New scientific research shows that thinking about their jobs makes bankers dishonest

By SETH BORENSTEIN The banking industry seems to bring out dishonesty in people, a new study suggests. A team of Swiss economists tested the honesty of bank employees in a lab game that would pay off in cash if they cheated. When workers at an unnamed bank were asked about their home life, they wereContinue reading “New scientific research shows that thinking about their jobs makes bankers dishonest”

Parkland psych ER is again scene of patient abuse

Parkland Memorial Hospital said the patient-gagging incident in the psychiatric emergency room was discovered on April 8 during a routine review of security video from March 16. Parkland notified the Texas health department within a day, it said, in compliance with regulations. By MILES MOFFEIT AND BROOKS EGERTON The psychiatric patient spat at Parkland MemorialContinue reading “Parkland psych ER is again scene of patient abuse”

Richard A. Friedman: Why can’t doctors identify killers?

MASS killers like Elliot Rodger teach society all the wrong lessons about the connection between violence, mental illness and guns — and what we should do about it. One of the biggest misconceptions, pushed by our commentators and politicians, is that we can prevent these tragedies if we improve our mental health care system. ItContinue reading “Richard A. Friedman: Why can’t doctors identify killers?”

Psychopaths: how can you spot one?

There are a few things we take for granted in social interactions with people. We presume that we see the world in roughly the same way, that we all know certain basic facts, that words mean the same things to you as they do to me. And we assume that we have pretty similar ideasContinue reading “Psychopaths: how can you spot one?”

Mexican Vigilantes Battling A Drug Cartel For Control Of A City

by Harrison Jacobs Mexico has long suffered blistering violence and crime at the hands of its homegrown drug cartels. Though the Mexican government has waged war on the cartels, the effort has struggled to go anywhere. More than 90,000 people have died in the ongoing conflict. Fed up with a corrupt police force that isContinue reading “Mexican Vigilantes Battling A Drug Cartel For Control Of A City”

Doubts about Johns Hopkins research have gone unanswered, scientist says

Daniel Yuan, pictured at his home in Laurel, raised doubts for years about the work of his colleagues in a Johns Hopkins medical research lab. “The denial that I am hearing from almost everyone in the group as a consensus is troubling to me,” he wrote in one e-mail. In December 2011, after 10 yearsContinue reading “Doubts about Johns Hopkins research have gone unanswered, scientist says”

Oompa Loompa Attack in Norfolk, England

A man in Norfolk, England, was reportedly attacked last week by a pair of Oompa Loompas. According to WTVR.com, the 28-year-old man was assaulted in a city center by four individuals — two of whom had been dressed up as the orange-skinned characters made famous in Roald Dahl’s children’s book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.”Continue reading “Oompa Loompa Attack in Norfolk, England”

Slithering movie theater thief stole up to $70,000 per week

  A Pennsylvania man was convicted of slithering around theater floors and stealing moviegoers’ wallets and purses. Anthony Johnson, 49, may have taken as much as $70,000 per week, according to authorities. Along with his accomplices, Johnson used the stolen credit cards and IDs to secure cash advances at local casinos. They also purchased thousandsContinue reading “Slithering movie theater thief stole up to $70,000 per week”

Delaware daycare employees arrested for organizing toddler fights

  Three Delaware day care employees have been accused of encouraging toddlers to fight each other while the children were under their care. CBS Philly reported that Tiana Harris, 19, Lisa Parker, 47, and Estefania Myers, 21, employees of the Hands of Our Future Daycare in Dover, were arrested after a cellphone video emerged ofContinue reading “Delaware daycare employees arrested for organizing toddler fights”

Miami police kill naked man while he was eating victim’s face

  One man was shot to death by Miami police, and another man is fighting for his life after he was attacked, and his face allegedly half eaten, by a naked man on the MacArthur Causeway off ramp Saturday, police said. The horror began about 2 p.m. when a series of gunshots were heard onContinue reading “Miami police kill naked man while he was eating victim’s face”