- Lawmakers back company responsible for decade-old Gulf leak Updated: Jul-16-15 4:40 am
WASHINGTON - Capitol Hill lawmakers from Louisiana have intervened on behalf of a New Orleans company that has failed to stop a decade-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico but lobbied for a refund of money reserved for spill containment work, according to letters obtained by The Associated Press through public records requests.
- Under fire for data breach, Obama personnel chief steps down Updated: Jul-10-15 6:47 pm
WASHINGTON - The embattled head of the government's personnel office abruptly stepped down Friday, bowing to mounting pressure following the unprecedented breach of private information her agency was entrusted to protect.
- House GOP leaders call on Obama to fire OPM director Updated: Jul-09-15 5:43 pm
WASHINGTON - The top three Republican leaders in the House are calling on President Barack Obama to fire the director of the Office of Personnel Management after the latest disclosures of the security breach of government computer systems.
- Fort Polk to lose 388 troops amid Army cuts Updated: Jul-09-15 2:58 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The Fort Polk Army base in central Louisiana is in line to lose 388 troops as the Army announces cuts in active duty forces.