Denver officer's misuse of credit reward points prompts policy change

Tighter policies on city-issued credit cards are on the way after a Denver police officer was accused of using reward points from department purchases to load up on electronics for his own use.
The reward points were traded in for more than $1,000 worth of purchases at Best Buy, according to Denver Police Department officials.
The citys Board of Ethics, in a new advisory opinion requested by DPD, unanimously agreed that an employee who tapped reward points in such a way would violate a general Denver ethics rule against using a city job for private gain.

Former Georgia technician falsified nearly 1300 mammogram reports

She wasnt alone in facing this news. The lead radiological technologist at Perry Hospital in Perry, a small community about 100 miles south of Atlanta, had for about 18 months been signing off on mammograms and spitting out reports showing nearly 1,300 women were clear of any signs of breast cancer or abnormalities.

Except that she was wrong. Holmes and nine other women were later shown to have lumps or cancerous tumors growing inside them.

Putin Facing Junk That Rates Powerless to Prevent: Russia Credit

The prospect of Russia being cut to
junk amid the escalating crisis with Ukraine threatens to
rekindle a market selloff that last week's surprise interest-rate increase appears powerless to prevent.
The ruble, which slid after Standard amp; Poor's lowered the
nation to its lowest investment grade and said more cuts may
follow, closed weaker still even as Bank Rossii raised its key
rate by 50 basis points. The cost of insuring against losses on
government debt rose to the highest level in more than two

STAR PARKER: Sad trends beg for conservative leadership

SAN ANGELO, Texas --
A new, sweeping demographic snapshot of the United States, "The Next America," has been produced by the Pew Research Center.

The data and graphs present a stunning picture of how dramatically the United States has changed and how dramatically it will continue to change.

The big themes that one walks away with is that America is getting older, less white, less religious, less traditional and less patriotic. These trends suggest big questions regarding the future of the country and what the implications are regarding our politics and public policy.

Watch Dogs' director explains why you're never safe, even playing alone

With Ubisoft's Watch Dogs still weeks away from release, there remains a fair amount of confusion regarding the game, including how the multiplayer mode actually works. Early hints seemed to describe an online mode where aggressive players could break into the games of others and harangue the weak digital Darwinism where only the strong would survive.
This is only partly correct, and doesn't do justice to what in truth is a clever and original new approach to online play.


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