To avenge a Facebook insult, a gambler implicated a big-league pitcher in a fake plot to fix games. But to Major League Baseball, it looked like its first suspected game-fixing scandal in more than 90 years.
Better performance from fiscal 2004 through 2013 would have meant tens of millions of dollars a year to spend during a decade when the state’s premier public university system saw massive cuts in state funding.
Prime Healthcare Services might be receiving five-star health care ratings because it exaggerates how ill its patients really are, said the lawmakers who head the Legislature’s health policy committees.
For more than a year, California Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez dated a Hollywood funeral director who faces fraud allegations in one of the biggest financial scandals to rock the U.S. funeral industry.
Prime Healthcare Services says it will pay $275,000 to settle allegations that it broke federal privacy laws by publicizing a patient’s confidential hospital records in an effort to rebut a news report.
California’s Assembly Democrats pumped $5.8 million into 2012 campaigns targeted by Speaker John A. Pérez, a CIR data analysis shows. Pérez often gave the biggest fundraisers leadership posts and seats on powerful "juice committees."
When they needed political money – to make donations urged by Speaker John A. Pérez and to pay for their 2012 campaigns – Democrats in the California Assembly turned to interest groups with a big stake in state government decisions.
When Speaker John A. Pérez asked Democrats in the California Assembly to make political donations, how did lawmakers respond? For this report on campaign finance dynamics during the 2012 state election, the Center for Investigative Reporting compiled Democratic lawmakers’ donations and analyzed them in the context of Pérez’s legislative appointments.
Lance Armstrong’s “no-holds-barred” interview with Oprah Winfrey this week comes as a federal probe into his finances has widened to focus on the man who bankrolled the disgraced cyclist's champion teams.
Cycling superstar Lance Armstrong won seven straight victories in the Tour de France with the aid of an “army of enablers” who provided him with banned drugs and helped him cover up his misconduct, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency says.
Cycling superstar Lance Armstrong earned his unprecedented seven victories in the Tour de France with the aid of a “sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program” on his racing team, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency says.
As the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency prepares to release an evidence dossier detailing its reasons for stripping Lance Armstrong of seven Tour de France titles, the most compelling evidence might be found in data from tests of Armstrong’s blood chemistry, a doping expert says.
Bain Capital, the private equity firm co-founded by GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney – and portrayed by President Barack Obama’s supporters as a gang of corporate raiders – has pumped nearly $4.5 million into Democratic campaigns and causes, public records show.
A Southern California hospital chain known for its aggressive billing practices and cost-cutting is being investigated by state and federal authorities for an unusually high rate of life-threatening infections among its older patients.
Meg Whitman touts her experience at eBay, the online auction house that made her rich, but her career and personal fortune are entwined with another major company: Goldman Sachs, the investment bank at the heart of America’s financial meltdown.