Tom Carper

Committee Chairman Sen. Thomas Carper, D-Del., holds up a Priority Mail flyer during the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Postmaster says USPS may need emergency rate hike

WASHINGTON (AP) — Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said Thursday his agency is in “the midst of a financial disaster” and may need an emergency increase in postage rates to keep operating. “The Postal Service as […]

09/19/2013

The Social Security Administration's main campus in Woodlawn, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Investigators: 36,000 workers game disability system

WASHINGTON (AP) — Social Security made $1.3 billion in potentially improper disability payments to people who had jobs when they were supposed to be unable to work, congressional investigators said in a report Friday. The […]

09/13/2013

Medicare fraud

New Medicare fraud detection system saves $115 mil

A highly touted new technology system designed to stop fraudulent Medicare payments before they are paid saved about $115 million and spurred more than 500 investigations since it was launched in the summer of 2011.

12/14/2012

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