The Pentagon has failed what is being called its first-ever comprehensive audit, a senior official said on Thursday, finding U.S. Defense Department accounting discrepancies that could take years to resolve.
Results of the inspection - conducted by some 1,200 auditors and examining financial accounting on a wide range of spending including on weapons systems, military personnel and property...
“We failed the audit, but we never expected to pass it,” Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan told reporters...
“It was an audit on a $2.7 trillion dollar organization, so the fact that we did the audit is substantial,” Shanahan added.
The Justice Department is preparing to prosecute WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and is increasingly optimistic it will be able to get him into a U.S. courtroom, according to people in Washington familiar with the matter.
The people familiar with the case wouldn’t describe whether discussions were under way with the U.K. or Ecuador about Mr. Assange, but said they were encouraged by recent developments.
Jared Golden, a Marine Corps veteran and Democratic state lawmaker in Maine, defeated New England’s lone House Republican, Bruce Poliquin, on Thursday, just two days after Mr. Poliquin filed a lawsuit to stop the counting of votes under the state’s new ranked-choice voting system...
That new system became the focus of Mr. Poliquin’s ire on Tuesday, when he filed a lawsuit in federal court against Maine’s secretary of state, Matthew Dunlap, to stop the runoff, asserting that he would have won the election under the old voting system and that the new system was unconstitutional. On Thursday morning, a federal judge rejected Mr. Poliquin’s request for a temporary restraining order to stop the vote-counting process.
Although U.S. District Judge Steve Jones agreed with the Georgia Democratic Party and Stacey Abrams’ campaign on this issue, he ruled against them on two others. He will not require counties to accept absentee ballots with incorrect residence addresses or to accept provisional ballots cast by people who attempted to vote in a different county than where they are registered to vote.
In reality, a political party has no legal authority in these matters unto itself. It's good the GOP is doing this, but their results will have no legal consequences unless they are able to provide evidence of fraud and that evidence is picked up by the legislative or judicial branches of our government. And being that requested information will only be voluntarily submitted because there is no legal authority - any findings that they can come up with will be speculative at best.
Newly declassified documents reveal the CIA—which is supposed to be strictly limited in the types of surveillance and other secret operations it conducts on U.S. soil—routinely monitors U.S. government computer systems.
In September 2018, Pope Francis convened all the Episcopal Conferences worldwide for a general meeting to take place in Rome in February 2019, to discuss the prevention of abuse of minors and vulnerable adults. It seems the Argentinian Pope wants to impose his own view before leaving office, not tolerating any further interference from the US Catholic Bishops.
On Sunday night, a draft of the “Vaccine Management Law” was posted online for the public. If passed, the new law will allow people to sue drug makers for punitive damages in cases of death or serious illness caused by faulty vaccines.
...will allow “patients and families to sue vaccine makers and distributors for punitive damages if they knowingly sell faulty vaccines that cause death or serious illness.”2
This is unprecedented in China. And perhaps the world. And it’s about time.
A new map reveals the remnants of ancient continents lurking beneath Antarctica's ice.
The map shows that East Antarctica is made up of multiple cratons, which are the cores of continents that came before, according to study leader Jörg Ebbing, a geoscientist at Kiel University in Germany.
The Department of Justice announced today that it has reached a settlement with Atrium Health, formerly known as Carolinas HealthCare System (“Atrium”). The settlement prohibits Atrium from using anticompetitive steering restrictions in contracts between commercial health insurers and its providers in the Charlotte, North Carolina metropolitan area. If approved by the Court, today’s settlement resolves over two years of civil antitrust litigation challenging Atrium’s use of steering restrictions that prevent health insurers from promoting innovative health benefit plans and more cost-effective healthcare services to consumers.
Researchers investigating new treatments for neuroblastoma -- one of the most common childhood cancers -- have found that a combination of two drugs made tumors disappear in mice, making it more effective than any other drugs tested in these animals.
A federal court judge on Thursday ruled that thousands of voters whose votes weren’t counted because of issues with their signatures on their mail-in or provisional ballots have two more days to challenge the decision to reject their votes.
Walker’s ruling gives those who had their mail-in or provisional ballots rejected by local canvassing boards because their signature didn’t match the one on file until 5 p.m. Saturday to challenge the decision.
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