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Judge calls allegations of 21 operations by non-surgeon 'horrible'

A judge Friday denied a request to lower the bail of a doctor accused in what prosecutors have described as one of largest insurance fraud schemes in California history, calling the accusations in the case "horrible."<p>L.A. County Superior Court Judge Kathleen Kennedy noted that some of the …

What’s a Saint, Anyway?

As the pope canonizes a controversial figure, it’s worth remembering the centuries of controversy surrounding sainthood itself.<p>How does a person get canonized? Or, to be more precise, what is it that distinguishes the 10,000 or so official Catholic saints from the rest of us 1.2 billion Catholic …

Hillary Clinton Ties Herself to Francis on Climate Change

The presidential nominee is just the latest Democratic candidate to associate herself with the pope’s message.<p>Pope Francis may not be a Democrat, but Democrats certainly love Pope Francis. And during his trip to the United States, they’re evidently trying to get a boost from his popularity. On …

Government

Wunderbar: The Proficiency of German McDonald's

On Friday, news broke that McDonald’s in Germany would feature the franchise’s first-ever organic burger for a limited time. This is something that even Shake Shack, Five Guys, and <i>most</i> other venerated high-brow burger chains have yet to do.<p>But even before the “McB” becomes a momentary reality in …

Stocks: This week could be ugly. Don't panic yet

Spring may be here, but the U.S. economy and corporate America are stuck in winter mode.<p>When the stock market opens Monday, trading could be brutal. The economy added a mere 126,000 jobs in March, according to the latest data that came out Friday. That was a huge disappointment.<p>The markets were …