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Engineering Academy Finding: BP's "Failure to Learn"

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

A common theme in a new report on Deepwater Horizon is that poor decision making, complacency and over confidence in BP's organization created an environment for an increasingly dangerous oil well.

Administration Launches China Trade Investigation

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration announced Friday it will delay a scheduled report on whether China is manipulating its currency to gain tr...

No More Crooks in Congress, Investigate Candidate O'Donnell

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

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Reggie Bush Gets it Right, Finally

Jon Kerr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Jon Kerr

By not waiting for the Heisman committee to decide on what to do with him, Reggie Bush has done the best thing for himself.

Botox Maker To Pay $600M To Resolve Investigation

AP | MATTHEW PERRONE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — Allergan Inc., the maker of wrinkle-smoothing Botox, has agreed to pay $600 million to settle a yearslong federal investigation int...

150 Cats Rescued from Hoarding Case in Wyoming (VIDEO)

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Wayne Pacelle

For the past few weeks, Animal Planet has run a compelling series on the psychological disorder of animal hoarding, which is a cause of enormous suffering for dogs, cats, and other animals.

Message In A Bottle: Author Finds A Frenchwoman's Love Letter To Her Dead Son

The Guardian | Phil Daoust | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

When a Frenchwoman wrote a love letter to her dead son, put it in a bottle and threw it into the sea, she never dreamed anyone would read it. But auth...

A New Ethic of Leadership in Broken Washington

Reshma Saujani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reshma Saujani

If your car breaks down and someone recommends a mechanic to repair it, the first question you're likely to ask is: Can I trust the mechanic? Today, o...

Alvin Greene Paid Senate Race Registration Fee Himself, Says South Carolina Law Enforcement

AP | MEG KINNARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

COLUMBIA, S.C. — An unemployed military veteran will face no state charges over the $10,440 filing fee for his successful bid to win South Carol...

WaMu Executives Knew Of Rampant Mortgage Fraud And Failed To Act

HuffPost Investigative Fund | David Heath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

One of the central unanswered questions of the financial crisis is whether bank executives knew fraud was rampant within their mortgage loans. A Sen...

Financial Crisis Investigations Then And Now

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Danny Schechter

We still don't know who did what to us, or why not much will change. The financial crisis investigation is a joke; prosecutions seem non-existent. Why?

Investigation Exposes Abuse at Nation's Top Egg Producers

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

The top egg producers in the nation are treating animals in ways that are unconscionable. But there is an alternative. Many consumers, supermarkets, restaurants, and food service providers demand that egg producers convert to cage-free systems.

The End May Be Nigh for John Ensign's Political Career

Senate Guru | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Senate Guru

Ensign and Washington Republicans can continue to do what they've been doing all along -- ignore, ignore, ignore. But they might not be able to run out the clock on Election Day before indictments come down.

Where Does Your Organic Ground Beef Really Come From?

Nathan Hegedus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nathan Hegedus

We have sources -- one with the moniker of Beef Throat -- who can identify where organic beef is coming from, if we give them enough information. Help us track the beef.

Culinary Scene Investigation: What's in Your Fridge?

Divya Gugnani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Divya Gugnani

We're putting the most common fridge scenarios under the microscope and gearing up for a bona fide refrigerator raid to see how their contents may (or may not) match up to a person's own narrative.

'Our Little Genius' FCC Investigation: Fox Game Show Producers Accused Of Giving Answers

New York Times | EDWARD WYATT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

LOS ANGELES -- The Federal Communications Commission is looking into whether the producers of the planned Fox game show "Our Little Genius" gave poten...

Prosecutors Launch Investigation Of Paterson Over Gaming Contract

WPIX | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK (WPIX) - PIX News has learned that federal prosecutors are investigating Governor David Paterson's awarding of a lucrative contract to a poli...

Burd Ford owner Richard Burd found dead

indystar.com | John Tuohy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The owner of Burd Ford in Lawrence was found dead in his office this morning, apparently by suicide. Richard A. Burd, 43, was found by his wife and po...

Sources: SEC Gearing Up For Insider-Trading Crackdown

Bloomberg | By Joshua Gallu and David Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Federal investigators are gearing up to file charges against a wider array of insider-trading networks, some linked to the criminal case against billi...

Nidal Hasan Warned Army During 2007 Walter Reed Speech, Urged Release Of Muslims From US Military

Washington Post | Dana Priest | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Army psychiatrist believed to have killed 13 people at Fort Hood warned a roomful of senior Army physicians a year and a half ago that to avoid "a...

Angelides Commission Staff Announced Before Probe Into 2008 Meltdown

Los Angeles Times | Michael Hiltzik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Angelides commission, convened by Congress to investigate the financial meltdown of 2008, today announced a passel of "senior staff" appointments....

Feds Interview Northwest Pilots Who Overshot Minneapolis Airport

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Federal investigators interviewed the crew of the Northwest Airlines flight that overshot the Minneapolis airport by 150 miles on ...

Civilian Contractor Shot Dead On U.S. Base In Iraq; Soldier Detained

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BAGHDAD (AP)-- A civilian contractor was shot and killed Sunday on an American military base in the Iraqi city of Tikrit and a U.S. soldier has been d...

Bush Damage To DOJ's Civil Rights Division Will Take Years To Fix

The Daily Beast | Benjamin Sarlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Attorney General Eric Holder committed this week to repairing the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, one of the most scandal-plagued institut...

Shoot the Kitten

Jonathan Richards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Richards

Sheriff Obama doesn't want any trouble, but Dirty Dick Cheney keeps raising the stakes. Are we nearing High Noon? ...