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Judge Who Presided Over Drug Cases Admits To Being Drug Mule

Judge Who Presided Over Drug Cases Admits To Being Drug Mule

Virginia Ward, a Utah judge since 2002, said she was using drugs for neck pain

Virginia Ward, a judge since 2002, plead guilty and faces up to 15 years in prison. Read More »

Disabled Plant Workers Awarded $240 Million In Shocking Abuse Case

Disabled Plant Workers Awarded $240 Million In Shocking Abuse Case

John Schultz, The Quad City Times/Associated Press By Ryan J. Foley IOWA CITY, Iowa -- An Iowa jury on Wednesday awarded a total of $240 million to 32 mentally disabled Iowa turkey processing plant workers for what government lawyers described as years of around-the-clock abuse and discrimination by the Texas... Read More »

Trial Of Doctor James Mauti For Alleged Sexual Assault Of Worker Tears Apart Family

Trial Of Doctor James Mauti For Alleged Sexual Assault Of Worker Tears Apart Family

It's been nearly six years since sexual assault charges were first lodged against James Mauti, a sports-medicine physician in Springfield, N.J. His accuser is his former bookkeeper, who alleges that when she sought treatment for her back pain Mauti instead drugged and then molested her and took photos during... Read More »

San Francisco Cop Gared Hansen Sues Over Suspensions For Nude Photo Hobby

San Francisco Cop Gared Hansen Sues Over Suspensions For Nude Photo Hobby

When it comes to erotic images online, Gared Hansen's photographs of nude women portraying mermaids, vampires, nymphs and other mythical creatures might seem tame. But his hobby isn't one that his bosses at the San Francisco Police Department approve of, resulting in Hansen being suspended twice in the... Read More »

More BlackBerry Execs Quit As Layoffs Loom

More BlackBerry Execs Quit As Layoffs Loom

By Alastair Sharp TORONTO -- The top lawyer at Research In Motion Ltd. has resigned and will soon leave the struggling BlackBerry maker, RIM said on Monday. She joins a parade of long-time company executives to depart since Thorsten Heins took over as CEO earlier this year. The loss of Chief Legal Officer... Read More »

Art Of The Interview: An Expert Looks At Perfecting The Ultimate Business Meeting

Art Of The Interview: An Expert Looks At Perfecting The Ultimate Business Meeting

The improving job market means more Americans are finally finding jobs, but for many the obstacles to finding employment remain. Those including not only landing interviews, but navigating successfully through them. Meetings with potential employers, however, can be tricky, filled with a minefield a possible... Read More »

Chicago Secretary Fired For Working During Lunch Wins Court Battle

Chicago Secretary Fired For Working During Lunch Wins Court Battle

A Chicago woman fired for working through her lunch break has won her legal battle to collect the unemployment benefits denied her by her former employer. The aggrieved employee, Sharon Smiley (pictured at left), succeeded in her effort despite a lack of legal help. None of the attorneys from whom Smiley... Read More »

Immigrant Workers Sue U.S. Recruiters, Employers For Fraud And Exploitation

Immigrant Workers Sue U.S. Recruiters, Employers For Fraud And Exploitation

More than three dozen immigrant workers have filed suit in federal court alleging that they were defrauded and exploited by more than a dozen companies and individuals involved in recruiting and employing workers in the U.S. hospitality industry. According to a complaint filed in U.S. District Court for the... Read More »

America's 12 Most Underrated Jobs

America's 12 Most Underrated Jobs

Maybe below the radar is where the answer lies. While many unemployed will do almost anything to get working, those employed in high-paying power positions may find themselves daydreaming of a life less encumbered by work. There may be a middle road, says a new study by CareerCast.com. Read More »

The Best And Worst Industries To Find Love

The Best And Worst Industries To Find Love

There are very few rates as depressing as employment in this country, but one of them may be marriage. The number of weddings in America has been declining for decades, since premarital sex and cohabitation are no longer taboo, women go to college for more than their "MRS" and high divorce rates have left... Read More »

Eight Great Careers You Can Launch in Two Years or Less

Eight Great Careers You Can Launch in Two Years or Less

By Dawn Papandrea If this lagging economy has taught us anything, it's that jobs aren't as secure as they once were. For many, that means carving out a whole new career path. The good news is that you can launch a healthy career in two years or less, and even out-earn many who enter the workforce with... Read More »

The 10 Happiest Jobs In America

The 10 Happiest Jobs In America

CareerBliss.com recently surveyed 200,000 independent employees from 70,000 jobs all over the country to determine which ranked the highest in nine key areas that affect employee happiness: the employee's relationship with their boss and co-workers, their work environment, job resources, compensation, growth... Read More »

10 High-Paying Entry-Level Jobs

10 High-Paying Entry-Level Jobs

A well-paid, entry-level job sounds like an oxymoron. But finding one would certainly help with the piles of student loans that many young people face and the heavy financial pressures sending many stay-at-home parents back into the work force. Fortunately, PayScale.com has found a few. Online salary... Read More »

In-Demand Jobs With the Federal Government

In-Demand Jobs With the Federal Government

By Carol Tice State and local governments may be trimming their staffs, but the federal government has out its "now hiring" sign. Washington needs to hire 270,000 workers in the next two years, the Partnership for Public Service reports. One reason for the hiring boom: The government is confronting a... Read More »

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