ethics

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Those Who Catch Cheating Cheated on Their Ethics Exams

Ernst & Young has to pay a $100M fine to the SEC

(Newser) - It's a scandal rich in irony. Auditors with the giant accounting firm Ernst & Young—the very people whose job it is to catch cheaters—themselves cheated on exams needed to keep their licenses, reports NPR . But the irony gets richer: The accountants cheated on the ethics portion of...

Should the Public See What Gunshots Really Do to Bodies?

The Uvalde shooting has rekindled a long-running debate in the news media

(Newser) - What do high-velocity rounds from an AR-15 do to a child's body, and should the public see it? Last week's mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, has rekindled a debate about whether publishing graphic images might prompt more urgent, meaningful action. As the New York Times reports, families and...

NYC's New Mayor Makes Controversial Hirings

Eric Adams appoints brother to plum NYPD position, Phil Banks III as deputy mayor for public safety

(Newser) - New York City's new mayor, Eric Adams, is getting right to work—and right to raising eyebrows, specifically with two new appointments. Getting the most buzz on Friday was the reveal by the New York Post that Adams has appointed his younger brother, Bernard Adams, to be a deputy...

Psaki Says Sorry for Possible Breach: 'Words Certainly Matter'

Ethics watchdog says press secretary shouldn't have promoted Va. gubernatorial contender McAuliffe

(Newser) - President Biden's camp is going all in for support of Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic candidate for Virginia governor, but one member of that team is now getting dinged for not lying low. Reuters reports that the nonprofit watchdog Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington has called for an...

Josh Hawley Begins Fighting Back
Josh Hawley's 8th-Grade
Yearbook Had Telling Signature
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Josh Hawley's 8th-Grade Yearbook Had Telling Signature

'Josh Hawley, president 2024'

(Newser) - Josh Hawley has been roundly condemned by Democrats in the wake of the Capitol riot because of his prominent role in backing former President Trump's election challenge. On Monday, however, the Missouri senator fought back in two notable ways. He scored the cover of the right-leaning New York Post ...

Google CEO's Apology Doesn't Cut It: 'Gaslighting'
Google CEO's Apology
Doesn't Cut It: 'Gaslighting'
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Google CEO's Apology Doesn't Cut It: 'Gaslighting'

Dr. Timnit Gebru says she was forced from AI research position after email criticizing company

(Newser) - One of Google's most prominent Black female employees is no longer with Google, and a firestorm has erupted over her departure. Google CEO Sundar Pichai has issued an apology of sorts, insinuating Dr. Timnit Gebru, the former co-leader of Google's AI team, resigned. But Gebru is pushing back,...

Woodward Mounts His 'Deadly Stuff' Defense

The legendary reporter is asked why he didn't inform the public sooner

(Newser) - A revelation in Bob Woodward's new book is coming back to haunt him—but he insists he had his reasons, the Washington Post reports. In Rage, Woodward writes that President Trump called COVID-19 "deadly stuff" back in February but chose not to tell the public because he didn'...

Ivanka Holds Up Can of Beans, Sparks Controversy

Critics say first daughter violated ethics rules by showing support for Goya in online posts

(Newser) - The Great Bean Brouhaha continues. Last week, Robert Unanue, the CEO of Goya Foods, prompted a boycott of his company after irked Latinos and other critics slammed his endorsement of President Trump, whom he called a "builder" that the US is "truly blessed" to have as its leader....

He Says He Was Fired for Being Vegan. Now, a Judge's Ruling

Decision says ethical veganism is belief worthy of protection from discrimination, but case isn't over

(Newser) - A UK man who says he was fired due to his ethical veganism saw partial victory this week via an employment tribunal. Unlike run-of-the-mill veganism, ethical veganism resists not only an animal-based diet, but all kinds of animal exploitation, such as buying clothes made from leather, or testing products on...

Report: Trump Jr. Had an 'Unusual' Summer Vacation

He killed a rare Mongolian sheep, got retroactive permit, met with nation's president: ProPublica

(Newser) - Donald Trump Jr. lived the "Yurt Life" over the summer, embarking on an expedition with his son Donald to Mongolia that he documented in a series of Instagram posts . Now, ProPublica and WYNC report that Trump Jr. received "special treatment" during the trip, which "blurred the lines...

Big Pregnancy Study Halted After 6 Babies Die

But results of late-term labor induction are being noted: 'There is potential to save babies' lives'

(Newser) - A Swedish study has been canceled after the deaths of six infants, but early results are already changing the approach to late-term pregnancy. The Guardian reports on research undertaken by Sahlgrenska University Hospital that wanted to see, in pregnant women who'd gone past 40 weeks of gestation, if labor...

Top Navy SEAL Warns: 'We Have a Problem'

Addressing 'good order and discipline problem' is 'top priority'

(Newser) - The commander of the Naval Special Warfare Command put the words "We have a problem" in bold font. "I don't know yet if we have a culture problem, I do know that we have a good order and discipline problem that must be addressed immediately," reads...

Judge Faces Suspension After 'Close Your Legs' Remark

Ethics panel: Suspend John Russo after 'egregious' questioning of alleged assault victim

(Newser) - "Emotional immaturity" has been cited by a New Jersey Supreme Court advisory panel as a factor in its recommendation that a family court judge be suspended without pay for three months and receive training in "appropriate courtroom demeanor." The ethics committee's main bone of contention with...

AOC 'Lightning Round' Video on Ethics Goes Viral

The Congress member asks if she can be 'the bad guy'

(Newser) - "Let's play a lightning-round game. I'm going to be the bad guy, which I'm sure half the room would agree with anyway." So said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as she kicked off questioning about current US campaign-finance laws Wednesday at a House committee hearing on government...

China Gives Ivanka Trump 5 Trademarks
Ivanka Trump
Has 5 New
Trademarks

Ivanka Trump Has 5 New Trademarks

In China, which is in trade negotiations with her father's administration

(Newser) - The Chinese government has granted Ivanka Trump's company preliminary approval for another five trademarks this month, reports the AP , as her father's administration pushes ahead on trade negotiations with China. Four trademarks, including child care centers, sunglasses, and wedding dresses, were approved on Sunday. A fifth, covering brokerage,...

Chicago Mayor: This Town Really Needs to Change

Rahm Emanuel puts forth a proposal

(Newser) - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is proposing far-reaching ethics reforms for the City Council in the wake of a federal attempted-extortion charge filed this month against a powerful alderman, the AP reports. A Sunday statement from the mayor's office doesn't mention Ed Burke directly. But several suggested changes directly...

Ex-Ethics Chief: Sanders' Restaurant Tweet Broke Federal Rules

She shouldn't have used official account, he says

(Newser) - Sarah Sanders shouldn't be using her official social media accounts to complain about restaurants, according to a former federal ethics chief. Walter Shaub—who served as director of the Office of Government Ethics during the Obama administration and stepped down last year after publicly clashing with President Trump—says...

Research on 'Alien' Skeleton Causes Outrage in Chile

Body of stillborn girl was dug up near church

(Newser) - A tiny skeleton long rumored to be some kind of alien-human hybrid is actually the body of a stillborn baby girl , researchers say—and the finding has caused outrage in Chile, where the body was dug up near an abandoned Catholic church in 2003. Chilean scientists say it appears that...

A Sheriff's Odd $750K 'Compensation' May Not Be So Rare

Old Alabama state law lets sheriffs take excess funds meant for feeding inmates

(Newser) - Todd Entrekin makes just under $95,000 a year as the sheriff of Alabama's Etowah County, but somehow he and his wife Karen (an ex-probation officer) have $1.7 million in property spread over two counties. AL.com reports that how he paid for all of this is now...

As Cartoons Played, Monkeys Forced to Breathe Diesel Fumes

Other experiments involved humans

(Newser) - Could carmakers replace cable companies in the battle for the title of Most Reviled Industry? This news out of Germany could certainly help. The BBC reports German carmakers funded research that involved having humans and monkeys inhale diesel exhaust fumes to gauge the health impact. The research was done at...

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