The AP reports that the memo to U.S. employees explains that Halliburton hopes to increase its workforce by nearly 30%.
"You can earn lots of money if you're elected village boss, so what's so bad about dishing some of it out?" complained one old man, whose surname was given as Chen.
Despite the impact on everyday users of the road, the state Department of Transportation has refused requests from state House Appropriations Committee, state Representatives, the media and the public for copies of relevant documents.
The highest-ranking American at UNESCO has resigned before a key audit of contracts that his office awarded, saying opponents thwarted his reform drive at the U.N. organization and even threatened to kill him.
It was hardly a social call when Fred F. Fielding, the new White House counsel, turned up on Capitol Hill. He had come to negotiate with Democrats, who are investigating whether politics played a role in the dismissal of 8 federal prosecutors and dem
Members of Congress used to know an earmark when they saw one. They used the term to describe any of the favored, parochial expenditures that lawmakers might tuck into a complicated spending bill — $35 million for a Mississippi space center, for exam
Shortly before Attorney General Alberto Gonzales advised President Bush to shut down a Justice Department inquiry regarding the administration's warrantless domestic eavesdropping program, he learned his own conduct would likely be a focus of th
Republican presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani's law firm lobbies for Citgo Petroleum Corp., which is controlled by the Venezuelan state oil company and President Hugo Chavez, but the firm said Giuliani has never worked on the account.
Congressional Democrats again sell out the electorate.
Brushing aside congressional suggestions that the nation is ill-prepared for the conversion to digital TV in 2009, the Department of Commerce on Monday unveiled its plan to help subsidize the switchover from analog.
Late in the afternoon on Dec. 4, a deputy to Harriet E. Miers, then the White House counsel and one of President Bush’s most trusted aides, sent a two-line e-mail message to a top Justice Department aide. “We’re a go,” it said, approving a long-brewi
Washington, DC's photo enforcement cameras have fallen into disrepair with twenty-three of fifty cameras inoperable. Additionally, at least two cameras have fallen out of calibration & their location has been kept secret for fear the tickets woul
Tony Blair and his government "exercised spin" in exaggerating the case for the war in Iraq, the former United Nations chief weapons inspector, Hans Blix, said in an interview broadcast today.
A high-ranking police ballistics expert who testified in courts throughout Maryland and neighboring states killed himself after being confronted with evidence he lied about his credentials - a revelation that could force new trials for some of the hu
The Southampton, UK Crown Court ruled last week that a speed camera trap that raised £330,000 (US $640,000) in revenue over four months had illegally prosecuted motorists. Barrie Wells, 62, and Michael Halliwell, 63, were both acquitted of speeding o
The total amount taken from motorists totaled $516,072 in the first year-and-a-half under the revenue sharing deal. This has nearly doubled the county's cut to $135,214 while allowing the sheriff to divvy up $166,000 of the bounty among his deput
More details emerged on Monday of a "cash-for-honours" scandal that has dogged Tony Blair's last months as British prime minister when the BBC named two of his staff allegedly involved in an email exchange about it. The BBC said the ai
A former police chief in Mexico could be facing up to five years in prison after he was allegedly found with 59 pounds of marijuana. Roberto Tacho Verdugo was arraigned yesterday in U-S District Court in Tucson on a charge of possession with intent
Congressional subpoenas were staved off yesterday by NASA, when a deal was brokered to turn over the results of an investigation into allegations of misconduct in the space agency's Office of the Inspector General.
Rep. Heather A. Wilson (R-N.M.) acknowledged that she contacted a federal prosecutor to complain about the pace of his public corruption investigations, as the Senate ethics committee signaled that it had opened a preliminary inquiry into a similar c
Ethics experts said Domenici's conduct may have violated Senate rules, which generally bar communications between members of Congress and federal prosecutors about ongoing criminal investigations.
The firings of eight U.S. attorneys has put the heat on top Justice Department officials—and some GOP members of Congress. The unusual mass dismissals took place late last year, but the controversy escalated last week when David Iglesias, the former
Miller said that in the next instant, he was surrounded by the officers. One attempted to trip kick him to fall to the ground, but he was concerned about his expensive camera equipment, so he tried not to fall on his face. He heard one officer say “H
A U.S. Marshals Service official misspent $4.3 million meant for courthouse security and witness protection to pay for fitness centers and firing ranges at federal buildings, a Justice Department investigation found.
Ten years ago, the White House budget office warned the U.S. Marshals Service to get its priorities straight: Money designated to improve courthouse security was not to be used for fitness centers or firing ranges.
While Democrats try to restrict how President Bush can spend the $100 billion he wants for Iraq, they also hope to load his measure up with $10 billion in add-ons—from aid for avocado growers to help for children lacking health insurance.
"From the first week in office between the new mayor and myself discussions were initiated on how much revenue would red light cams bring. It wasn't until we tried to sell the idea to the public that we started talking about public safety.**
On Thursday, the Lubbock, Texas city council voted to delay installation of red light cameras after a local television station exposed the city's short timing of yellow lights at eight of the twelve intersections where the devices were to be inst
A judge on Tuesday sentenced former Food and Drug Administration chief Lester Crawford to three years' supervised probation with fines of roughly $90,000 for lying about stocks he owned in companies regulated by his agency.
What happens to those scissors, lighters and the occasional machete confiscated at US airports? They are auctioned on eBay. "The program started in June 2004, and the idea was to generate new revenues for the state," he said.