Military communities across the country, after listening to the warnings about steep budget cutbacks for months, are now bracing for impact as furloughs for roughly 650,000 civilian Defense Department employees kick in this month.
A veteran IRS worker testified on Thursday that officials from a Washington office led by a political appointee intervened in the screening of Tea Party applications, saying publicly for the first time the IRS chief counsel's office was involved in the controversial program.
She boasted that she voted twice in last November's presidential election. Now 58-year-old Melowese Richardson, a veteran Cincinnati poll worker, will be spending the next five years in prison for voter fraud.
Large parts of Florida may be underwater in the next few decades, and New York thinks $20 billion might save the city from the coming flood-waters of climate change, but some scientists disagree about whether there's even a problem.