By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Public outrage forced Robert Rizzo out of a job last year, but the former city manager says he's still owed his $1.5 million salary and benefits.
Details and reaction on the winners of the 2011 Pulitzer Prizes:
Medical investigators found that infections linked to a contaminated liquid nutrition supplement could have begun two months before officials realized there was a widespread problem at Alabama hospitals, the head of the state health agency said Wednesday.
A former city manager accused of masterminding a scam to bilk the blue-collar Los Angeles suburb of Bell of more than $5.5 million was ordered Thursday to stand trial on more than 50 counts of fraud.
When Spanish Harlem Orchestra snagged its second Grammy award, it was a victory for the old school salsa sound over tough competition from Latin music's new guard.
The scandal-plagued city of Bell mismanaged at least $50 million in bond money, levied illegal taxes and paid exorbitant salaries to its leaders, according to a state audit released Wednesday.
The mayor and the city manager of the Los Angeles suburb of Bell, Calif., were charged Tuesday along with six other city officials in an investigation by the Los Angeles County district attorney's office into bloated salaries that the public servants had secured for themselves.
The mayor and ex-city manager of the scandal-plagued Los Angeles suburb of Bell were among eight current and former city officials arrested Tuesday in a corruption investigation.
The City Council of this tiny blue-collar Los Angeles suburb voted to slash its bloated salaries, but some residents suggested nothing short of a totally cleaned house would appease their anger.
Attorneys for Gov. Jan Brewer have asked a judge to throw out the U.S. Justice Department's challenge to Arizona's new immigration law.
A police officer used his Taser to discourage a small black bear that had gotten into someone's fish fryer.
Three administrators whose huge salaries sparked outrage in Bell, Calif., a small blue-collar suburb of Los Angeles, have agreed to resign, the City Council said Friday.
"I hope this could be an impetus to keep this kind of music alive," said Hernandez. "The salsa on commercial radio is not good music, it's not representative of what this music is. It's been forgotten over the last 15 years, and people have been latching on to reggaeton and pop salsa. It's an uphill struggle."
When Cruz and Tito Puente died, Hernandez said the big Latin radio stations had to rush out and buy their music so they could play it, because they didn't own copies of the old records anymore.