Passenger plane crashes in Taiwan; at least 40 dead
Deadly legacy of "Fast and Furious" lives on
The U.S. government's botched "Fast and Furious" gunwalking operation is leaving a deadly legacy in Mexico, where weapons related to the operation continue to show up at crime scenes.
Lawmaker: No 'bad acts' for Secret Service
WASHINGTON, April 27 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, said Secret Service agents can no longer take foreign nationals to hotel rooms and must avoid places of "bad acts."
Temporary levee keeping Hamburg, Iowa, dry
HAMBURG, Iowa, June 18 (UPI) -- The threat of the bloated Missouri River inundating tiny Hamburg, Iowa, remained Friday with an earthen levee the only thing standing in its way.
Grassley: Obama needs to lead on health
WASHINGTON, June 28 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama will need to exercise "presidential leadership" to overcome opposition from both parties on U.S. healthcare reform, a GOP senator says.
Surgeon accused of not reporting payments
LOS ANGELES, May 28 (UPI) -- A spinal surgeon at the University of California, Los Angeles did not report payments he received from medical companies for research, a senator alleges.
Grassley suggests AIG execs commit suicide
DES MOINES, Iowa, March 17 (UPI) -- An angry U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, says AIG executives should apologize for the insurance giant's collapse and resign or commit suicide.
Grassley calls for NSF porn surfing probe
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, says he wants to know more about a National Science Foundation probe that found employees surfing pornography Web sites.
Wyeth allegedly used journals to tout drug
WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Pharmaceutical giant Wyeth arranged ghost-written articles in medical journals on its hormone replacement therapy, U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley said Friday.
Tax policy change a boon to banks
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. Treasury Department, as Wall Street was in crisis, made a tax policy change that created a bank windfall of up to $140 billion, observers said.
Report disputes Medicare fraud success
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Medicare officials' boasts of trimming billions of dollars in fraudulent and improper claims are misleading, a U.S. government report says.
More pressure on U.S. intel withholding
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- More pressure is being put on U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff about why intelligence agencies withheld information from one another.
Grassley criticizes Obama for war remarks
WASHINGTON, May 9 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, said Wednesday Illinois Sen. Barack Obama's call on Iowans to lobby for an end to the Iraq war was "not senatorial."
Gonzales accused of 'inconsistency'
WASHINGTON, April 19 (UPI) -- Republican and Democratic senators criticized U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on inconsistency of his testimony on the firings of eight U.S. attorneys.
Medicare to cut funds to unapproved drugs
WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- The head of Medicare has said the provider plans to cut payments to pharmacies that produce non-FDA-approved versions of asthma and respiratory drugs.
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