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LA water hog exposed as "Wet Prince of Bel-Air"

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Who is the top residential water hog of Los Angeles? The Center for Investigative Reporting has narrowed it down to 7 Bel-Air mansions, with billionaire Jerry Perenchio's estate the prime suspect for using almost 12 million gallons of water a year. (more…)

The suspect list narrows: Who is the 'Wet Prince of Bel-Air'?

Who's the homeowner who managed to use 11.8-million gallons of water in a single year? The city isn't naming names, but the Center for Investigative Reporting has narrowed down the list to seven likely suspects. The California-based nonprofit news organization broke the story of the "Wet Prince...

Recruit abuse allegations at Parris Island

MSN reports that a number of drill instructors at Parris Island Marine Corps Recruit Training Center in South Carolina are being investigated for trainee abuse. One Islamic recruit charged that a DI repeatedly stuffed the recruit into an industrial-sized dryer and turned it on, burning him. “You’re going to kill us all the first chance […]

On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

Here's all the feminist news on my radar today: • The Center for Investigative Reporting found that at least 150 women in California prisons were sterilized without the required permission of the state—some of the women say prison staff heavily pressured them into getting tubal ligations. Show More Summary

California Passes Bill to Jail Reporters Who Film Undercover Footage at Planned Parenthood

California Senators passed an oppressive, Planned Parenthood-backed bill on Wednesday to stop whistleblowers and journalists from conducting undercover investigations of any “health care providers.” The Center for Medical Progress’sShow More Summary

The Red Diaper Baby in Obama’s Red Cover-Up

A Special Report from the AIM Center for Investigative Journalism The lack of coverage in 2008 of the embarrassing facts in Barack Obama’s background, especially his deep personal relationship with a Communist by the name of Frank Marshall Davis, stands as a sensational example of how dishonest the national media can be when they are […]

Chile issues health alert after faults found in condoms

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile's health authorities on Tuesday issued an alert and said they were investigating reported problems with Chinese-made condoms distributed for free in family health centers nationwide.

How Fiat Chrysler Is Fixing Its Sales Mess—Kind Of

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Fiat Chrysler’s sales-reporting practices have put the company at the center of two fraud investigations amid allegations that it inflated car sales numbers for years. A new report from the company presents a supposedly improved counting...Show More Summary

Early Trial Results Support the Safety of Cell-Based Retinitis Pigmentosa Treatment

Regenerative medicine company jCyte and the Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center at the University of California, Irvine report that their investigational therapy for retinitis pigmentosa (RP) has demonstrated a favorable safety and tolerability profile in an ongoing Phase I/II clinical trial.

Why Hasn't ExxonMobil Published 2015 Philanthropy Reports Yet? Might They Reveal Ongoing Climate Denial Funding?

This is a guest post by Cindy Baxter, originally published by Climate Investigations Center For some reason, ExxonMobil has delayed publishing its corporate giving report this year, well beyond the normal timing.  Is the report undergoing...Show More Summary

Son Allegedly Shoots Father at Repast for Brother’s Funeral Service in Baltimore

The police are investigating a shooting that occurred at the New Song Worship & Arts Center in Baltimore after a son pulled a gun on his father at the post-funeral repast for his brother, the Baltimore Sun reports. Authorities say that the brother of Antonio Addison, a 22-year-old who was killed in West Baltimore last month, […]

The Budget Cuts Disarming The Environmental Fight In Massachusetts

4 months agoNews : Huffington Post

The following story was reported by Beth Daley and Caitlin Bawn of The Eye and published here in collaboration with The Huffington Post. The Eye is the online publication of the New England Center for Investigative Reporting, and works...Show More Summary

This Is What Would Happen If the Rest of the World Ate the Way America Does

This story was originally published by Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Subscribe to the podcast and learn more at revealnews.org. If the rest of the...Show More Summary

The Center for Investigative Reporting bets it can change audio journalism—and itself

In 2014, The Center for Investigative Reporting found itself at a crossroads: Cut much of its staff or create a full-time radio show. That was the choice then-editorial director Mark Katches says the organization faced. “The burn rate can be a pretty scary thing to witness when there is very little revenue coming in to cover your costs,” he adds....

Report: Businessman Targeted In FBI Probe Arranged NYPD Helicopter Flyover For Party

The Borough Park, Brooklyn power broker at the center of a federal investigation into NYPD corruption may have had police helicopters do a flyover his Hudson River cruise party. The Daily News reports, citing unnamed sources, that Jeremy Reichberg arranged the buzz-by to impress the dozens of guests at his floating shindig. [ more › ]

Why World Leaders Are Terrified of Water Shortages

This story was originally published by Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Subscribe to the podcast and learn more at revealnews.org. Secret conversations...Show More Summary

New Evidence From LA Times Reaffirms That CMP's Deceptive Tactics Aren't Journalism

On March 30, the Los Angeles Times published an investigative report calling out the fraudulent work by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) -- Media Matters' 2015 Misinformer of the Year -- as a smear campaign "geared more toward political...Show More Summary

The Panama Papers Investigation: What You Need to Know

A vast selection of world leaders and other prominent figures have been implicated in a widespread tax evasion scandal involving the use of offshore accounts, according to a new report by the The Center for Public Integrity published Sunday. Over … More » The post The Panama Papers Investigation: What You Need to Know appeared first on EveryJoe.

Weekend reading: CSPI’s Carbonating the World

Center for Science in the Public Interest has produced a new report: It’s a lavishly illustrated and well documented investigative report into soda company marketing in developing countries. Here’s an example of the documentation, enough to explain why Coke and Pepsi are pouring billions of dollars into bottling plants and marketing in India:   For […]

Evaluation of Autonomous Vehicle Technology for Transit 2016 Update – Scope

79060-21 Evaluation of Autonomous Vehicle Technology for Transit 2016 Update Principal Investigators: Project Scope: In January 2015, the National Center for Transit Research completed a report on the state of automated vehicle (AV) technology as it pertains to transit. Show More Summary

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