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A Reformed Liar Agrees to Tell One More Lie
Stephen Glass'
'Biggest Lie'
Isn't What
You Think
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Stephen Glass' 'Biggest Lie' Isn't What You Think

'Air Mail' profiles disgraced journalist Stephen Glass and a promise to his ailing wife

(Newser) - Stephen Glass is one of the most famous liars in the world. If you've seen the movie Shattered Glass , you know the story: As a young reporter in the 1990s, he fabricated dozens of stories that ran in several publications, mostly the New Republic. Glass, now 49, is a...

Kayleigh McEnany: I 'Never Lied'
Kayleigh McEnany:
I 'Never Lied'

Kayleigh McEnany: I 'Never Lied'

Trump's former press chief says she always spoke the truth

(Newser) - Former Trump press secretary Kayleigh McEnany made a bold claim for any press secretary to make, and it's generating lots of attention. "I never lied," she told the Turning Point USA's Young Women's Leadership Summit over the weekend. "As a woman of faith, as...

He Allegedly Lied About COVID to an Expert on Lying

In Singapore, that could result in jail time

(Newser) - Never lie. But if it can't be avoided, never lie to a researcher who specializes in "the cognitive neuroscience of deception." A Singapore man learned this lesson the hard way and faces actual jail time over his alleged fib, reports Channel Asia News . Authorities say 40-year-old Paul...

Experiment Reveals Possible Telltale Sign of Lying
Experiment Reveals Possible
Telltale Sign of Lying
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Experiment Reveals Possible Telltale Sign of Lying

But it's not one that's visible to the naked eye

(Newser) - How can you spot a liar? After conducting experiments with college students, researchers suggest you look at body movements. Their study published in Royal Society Open Science explains: Nearly 50 male students (females were excluded to "avoid the impact that sex may have on coordination") were paired with...

Ex-Congressman Sentenced: 'My Life Has Been Shattered'

Chris Collins, first in Congress to endorse Trump, gets 2-plus years for securities fraud, lying to FBI

(Newser) - A former congressman who was one of President Donald Trump’s first supporters was sentenced Friday to two years and two months in federal prison after admitting he helped his son and others dodge $800,000 in stock market losses when he learned that a drug trial by a small...

In 'Party Town,' an Alleged Gang Rape. Now, Accuser Is Sentenced

Teen gets 4-month suspended sentence for lying about Cyprus rape; she says retraction was coerced

(Newser) - A judge in Cyprus says he's giving a "second chance" to a young woman who came before his bench, handing down a four-month sentence that's been suspended for three years after she was convicted of lying about being gang-raped. Per the BBC and the Sun , the unidentified...

Drug Raid Ended in 2 Deaths. Now, a Cop Accused of Lying

Gerald Goines will 'more than likely be charged with serious crime' after raid that also hurt 5 cops

(Newser) - More details are emerging after a drug raid in Texas last month that left two people dead and five police officers injured. Undercover narcotics officers had been carrying out a search warrant on Jan. 28 for a Houston house that was reputed to be a drug den when shots rang...

Manafort's Hope for a Reduced Sentence Just Sank

A judge rules he lied during the Russia probe

(Newser) - A federal judge has found that Paul Manafort intentionally lied to investigators and a federal grand jury in the Russia probe, the AP reports. US District Judge Amy Berman Jackson says in an order that there's sufficient evidence that Manafort lied in breach of his plea agreement. The decision...

Lawyer on Charges Against Ex-MSU President: 'Baseless'

Lou Anna Simon accused of making false or misleading statements in Larry Nassar case

(Newser) - She was the first woman president at Michigan State University, but her career there ended in the aftermath of Larry Nassar . Now Lou Anna Simon has a new problem to deal with: The Lansing State Journal reports she's the third person from MSU to be hit with charges from...

There May Be a Way to Stop People From BSing
There May Be
a Way to Stop
People From BSing
NEW STUDY

There May Be a Way to Stop People From BSing

Simply calling them out on the facts usually works, suggests a new study

(Newser) - Why do people BS, and what can make them stop doing it? A new study suggests the bull tends to flow when people feel social pressure to have an opinion on something—even if they don't fully understand the subject, per Poynter . And it's worse if people don'...

Report: Hope Hicks Admits Lying for Trump

But 'white lies' didn't involve Russia, she says

(Newser) - White House Communications Director Hope Hicks didn't answer all of investigators' questions during a House intelligence committee interview Tuesday, insiders say—but she was honest about occasionally being dishonest. Sources tell the New York Times that Hicks admitted that working for President Trump had required her to tell "...

Mom Raised $40K for Son's Cancer Care. He Didn't Have It

Monika Burgett is accused of having her 3-year-old's eyebrows, head shaved in the ruse

(Newser) - A woman has been accused of pretending to be a doctor and falsely claiming her preschool-age son had terminal cancer so he could receive unnecessary hospital care and opioids. A Hamilton County prosecutor told jurors on Tuesday at the trial of Monika Burgett that she convinced doctors at Cincinnati Children'...

Why Flynn Probably Won't Face Charges for FBI Statements

Bureau thinks he was being truthful about call to Russian ambassador

(Newser) - Michael Flynn was no more truthful to the FBI about his talks with Russia's ambassador to the US than he was to Mike Pence and other administration officials, officials tell the Washington Post . The sources say that the then-national security adviser told the FBI during a Jan. 24 interview...

MRIs Reveal How Little Lies Snowball Into Bigger Ones

'The brain adapts to dishonesty'

(Newser) - Everybody lies at some point, but scientists say they've uncovered a biological mechanism supporting the "slippery slope" that leads some from smaller acts of dishonesty to larger transgressions. Reporting in the journal Nature Neuroscience , they write that MRI scans allowed them to watch how a particular part of...

Investor Sues: Theranos 'Knowingly and Repeatedly Lied'

Partner Fund Management wants its $96M returned

(Newser) - Just when you thought things couldn't get worse for Theranos, this: One of its major investors has sued the company and its founder, Elizabeth Holmes, in an effort to get back its $96 million investment and then some. Partner Fund Management argues "the defendants engaged in securities fraud...

Caught in Lie, Brock Turner's Probation Terms to Change

A drug and alcohol counseling requirement will be added

(Newser) - The former Stanford University swimmer who got six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman will be required to attend drug and alcohol counseling on top of random testing after he was caught lying about his high school habits. Brock Turner , 20, will have the counseling requirements added...

Stanford Rapist Lied About Alcohol Use
Stanford Rapist Lied
About Alcohol Use
THE RUNDOWN

Stanford Rapist Lied About Alcohol Use

Judge just won a new 6-year term

(Newser) - "Coming from a small town in Ohio, I had never really experienced celebrating or partying that involved alcohol," Brock Turner wrote to the judge ahead of his sentencing for raping an unconscious woman. He received a sentence widely criticized as lenient despite the fact that his claims about...

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...

Dysentery? Floating Body? Williams' Claims Under Fire

Now NBC anchor's Hurricane Katrina stories are under the microscope

(Newser) - Brian Williams has been apologizing for falsely recalling being on a helicopter that came under fire in Iraq. Now, more controversy regarding the NBC anchor's memory issues: The New Orleans Advocate says claims he made while covering Hurricane Katrina in 2005—including an account of contracting dysentery and watching...

Robin Thicke Confesses to Rampant Drug Abuse: Deposition

Pharrell also put on the spot in lawsuit with Marvin Gaye's family

(Newser) - The past year or so could've been better for Robin Thicke: The family of legend Marvin Gaye sued Thicke for ripping off Gaye in creating his hit song "Blurred Lines" (Thicke has a countersuit against them); Thicke's wife, Paula Patton, dumped him ; and he made his situation...

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