Chris Christie blasts bridge scandal committee, says it should ‘wrap up’

Declaring they should “wrap up” their work, Gov. Chris Christie unleashed today on the Democratic-controlled legislative committee investigating his administration over the George Washington Bridge lane closure controversy.
The governor blasted the committee’s co-chairman as a politician in search of the limelight and declared he’s “really growing tired” of the lawmaker, state Assemblyman John Wisniewski (D-Middlesex).
Christie [...]

Ray Rice scandal: How people are reacting

In fact, the left is on the defensive about this story, and is releasing salvos from all quarters. The Washington Post, The New York Times, Media Matters, and the Democratic members of the Select Committee have all gotten involved in the effort to dismiss what eyewitnesses have said about what happened that night, sometimes preemptively, [...]

Rotherham child abuse scandal: ‘Deeply embarrassed’ police chief insists he had ‘no idea’ of scale of abuse

The police chief at the centre of the Rotherham child abuse cover-up claimed yesterday that he had no idea what was going on and was embarrassed at his failure to stop it.
Meredydd Hughes, the former head of the South Yorkshire force, said that he felt sick when he read the reports of the extent of [...]

Fund Scandal Ripples, Even a Decade Later

Ten years ago at this time, the mutual-fund “timing” scandal was still making headlines. Over Labor Day weekend the year before, news broke that New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer was investigating mutual-fund companies for allowing hedge funds to engage in trading of mutual-fund shares that hurt long-term investors and in some cases was outright [...]

Rotherham child sex abuse scandal

New victims of sexual exploitation in Rotherham have come forward as the scandal over the systematic abuse of children continues to engulf the town’s council and South Yorkshire Police. Inspectors are about to be sent into the authority by the Government to investigate why it did not raise the alarm over the scale of activities [...]

Child abuse campaigner: Rotherham scandal is part of a ‘vastly wider issue’

Child abuse is far more widespread than has previously been acknowledged, with “huge numbers” of victims, a child protection campaigner who tried to draw attention to the Rotherham scandal more than 10 years ago has warned. Hilary Willmer, the chair of trustees at the charity Parents Against Child Sexual Exploitation (Pace), was speaking out following [...]

Opponent of scandal-plagued Rep. Scott DesJarlais concedes primary

The Republican state senator who challenged scandal-plagued U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais conceded his 38-vote primary loss to the incumbent on Monday, saying he decided not to challenge the results.
Tracy said in a news release that he had decided against putting the GOP, state officials, his family and others through “additional weeks of litigation, with uncertainty [...]

SAfrican Lawmakers Protest Presidential Scandal

Opposition lawmakers heckled South African President Jacob Zuma during a parliamentary session Thursday in which questions were raised about more than $20 million in state spending on his private home.
“Pay back the money!” chanted members of the Economic Freedom Fighters, a party that wants to redistribute resources to the poor and entered parliament for the [...]

Notre Dame investigates academic fraud, holds out four players

Notre Dame has removed four likely starters from its football team in the midst of an investigation into academic fraud, the school confirmed at a Friday afternoon news conference.
Athletics director Jack Swarbrick acknowledged the players are receiver DaVaris Daniels, defensive back KeiVarae Russell, defensive lineman Ishaq Williams and linebacker Kendall Moore after USA TODAY Sports [...]

Student Accused in Sexual Assault that Lead to Investigation Speaks

The former Ohio State band member at the center of the band scandal is breaking his silence, speaking only to ABC 6/FOX 28. Travis Arnold was kicked out of the band and expelled from Ohio State after being accused of sexually assaulting a fellow band member.
Arnold says he was accused of assaulting the female [...]

Nearly three years after Sandusky scandal broken

When Dave Joyner took over as Penn State’s athletic director in November 2011, he said he didn’t plan for drastic change. His goal centered on sustaining a department beset by the crisis caused by the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse case. That was until the university released the Freeh Report several months later.
Change became a [...]

Probation scandal could be a boon for Baker

Horse-trading for raw political gain. A system rigged for the connected. Jobs for their friends and relatives.
The real-life narrative of the Probation Department trial that resulted in guilty verdicts Thursday could be the text of a winning political ad for Charlie Baker, the Republican candidate for governor who rails against the failures of one-party [...]

Meat scandal takes a bite out of McDonald’s sales in Japan

A tainted meat scandal that originated in China is now starting to stink up McDonald’s sales. The fast food chain’s Japanese unit said Tuesday that it will fall short of profit and sales targets for the year, after a longtime meat supplier was shut down last week by authorities for unsanitary practices. As meat from [...]

Philippines Mired In Worst ‘Plunder’ Scandal, Aquino Battles ‘Pork’ Claims

Philippine law has an all-purpose word to describe the massive theft of public funds: “plundering.”
The anti-plunder law, passed in the aftermath of the demise of the long-ruling Ferdinand Marcos in the People Power revolution of 1986, seemed like the most appropriate term to cover the looting of public money by Marcos, his wife Imelda and [...]

Satyam scandal: SEBI order will not be easy to implement

The SEBI order on Satyam Computers passed on for disgorgement of wrongful gains and insider trading has raised several issues. The market regulator has directed the erstwhile top management, comprising B Ramalinga Raju and four others, to return unlawful gains of ₹1,849 crore within 45 days, with 12 per cent interest from January 7, 2009, [...]

Scandal that rocked Nagin administration comes to end

A scandal that galvanized New Orleanians in summer 2008 and cast a long shadow over then-Mayor Ray Nagin

IRS scandal: Lois Lerner

The evidence of IRS corruption just keeps piling up.
At what most expected to be a relatively routine House oversight committee hearing on Wednesday, there was yet another IRS bombshell.
On April 9, 2013, just days after seeing the draft Treasury Inspector General Report that revealed the IRS

Vodafone Tax Scandal In India

Supreme Court of India has decided to hear a PIL over Vodafone India Tax Dispute, filed by a senior counsel Biswajit Bhattacharyya, on July 1. The Public Interest Litigation seeks directions to the government to discharge its statutory obligation by recovering Rs. 20,000 crore tax dues from telecom giant Vodafone.
A bench of Justice Vikramajit Sen [...]

Academic Scandal Shakes Japan

In a professional world dominated by middle-aged men, Haruko Obokata stood out. Ms. Obokata, 31, led a research unit for cellular programming at the Riken Center for Developmental Biology. In January she stunned Japan

Scandal of urgent breast cancer referral delays

The number of urgent cases being seen by a breast cancer specialist within a two-week target in Northern Ireland has dropped by 20% in a month, shock figures have revealed. Health Minister Edwin Poots has branded as “unacceptable” that in March 2014 just over 50% of women with a ‘red flag’ referral by a GP [...]

Nielsen ratings scandal widens; Univision executive implicated

Nielsen has widened its investigation into a ratings scandal in Los Angeles and uncovered evidence that a Univision Communications radio executive allegedly has been manipulating the ratings. On Monday, the measurement giant confirmed that the Los Angeles ratings scandal was larger than the company first thought. Last week, Nielsen sought to downplay the incident by [...]

Bridge scandal: Christie’s lawyers billed taxpayers $2.16M

Lawyers hired by Gov. Chris Christie to investigate the George Washington Bridge scandal billed state taxpayers $2.16 million in February, according to an invoice released today by the state attorney general. Combined with an earlier invoice from January, the law firm Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has now billed $3.26 million for its first few weeks [...]

VA scandal grows wider in Midwest

VA health care facilities in the Kansas City area and Wichita have become part of a widening investigation into patient waiting lists by the Department of Veterans Affairs

Hillary Clinton looks beyond Lewinsky scandal

(Reuters) - Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a likely Democratic presidential contender, said she has “moved on” from the scandal surrounding her husband President Bill Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky.
“I think everybody needs to look to the future,” Clinton said in an interview with People magazine released on Wednesday.
The interview came ahead of the [...]

Scandal’ Creator Shonda Rhimes to Host Barack Obama at L.A. Fundraiser

Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes will host President Barack Obama at her Los Angeles home on July 23 to raise money for the Democratic National Convention, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
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