Daily Outrage

The Daily Outrage: Use federal funds to build roads, not save old bridges

WHO: Antrim (Pa.) Township WHAT: Plan to use a $700,000 grant from…

 

The Daily Outrage: You can't fix audio quality for $206 million?

Who: Department of the Interior What: According to the agency's inspector general,…

 

The Daily Outrage: Florida's 'Taj Mahal' of hurricane shelters cost $7 million

WHO: Sponsors of the Brandon Regent Center in Tampa Bay, Florida WHAT:…

 

The Daily Outrage: NIH unit gets 'energy healing' study for only $104k

WHO: National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine WHAT: Used $104,000 from…

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Outrageous: House GOP accused of attaching $841 million in pork to defense bill

What: Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., is charging House Republicans with pushing through…

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Nuke rush: Ohio nuclear plant reopens despite probe into cracks

What: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved the reopening of a nuclear…

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AP file photoJust 34 percent of senior U.S. noncommissioned and commissioned officers making at least $50

Most in military are not confident of retirement pay

What: Just 34 percent of senior U.S. noncommissioned and commissioned officers making…

AP file photoJust 34 percent of senior U.S. noncommissioned and commissioned officers making at least $50
AP file photoHackers halfway across the world could hijack a printer and take control of an entire corporate network

Security flaw in millions of printers can open door to hackers

WHAT: Columbia University researchers say they discovered a security flaw that is…

AP file photoHackers halfway across the world could hijack a printer and take control of an entire corporate network
AP file photoFake Ugg brand boots and Louis Vuitton bags are seen on a table at the Justice Department in Washington.

Counterfeit crimes: Feds shut 150 websites for selling knockoffs

WHAT: A Department of Justice task force celebrated the blockbuster Cyber Monday…

AP file photoFake Ugg brand boots and Louis Vuitton bags are seen on a table at the Justice Department in Washington.
Alastair Grant/APColombia's President Juan Manuel Santos.

Bitter end: Colombian rebel group’s captives killed after more than 12 years

WHAT: Colombia’s main rebel group executed four of its longest-held captives during…

Alastair Grant/APColombia's President Juan Manuel Santos.

Trafficker: LA man kept 48 Thai workers in slave-labor conditions

WHAT: A Los Angeles federal jury found Yoo Taik Kim, 55, guilty…

AP file photoSixty percent of college students are required to take an internship in order to graduate

Paying to work for free: Colleges charge big bucks for ‘internship credits’

WHAT: Sixty percent of college students are required to take an internship…

AP file photoSixty percent of college students are required to take an internship in order to graduate
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30 big Arizona wildfires linked to illegal border crossers

WHAT: Of the 2,500 Arizona border wildfires between 2006 and 2010, 422…

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US red tape kept out $606B in tourist spending

WHAT: In the decade since 9/11, the U.S. economy lost out on…

AP file photoIn the decade since 9/11
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Security breach: Classified information about presidential visit found in gutter

WHAT: The Australian government says it is investigating how a classified booklet…

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John A. Mattera

Hedge hokum: Bogus hedge fund bilked online investors for $12 million

WHAT: The posts on LinkedIn offered “pre-IPO shares of Facebook, Groupon, Twitter,…

John A. Mattera
AP file photoThe SEIU takes $30 dues from home caregivers in Michigan each month.

Forced dues: Home caregivers for their own ill family members must pay the union

WHAT: Michigan’s "forced unionization" law automatically deducts $30 from the state’s monthly…

AP file photoThe SEIU takes $30 dues from home caregivers in Michigan each month.
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Navy investigates accusations of test cheating aboard nuclear submarines

WHAT: The Navy’s inspector general for the Atlantic submarine force is investigating…

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Rep. Donald Manzullo

Proposal to give $4M in US aid to China provokes bipartisan ire

WHAT: Republicans and Democrats have joined in criticizing the U.S. Agency for…

Rep. Donald Manzullo
ap file photoCollege students are charged semester credits for fulfilling required internships.

Colleges charge big bucks for ‘internship credits’

WHAT: Sixty percent of college students are required to take an internship…

ap file photoCollege students are charged semester credits for fulfilling required internships.