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Five giant mortgage firms are shelling out $25 billion to settle claims of "robo-signing" and other foreclosure abuses -- but putting anyone in jail is another matter. In one of only two robo-signing prosecutions nationwide, a judge last week threw...
L.A. NOWThe former Bell city clerk accused by a witness in an ongoing corruption case of forging documents in the small Los Angeles County town now works as the assistant city clerk in Anaheim. Theresa Bass, known as Theresa Diaz when......
If you were among those who didn't believe the Pirate Bay actually moved to North Korea, give yourself a pat on the back. The controversial file-sharing website now says its move to North Korea, announced in a news release Monday, was all a hoax. "You...
In an ESPN interview late Friday night that Manti Te'o used convincingly to deny participation in a hoax surrounding his fake love interest, the former Notre Dame linebacker justified skipping the supposed funeral of the girl he fell for online. "I...
Deadspin.com is reporting that the death of Manti Te'o's girlfriend was a hoax. The website is reporting Te'o's girlfriend, Lennay Kekua, did not exist and that photos of the woman purported to be Kekua were actually someone else. Notre Dame issued the...
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In the Newtown massacre, as in all such tragic events in a free and open society, both the news and social media went all-out to provide the fullest coverage of what happened and why. The latter is not yet fully known. In too many instances, though, the...
Notre Dame and Manti Te'o both issued statements Wednesday night stating that Te'o was the victim of an elaborate hoax in regards to the death of his girlfriend, Lennay Kekua, who we now know never existed. Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick...
L.A. NOWThe bizarre story of the hoax involving Notre Dame's star linebacker Manti Te'o and his supposedly dead girlfriend led reporters to an Antelope Valley neighborhood where the scheme allegedly was hatched....
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Manti Te'o told USA Today on Monday that he doesn't believe the online hoax that fooled him will affect his stock in the upcoming NFL draft. The former Notre Dame linebacker also said he has shut down his Twitter account and...
Tags: USA Today, Manti Te'o, NFL Scouting Combine, Football, Sports
Hero Complex - movies, comics, pop culture - Los Angeles TimesThis post has been corrected. Please see note below for details. A Montana TV station was the victim Monday of ......
L.A. NOWSan Diego authorities are looking at possible charges after determining that a reported sighting of fugitive ex-police officer Christopher Dorner -- an incident that prompted a six-hour search -- was a hoax....
L.A. NOWAs authorities readied for another day of searching for Christopher Dorner, rumors continued to fly over where the fugitive ex-police officer might be....
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