Citizen ethics panel to watch over Congress

Jun 11, 2007
Advisors from outside Congress will be able to report potential violations to the House Ethics Committee. But critics say that without subpoena powers, the panel has no teeth. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Crime, Washington

Don't bet on Internet gambling ban's reversal

Jun 8, 2007
Some lawmakers are trying to undo the Internet gambling ban President Bush signed into law last year. One of them got a hearing on his proposal today on Capitol Hill. But as John Dimsdale reports, the bill faces long odds.
Posted In: Crime, Washington

How do you bribe a billionaire?

Jun 7, 2007
Prince Bandar bin Sultan, former Saudi Arabian ambassador to the U.S. and close friend of the Bush family, is facing allegations of taking billions of dollars in kickbacks from a British arms dealer. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Crime

Mortgage fraud's costs go beyond the loan

Jun 7, 2007
Widespread mortgage fraud has completely skewed home prices in some neighborhoods and raised questions about the late days of the housing boom. Mhari Saito reports.
Posted In: Crime, Housing

NYC sees money in gay marriage

Jun 6, 2007
New York City's comptroller says the Big Apple would net $142 million during the first three years of legalized gay marriage, mainly from the uptick in visitors attending the nuptials. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Crime, New York

FTC not Wild about Whole merger thing

Jun 6, 2007
A potential merger of the two top "natural" foods chains triggers anti-trust concerns, but they argue that traditional supermarkets are offering the same organic options. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Crime, Entrepreneurship, Retail, Washington

Massachusetts goes after mortgage predators

Jun 1, 2007
The Bay State's attorney general is cracking down on scam artists who promise to rescue homeowners from foreclosure but are actually out to steal their homes. Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Crime, Housing

FCC calls for cell phone locator service

May 31, 2007
One of the top reasons we carry cell phones is to have a lifeline to help in case of emergency. But there are still big holes in the safety net — like 9-1-1 not being able to locate your call — and the FCC wants to fill them. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Crime, Washington

ACLU sues company for alleged role with CIA

May 30, 2007
The American Civil Liberties Union is suing a unit of Boeing Co., charging that it assisted the CIA in abducting suspect foreigners to overseas prisons where it says they were held and tortured. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Crime, Washington

Victim of discrimination? The clock's ticking

May 29, 2007
The Supreme Court ruled today that if you wait too long to bring a discrimination lawsuit, you're out of luck. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Crime, Jobs