| Nov 5, 2011
| 7:09 PM
Social psychologist Diederik Stapel made a name for himself by pushing his field into new territory. His research papers appeared to demonstrate that exposure to litter and graffiti makes people more likely to commit small crimes and that being in a messy...
| Jul 8, 2010
| 6:06 PM
Former Miramar City Commissioner Fitzroy Salesman was sentenced Thursday to four years and three months in federal prison, more punishment than he had hoped for but less than prosecutors sought.
In April, a jury found Salesman, 53, guilty of two counts...
| Jan 25, 2011
| 6:31 PM
Text of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, as provided by the White House:
Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, distinguished guests and fellow Americans:
Last month, I went to Andrews Air Force Base and welcomed...
| Nov 9, 2011
| 2:10 PM
As Penn State's football empire crumbles under most vile circumstances, Matt Kelchner watches sadly from afar and wonders if a man he's revered for more than 40 years is a fraud.
Kelchner, Christopher Newport University's head coach, grew up in...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 5:55 PM
A Baltimore jury Tuesday found Paul Schurick, former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s campaign manager, guilty of fraud and related charges for his role in an Election Day 2010 robocall — a decision hailed by government watchdog groups who say that...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 5:49 AM
Have you ever been chatted up at an inopportune time?
That happened Tuesday to Wayne Bertsch, a lobbyist who was in the state Capitol getting ready to speak out against changes proposed by regulators for hurricane insurance discounts.
| Jan 27, 2012
| 5:34 AM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- The state has launched an investigation into Lap-Band surgery centers affiliated with the 1-800-GET-THIN ad campaign.
Insurance giant Aetna says the California Department of Insurance is looking into allegations of fraud against its...
| Dec 19, 2011
| 8:41 AM
For nearly 100 years, the Better Business Bureau has helped consumers avoid fraud and scams by helping them find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. We are uniquely positioned in representing both the interests of the business community,...
| Dec 24, 2011
| 5:00 PM
A travel manager formerly from Irvine was sentenced to 12 years in state prison for embezzlement after pleading guilty to making numerous unauthorized trips and luxury purchases on company credit cards, authorities said Monday.
While working at...
| Jan 2, 2012
There is a word in fitness/health/weight loss marketing that is toxic. Sometimes it is blatant, other times implied. I hate this word. The word is "only."
You have to work out only this teeny bit to get amazing results. You only have to take this pill to...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 6:23 PM
In Maryland, an orthopedic practice agreed to pay $2.5 million to the federal government to settle allegations that it had billed for patients' visits that never took place and had double-charged for X-ray work to get higher reimbursements. In...