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  • Home Depot confirms data breach in U.S., Canada

    Home Depot confirms data breach in U.S., Canada
    Home improvement retailer Home Depot on Monday confirmed its payment systems were breached, potentially impacting customers using payment cards at its U.S. and Canadian stores. While the full scope of the breach was yet to be determined, there was no...
  • Contract to Cheat: A massive labor-fraud scheme, under the government's nose

    It's a widespread practice in the construction industry: Companies list workers as contractors instead of employees. Known as misclassification, it enables companies to beat competitors and cut costs, avoid state and federal taxes, and deprive workers...
  • Two Orlando suspects plead guilty in $2M Sams Club, Wal-Mart scam

    Two Orlando suspects plead guilty in $2M Sams Club, Wal-Mart scam
    Two Orlando residents have entered guilty pleas in a federal investigation into a $2 million credit-card scam involving Sam's Club and Wal-Mart stores in Central Florida. Darius Cohn, 34, and Brenda Shoukry, 64, were part of a crime ring that...
  • Charles Bowden: Tom Zoellner and Luis Urrea pay tribute

    Charles Bowden, an investigative journalist and author renowned for his writing on the American Southwest and for chronicling the border between the United States and Mexico, died Saturday at age 69. We asked a few writers to share their memories of him....
  • ATM 'skimmer' and ID thief gets prison for South Florida scam

    ATM 'skimmer' and ID thief gets prison for South Florida scam
    A man who admitted he installed "skimming" devices on South Florida ATMs to steal money and identities was sentenced to more than four years in federal prison Friday. Security cameras captured photos of Gheorghe Andrei, 53, of Hollywood, fitting and...
  • Home Depot working with Secret Service on data breach

    Home Depot working with Secret Service on data breach
    Home Depot has been in contact with the U.S. Secret service about an alleged major breach of customer and credit card data that came to light this week, a law enforcement source told Reuters. Any investigation by the Secret Service appears to be at a...
  • Md. lawmakers hitting the road for the midterms

    Md. lawmakers hitting the road for the midterms
    — With little competition at home, lawmakers from Maryland are traveling farther down the campaign trail this year to influence the midterm elections. Members of the state's congressional delegation have popped up in North Carolina, California and...
  • Arson charge against volunteer firefighter dismissed

    Arson charge against volunteer firefighter dismissed
    A U.S. district judge has dismissed charges against a Baltimore County volunteer firefighter who was accused of deliberately setting a 2007 blaze in Halethorpe, accepting his lawyer's argument that the federal court did not have jurisdiction. Authorities...
  • Toddler slides through White House gate, alarming Secret Service

    Toddler slides through White House gate, alarming Secret Service
    A toddler squeezed through the White House gates on Thursday evening, causing a brief security lockdown on Pennsylvania Avenue and amusing White House reporters awaiting late-breaking news on Iraq. "We were going to wait until he learned to talk to...
  • State Police Find Car Tied To Alleged Threat Against President

     State Police Find Car Tied To Alleged Threat Against President
    HAMDEN — A car the U.S. Secret Service was seeking in connection with an alleged threat against President Barack Obama was located late Friday night in Hamden, state police said. "We have taken all appropriate investigative steps in this matter,...
  • Car tied to suspected threat against Obama found in Connecticut

    HAMDEN Conn. (Reuters) - A car sought in connection with a suspected threat against President Barack Obama has been located in Connecticut, authorities said on Saturday. The U.S. Secret Service, which is responsible for presidential security, had asked...