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Woman Sells Wedding Dress Marked With 'Stench of Betrayal'

Her eBay post has gone viral with bids reaching nearly $90K

(Newser) - Samantha Wragg hadn't had time to dust off her wedding dress and take it to the cleaners before she found out her new husband was cheating on her. So what did the British woman who works in social media do? List her dress on eBay to help foot the... More »

Russians Rigged Doping at Own Olympics: Report

And Moscow's anti-doping lab was assisted in scheme by Russia's Ministry of Sport

(Newser) - Speculation that Russia's athletes might be banned from the Rio Olympics has just ramped up after an independent doping investigation found the Russians cheated during their own Sochi Olympics in 2014—and in events beyond that, the AP reports. Canadian law professor Richard McLaren was picked by the World... More »

Winning Might Turn You Into a Cheater

It's all about feeling a sense of entitlement

(Newser) - Could being a winner put you on the slippery slope to becoming a cheater? A new study out of Israel suggests it can. Researchers found a correlation between winning a competition and subsequently feeling entitled to win another—and study participants were willing to cheat in order to do so,... More »

Study Suggests These Are the Least Honest Countries

Here's how the US did

(Newser) - China ranks as one of the least honest countries and the UK as one of the most, if a new study out of the University of East Anglia in the UK holds any weight. Presenting their findings at the London Experimental Workshop this week, researchers say they analyzed more than... More »

Marathoner Who Placed 2nd Arrested for Odd Finish

He's accused of jumping out of crowd, running less than a mile in Nairobi event

(Newser) - A man was arrested and will face fraud charges for cheating his way into second place at Kenya's Nairobi International Marathon. Police and race officials said the man, identified as 28-year-old Julius Njogu, hid among a group of spectators before joining Sunday's race near the finish. Njogu claimed... More »

Freakonomics Author Busts Cheating Kids via Algorithm

Four of the 12 that his algorithm deemed highly suspicious have confessed

(Newser) - When a professor at an anonymous "top American university" recently suspected cheating in a class, no student would admit to it, so he called in a big gun: Freakonomics author and University of Chicago economist Steven Levitt. Levitt and Ming-Jen Lin, of National Taiwan University, devised an algorithm to... More »

Wife Posts Video of Husband With Maid, Could Face Jail

A lawyer says she could be fined more than $100K for defaming her husband

(Newser) - A Saudi wife who posted footage of her husband pursuing and groping their maid could face jail time and a stiff fine for defaming him—and in the process has caused a social media outcry, largely in her defense, reports Emirates 24/7 . The woman let the footage of her husband'... More »

Ashley Madison Punked Public With Fake Female CEOs

The women were paid by the interview to be company spokesmodels

(Newser) - At least three women were hired by Ashley Madison parent company Avid Life Media to pose as the presidents and CEOs of sister sites and were paid per interview. So reports the Financial Post in an exclusive investigation into the "trove of Avid Life’s corporate emails" that were... More »

Dealers, Pals Charged With Stealing $1M From Bellagio

Authorities say dealers paid out phantom bets at craps tables

(Newser) - Two former casino dealers and two friends are accused of siphoning more than $1 million off craps tables over two years, using phantom bets at Las Vegas' posh Bellagio resort. James Cooper Jr. and Mark Branco were fired by the Bellagio after the scheme came to light, and they were... More »

Cheating Is Most Likely When End Is Near

Researchers say we don't want to regret missing chance for personal gain

(Newser) - Want to catch a cheater? Wait until the last hand, the last semester, or the last week on the job. That's according to new research that shows people are most likely to be dishonest for personal gain the closer they are to the end of something, Scientific American reports.... More »

Massive Report Alleges Patriots' Cheating Worse Than Thought

ESPN says 'Deflategate' was 'a makeup call' for Spygate cover-up

(Newser) - In a massive ESPN report —more than 10,000 words put together based on interviews with more than 90 players, coaches, team owners, and league officials, plus "previously undisclosed private notes from key meetings"—Don Van Natta Jr. and Seth Wickersham lay out their case that the... More »

Little League Softball Team Accused of Taking a Dive

Washington allegedly bunted its way to an 8-0 loss to avoid rematch with Iowa

(Newser) - Everyone knows there's no crying in baseball. Now, it turns out there's no diving in softball. A softball team from Washington state was forced to play a penalty game after being accused of intentionally losing an earlier contest to secure an easier path to victory in the Little... More »

Study: Who's More Likely to Cheat in a Relationship

Breadwinners are less likely to cheat than those who are economically dependent

(Newser) - What's the likelihood your spouse will cheat on you? University of Connecticut professor Christin Munsch attempts to answer that question through an economic lens in a study published today in American Sociological Review . Munsch looks at how likely it is a breadwinner will cheat—as well as how likely... More »

St. Louis Marathon Winner Cheated, Loses Title

Race officials say Kendall Schler didn't finish third last year, either

(Newser) - Kendall Schler was the first woman to cross the finish line in Sunday's St. Louis Marathon, but it turns out she took a short cut. Race officials have stripped her of the win after determining that she slipped onto the course late, after the final checkpoint, and cruised to... More »

Chess Champ Busted Cheating in the Bathroom

Grandmaster Gaioz Nigalidze could face 15-year ban over hidden phone

(Newser) - Chess has a case of "high-tech doping," the BBC reports. Georgia's national chess champion, Gaioz Nigalidze, visited the same bathroom stall enough during the Dubai Open on Saturday that his opponent, Armenian Tigran Petrosian, became suspicious. "Nigalidze would promptly reply to my moves and then literally... More »

Atlanta Teachers Sent to Jail in Cheating Scandal

11 of 12 Atlanta educators are found guilty

(Newser) - Atlanta educators convicted in a huge cheating scandal got a quick taste of justice today—the judge sent 10 of them straight to jail after the guilty verdicts were announced, allowing one woman to remain free until sentencing only because she is about to give birth, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution... More »

Gasp: Pro Wrestler Caught Cheating at Wing Bowl

It was better than puking, explains Mick Foley, happily

(Newser) - You don't get into the WWE Hall of Fame without learning a trick or two, and Mick Foley tried to employ one at yesterday's Wing Bowl eating contest in Philadelphia, reports the AP . He was disqualified after stuffing uneaten wings into his fanny pack. ( TMZ has images... More »

Bill Belichick: We Followed Rules 'to the Letter'

Patriots' coach makes unscheduled appearance amid DeflateGate

(Newser) - Saying his team "followed the rules to the letter," New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick explained how his team prepares its footballs on game day and defended his players from chatter that they made it to the Super Bowl by cheating via deflated game balls . In an unscheduled... More »

11 of 12 Patriots' Game Balls Were Deflated: Report

League says it's still investigating DeflateGate

(Newser) - Allegations that the New England Patriots used deflated footballs in Sunday's game appear to be true: Unnamed NFL sources have confirmed as much to ESPN , though league officials tell the AP that "we're still awaiting findings." The ESPN report holds that 11 of 12 game balls... More »

DeflateGate: Patriots Face New Cheating Investigation

NFL investigating whether Super Bowl-bound team deflated ball yesterday

(Newser) - The New England Patriots are headed to the Super Bowl, but under the cloud of a new cheating scandal: The NFL is looking into allegations that the Patriots might have deflated the football in last night's victory over the Indianapolis Colts. An NFL insider told WTHR of the investigation,... More »

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