By Elaine Donnelly
Extending sexual misconduct to combat units
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
A major downtown intersection will be kept closed through at least Thursday evening as crews work to repair a 15-foot sinkhole, according to city officials.
Tens of thousands of commuters are bracing for a difficult trip around southwest Connecticut and into New York City beginning Monday as workers repair the Metro-North commuter rail line crippled by a derailment and crash.
A government watchdog says the Federal Aviation Administration's oversight of hundreds of domestic and overseas repair stations that service U.S. airliners is ineffective and doesn't target stations most likely to present safety risks.
As the federal government struggles with sequestration and governments at all levels also face the need to economize isn't it time to start awarding government contracts to the lowest bidder, rather than on the basis of skin color, national origin and sex?
U.S. airlines scored their second-best performance last year in the more than two decades that researchers have been measuring airline quality, with Virgin America the leader, an annual report released Monday says.
As politicians of both parties ride through the country Paul Revere-like in their warning about the dire consequences of the looming automatic spending cuts coming with sequestration, a lot of Americans are worried that essential government services will see a dangerous reduction in their operating resources. Yet there is a way to cut substantial amounts of federal spending that will have zero effect on public services. Simply get rid of federal employees who do no work for the federal government.
If the White House wants to make any real contribution to the environment, it would not impose more unilateral CO2 controls in the U.S., forcing even more jobs abroad.
A federal judge has ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency overstepped its bounds in trying to impose restrictions on stormwater in a Northern Virginia watershed, delivering a victory to Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II, the state's Department of Transportation and Fairfax County.
Delays in Exxon Mobil Corp.'s response to a major pipeline break beneath Montana's Yellowstone River made the spill far worse than it otherwise would have been, federal regulators said.
For many passengers, air travel is only about finding the cheapest fare.
For many passengers, air travel is only about finding the cheapest fare. But as airlines offer a proliferating list of add-on services, from early boarding to premium seating and baggage fees, the ability to comparison-shop for the lowest total fare is eroding.
Two top officials who have taken the lead in cleaning up ethical lapses and mismanagement at the board overseeing the Washington region's two major airports came under fire for their own actions Friday at a House oversight hearing.
A federal audit of the authority that runs metropolitan Washington's two major airports has revealed more problems, including over-reliance on no-bid contracts and executives accepting expensive gifts from contractors.
No matter who wins the presidency (or the Senate), the next Congress will renew its focus on regulatory overreach, including the Environmental Protection Agency's. A relevant fact for the intermediate term is that U.S. greenhouse gas and other emissions have plummeted because of a dramatic increase in use of natural gas, the phaseout of CFCs and a major improvements in auto efficiency.
The D.C. Council is poised to lower the cost of speed camera tickets from a maximum of $250 to just $50. The plan unveiled on Tuesday is meant to create the impression that the District has seen the light and has finally decided to go easier on motorists.