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UPDATED: Sat., March 30, 2019, 5:16 p.m.

Vahe Gregorian: State of the game: Ratings surge even as scandal lingers over NCAA Tournament

Strange but true: It’s been nearly 20 years since the 2000 publication of “Sole Influence” by Dan Wetzel and Don Yeager, whose book uncovered the shameful dynamics infusing the relationship …


UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 7:13 p.m.

Facebook faces a day of reckoning, at least on Wall Street

Facebook faced a day of reckoning as its shares plunged Thursday in the company’s worst trading day since going public in 2012. It was among the biggest one-day losses of …


Scandal-hit USOC picks golf executive Sarah Hirshland as CEO

Sarah Hirshland is known as the tough negotiator who helped the U.S. Golf Association broker media and sponsorship deals, including its 12-year TV contract with Fox. Her next job, as …


UPDATED: Wed., May 2, 2018, 9:02 p.m.

Cambridge Analytica shuts down amid scandal over use of Facebook data

Cambridge Analytica, a political consultancy that worked for the Trump campaign and had come under attack for its use of personal Facebook data in other elections, announced on Wednesday it …


Cambridge Analytica fights back on data scandal

Cambridge Analytica unleashed its counterattack against claims that it misused data from millions of Facebook accounts, saying Tuesday it is the victim of misunderstandings and inaccurate reporting that portrays the …


AP Exclusive: Letter about abuse cover-up belies pope denial

The letter was graphic not just in describing how the priest kissed and fondled the boy, but also in how other priests who saw the abuse tried to hush it …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 23, 2017, 5:07 p.m.

3 Miss America officials resign, 1 apologizes to ex-winner

The top leadership of the Miss America Organization, implicated in an email scandal that targeted past pageant winners for abuse based on their appearance, intellect and sex lives, resigned on …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 4:02 p.m.

Hollywood sex accusations now levied at Ratner, Hoffman

Hollywood’s widening sexual harassment crisis has ensnared a prominent film director after six women – including actress Olivia Munn – accused Brett Ratner of sexual misconduct in a Los Angeles …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 3:51 p.m.

Weinstein Co., overwhelmed by backlash, may be up for sale

The Weinstein Co., mired in a sex scandal, may be putting itself up for sale.


Indonesia bishop resigns in finance, mistress scandal

A Roman Catholic bishop in Indonesia has resigned following reports that he had a mistress and siphoned off more than $100,000 in church funds.


Iceland to hold Oct 28 election after government collapses

Iceland’s president says the country will hold a national election on Oct. 28 after the governing coalition collapsed amid a scandal about a proposed pardon for a sex offender.


Israel’s ‘meal’ scandal moves closer toward indictment of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s wife

Sara Netanyahu, the wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, is likely to be indicted on fraud-related charges in a case that peers into spending on catered meals and lifestyle …


Israeli PM sheds statesmanlike persona as scandals mount

With a slew of corruption scandals closing in on him, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is dropping what remains of his statesmanlike persona in favor of an angry nationalism that’s …


VW plots return to relevance in U.S. following diesel scandal

Volkswagen is rolling out its plan for reselling most of the cars involved in the German automaker’s diesel emissions cheating scandal.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 8:31 p.m.

Wells Fargo says 3.5 million accounts involved in scandal

The scope of Wells Fargo’s fake accounts scandal grew significantly on Thursday, with the bank now saying that 3.5 million accounts were potentially opened without customers’ permission between 2009 and …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 9:37 a.m.

Controversial appointment clouds U.S. Senate race in Alabama

Alabama Sen. Luther Strange got his appointment to Congress earlier this year from a governor who later resigned under the cloud of an ethics scandal.


Saudis release woman in viral miniskirt video without charge

Saudi Arabia announced Wednesday that a woman who was detained after wearing a miniskirt in a video that went viral has been released without charge.


Charles Krauthammer: Russia scandal officially a ‘somethingburger’

You don’t need a lawyer to see that the Trump defense – collusion as a desperate Democratic fiction designed to explain away a lost election – is now officially dead.


UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017, 7:38 p.m.

Brazil’s Temer: ‘I won’t resign’ amid corruption allegations

Brazilian President Michel Temer on Thursday rejected calls for his resignation, saying he will fight allegations that he endorsed the paying of hush money to a former lawmaker jailed for …


UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 9:10 p.m.

Former admiral gets 18 months in jail for lying

A former admiral was sentenced to 18 months in prison Wednesday for lying to federal agents about his part in the worst corruption scandal in Navy history, making him the …


More very bad news for Trump: His poll numbers just hit a bunch of new lows

President Donald Trump is dealing with a budding scandal after his decision to fire FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday. But even before that, he appears to have hit a …


UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 9:34 p.m.

City councilmember voices support for Seattle mayor

A member of the Seattle City Council is speaking out in support of the city’s mayor following a lawsuit accusing the mayor of sexual abuse in the 1980s.


UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017, 5:29 p.m.

Wells Fargo claws back $75 million from top bosses in sales scandal

An investigation into sales practices at Wells Fargo released Monday has blamed the bank’s top management for creating an “aggressive sales culture” that led to a scandal involving millions of …


Brazil reassures foreign countries after meat scandal

Brazil’s president met Sunday with dozens of ambassadors from countries that import Brazilian meat, seeking to minimize damage from a corruption probe that alleges meatpackers bribed inspectors to keep rotten …


Oklahoma GOP senator’s fall from power is stunningly fast

A two-term Oklahoma Republican state senator’s fall from political power following his arrest on child prostitution charges has been stunningly fast.


Netanyahu’s grip on power under threat as gift scandal grows

Benjamin Netanyahu has survived many challenges on his way to becoming the second longest-serving prime minister in Israeli history. A deepening criminal investigation now presents a new threat to his …


Volkswagen to shed 30,000 jobs, cutting costs after scandal

Volkswagen announced plans Friday to cut 30,000 jobs in a wide-ranging restructuring of its namesake brand as it tries to recover from a scandal over cars rigged to cheat on …


VW said to reach U.S. deal to fix most tainted Audi diesels

Volkswagen has reached an agreement with U.S. environmental regulators to fix or buy back around 80,000 Audi, VW and Porsche vehicles with tainted 3-liter diesel engines, nearing a resolution on …


Wells Fargo’s ad campaign addresses sales scandal

Wells Fargo launched a new advertising campaign this week to address the company’s ongoing sales practices scandal and what it is doing to make things right for its customers.


Billy Bush is exiting NBC’s ‘Today’ over Trump tape scandal

Billy Bush will not be returning to the “Today” show. Bush, 44, who was suspended indefinitely Sunday after he was heard in a leaked 2005 video engaging in lewd, sexist …