 4:23 PM
The federal government says it is trying hard to reduce the backlog of claims from veterans seeking benefits. The Department of Veterans Affairs is making employees work overtime, has fast-tracked the longest-pending claims and has moved to paperless...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 8:45 AM
Setting out for a new federal job in 2010 was supposed to be the answer for 43-year-old Tim Burger.
Like many during the recession, he and his family were forced to move from Northern Michigan when work dried up and the bank foreclosed on their home...