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Supreme Court Approves Background Checks
Publish Date: 1/26/2011

The United States Supreme Court issued a ruling last week on a case involving background checks on NASA contractors. - read more -

Background Check Failure Not an Option
Publish Date: 1/26/2011

Despite his history of erratic (at best) behavior, Jared Lee Loughner did pass a background check before buying his gun. The question everyone is asking lately is, "How?" - read more -

"Person of Interest" in Custody in Kensington Strangler Case
Publish Date: 1/19/2011

Philadelphia police announced monday night that they have a "person of interest" in custody in the Kensington Strangler case that has plagued the area for months. - read more -

Arizona Shooting Causes Renewed Call for Background Checks
Publish Date: 1/12/2011

The Tucson shooting of Congresswoman Giffords and 19 others now has people questioning who can pass a firearm background check that shouldn't. - read more -

Rental Owner Gets Burned
Publish Date: 1/12/2011

The owner of a home in Escondido, CA found out the hard way that sometimes a security deposit just isn't enough, after county officials burn down her house. - read more -

Retired Police Chief has Stalking Background
Publish Date: 1/05/2011

2010 was a hard year for a lot of people, but for some people in Fox Lake, WI, it was the year their stalker was caught. Their stalker turned out to be the former Police Chief, Patrick F. Lynch. - read more -

False Accusations Don't Help
Publish Date: 12/29/2010

The ongoing case of the "Kensington Strangler" in Philadelphia, PA, has had unpleasant repercussions for one man, after someone set up a Facebook account accusing him of being the perpetrator of the series of four murders and four sexual assaults. - read more -

Burglary by Pastor Reaffirms "Trust But Verify"
Publish Date: 12/29/2010

The Cold War-era saying, "Trust But Verify," comes to mind in the recent case of a pastor alleged to have burglarized the home of one of her parishioners. - read more -

Author of Pedophile How-To Book Arrested
Publish Date: 12/22/2010

Earlier this year, online retailer was steeped in controversy for carrying a self-published book on how to commit pedophilia. Amazon pulled the book from its virtual shelves, but that didn't stop author Phillip Greaves from signing a copy for some undercover detectives, which has led to his arrest. - read more -

Check Out Who's Behind that Dating Profile
Publish Date: 12/22/2010

The firestorm of controversy surrounding the leaked diplomatic cables from Wikileaks has inspired a great deal of scrutiny into the private life of Wikileaks cofounder Julian Assange. Assange purportedly set up an OkCupid online dating profile in 2006 under the name Harry Harrison. - read more -

Is Your Facebook Profile Affecting Your Employee Background Check?
Published Date: 05-11-2010

Employee background checks are a common practice among HR recruiters. Whether it's a detailed search of a person's past or phoning a reference, performing a thorough employee background check is vital to finding out if a person is a good fit for your company. In addition to the traditional tasks of phoning references and performing a criminal background check, recruiters are utilizing social media, specifically Facebook, to find out additional information that isn't found on a resume. - read more -

Olympic Coverage Provides Extensive Athlete Background Check
Publish Date: 03-02-2010

One of the best parts of the Olympics is the interesting background stories that emerge about the athletes from across the globe. Whether it's cocky Norwegian cross county skier Petter Northug's outlandish statements, Canadian figure skater Joannie Rochette's inspirational performance for her mother, or American goalie Ryan Miller's courageous effort, the Olympics create fascinating stories and grant people up-close access to some of the most finely tuned athletes in the world. Despite the relative obscurity of sports such as curling and short track speed skating, intriguing background stories emerge at every Olympics that captivate audiences everywhere, as people pay close attention to athletes and sports that all too often perform in front of little fanfare. - read more -

Events in Haiti May Inspire You to Perform a Background Check
Publish Date: 02-03-2010

With the unprecedented amount of aid and support pouring into Haiti these past few weeks, the end result of the highly destructive earthquake may have a silver lining for the all but forgotten third world country. Faced with helping a nation riddled with poverty, infrastructure problems and corruption, there has been an overwhelming amount of international support on all levels. Given the overwhelming need of just about everything to formally correct the situation, the general public will hopefully keep a close eye on the rebuilding process. Though natural disasters are never something to wish for, they do have a tendency to give people perspective on their lives and their relationships with others. - read more -

Consider a Background Check Before Your Office Romance

If you decide to take the plunge with a coworker, consider a professional background check. Sure, you may know what your love interest does professionally, but he or she may have an entirely different life outside the office. - read more -

Tiger's Accident Leaves Many Looking for More Background Information

Whatever one may think about Tiger Woods' behavior now that more details of his actions have come to light, his sentiments that no one is perfect could not be more true. If you are looking for additional information about a person, consider a free background check to investigate further. - read more -

Perform a Background Check: You May Have a Larger Web Presence Than You Think

The average person may not think he has a significant digital background, yet in examining Sutter's significant Web presence before his assignment, it makes one wonder if people realize how much and what type of information can be found about them. - read more -

The Man Who Cried Balloon

In one of the more bizarre news stories of the year, the now infamous "Balloon Boy" story quickly evolved from potential tragedy to complete hoax. As the story develops, the more we learn about Richard Henne's background, the more apparent it has become that it was a ploy to get back in the lime light. - read more -

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