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Miami Herald journalist sues Defense Department over Guant namo staffing data

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:00:20 GMT

A cooperative captive paced inside a communal cellblock at Camp 6, at the U.S. Navy base at GuantA namo Bay, Cuba, in February. The photo was approved for release by the U.S. military.

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Adds Miscellaneous Professional Liability Coverage

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12:32:15 GMT

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies has launched a miscellaneous professional liability policy in New Jersey with expansion into a half dozen more states by the end of 2016. The company's new product is a separate line targeting more than 50 classes.

Federal funding to help families with heating, cooling costs

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:05:12 GMT

The Administration for Children and Families has released $67,184,434 to help low-income families in Indiana stay warm during winter months, cool during summer months and make cost-effective home energy repairs. The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program , which is run by the Office of Community Services at HHS' Administration for Children and Families, provides funding to states, the District of Columbia, territories and tribes to assist households with paying energy bills and weatherize homes for energy improvements.

Trump Officially Opens Washington Hotel, Calls It 'Metaphor' for the Country

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 03:34:31 GMT

In the final stretch of the presidential election, Republican Donald Trump paid a visit Wednesday to the solidly Democratic, District of Columbia. But as our Washington reporter Geoff Bennett explains, Trump wasn't there to win votes.

D.C. Court Dismisses Dispute Over Reinsurance Of Federal Crop Insurance Program

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 23:04:49 GMT

On September 20, a federal district court in the District of Columbia dismissed a lawsuit brought by reinsurers of the federal crop insurance program. The plaintiffs-reinsurers alleged that the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation improperly modified the actuarial methodology that set the premiums owed for several crops, including corn and soybeans, resulting in plaintiffs purportedly paying more than what was allegedly conveyed to them at the time of contracting.

Pentagon suspends clawback of decade-old enlistment bonuses

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 20:47:43 GMT

The Pentagon is halting efforts to claw back recruitment bonuses paid out a decade ago to enlist troops to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced on Wednesday , responding to public outrage. WASHINGTON: The Pentagon is halting efforts to claw back recruitment bonuses paid out a decade ago to enlist troops to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced on Wednesday , responding to public outrage.

Federal judge dismisses lawsuit of former Guant namo detainee

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 16:11:41 GMT

Shawali Khan in a picture from his 2008 prison profile provided to McClatchy by WikiLeaks. He got to GuantA namo in February 2003 and was repatriated in December 2014.

Rite Aid Black Friday 2016 Ad Features iTunes Deal and Video Camera Drone

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:49:25 GMT

Black Friday 2016 ads continue to leak. The pace is still slow, but increasing. The Rite Aid Black Friday 2016 ad is the third Black Friday ad surfacing this year.

U.S. courts: Electronic surveillance requests up 500 percent in D.C....

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 07:38:23 GMT

Secret law enforcement requests to conduct electronic surveillance in domestic criminal cases have surged in federal courts for Northern Virginia and the District of Columbia, but only 1 in a thousand of the applications ever becomes public, newly released data show. The bare-bones release by the courts leaves unanswered how long, in what ways and for what crimes federal investigators tracked individuals' data and whether long-running investigations result in charges.

On Election Day, think twice before snapping a 'ballot selfie' - CNET

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 03:32:55 GMT

Selfies are great. You're out somewhere, feeling your best and you want to take a picture of yourself.

Sharp rise in Obamacare premiums for 2017

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 23:05:52 GMT

By Karen Pallarito HealthDay Reporter -- Prices of health plans sold under the Affordable Care Act are rising by double-digit rates, and the number of choices available to consumers in many markets is shrinking for 2017, the Obama administration has confirmed. The announcement Monday comes on the brink of a Presidential election that may help determine the future of the private health insurance expansion that is often referred to as "Obamacare."

DC settles lawsuit against Bank of America over fraud

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 23:05:51 GMT

The District of Columbia government has settled a lawsuit filed against Bank of America for its role in a long-running embezzlement scheme involving a city tax office employee. Attorney General Karl Racine announced the settlement of the 8-year-old case on Tuesday.

30 Percent of Cancer Deaths in U.S. are Linked with Smoking

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 23:05:50 GMT

Analysis of state specific statistics reveals that the highest rate among men is in Arkansas, where 40 percent of cancer deaths are attributed to cigarette smoking Smoking is one of the most common causes of cancer-related deaths in United States. A new research says that more than 167,000 cancer deaths were caused by cigarette smoking in 2014, which makes up of 30 percent of all U.S. cancer deaths.

Gary Condit to discuss Chandra Levy case on 'Dr. Phil'

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 20:46:36 GMT

In this Nov. 1, 2010 file photo, former U.S. Rep. Gary Condit leaves District of Columbia Superior Court in Washington after testifying in the trial of Ingmar Guandique. Condit 's appearance on 'Dr. Phil,' in which he discussed the Chandra Levy case is set to air on Oct. 27, 2016.

This Is How Early Voting Became a Thing

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:59:14 GMT

On Monday, six states started offering early in-person voting, and by week's end, 12 states plus the District of Columbia will have rolled out early voting. The percentage of voters who cast ballots early is about a third, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures .

Foreign observers ratchet up presence at US poll sites, amid interference claims

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:59:13 GMT

Amid claims from both presidential campaigns of election interference, an international agency is planning to dramatically expand the number of observers deployed to U.S. polling locations - though they've had to scale back their original game plan since some states won't allow the foreign poll watchers. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, or OSCE, originally announced it would send 100 long-term election observers "to follow the electoral process countrywide" and 400 short-term observers "to follow election day proceedings."

D.C. is expensive, but it's also a good city for building wealth, study shows

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 11:29:26 GMT

The District of Columbia, known for its gentrification and high cost of living, isn't commonly thought of as a place where a person can turn a dime into a dollar. Yet the District is among the "best cities for building wealth" in the United States, according to a recently released Bankrate survey .