February 2, 2008 |
The founding director of the National Museum of the American Indian was away from the office more days and spent more Smithsonian money traveling last year than other museum directors at the institution, a newly released review of Smithsonian travel found. W. Richard West Jr. took 30 trips costing $105,598, five times more than the average cost per museum director, according to a tally released this week by the Smithsonian. West was traveling on institution business for 180 days in 2007, the review said.
June 10, 2013 |
Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler (D) suggested Monday that Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) appoint a special counsel to conduct an investigation into the scandal at a Baltimore jail, arguing that other inquiries underway are not sufficient. "Public confidence in the prison system can only be restored after a full, transparent and independent review with an eye toward holding accountable the responsible public officials," Gansler said in a letter to O'Malley. ...
September 18, 2013 |
U.S. Capitol Police officials have launched a review of reports that tactical team members were ordered by their commanders to leave the scene after they responded to the mass shooting Monday at the Washington Navy Yard . A Capitol Police officer, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was commenting on an internal matter, said he thinks officers could have made a quick entry into the building where a gunman opened fire, killing 12...
November 30, 2009 |
A scientist who is one of the central figures in the controversy over hacked e-mails from the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit announced Tuesday that he is stepping down while the university investigates the incident. Climate skeptics have seized on several e-mails from Phil Jones, director of the university's Climatic Research Unit, to other researchers as evidence that prominent scientists have sought to silence their voice in the debate over global...
September 18, 2008 |
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.) yesterday broke a years-long public silence about the anthrax-mailing case to cast doubt on the FBI's assertion that a bioweapons researcher acted as the lone culprit in the deadly attacks. Leahy, one of two congressional addressees of poison-laced letters in the fall of 2001, did not offer reasons for his suspicions, which could heighten calls for an independent review of the evidence that authorities gathered against Bruce E. Ivins.
May 5, 2013 |
The deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Libya during a 2012 attack on a diplomatic outpost in Benghazi told investigators he thought it was a terrorist strike from the beginning, according to interview excerpts released Sunday on CBS News's "Face the Nation. " "I thought it was a terrorist attack from the get-go. I think everybody in the mission thought it was a terrorist attack from the beginning," Gregory Hicks said in an interview with investigators shared with...