Thailand’s prime minister may be in some hot water. Abhisit Vejjajiva acknowledged that he holds British citizenship, an admission that may make him vulnerable to prosecution for the deaths of around 90 people in anti-government demonstrations back in 2008.
One of New York’s most high-profile gossip columnists has been suspended in the wake of allegations that he tried to shake down a billionaire by charging him hundreds of thousands of dollars to keep negative stories out of the press.
That didn’t take long. Ben Domenech, the 24-year-old conservative blogger hired three days ago by the Washington Post, resigned after evidence surfaced that he plagiarized movie reviews before going to work for the Post.
The contracting behemoth exposed troops and civilians at a U.S. military base in Iraq to contaminated water last year. | story And in a move of galling chutzpah that would make Dick Cheney proud, Halliburton denied the allegations, even though they were made by its own employees and documented in e-mails.