| Jun 11, 2013
| 9:38 AM
Representatives for Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. say there is no truth to rumors that the media giant is poised to pay huge fines in order to settle allegations that it bribed foreign officials.
News Corp. has been plagued by talk that it violated...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 10:32 AM
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court opened the door Monday for California raisin growers to challenge the constitutionality of a Depression-era farming law that requires them to keep part of their annual crop off the market.
In a 9-0 ruling, the...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 9:52 AM
The Supreme Court on Monday gave a California raisin-growing couple another chance to defend their claim that the government violated their constitutional rights by fining them after they refused to obey Depression-era crop mandates.
In a unanimous...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 5:27 PM
Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert has been fined $75,000 by the NBA for using a gay slur during his postgame news conference Saturday night.
Hibbert responded "no homo" to a question after the Pacers' 91-77 victory over the Miami Heat forced a...
| May 28, 2013
| 4:05 PM
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. admitted to improperly handling and disposing of hazardous materials at its stores nationwide, pleading guilty Tuesday to several federal criminal and civil counts and agreeing to pay more than $81 million.
The accusations against...
| May 30, 2013
| 8:27 AM
Miami's LeBron James and Indiana's David West were each fined $5,000 by the NBA on Thursday for violating the league's anti-flopping policy.
While guarding each other, James and West flopped on the same play in what looked like a poorly rehearsed...
| May 31, 2013
| 7:27 PM
For years, politicians and labor unions have pilloried Wal-Mart and other large employers for paying workers so little that many qualify for government health insurance at taxpayers' expense.
Now critics fear the public will get stuck with an even...
| May 24, 2013
| 11:42 AM
Federal wildlife officials on Friday for the first time agreed not to prosecute a developer if an endangered California condor is struck and killed by turbine blades at its proposed wind farm in the Tehachapi Mountains, about 100 miles north of Los...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 6:00 AM
This post has been corrected. See note below.
Russia's ban on art loans to American museums has lasted more than two years now -- a strange and disruptive boomerang effect of a rancorous legal battle between the Russian government and the Chassidic...
| Jan 5, 2013
| 10:18 AM
If you're concerned about corporate crime, 2012 looked like a pretty successful year for the good guys.
The Thousand Oaks biotech giant Amgen paid $762 million in fines and penalties and pleaded guilty to a federal charge related to illegal marketing of...
| May 7, 2013
| 1:21 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown said on Tuesday that it was too early to be overly concerned about the safety of the new Oakland-San Francisco Bay Bridge scheduled to open later this year, and affirmed his confidence in the state’s experts who are analyzing the...