Published: Tue, 12 Apr 2016 21:29:46 GMT Video shows a horde of seals off Chatham - A Norwell man has taken stunning video of the horde of seals that has taken up residence on Monomoy Island, the seal haven off Chatham at the outer elbow of Cape Cod... [read more]
Published: Thu, 14 Feb 2019 23:11:16 EST Trump Will Sign Spending Package, Declare Emergency - President Trump plans to sign a spending bill that keeps the government open and will then declare a national emergency to seek more border-wall funding, ending the suspense over a possible second shutdown but kicking off a new fight.... [read more]
Published: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:50:00 +0000 Investigation of Disasters Sparks Debate Over Navyâ€™s Readiness and Responsibilities -
by T. Christian Miller, Robert Faturechi, Megan Rose and Kengo Tsutsumi
Last week, we published our stories on the Navyâ€™s deadliest accidents in 40 years and the failure of Navy leaders to heed warnings from within their ranks.
Since then, conversations about the Navy and its readiness to fight have sprung up all over the place: social media, the dining rooms on Navy ships, the halls of Congress. Weâ€™ve had... [read more]
Published: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:05:28 +0000 The VA Is Paying for a Top Officialâ€™s Cross-Country Commute -
by Isaac Arnsdorf
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs paid $13,000 over a three-month period for a senior officialâ€™s biweekly commute to Washington from his home in California, according to expense reports obtained by ProPublica.
The official, Darin Selnick, is a senior adviser to VA Secretary Robert Wilkie and has played a key role in developing the administrationâ€™s controversial new rules on referrin... [read more]
Published: Thu, 14 Feb 2019 10:00:00 +0000 Former Trump Officials Are Supposed to Avoid Lobbying. Except 33 Havenâ€™t. -
by Derek Kravitz
Itâ€™s been more than two years since President Donald Trump, who rallied campaign supporters with calls to â€śdrain the swampâ€ť of lobbyists and their ilk, took office. But despite that campaign promise, Washington influence peddlers continue to move into and out of jobs in the federal government.
In his first 10 days in office, Trump signed an executive order that required all his political... [read more]
Published: Thu, 14 Feb 2019 02:00:00 +0000 Large Natural Gas Producer to Pay West Virginia Plaintiffs $53.5 Million to Settle Royalty Dispute -
by Kate Mishkin and Ken Ward Jr., The Charleston Gazette-Mail
The second-largest natural gas producer in West Virginia will pay $53.5 million to settle a lawsuit that alleged the company was cheating thousands of state residents and businesses by shorting them on gas royalty payments, according to terms of the deal unsealed in court this week.
Pittsburgh-based EQT Corp. agreed to pay the money to end a federal... [read more]
Published: Wed, 13 Feb 2019 18:50:16 +0000 ProPublica Named a Finalist for Shadid Award for Journalism Ethics -
The Center for Journalism Ethics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison announced that â€śA Betrayalâ€ť by ProPublica reporter Hannah Dreier is one of five finalists for the Anthony Shadid Award for Journalism Ethics. The award honors journalism displaying high ethical standards in the pursuit of truth.
Co-published with New York magazine, â€śA Betrayalâ€ť chronicled the experience of Henry, a Lo... [read more]